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Securing your iOS device for your children, Part 3: removing apps, limiting social features and other safety options

There has been a string of high-profile cases where children have racked up thousands of dollars in credit card charges through in-app purchases. In these cases and others like them, the iOS devices used by the children have not been properly locked down by the parents. In the first post of t...

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Securing your iPhone or iPad for your children, Part 2: Setup iOS parental controls to prevent in-app purchases

There has been a string of high-profile cases where children have racked up thousands of dollars in credit card charges through in-app purchases. In these cases and others like them, the iOS devices used by the children have not been properly locked down by the parents. In this three-part series,...

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Securing your iOS device for your children, Part 1: Setting up a kid-friendly iTunes account

There has been a string of high-profile cases where children have racked up thousands of dollars in credit card charges through in-app purchases. In these cases and others like them, the iOS devices used by the children have not been properly locked down by the parents. In this three-part ser...

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Parent iPhones can track kids' non-iPhones with MobileKids

The delicate dance of independence, safety and personal boundaries between anxious parents and digital-generation kids is always tricky. Some apps and device usages are A-OK, some are a highly concentrated essence of bad choices (looking at you, Snapchat) -- but most fall into a gray area, subj...

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Daily iPhone App: Posterity lets you remember the cute things your kids say

Parents, you know what it's like. Your child says the cutest thing and by the time you find a piece of paper to jot it down, you've forgotten half of what he or she said. Instead of rushing for a pen, you should grab your iPhone and launch Posterity. Posterity is a step up from your average...

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Five apps to entertain and educate your toddlers

One of the best toys I had for my kids was Professor Owl, a talking owl that taught them the alphabet. Sadly, Professor Owl stopped working a few years ago and we've never been able to find a good replacement. Instead of continuing to buy cheap learning toys that break, my husband and I decided to ...

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