How to Lock Your Netflix Profile With a PIN

· Andrew Orr · How-To

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Netflix added several improvements to enhance its parental control features. One change lets you lock your Netflix profile with a PIN.

The Great Internet Blocking Conspiracy – Mac Geek Gab 807

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Options for Apple TV Volume, Silencing CarPlay upon connect, LTE internet options, and managing the shared family calendar only scratch the surface of this episode’s content: the mailbag overflows with your tips and questions, and John and Dave do their level best to share, answer, entertain and inform! Press play to learn about all this and more; and learn five new things in the process!

Developers Want Apple to Create a Screen Time API

· Andrew Orr · News

Apple removed a bunch of screen time apps from the App Store, saying that the MDM technology they used was a security risk. Now the developers want Apple to create a screen time API.

Managing Your Kid's Online Activity - TMO Daily Observations 2018-10-05

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Adam Christianson from the Maccast and Dave Hamilton join Jeff Gamet to share their experiences and advice on managing kid’s online activity, plus they look at what they like—and don’t like—about Parental Control and Screen Time.

macOS: Prevent Settings Changes by Hiding System Preferences

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you don’t want anyone messing with certain System Preferences options, hide ’em! In this Quick Tip, we’re going to tell you how to do this on your own Mac—or even on someone else’s. If you have to do tech support for your family members, this could be sanity-saving.

macOS: Configuring Time Limits for Your Kid's Mac

· Melissa Holt · Quick Tip

If you’re a parent who doesn’t want your child on his Mac at all hours of the night, then Parental Controls are your friend. With this built-in feature, you can set daily time limits or a bedtime and lock your kid out of his own computer after the time has elapsed! We’re sorry for this Quick Tip, kids.

Backups vs. iCloud vs. Time Machine – Mac Geek Gab 668

· John F. Braun & Dave Hamilton · Mac Geek Gab Podcast

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Ever wonder how to test an external battery? Ever want to enforce parental controls from afar? Ever wonder just how different Time Machine and iCloud are from normal backups? Well, your two favorite geeks discuss all this and a LOT more in today’s episode. Press play and enjoy!