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App Wrap: "StudyLock," "Goldbely"

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NY1 highlights the coolest and newest apps for your cellphone or mobile device in the twice-weekly segment "App Wrap." NY1's Adam Balkin filed the following report.


Parents may very well think this is one of the coolest mobile apps ever created while their kids will likely hold the exact opposite opinion. Called StudyLock it requires the user to answer questions based on the Common Core Standards in order to unlock and use their phones or just unlock certain apps. The parent puts in the child's age and grade and then decides how many questions must be answered before the phone is unlocked: From one to 20. But it's not just a simple locking mechanism, the app can then, based on the answers, send parents a report card which helps pinpoint which subjects -- math, science, history and literature -- need more work. There's also an opportunity to enroll your child in competitions which developers say, if won, award prizes, among them, college scholarship money. StudyLock, which is right now available for Android devices, starts off as free. The Silver version for $3.99 includes more questions and those report cards. If you want to also though get access to those competitions, you'll have to sign up for the Gold version which costs $5.


For real foodies though, this might be the neatest place to go online. It's called Goldbely, possibly because if you have lots of gold in your bank account you now have an easy way to fill your belly with some of the most classic, unique, sought after dishes made at some of the most legendary restaurants in our entire nation. Anything from Philly cheesesteaks from Pat's and/or Geno's, the two spots that battle constantly over which has the definitive Philly cheesesteak, to the best Salmon in Washington state to crawfish from Louisiana. Offerings are changed, removed, and added everyday. Often times the food will arrive at your door within a day or two. The catch, of course, it costs a small fortune for pretty much all of these signature dishes. Fifty Buffalo wings from Anchor Bar is $100. Again, for the deep pocket foodie, the website is ClientIP:, UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 ( Profile: TWCSAMLSP