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  • When iOS 8 was announced, I was pleased to see the new Family Sharing features.  Family sharing allows you to share purchases among family members, use a shared photo library and family calendar, and easily share your location so you can find each other on a map.  Family sharing also allows for the creation of Apple ID’s for those under age thirteen.  These all seem like great features in theory.  But how do they actually work in practice? Here are some of the pros and cons of Apple Family Sharing.

    iOS Family Sharing Pros and Cons

    When iOS 8 was announced, I was pleased to see the new Family Sharing features. Family sharing allows you to share purchases among family members, use a shared photo library and family calendar, and easily share your location so you can find each other on a map. Family sharing also allows for the creation of Apple ID’s for those under age thirteen. These all seem like great features in theory. But how do they actually work in practice? Here are some of the pros and cons of Apple Family Sharing.

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  • Choosing a new tablet for the kids this holiday season might seem overwhelming. There are so many choices when deciding on a tablet. Here are some tips and suggestions for parents looking for family friendly, affordable tablets that offer parents controls. This year I looked at the iPad mini, Amazon Kindle Fire and Fire for Kids, Kurio XTREME, and Galaxy Tab for Kids.

    Best New Tablets for Kids and Families

    Choosing a new tablet for the kids this holiday season might seem overwhelming. There are so many choices when deciding on a tablet. Here are some tips and suggestions for parents looking for family friendly, affordable tablets that offer parents controls. This year I looked at the iPad mini, Amazon Kindle Fire and Fire for Kids, Kurio XTREME, and Galaxy Tab for Kids.

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  • Earlier this year I read It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd. boyd (she uses lower case) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft.  Her research examines the intersection between technology and society.  Over the course of 10 years she interviewed over 100 teens, gathering data to better understand teenage behavior in our social media landscape.  Some of her findings surprised me.

    Recommended Reading: It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens

    Earlier this year I read It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens by danah boyd. boyd (she uses lower case) is a Principal Researcher at Microsoft. Her research examines the intersection between technology and society. Over the course of 10 years she interviewed over 100 teens, gathering data to better understand teenage behavior in our social media landscape. Some of her findings surprised me.

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