Tag Archive: Controls


Instagram improves controls for sharing data with third-party apps

Take control of your privacy.

What you need to know Instagram plans to update its app to give users more control over third-party data sharing Users will have the option to remove third-party services they don’t want connected to their account. Will also update the authorization screen shown when an app requests data.

Instagram has announced plans to update its app to give users more control over data that they share with third-party apps. In a recent  [Read More…]

Digital Wellbeing and parental controls are now required on all Androids

More apps can be annoying, but standardizing phone usage management across the ecosystem is a good move.

What you need to know Digital Wellbeing and specific parental controls will now be required on all Google-certified Android phones. Manufacturers can keep their own similar solutions so long as they meet certain requirements. Implementation of these features is required from this point forward, including OTAs to Android 9 and 10.

Google is making a big step toward standardizing its  [Read More…]

Android 10 puts privacy controls into users hands like never before

When it comes to privacy, more is always better.

There are a lot of changes to enhance our privacy while we’re on our phones in Android 10.

These aren’t the big user-facing features that manage to get all the press and win hearts and minds or anything like that, but the might be the most important changes to Android in recent memory. We store our lives on our phones, and anything that keeps prying eyes off of  [Read More…]

Worried about your kids? Here’s how to adjust parental controls on the PS4.

Do you have young ones around the house? Would you like a little more control over the various types of media that they are consuming on your PlayStation 4? You have options. Sony has provided a good amount of parental setting,s which can be pretty easy to adjust once you know what you’re doing. One handy tool provides the ability to create profiles for each member of your family and adjust control settings for each of them individually.

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How to set up advanced touchscreen controls on PUBG Mobile

Despite not offering official support for Bluetooth controllers, PUBG Mobile makes the best use of touchscreen controls that you will ever see on a smartphone. The game lets you customize the placement and size of every action buttons on the screen along with the maps and other HUD elements, letting you find the perfect layout to fit your device dimensions and hands.

We’ll show you how to go in and set up your controls for success, along with  [Read More…]

How to enable parental controls on the Kano Computer

The Kano Computer is a kit that prides itself on being the best thing to teach people, of all ages, how to code. Regardless, it is mostly targeted towards children. But, no matter how old your child is, they’ll need to have access to an online community called Kano World in order to take advantage of everything the Kano Computer has on offer. In this guide, we’ll show you how to enable parental controls and ensure that your  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets bigger, better voice controls with Assistant integration

Using Google Maps hands-free as you drive is about to get worlds better and why couldn’t we get this for our holiday drives last week?

Google is in Vegas for CES because everyone’s in Vegas for CES, and while Google itself didn’t have much new hardware to show off, it did bring a heaping helping of helpful new features for Google Assistant, including an update rolling out today that will bring Google Assistant to Google Maps.

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Facebook Portal update adds web browser, games, and manual camera controls

The update is rolling out to users now!

Facebook’s Portal is a surprisingly solid entry in the smart display market, and today, a new update is rolling out that adds a lot of new features for both video calling and video content.

Starting first with the content side of things, you can now access ABC News and CNN as additional news sources, in addition to CNN brand Great Big Story that offers “a library of compelling human  [Read More…]

The Echo Dot Kids Edition’s parental controls are a subscription

Best answer: The Echo Dot Kids Edition comes with one year of FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon’s multi-platform content and parental control subscription. Once that year is up, FreeTime Unlimited starts at $ 3/month, or you lose its robust parent controls.

Amazon: Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition ($ 70)

What parental controls come with FreeTime Unlimited

The parental controls offered with the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition’s 1-year subscription to FreeTime Unlimited are quite extensive. Through the Parent  [Read More…]

Google Home v2.6 brings huge redesign, in-app smart home controls

Google’s Home app is looking better than ever.

While Google’s Home line of smart speakers has been outstanding ever since the first Google Home, the companion Home app has never been fantastic. Thankfully, with the v2.6 update that’s rolling out now, Google’s made the best version of it yet.

The new Home tab is what you’ll see upon open the app, and here you’ve got quick controls for toggling your smart lights on/off, playing music on any  [Read More…]