Google's 'Scheduled Pause' Lets You Customize WiFi Down Time
Google today added a feature to Google WiFi called Scheduled Pause. The tool is meant to help families control and manage when devices can and cannot access the internet. Using on-device settings, Google WiFi owners can schedule brief pauses in connectivity to assist everyday activities around the home, such as bedtime, dinner, and homework, by making WiFi inaccessible. Google says Scheduled Pause is primarily meant to help parents control screen time in the home. The tool is free to use.
Facebook Adds Sleep Mode to Messenger Kids for More Parental Control
Apr 27, 2018
Facebook today gave parents more control over the Messenger Kids application. The new sleep mode allows parents to set designated on and off times for the app.
YouTube Kids to Give Parents More Control
Apr 25, 2018
YouTube has updates in store for its YouTube Kids service that will provide parents with more granular control over what their children can find and watch. Beginning immediately, Google's partners will cull together "collections of trusted channels" that range across topics such as music, sports, and arts and crafts so parents can pick and choose which their children are allowed to watch.
T-Mobile's FamilyMode to Help Parents Manage Kids' Phones
Jun 25, 2018
T-Mobile today rolled out FamilyMode, a new service that gives parents more control over how their kids use smartphones and other connected devices. The service has two components, the FamilyMode app and the FamilyMode Home Base, an in-home box that connects to WiFi.
Apple Says iOS 12 Will Be Faster, Work Better On Older iPhones
Jun 4, 2018
Apple today announced iOS 12, its next-generation platform for the iPhone and iPad. Apple says it spent time improving the performance of the operating system, which in claims will work well on iPhones and iPads that went on sale as far back as 2013.