Proper parenting isn’t easy in the digital age. There was once a time, prior to the internet, when a social network strictly referred to you and your band of cohorts, when “following” someone was considered illegal, and when the only pornographic images available lined the glossy interior of publications like Playboy and Penthouse. Most kids these days are well versed in the tech-savvy art of computing. Many of us wouldn’t mind a little assistance when it comes to curtailing cyberbullying, blocking inappropriate websites, or simply limiting our children’s’ computer usage, which for many, now hovers around eight hours a day. Thankfully, there is plenty of free parental control software available to help. If keeping your kids safe online seems like too much work right now, how about getting them to play with a real-world tech toy instead? Built-in OS features Although giving your kids technology designed for their age group is … [Read more...] about Best free parental control software for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android
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By Malcolm Owen Saturday, September 08, 2018, 05:59 am PT (08:59 am ET) The App Stores and other digital marketplaces are inundated with new apps and updates to existing releases every day. AppleInsider highlights some of the new additions, software updates, and other changes that took place across the last week. This week's highlights include Pixelmator Pro at half price, Evernote, Skype, Firefox, Text Case, WhatsApp Messenger, and the release of Minecraft: Education Edition on iPad. Pixelmator Pro Version 1.1.4 of the image-editing software adds in more effects, including an ML-powered Auto Selective Color adjustment, which can be used to automatically improve image colors using machine learning. A new Light Leak effect can turn a photo into one taken on a sunny day, while the Bokeh effect mimics the camera blur offered by DSLR cameras. The Noise effect can introduce digital noise to an image, and joins new Tile and Distort effects, Threshold, Mask to Alpha, and Clouds. Lastly, … [Read more...] about App Roundup: Pixelmator Pro, Skype, Firefox, Minecraft: Education Edition, more!
WhatsApp has conquered the world of low-cost SMS alternatives, at least in the international market. The company's practically free system, which uses standard phone numbers and a text message-style interface, gained hundreds of millions of users before being acquired by Facebook for an amazing $19 billion. WhatsApp already offers a web interface for sending and receiving messages away from your phone, but it looks like something a bit more complex may be in the works. Twitter account WABetaInfo, which keeps an eye on upcoming features from the various WhatsApp, err, apps, posted a series of screenshots earlier this week. They seem to indicate a collection of download buttons for Mac and Windows editions of WhatsApp, presumably taken from beta or internal versions of the WhatsApp website. (Update: a commenter pointed out that the screenshots appear to be from the WhatsApp translation page.) The formatting is rudimentary and broken in places, but the language is more or less in line … [Read more...] about WhatsApp May Be Working On Native Chat Clients For Windows and OS X
Article Contents1 The Good2 The Not So Good3 Design4 Keyboard and trackpad5 Convertible / tablet mode6 Display and audio7 Battery life8 Software8.1 For the Chrome OS novice8.2 Generally9 Value10 Conclusion10.1 Exclusive Deal for AP Readers Chromebooks have come a long way from the dark, buggy days of the CR-48 and laggardly Intel Atom processors. Back when Chrome OS really was just a browser, it was fairly easy to write off as just another strange Google experiment, unlikely to succeed and conceptually far ahead of its time. Who could get by on a laptop with just the web? I, like many people, thought Chromebooks wouldn't appeal to anyone. But 7 years after the first Chromebook, Google's browser-based OS is still with us. And, much to everyone's surprise, it's going stronger than ever. The reason for that, primarily, is the browser-focused laptops turned out to be ideal terminals for students accessing web applications. (It helped that they are also very affordable and easy to … [Read more...] about Google Pixelbook review: The laptop Chrome OS needs, but maybe doesn’t yet deserve
Android Wear isn't dead, it's just been renamed Google Wear OS, with the search engine giant preparing for the diverse future of smartwatches.There are more than 50 Wear OS watches today, and most of them are getting the new name in a software update over the next few weeks. That's an easy change.New features, however, are the bigger story, and we fully expect whatever Google had planned for Android Wear 3.0 is in fact coming in a Wear OS update in 2018.We're sifting through Wear OS rumors and providing you with details of what we hope Google has planned for the future of its wrist-worn wearable software.Why the Wear OS name is a smart move by GoogleCut to the chaseWhat is it? Google's new name for it's smartwatch operating systemWhen is it out? Rolling out to newer watches over the next few weeksHow much will it cost? It'll be free of chargeWear OS name changeWhy the new name? Google's official announcement on March 15 pointed to the fact that one in three Wear OS users owns an … [Read more...] about Wear OS: Google’s new name for Android Wear explained