Posts Tagged ‘parental’

Dear Sprint, Limit the iPhone? Let Me Count the Ways

By Daddy Clay Monday, November 28th, 2011

You’ve seen the apps drifting across the cityscape in the most recent commercial from Sprint. The one that ends with a cherubic kiddo, maybe 5 years old, playing with what we assume is his parent’s iPhone 4S as the voice over asks, “Why would anyone want to limit the iPhone?”

Did I hear that right?

What next? Disney touting parent-free cruises to Amsterdam? Read the rest of this entry »

Beats by Dre: Giving Def a Whole New Meaning

By Daddy Clay Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

If you have a tween or a teen, you know what Beats by Dre are. And if this recent, breathless piece in the New York Times business section is right — there are going to be Benetton-hued, obscenely-priced headphones under a lot of trees this Christmas. While there is some debate about whether the sound quality of the Beats is crisp or craptastic, there is no doubt about one thing: Plug those ‘phones into an iPod, crank the volume, and your child can have permanent hearing damage in just two songs. Read the rest of this entry »

Parental Controls on Pandora: Blocking Explicit Content

By Daddy Clay Thursday, April 29th, 2010

pandoraFirst the “how to,” then the story behind it.

How to activate the explicit content filter on Pandora:

Blocking explicit content on your child’s Pandora account is actually very simple. Once you have logged in to your child’s account, click on account in the upper right corner of the screen. This will drop down an account profile. Next to “Allow explicit content: YES” click the blue edit link. Read the rest of this entry »