links for 2010-07-02

  • Open the general settings and click Restrictions. You'll have to create a special 4-digit pass code; pick one the kids can't guess. From there you can disable access to Safari, YouTube, iTunes, location notification and the ability to install apps.

    In addition, you can disable in-app purchases and limit TV shows, movies, podcasts and apps by rating or explicit content warning.

    (tags: ipad ipod safety)
  • It is as simple as using the AccessMyLibrary — School Edition iPhone app from Gale, part of Cengage Learning, a world-leading publisher of reference information.

    AccessMyLibrary — School Edition allows you to select your school and from a list of available schools, enter a password unique to your school and then gain access to a wealth of online knowledge available through your library or media center.

    Trusted Information – reliable and complete

    These are the information sources furnished by your school’s media center. Select a topic and credible information from current magazines, journals, encyclopedias and more is available 24/7:

    • Hundreds of sources – for homework, hobbies or personal knowledge
    • Science – study current, credible research
    • Biography – from history and today’s headlines
    • Literature – track a bestseller or write a book report
    • Environment – track the latest findings
    • And much more

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