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Setting Parental Controls for Kindle Fire HD [Video]

Kindle Fire Parental Controls
Keeping track of how to set parental controls on various devices can feel like a full-time job. Fortunately, there are videos from great companies like Covenant Eyes that can help you stay on top of things.

This video shows how to set parental controls on the Kindle Fire HD. It also has some great tips for communicating with your kids about device ownership and responsibility.

The steps for doing this can be found below: Continue Reading →

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10 Battery Saving Tips When You’re Van-Schooling – WHS 163

The homeschooling year has started for many. That means long days sitting around the kitchen table reading books and listening to mom or dad lecture about Algebra or World History.

Maybe that’s the way thing go in your house but my family is out of the house a lot. That means having to do school work in the van sometimes. Maybe the kids can catch up on some reading or do math drills with one of the Kindle Fire tablets.

If your family is like ours you may find yourself running out of power for all of those devices if you’re out of the house for a few hours. That may lead to multiple devices needing to be charged at the same time. Here are 10 Battery Saving Tips When You’re Van-Schooling that will settle squabbles over the power outlets in your van.
10 Battery Saving Tips When You're Van-Schooling

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10-inch tablets: Which is right for homeschoolers? – WHS 67

If your computer use is limited to email, browsing the Internet, and a few applications that require little keyboard input then you’ve probably thought long and hard about buying a tablet. Which one is right for you?

Today I’ll take a look at the 4 major 10-inch (or so) tablets available and compare them to one another. Hopefully this will give you some guidance when making your decision.
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Kindle Fire, Fire HD, and iPhone 5 – WHS 60

There has been a lot of tech news in the past two weeks, I hit the highlights for you and and explain why there was no podcast last week.

Amazon Kindle Fire HD Ignites Tablet War with Apple
Kindle FreeTime Gives Parents Added Control Over Tablet
The new iPhone 5 and why you don’t need one
Kimmel fools people into believing iPhone 4S is iPhone 5
Apple leads JD Power rankings for tablet satisfaction – Amazon Kindle Fire followsclose behind

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