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PG-13 Violence and Kids

Bhavana and I took the kids to see Jurassic World a few weeks ago. The film is rated PG-13 — these are movies appropriate for kids over 12 — but we both noticed how many younger kids was attending the film with their parents. We had a few pre-K kids in our session. His mother had to keep "shushing" him during the movie because he kept asking questions; loudly. The film has dinosaurs eating people and tearing them to bloody…

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Good Times

Standing: Khurt, Shaan, Sitting: Bhavna, Kiran

On Memorial Day, in the spur of the moment, I had the idea to drive out to the Ken Lockwood Gorge in Annandale, New Jersey. I visited the Gorge last spring on a photo-walk and thought it might be an exciting place to take the family while also getting in a few shots of the Gorge. The kids and I packed a picnic cooler with sodas, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and some fruit. I called Bhavana, and she left…

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Tutorials

How To Setup a Managed Parental Control Account In OS X

The following information is based on OS X 10.10 Yosemite. If you are running an earlier version of OS the information might still useful but you may have to look in different settings. OS X has four account types – Administrator, Standard, and Managed (with Parental Controls). The Administrator account is the most important. Managed with Parental Controls: In an account managed by parental controls the administrator can place restrictions on: inappropriate Internet content, the amount of computer use, and…

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Apple, Amazon and the FTC

Apple has added features to iOS to make it easier for parents to control their kids app and media purchases. Amazon in contrast if is fighting the FTC over adding these controls to their fire devices. Why? Just think about where these companies are making their money. Apple from the devices themselves, Amazon from selling stuff. No wonder Amazon is fighting this, and Apple is just trying to make families want to be all Apple devices. Ben Brooks…

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Photo Journaling with Pressgram 2.0

Driving home from work yesterday thinking about all the new features in Pressgram, it suddenly struck me that two new features, Drafts and multi-photo attachment, when used together turn Pressgram into a photo journaling application. This makes the changes John added a more powerful than at first glance. Let me explain. A photo journal is series of photos that chronicle a person's days, trips or special events. It is a way of keeping chronological memories of an individual's events. Photo…

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