8 Year Old Finds iPhone Screen Time Workaround

· Andrew Orr · Link

Toddler using an iPad laying on a bed.

An eight year old has found an iPhone Screen Time workaround, after her older brother noticed something odd (His post on Reddit has since been deleted).

It turns out she’d developed a pretty simple trick to keep browsing videos: just access YouTube through the iMessage App Store…For example, the Reddit post specifies that the eight-year-old in question was unable to access YouTube on the iPhone’s Safari app or even in the iMessage version of YouTube. The kid had to go to some lengths to figure out that she could access YouTube by searching for it in the iMessage App Store.

She’s a security researcher in the making.

Doing it Wrong With iOS Screen Time Limits

· John Martellaro · Link

Activity Report in iOS 12 Screen Time

According to USA Today,

Some screen time is worse than others when it comes to kids and academic performance, according to a new analysis published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics.

Television viewing, followed by video games, were the two activities most tied to poor school performance, researchers showed in a review of 58 studies published over the decades.”

Other activities: not so much. This is a helpful article for parents.

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.

Kaspersky Lab Jumps on Apple Monopoly Bandwagon

· Andrew Orr · Link

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity company accused of having ties with the Kremlin, violated App Store rules and had its app removed. Now it says Apple uses its “position as platform owner and supervisor” to give itself special treatment.

From our point of view, Apple appears to be using its position as platform owner and supervisor of the sole channel for delivering apps to users of the platform to dictate terms and prevent other developers from operating on equal terms with it. As a result of the new rules, developers of parental control apps may lose some of their users and experience financial impact.

You can obviously tell I think this is hilarious. To be fair, developers getting sherlocked by Apple is a real thing, but having your app removed because it breaks the rules isn’t getting sherlocked.

A Handful of iOS 12 Features You'll (Probably) Love...

· Bob LeVitus · Dr. Mac's Rants & Raves

Bob LeVitus's Memoji

There’s a lot to like in iOS 12. Dr. Mac raved about the iOS 12 Shortcuts app (formerly Workflow) two weeks ago, this week he discusses a handful of other lovable new features iOS 12.

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

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

TMO Daily Observations Podcast Logo

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.

How to Use Screen Time in iOS 12

· Jeff Gamet · Quick Tip

iOS 12 Screen Time settings

iOS 12 makes it easier to manage how much time you spend each day gaming, surfing social networks, and watching movies on your iPhone or iPad. You need to use the new Screen Time feature, and it’s easy to set up.