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TechMom Tuesday: How To Keep Kids Out of Your Data

“Mommy? Can I play Jake on the iPad?”

I prefer the iPad to the television. There really are some very nice learning apps for TechTots, such as Wheels on the Bus and Jake’s Neverland Pirate School, based off the Disney Jr. show (YOHO!). The games are interactive and less likely to drive TechMom nutty.

But even as much excitement as the apps provide, the allure of pushing buttons is often much greater.

The majority of our iDevice time is usually spent saying, “Good job matey! You found the monkey and earned a gold dubloon. No, don’t push that button. No! <sigh> Would you like me to start the game over? Absolutely not. That’s Mommy’s app. Stop pushing that button or I’m taking the iPad away.”

With iOS 6, Apple introduced Kid Mode – ability to lock a device into an app. And the angels sang.



Corporate writer by day, mommy blogger by night, Tricia is raising twin toddlers – Search and Destroy. Instead of having one baby after 9 months, she had two after 6; she’s efficient like that. Tricia is a hybrid – running on coffee and chocolate. Tricia also rambles on her personal blog: Stream Of The Conscious.

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Apple Releases iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to Developers – Fixes Lock Screen Issue

Yesterday Apple released iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 to developers for further testing of what will be the next minor update to their mobile platform.  The update addresses a well publicised security flaw that came with the release of 6.1 where users devices can be access by bypassing the lock screen security feature.  The release comes just days after 6.1.2 was released to the general public, suggesting that Apple is working fast and furious to address any issues with iOS.

With iOS 6.1.3, Apple has continued to further develop the Maps app for users in Japan, bringing a long list of

iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Released to Developers

iOS 6.1.3 Beta 2 Released to Developers

improvements to users.  These include improved motorway colours, indication of transit buildings (such as rail stations), improved 3D buildings in Tokyo and improved pronunciations to touch on the highlights.  The updates in iOS 6.1.3 to Maps for Japan makes senses as a major push for improvement in the app for that country also came with IOS 6.1.

As always the latest beta build of IOS 6.1.3 is available only to developers.  There is no indication of when this new build will become generally available but if the last few weeks are any indication, it should not be much longer.  AlliOSNews will of course post when it is generally available so you will know to download it via iTunes or Over-The-Air to your iPhone or iPad.

For more information on the Apple Developer network, visit

Thank you to our anonymous developer member for the update!

Clinton Fitch

Clinton is the editor of He has been writing opinions, reviews, how to's and anything related to the mobile communications market since 1999. You can follow Clinton on Twitter @AlliOSNews

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