Three Uses For iOS Parental Controls That Don't Involve Kids

Plenty of the features in iOS have secondary uses that you might not have thought about, and that includes the parental controls. You can find them under the Restrictions heading of the General tab in Settings and whether you're a parent or not, this special PIN-protected mode can come in very handy. » 9/19/14 10:23am 9/19/14 10:23am

How to Install Parental Controls on All of Your Gadgets

Let's face it, the internet is a wicked cesspool of filth and debauchery filled with weirdos, pervs, and foul-mouthed trolls. You can ensure that your kids remain untainted by these corrupting influences while they surf the web simply by activating the integrated Parental Controls of every major OS and gaming system.… » 1/18/14 12:00pm 1/18/14 12:00pm

Every Phone Should Have This Windows Phone 8 Childproofing Feature

Kids these days just can't keep their grubby hands off smartphones and tablets. Once they see the big shiny screen, it's over. Boogers wiped on your home button, drool trail on the display—it ain't pretty. But what's worse is if they accidentally tap into your phone's personal information: private pictures, salacious… » 8/30/12 4:36pm 8/30/12 4:36pm

AT&T Introduces Pay-For-Play Parental Controls for Cell Phones

AT&T's mobile division is going to follow Disney Mobile and others by introducing its "Smart Limits" parental controls: parents use a web interface to set call blocking, calling hours, text message and download limits. But unlike many similar child-protection systems, this one will cost users $4.99 per month—per kid. » 9/04/07 9:29am 9/04/07 9:29am

Disney D100 Cellphone Gets The FCC's Green Light

The FCC approved the D100, a Disney-branded, quad-band GSM cellphone sure to be a hit on the playground. Interestingly, the 12-button keypad can be switched a a more simple four-button one since kids have be proven to be unable to operate more than four buttons at a time. The usual parental controls are here as well,… » 8/09/06 1:57pm 8/09/06 1:57pm