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Parental Controls For Galaxy Tab & Kindle Fire

As the most popular parental controls for tabletsMobicip has seen users move to new devices over time. In the early days, the iPod touch was the most popular, over time displaced by the iPad, then theiPad mini. While schools are still big on the iPad line-up, it appears that parents and families favor the Kindle Fire and Galaxy Tab today. Why not, as these devices are getting more affordable as the price inches towards the $100 point.

At Mobicip, we have worked hard to keep up with this shift. The Safe Browser has evolved from a basic version to a full-featured and high-quality browser.

Once setup, follow the steps in these tutorials to setup your Premium settings and review browsing history reports online or using the Monitor app on iOS.
 
To report issues or feedback, please get in touch with us. If you're happy with Mobicip, leave a happy review on the Apple App Store or Google Play store! Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated!
 
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How To Have 'The Conversation' About Internet Usage

Experts agree that parents and teachers have a responsibility today to educate students and childrenabout safe internet usage. One of the most effective ways is to create 'teachable moments'. Parental controls (like Mobicip) are ideal tools to create these seemingly random opportunities to have 'the conversation'.

At Mobicip, we created the Monitor app for exactly this purpose. First setup Mobicip on your family or student iOS / Android tablets and Windows 7/8 PCs. Then install the Monitor app from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad. Launch the app to see a quick summary.

Drill down into the reports and see the reason for blocking any content, and whether it was reasonable to do so. Have the conversation with your child or student. Now you can choose to allow the website, or just allow the domain itself.
 
Seize the teachable moments. Stay in touch. You'll be amazed at what you can learn from kids today!
 
To report issues or feedback, please get in touch with us. If you're happy with Mobicip, leave a happy review on the Apple App Store or Google Play store! Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated!
 
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The What And The Why Of 'Mobile Learning'

Did you know that the tablet is said to be the most significant development in education technology since the overhead projector? Just look at the facts. Apple alone has 10 million iPads in US school systems. That means at least 20% of students in US public and private schools are using school-issued tablets. Moreover, 62% of parents are willing to purchase a tablet for use at school for learning.

So what really is driving the change? Results. Data. Hard evidence. Yes, study after study has reported the benefits of true mobile learning in the classroom and outside. Administrators have little choice but to take a hard look and take action, or justify reasons for not doing so!
For the first time in history, education is driving technology by forcing companies to innovate. Still skeptical? Just wait until you hear from your kids' school! Mobicip is proud to play a part in history by being a small but significant enabler. Mobicip's mobile security and parental controls protect hundreds of thousands of students today, and the number keeps growing!
 
To report issues or feedback, please get in touch with us. If you're happy with Mobicip, leave a happy review on the Apple App Store or Google Play store! Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated!
 
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Deploy Apps4iSchool At Your School

If you haven't heard of it already, Apps4iSchool is a really cool and uber-useful app that gives you a curated list of apps, categorized by subject or common core, along with instructional strategies and ratings for each app. To deploy it as an in-house app, you must be:

  1. Enrolled in Apple's iOS Developer Enterprise Program. Learn more.
  2. Create a certificate and profile in the iOS Provisioning Portal. Learn more.
  3. Give admin access to the Apps4iSchool team so we can access the iOS provisioning portal. Learn more.
  4. Deploy the app when the build is ready. Learn more.

If you've already deployed any in-house apps, you must be enrolled already. Just give us access and we should be able to set you up in no time!

Contact the Apps4iSchool team today!

Universal Parental Controls For Smartphones, Tablets & Computers

According to recent research, the average household has 5-6 internet connected devices today. This includes a mix of computers, smartphones and tablets. Nearly 97% of kids access the internet when they have access to it. Moreover, 27% of families access the internet on multiple devices at multiple locations.
Mobicip Support Multiple Devices & Platforms
As a parent, how do you help your family navigate this gadget glut? This can be a touchy issue, and the best way to deal with it is using a mix of the right tools, information, and common sense. Mobicip is proud to play a role in this mix by providing universal parental controls across multiple device platforms.

