Your App Lady – The Podcast Episode 4- Audible, Parental Controls and Google Maps and Public Transportation


Your App Lady

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Show Notes Series 1 Episode 4
Welcome to series 1 episode 4 of the Your App Lady Podcast! All about apps and tech that I love and use every day.
On each episode, I’ll talk about recent tech news, recommend apps that I use myself and leave you with a great tech tip.
Tech News
Google Maps will now alert you when it’s time to get off the bus or subway.
More info: Now, when you use Google Maps for bus or subway directions, the app will alert you when you need to get off the bus or subway. These push notifications will help if you doze off or become engrossed in your book or music. It will also be a very helpful feature for people with cognitive impairments.
App of the Week: Audible by Audible Inc.
Audible is an Amazon product and is available for iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Kindle Fire and web platforms.
Audible allows you to purchase and download audiobooks to listen to with high quality audiobooks and a large variety.
Audible is similar to the Kindle app in that you have to purchase the audiobooks from or You cannot buy the audiobooks directly from the app. When you open the app, you will see a button that will show your library. Within the library, you can choose “Device”or “Cloud”. If you choose “Device”, you will only see the audiobooks that you have downloaded onto your device. If you choose “Cloud”, you will see all the audiobooks you have purchased.
To list only what you have downloaded, go to the Library and click on Device. This helps if you have multiple members of your family using the same account.
Sign up for Audible through this link: Audible Free Trial. (Click here) You will get a free trial with two free books!

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Tech Tip
Parental Controls
How to Lock Down Kids’ iOS Devices By David Matthews for TechSpot
Under Settings > General > Restrictions, you can place controls on almost every aspect of the device. You can allow/disallow Safari, FaceTime, Camera, and even Siri. You are also able to allow or disallow downloading apps or other media depending on the rating and prevent from deleting apps. If you allow Safari (the web browser on the iPhone and iPad), you can restrict types of websites or allow only certain websites. David also discusses the app OurPact. This is a subscription app that puts even more controls on your child’s iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet. See the article for more info.

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