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10 Tips for Keeping Your iPad Safe

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We use iPads everyday- personally and professionally. It’s a valuable device, not just price-wise, but also utility-wise. It stores a large amount of our personal information in the form of email messages, social networking apps, photos, browsing history etc. Not surprisingly, it’s also highly theft-prone and susceptible to abuse of your personal data.

We’ve a few simple tips which you can use to keep your iPad safe, secure and functioning properly.

  1. Keep it covered – Screen protectors are a must. A clear film over the screen will prevent it from scratches. Zagg, ArmorSuit, etc. are some good options available on Amazon.
  2. Keep it clean – Keep your iPad free of the dust and oils that will get on them during normal use. Use lint-free cloth to wipe. Microfiber screen cleaner is also a good fabric for the same.
  3. Use a case - A simple drop could crack the screen and possibly dent your iPad. Your insurance here is a good iPad case. Apple’s Smart Case, ArmorBox OtterBox etc. are some good options.
  4. Back up your data – Backup your data at least once a month on iTunes. Backups also help ensure seamless transition between your old iPad and your new one.
  5. Enable Auto-Lock – This is a must. Your iPad should auto-lock itself when not in use. This feature is handy as at times you can forget to lock the device.
  6. Set a passcode – The passcode blocks unauthorized users from accessing your apps and information, especially from nosy parkers or sneaks.
  7. Install software updates – Keeping iOS updated will make sure you have the latest security updates and patches installed against hackers and viruses. Also, your iPad will run smoother.
  8. Be a battery life saver – Adjust your iPad’s settings for better battery life including turning off apps when you are not using it and turning down the brightness on your display.
  9. Use common sense – Always connect to secure and trusted Wi-Fi networks, surf and click wisely, do not tinker with your iPad’s OS etc. unless you are an app developer :)
  10. Keep it private – Deleting Safari’s web history, cookies and cache regularly and disabling auto-fill of browser fields is a good idea if your device is going to be shared by many.  Continue reading

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10 Things That Can Happen When You Give Your iPad to Your Kid

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According to a recent Common Sense Media report, 63% of families earning more than $75,000 a year have tablets in their home. Given those numbers, it’s no wonder that there are some mishaps that can happen when you hand over your iPad to your children.

Here are the top 10 things that can happen when you give your iPad to your kid.

Special thanks to our friends at Cult of Mac, Common Sense Media, Buzzfeed and many more publications for their help in contributing to this infographic.

10 Things That Can Happen When You Give Your iPad to Your Kid

#1: iPad becomes a tabletop for her snacks.

Contributed by Cara Ong of Envisio.

#2: Your TV is full of finger swipes.

Contributed by Jessica Barkell of iBooks Author Templates.

#3: You never get your iPad back.

Contributed by Aly Walsh of Aly’s Books.

#4: Your child Facetimes your coworker.

Contributed by Brett Winterble of Brett Winterble Show.

#5: Your Facebook profile is full of scores from children’s games.

Contributed by Jennifer James McCollum.

#6: Selfies… lots of selfies.

Contributed by Slidely.

#7: Hours spent watching Starwars Lego videos.

Contributed by Beckie Mostello of Tech Talk for Moms.

#8: They come across your old party photos.

Contributed by Rob LeFebvre of Cult of Mac.

#9: Your folders are rearranged with children games.

Contributed by Amanda Bindel of Common Sense Media.

#10: You get an email with a huge iTunes bill.

Contributed by Cathy Tibbles of Pixelgems Creative Inc.

Special thanks to Mike Spohr of Buzzfeed.

Did we miss anything? Leave a comment below and let us know what your child has done to your iPad.

5 Ways to Make Homework Fun for Kids

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5 way to Home work“Do your homework!”  Whining, procrastinating, and full on tantrums may ensue, but it doesn’t have to be like that.  With the right attitude and a motivator or two, you can make doing homework fun for your kids. Continue reading

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10 Exciting Ways to Use Mobile Phones Inside the Classroom

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The existence of smartphones is considered to be one of the defining aspects of the 21st century classroom. There has been a tremendous change on how school and classroom policies are implemented to modernize the learning process for kids as well as teachers. Meanwhile, adding to that is the advent of mobile devices which are good teaching tools to have an effective classroom communication. According to a survey done on 500 teachers and administrators, 34% employ the use of handheld gadgets. In this post, we want to provide you with great approach on how to full utilize smartphones and tablets in the classroom. Continue reading

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