Tech Check: Halloween apps 2013 - New York News

Tech Check: Halloween apps 2013

Posted: Updated:
The Pumpkin Pal app The Pumpkin Pal app
The Life 360 app The Life 360 app
The Halloween Haunted House app The Halloween Haunted House app
The Creepy Tale app The Creepy Tale app
The Zombie Farm game app The Zombie Farm game app
ATLANTA -

All Hallow's Eve is nearly upon us and we have a few suggestions on app that will help make fun and the right type of scary.

Halloween apps are new and improved this year. There are apps out there to find haunted houses, stay away from certain houses and find out at what house your child might be. There are also apps to create spooky soundtracks and get into a better spirit of the season.

First, you have to get ready for the holiday and the Pumpkin Pal app can help with helping you with the biggest challenge of carving a pumpkin. The app allows you to create a design before you start to cut. Pumpkin Pal is available only for Apple devices. You can get it on iTunes for $3.99.

If you're planning to go out, why not try to brave a haunted house? There's an app to help you find the creepiest of fun houses near you. The Halloween Haunted House Finder will pinpoint the places as well as get you directions to them. You can download the app through the Google Play store.

Another way to get into the Halloween spirit is through a good ghost story. The app Creepy Tale gives you just that, creepy tales. You can download it for your Android devices.

Since Zombies are all the rage, we cannot just leave them out of this Halloween edition of Tech Check. How about Zombie Farm? It's one of the hottest games out for smartphones. It's sort of like Farmville, but with zombies. You can grow and harvest the zombies, then send them out to do your evil biddings, mostly in the farm fields. It is available for both Apple and Android devices.

And parents know that Halloween isn't all fun and games, but it should be for your children. That's why Verizon and many of the other major carriers have apps for tracking your children using their smartphones. Verizon's version is called Family Locator.

There is also a free version of an app called Life 360. It works by drawing a circle around a place on a map where your children should be. The app then notifies you when they enter and leave the circle. You can use if for school, home, friends' houses and other places they might frequent. The app is available for both Android and Apple devices and there is a premium version with more features available.

We hope those help you have a fun and safe trick or treat this year.

If you have a story about the loss of a device or if you have a suggestion for a future Tech Check segment leave a comment at facebook.com/DougEvansFOX5 or on Twitter at @DougEvansFOX5.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Dead cats found hanging from trees in Yonkers

    Dead cats found hanging from trees in Yonkers

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-25 03:03:00 GMT
    SPCA of Westchester photoSPCA of Westchester photo
    Police are investigating the discovery of at least two dozen dead cats found inside plastic bags hanging from trees in Yonkers Thursday, according to the SPCA of Westchester. Some of the cats were badly decomposed but others appeared more recently killed.
    Police are investigating the discovery of at least two dozen dead cats found inside plastic bags hanging from trees in Yonkers Thursday, according to the SPCA of Westchester. Some of the cats were badly decomposed but others appeared more recently killed.
  • Some residents return after NJ brush fires force evacuations

    Some residents return after NJ brush fires force evacuations

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-25 02:42:55 GMT
    A school and many homes in Ocean County, N.J., were evacuated on Thursday afternoon because of several brush fires that were fanned by winds. Some residents returned a few hours later. The largest fires burned about 300 acres around Berkeley Township. Firefighters had about 30 percent contained late Thursday night.
    A school and many homes in Ocean County, N.J., were evacuated on Thursday afternoon because of several brush fires that were fanned by winds. Some residents returned a few hours later. The largest fires burned about 300 acres around Berkeley Township. Firefighters had about 30 percent contained late Thursday night.
  • 'Here Lies Love'

    'Here Lies Love'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:33:22 GMT
    "Here Lies Love" tells the rise and fall of former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos. History meets disco literally as the story is told in a nightclub.Ruthie Ann Miles plays Marcos. Miles admits a big challenge is bringing to life a woman with views vastly different from her own and giving that to show-goers. "As an actor you believe in yourself," Miles says. "You need to be your own best friend, your own biggest supporter so that the audience can come on a journey with you."
    "Here Lies Love" tells the rise and fall of former Philippines first lady Imelda Marcos. History meets disco literally as the story is told in a nightclub.Ruthie Ann Miles plays Marcos. Miles admits a big challenge is bringing to life a woman with views vastly different from her own and giving that to show-goers. "As an actor you believe in yourself," Miles says. "You need to be your own best friend, your own biggest supporter so that the audience can come on a journey with you."
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices