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3 Ways to Limit Screen Time and Keep Your Kids and Teenagers Safe Online
Feb 18, 2016

Children and teenagers are spending more and more time online and in front of screens and devices. In this article, we’ll look at ways you can keep your kids, including teenagers, safe online by blocking certain sites and limiting screen time.  +

Playing it Safe - How to Use Parental Controls on iPhone and iPad
Feb 18, 2016

With more parents letting their kids use their iPhones and iPads, and more parents buying their children their own iPads and iPhones or giving them their older models, it’s worth taking a look at the built-in parental control features that Apple provides. By turning on the Restrictions feature, you can prevent access to certain apps and features on the device, here’s how. +

Best Free Android and iPhone iPad Apps for Kids 5 - 8 Years Old
Feb 18, 2016

As parents, we want our kids to have access to the latest technology, but we also want to protect our kids from the latest dangers online. In this article we’ll help you make sure your children’s tablets have apps that are safe for kids or they are using safe apps when they use one of your devices. In another article we’ll cover ways that you can limit screen time and access to the Internet more generally for older kids. For now, here’s a list of the best FREE apps for children aged 5 to 8 years old. +

Who's The King of Mobile?
Feb 18, 2016

Who’s the reigning king of mobile? It’s a question that gets different answers depending on who you ask. Android or iOS? In this article, we’ll look at the history of the mobile landscape, the latest research and what we’re seeing day to day. Time to place your bets, let’s see who the winner is! +

What's Eating My Data?
Feb 18, 2016

It’s a question we often ask when we are traveling on a data plan or using the WiFi at a hotel. It’s also a big question for business owners who have WiFi networks at their business, especially hospitality and restaurant businesses that provide WiFi access to guests. +

How Much Data Am I Using?
Feb 18, 2016

A question people often ask, especially while traveling and using an International or roaming data plan is: how much data am I using on my phone? In this article we’ll cover how to check your data usage on your iPhone, iPad, and Android phone, and provide some important notes to follow when checking.  +

How to Limit or Restrict Data Usage by App on iPhone and Android
Feb 18, 2016

In our last article on mobile data usage, we spoke about how to track your data usage on iPhone and Android. In this article, we’ll be exploring how to limit or restrict data usage to only certain apps on your device. +

Roundup: Best Apps for Hurricane Season
Feb 18, 2016

After you’ve prepared a plan to protect your IT and computers during hurricane season by following our tips here and here, you might be interested in the best way to track an incoming storm, on your PC, or more likely, your smartphone or tablet. In this article, we’ve rounded up the best apps for hurricane season. +