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Why “Unlimited” Data Plans Might Actually Be A Good Teaching Moment for Families

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The new “unlimited” data plans coming from mobile carriers might actually be a good teaching moment for parents – from sharing to management.

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Parents & Kids – Set Up Emergency Bypass on your iOS10 Device Now!

In Apple, Cellular, Family, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Software by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

For parents & kids, it’s critical to be able to connect via calls or texting. Setting up Emergency Bypass on iOS10 lets you get around “do not disturb.”

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Want those New Snazzy iOS 10 iMessage Backgrounds & Effects? Disable This Setting!

In Apple, Consumer Electronics, General, How To, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Software, Tech News, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

If you want those exciting and snazzy iMessage backgrounds and effects, you need to make sure you have one setting disabled. Here is how to do it.

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Homido Provides VR Headsets Better than Cardboard & Less Expensive than Others

In Android, Apple, Consumer Electronics, Gadgets, General, Google, Hardware, Mobile, Opinion, Review, Technology by Michael SheehanLeave a Comment

Looking for a budget-conscious yet comfortable & functional VR Headset for watching Virtual Reality & 3D content? My review of the Homido & Homido mini!

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Don’t Restrict Your Child’s Smartphone, Instead Discover via Monitoring with AT&T Smart Limits

In Cellular, Family, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, Mobile, Opinion, Parenting, Safety, Security, Social Media, Social Networking, Software, Sponsored, Technology by Michael Sheehan1 Comment

Instead of restricting children’s smartphone usage, use AT&T Smart Limits to monitor and make discoveries for later discussion. Here’s how.

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The Best Way to Install iOS 8 & Not Delete Apps & Data

In Apple, Cellular, Fix It, General, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Software by Michael Sheehan2 Comments

Apple’s iOS 8 has been released and people are complaining that they have to delete applications and/or data and media in order to install the new mobile operating system. This is true if you do an OTA (Over The Air) update. Sometimes, even connecting to iTunes on your computer and trying to do the upgrade there prevents you from doing so if you don’t have enough free space on your iOS device. But there is a better way to install the update and NOT have to delete any data, even if you don’t have much free space on your iOS …

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Direct Download Links for Apple iOS 8 & Prep and Install Tips [UPDATED]

In Apple, Cellular, General, How To, iOS, iPad, iPhone, iPod, Mobile, Software by Michael Sheehan3 Comments

Apple’s newest version of their operating system (Apple iOS 8) for iPhones and iPads is now available. There are a few ways that you can update. You can plug your compatible iOS device (iPhone 4S and newer, iPod Touch 5th gen or iPad 2 or newer) into your computer and connect with iTunes and do the upgrade that way, you can use the OTA (over the air) update, or you can download the upgrade file manually and then update via iTunes on your computer. I have found that sometimes downloading the .ipsw (that is the file extension for the iOS …

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How to Turn Off Facebook’s Auto-Play Videos & Save Data

In Android, Apple, Application, Cellular, Fix It, General, Google, How To, HTD Tech Tip, iOS, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, Social Media, Software by Michael Sheehan

If you are anything like me, you watch your cell phone’s data consumption very closely. And given that I have 4 other people on my family shared plan (3 of them being teens & almost a teen), there are some apps that simply gulp down data. Tweens and teens absolutely LOVE image and video apps (think Instagram, Vine, SnapChat and others) and while many kids are not gravitating toward Facebook, Facebook is typically a high-consumer of data. The Facebook mobile app has a very sneaky way of gobbling up data, especially because of the feature that auto-plays any videos in …