Time for Cake: Tech Tip of the Week — Taking Advantage of Your iPad’s or iPhone’s Guest User Mode | SummitDaily.com

Time for Cake: Tech Tip of the Week — Taking Advantage of Your iPad’s or iPhone’s Guest User Mode

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There’s often a certain amount of fear and/or hesitancy that comes with handing over your iPhone or iPad to a child who wants to play games.

Luckily, for those using iOS 6, there’s an oh-so-easy way to limit access to your most important data (think emails, contacts, photos/video, etc.).

To limit access, you open up the game or app the child is allowed to play after disabling the use of the home button so they can’t leave that game. Ah-HA!

Didn’t know you could disable the use of the home button? You can, using your iPad’s or iPhone’s “Guided Access” (or single-app) mode.

Turning on Guided Access mode is exceptionally easy and fast — it just requires a couple taps of your finger and a passcode you enter in your Settings.

Learn the steps here to learn how to limit access to your important data when handing your iPad or iPhone over to a child (or potentially nosy teen or adult!): bit.ly/OIBefD

Links of the Week

1. DiedInHouse.com — Did you know that people selling their homes aren’t always required to disclose deaths that happened in those homes? If you’d like to find out if someone has died in your house or in the house you’re considering purchasing (or a property you’re considering renting), visit this site and, for $12, you can receive a report that allows you to stop wondering.

2. tinyurl.com/nypptav — Archdukes, cynicism, and World War I: this is installment No. 36 of “A Crash Course in World History,” a fantastic video series on YouTube that educates while entertaining. Each video focuses on a snapshot of time, each video is short and sweet (this one is less than 12 minutes), and each video is narrated over great photography and entertaining custom graphics. This particular episode teaches you about the war that was supposed to end all wars … but didn’t.

3. bit.ly/120MNJt — A fun alternative to Google Analytics reports. Visit this link to learn how you can receive a pretty, intuitive statistics overview of your website’s performance delivered to your email inbox once a week. So long as you already have a functioning Google Analytics account connected to your website, signing up to receive your beautiful, automated weekly report takes just one to two minutes.

Erin Pheil is the owner of TimeForCake Creative Media—the Web Strategy company voted #1 in Best of Summit. Visit the timeforcake website at www.timeforcake.com or email Erin at erin@timeforcake.com.


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