Nov 10 2014

Kiddie-Lockout Feature Should Be Standard on iOS and Android

I know I’ve said this before, but just in case I haven’t typed it on DaddyTips, I firmly believe that a kiddie-lockout feature should be standard on all mobile devices, iOS and Android.

Apparently there are others who agree with me.

For IOS on the iPad, they should implement the concept of multi-user accounts and the ability to lock down features for non-administrator accounts. This would be great when a family shares an iPad, but do not want their kids mucking around in the settings, or deleting stuff.

Now, it should be noted that the Samsung Galaxy S5 has this feature, at least according to one of their TV ads:

I’m fairly certain this isn’t a new feature for some Android devices. Read through the comments on the Engadget page; a few folks get specific there.

The S5 is also “dust and water resistant”, according to this spot:

But yeah, keeping the kids away from the stuff on your phone or tablet should be a standard feature across the board. I don’t want my kids reading my email, my texts, or even seeing what apps I use. Not that I would ever use my phone for anything inappropriate. But I’d like to have the option.

via I can’t believe Android or iOS still don’t have _______! – Engadget.


Apr 29 2014

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 16GB Android Tablet $279.99 (DaddyDeal)

Humdinger of a DaddyDeal from Amazon — the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Android Tablet for just $279.99.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 Android Tablet

I’m actually a bit tempted to buy this for myself. I’m primarily an Apple product user — Macbook Pro, iPad, although I refuse to get an iPhone on principle — and it would be nice to add an Android device to the mix. My phone is a Droid 4, but it’s not a snazzy as this Samsung Android Tablet. Among the differences between Samsung’s Galaxy devices and Apple’s iPads is the ability to have two windows open at once. Why Apple hasn’t snagged this for the iPad, I have no idea.

Anyway, if you’ve been thinking about an Android Tablet, this seems to be a good price. As always, caveat buyor, your mileage may vary, and don’t blame us if you buy the thing and don’t like it.

Amazon.com: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0 (16GB, Brown-Black): Computers & Accessories.

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Aug 15 2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Launch Event

Samsung unveiled their latest tablet, the Galaxy Note 10.1 at a launch event in New York City today. We were there. It’s a cool piece of technology. Here is a promotional video.

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First impressions: Read more »