The challenge of managing such a variety of devices is greatly simplified as well. Use the web-based Monitor or the Monitor app (on iOS) to configure your settings and monitor activity remotely.

At the end of the day, the tool needs to be used along with an educated approach and relying on plain old intuition and common sense. 

To report issues or feedback, please get in touch with us. If you're happy with Mobicip, leave a happy review on the Apple App Store or Google Play store! Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated!

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Update On New App Monitor (Beta)

The sneak preview of the new App Monitor generated an overwhelming response. First of all, thanks for the love! No pressure was felt, but suffice to say the beta is now ready. If you'd signed up, you should receive a follow-up email with instructions. The interest list is huge, so please bear with us and we'll get you setup as quickly as we can.

Once setup, you'll be able to not only monitor the internet, but also apps on each of your protected iOS devices. All conveniently from the simple web-based Monitor at mobicip.com.

We're super-kicked about this feature and we hope you're too. Look out for the email update. Get setup. And let us know what you think. 

To report issues or feedback, please get in touch with us. If you're happy with Mobicip, leave a happy review on the Apple App Store or Google Play store! Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated!

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How To Enable Uninstall In Mobicip For Android

Many of you who downloaded the Safe Browser 2.0 update for Android have faced an issue with enabling uninstall of apps. The Safe Browser has a default feature that locks the installation and removal of apps on the device, in addition to blocking specific apps of your choice. To enable uninstall, you'll need to turn off the feature.

Some users reported that removing the Safe Browser app is not being allowed even after this change. This seems to be device-specific. If you're facing this problem, go to the device Settings > Security > Device Administrators menu, find Mobicip and disable it. Contact support if you continue to have problems and we'll be happy to assist.
 
To report issues or feedback, please get in touch with us. If you're happy with Mobicip, leave a happy review on the Apple App Store or Google Play store! Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated!
 
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All New Safe Browser For Android, Available Now!

If you're a loyal user of Mobicip's Safe Browser on Android devices like the Samsung Galaxy, Google Nexus or Kindle Fire series, this one is for you. The fresh, all new, uber-cool, snappy Safe Browser 2.0 update for Android that you've been waiting for is here!

The new browser has been built from the ground up and the slick new user interface comes with Mobicip's own parental control App RestrictionsTurn off other browsers and setup Mobicip as the default browser, and you're good to go. Follow the steps here to get setup today!
 
To report issues or feedback, please get in touch with us. If you're happy with Mobicip, leave a happy review on the Apple App Store or Google Play store! Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated!
 
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3 Ways To View Browsing History

The most popular feature in Mobicip is the reporting that shows your kids' browsing history. According to studies, the meaningful conversations this leads to helps them the most in learning to use the internet safely. At Mobicip, our goal is to make this data more accessible to you.

Online

Login at mobicip.com and the first thing you'll see is the browsing history report.

Email

You can setup reports to be emailed to you directly on a regular basis.

Monitor App

Now you can view the reports conveniently from your personal iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. Download the Monitor from the App Store today. Its free!


To report issues or feedback, please get in touch with us. If you're happy with Mobicip, leave a happy review on the Apple App Store or Google Play store! Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated!

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What The App? A Sneak Preview!

You've relied on Mobicip to create a safe Internet for your kids. Here's a sneak preview of a new feature for Premium users, coming soon!

Wouldn't it be nice if you could get a handle on all the apps installed on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, all remotely without even touching the device? What if you could see every app's Age Rating, Category, and Price (of course)? The new App Monitor can do that and more for each of your protected devices. Are you as excited as we are? Interested in giving it a try?

Sign Up For Beta

Let us know and we'll set you up with the beta. All we ask is that you try it out and give your honest feedback - comments, critiques, bug reports and suggestions welcome.

To report issues or feedback, please get in touch with us. If you're happy with Mobicip, leave a happy review on the Apple App Store or Google Play store! Your feedback and support will be greatly appreciated!

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