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Parental Controls: How to Manage Your Child’s Android Phone

In our previous post we talked about the need to have a little control over what your kids do on their devices, and some of the best ways to implement that on the iPhone (and other Apple devices). Today we’re going to go over how to accomplish some of the same things on Android devices. Fair warning: the variability of Android devices on the market means that some features, settings,…

Fun Facts About Android Phones

Changing Course The earliest versions of Android were meant to compete with the kind of smartphones Blackberry and Palm were making in the mid-2000s. The wild popularity of the iPhone in 2007 caused Google to change course, and they significantly reworked the software to incorporate the same kind of multitouch functionality of the iPhone. The One That Got Away Android was originally built by a company called Android, Inc. In…

Mobile Monday: How to Pick a New Cell Phone

Life is full of choices. In a few recent articles, we’ve talked about some of the choices you have to make about your electronics, including choosing a new computer and choosing the right cell phone carrier. Today we’re going to talk about phones, specifically, how to pick the right phone for you. Android vs. iOS Here it is, the great debate: which is better, Android or iOS? Google the phrase…

Password Management and Recovery

Password Management and Recovery

As more and more of our everyday life is lived online, passwords are becoming more and more important. You need a password for just about everything you do online, and a lot of things you do offline, too: social media, email, banking, shopping, logging into wifi, logging into your personal computer, logging into your work computer, and even unlocking your phone, if you’ve got a passcode lock. All these things…