Screen Time Stories November 7, 2019

How to manage kids’ texts, calls, and contacts w/ Screen Time on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch

Apple is expanding its Screen Time software that gives parents more control of their family’s devices with a highly requested feature: the ability to manage kids’ texts, phone calls, FaceTime calls, and even contacts on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Read on for how to set it all up in iOS 13.3 and later…

Screen Time Stories August 8, 2019

Apple is now facing yet another antitrust investigation, adding to those already under way in the US and Europe.

The latest one is in Russia, and while the investigation is new, the controversy isn’t — relating to the way that Apple handles third-party parental control apps…

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Screen Time Stories June 10, 2019

iOS 13: How to set iPhone Communication Limits for your kid with Screen Time

A new Screen Time feature arriving with iOS 13 is Communication Limits which lets parents select what contacts their kids can talk, text, and FaceTime with. Read on for how iPhone Communication Limits work in iOS 13.

Screen Time Stories May 31, 2019

In the run-up to WWDC, Apple is coming under pressure from developers of parental control apps to announce an official screen time API at the event. The 17 developers say they were encouraged to apply pressure by ‘father of the iPod’ Tony Fadell.

Apple has been accused of deliberately blocking apps which compete with its own Screen Time feature, removing or crippling other parental control apps …

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Screen Time Stories April 29, 2019

Apple has now made an official statement confirming an earlier report that it had removed or restricted the majority of popular third-party screen time and parental control apps from the App Store.

The company did, however, deny that it was anything to do with competition with its own Screen Time app …

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Screen Time Stories April 24, 2019

Last week, 9to5Mac reported that Screen Time, and many other iOS features, are coming to the Mac this year. Following our report, designer Jacob Grozian has imagined what Screen Time might look like on the Mac when macOS 10.15 is released this year.

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