iTunes Music Store Up For A “Dramatic Overhaul”

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Failure of iTunes Radio along with decline in music downloads has led Apple to consider a “dramatic overhaul” of its iTunes Music Store. Though the iTunes Music Store accounts for 90% of the music retail business, only 1%-2% of iTunes Radio listeners buy music, something it was considering more than giving a music experience to listeners. Read More

Greg Christie, Apple’s Key Software Executive And iPhone Interface Creator Exits Apple

gregGreg Christie, Apple’s Human Interface VP joined Apple in 1996 and worked very closely with Scott Forstall and Steve Jobs on the original iPhone and Mac. Greg Christie who was currently heading the Apple’s software design under Craig Federighi was not getting along with Senior VP Jonathan Ive. Read More

Apple And Google Competing For Square?

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Last year, both Apple and Google approached the mobile payment company Square for acquisition. Square, the mobile payment company by Jack Dorsey, co-founder and co-creator of Twitter. In the past, there have been speculations that Google would be the probable buyer as it would want more information on the purchases that consumers make, both to check how well its ads work and to subsequently target those ads to people. This is one of the reasons why it launched Google Wallet, which is yet to catch popularity for payments. But people close to Dorsey doubt Google to be the buyer because of the sour past discussions over acquisition of Twitter and also Dorsey believes Square’s design values are more towards Apple. Read More

Facebook Forcing Users To Download Messenger

messengerIn its endeavor to rebuild its Messenger to conquer the top chat Apps like Line, WeChat, KakaoTalk and others, Facebook in November 2013, launched a separate Messenger App for its users. This either could be used as a stand alone chat App or messenger got opened on touching the Messenger tab on the main Facebook App. Users always had a choice of not downloading it and continuing their chat in the main Facebook App. Read More

Apple’s iWatch Expected This September

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According to a report published in Digitimes, three Flexible PCB suppliers, Flexium Interconnect, Zhen Ding Technology Holding and Career Technology reportedly have delivered FPCB samples for use in iWatch devices to Apple for validation. It also says that Apple is expected to launch the wearable device – iWatch in September. Read More

User Feedback Important To Apple To Fix Errors On Apple Maps

applemapsIf you reported an error on Apple Maps and opted for “Notify Me”, you probably will receive a notification when the error you reported is fixed. A MacRumors reader reported error on Maps on April 6 and was notified on April 8 that the reported error got fixed. This is a new notification feature and still in the testing stages. Read More

Confirmed: Apple Is Working On A New Apple TV

appletvThe rumor that Apple is working on a new Apple TV is confirmed. Apple is in discussion with cable TV providers regarding the new Apple TV. As sighted by BusinessInsider, in a new FCC filing from Comcast and Time Warner about the companies’ forthcoming merger, there’s mention that Apple is developing a new Apple TV. Read More

iPhone 6 Renderings

iphone6Japanese magazine MacFan published some alleged drawings of iPhone 6 based on which MacRumors commissioned designer Ferry Passchier to create product renderings. Read More

Olloclip Clips On Your iPhone To Become A 4-in-1 Lens System

olloclipThe 4-in-1 lens by Olloclip clips on your iPhone’s built in lens (camera) and helps you capture enhanced images and videos. It’s very easy to clip it on your device and it is specially designed for iPhone 5/5S and iPod touch (5th Gen.), though according to reviews it can be used on iPhone 4/4S as well. Read More

Qustodio for iOS Helps Kids Browse The Web Safely

QustodioIn this age of information technology, kids around the world rely a lot on the Internet for their day-to-day activities. As a parent, you must be quite anxious about their safety online, as the chances of kids getting trapped by cyber bullies, revealing their personal identity or becoming distracted/misled by age-inappropriate content are high. Qustodio is a new browser that allows kids to surf the Web in a safe and secure environment.

Once you install the app in all the devices your kids use, you need to set Qustodio as the default browser to give it complete control over your children’s online activities. After you create your account, you can assign suitable avatars for your kids to have a separate profile for each of them. With a single Qustodio account you can connect to and monitor all your kids’ devices such as the PC, tablet, laptop and smartphone.

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Qustodio is an all-in-one cyber safety tool to help parents keep their kids safe online. Using this app you can monitor and track all activities such as the websites viewed, search histories, keywords used in searches and a lot more. If you feel that your kids are spending too much of time on a particular website, you can set time limits for that particular website. You can select a specific category and block all websites under that particular category. At times when kids are unintentionally taken to blocked sites, Qustodio Safe Browser denies them access and keeps you informed through alerts.

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Qustodio Safe Browser has highly customizable options. With this app you set different time schedules for Internet usage of each of your kids. With an Internet enabled device you can access, manage and monitor your Qustodio account from any part of the globe. The browser’s homepage provides you with detailed reports of each of your kids’ Internet usage. The reports are presented in the form of charts and graphs. The browser alerts you if something has to be brought to your notice.

Qustodio Safe Browser is available in free and premium versions. By installing the free version you can connect the browser to two devices and observe two users for three days. With the premium versions you can monitor many users and connect to more devices for unlimited services. The premium versions are available for $44.95 and $79.95.

These days, kids are very sensitive about parents intruding into the privacy of their online activities. What I like the most about this app is that it allows me to monitor my kids’ activities without infringing into their privacy.

With Qustodio Safe Browser parents can heave a sigh of relief, knowing that their kids are in a safe environment. You can download it from here.

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