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I’m Ok Mama is one app you’ll love but kids will hate

"I'm Ok Mama". These words are what most moms would like to hear from their kids and teenagers who have started to wander about the world. In this day and age, there's no reason for any child to lie about his location because mama will know. What will all the GPS trackers, devices, and apps available, it's gonna be hard now for anyone to hide.

AT&T Smart Limits app lands on Google Play

Any parent who gives their kids a smartphone knows that can be a disaster if you don’t watch what kids do closely. Unexpectedly large bills from data overages or charges for apps and in-app purchases can really affect a budget. AT&T has launched a new app on Google Play to allow parents of kids using Android devices to put hard limits on what kids can do.

Chrome “Supervised Users” feature arrives as beta channel preview

Google has announced the latest new feature for Chrome. This one is called "Supervised Users" and for now it will be available by way of the beta channel. This one will be coming for those using a Chromebook as well as those using the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac or Linux. Basically, as the name would imply, this will allow the manager (parent) to create a restricted user profile.

Oregon Scientific MEEP! X2 launches into growing kids’ tablet market

There is no denying or stopping the fact that children and pre-teens today are growing up surrounded by a plethora of mobile devices and online content that, if left unattended, could be detrimental to the young ones' development. That is why devices such as Oregon Scientific's new MEEP! X2 tablet are being made in order to keep kids up to date with the latest mobile technology but at the same time keep them entertained, educated, and safe.

Safely distract kids with Amazon FreeTime Unlimited for Kindle Fire

Sometimes, you just need a way to keep the kids busy so you can get stuff done. Well Amazon has launched a service called FreeTime Unlimited for Kindle Fire that is a kid-friendly entertainment service designed to keep kids happy and entertained. The subscription-based service pulls in books, games, educational apps, movies, and TV shows that are specifically designed with young people in mind.

Oregon Scientific introduces MEEP! tablet designed just for kids

For parents who have children that constantly want to play with their tablet, MEEP! has a solution that could be perfect. Instead of risking your children messing up your precious device, you can snag a MEEP! tablet for them and let them go nuts. It is available now for $149 from most major retailers such as Amazon, Target, Best Buy and plenty of others. The MEEP! has a rugged design that is perfect for kids. Kids are not always known for being gentle on their toys and other devices, so a tough tablet is necessary for them. It has a silicon bumper that runs around the whole device, which helps it handle the drops and rigors of being used by a child. It also has a recessed screen, which should help prevent cracks and damage. The screen is also built stronger, so it should resist cracking when dropped. The device has a tweaked version of Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 installed. Its interface is designed to be easy enough for kids to navigate without help. Parents can control the device from any browser and restrict the content their kids can use, as well as whitelist and blacklist certain content. They can also limit usage time from the cloud-based control center. The device comes preinstalled with some great, child-friendly content. These include Angry Birds, UNO, Toon Goggles, art and learning apps. There is also a special store where kids can download apps for free and with MEEP! coins, which parents provide them. Parents can also use the remote feature to add apps using Google Play. The device includes 4GB of storage for games, photos or videos taken with the built-in camera, and books.