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Mobicip Newsletter: Tips To Stay One Step Ahead Of Your Kids

SUREN on June 07, 2010

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Tips To Stay One Step Ahead Of Your Kids. 

Mobicip is most popular among parents as an Internet filtering and parental control service for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Parents ask us often about how they can prevent smart (and adventurous) kids from finding ways to work around Mobicip's protection.

1. Has the device been setup correctly?
If setup correctly, the default Safari mobile browser should be disabled and Mobicip should be the only browser available on the device. You can ensure this by following the steps outlined in this tutorial.

2. Is there any alternate browser installed?
If the restrictions are not setup correctly as described in the tutorial, it is possible to install an alternate browser. Please read this FAQ and forum discussion where other parents have asked similar questions and we have offered our recommendations.

3. Is there browsing activity on the iPod Touch?
Sometimes it is possible that the user may not have accessed the Internet on the device using Mobicip in the recent past. Mobicip.com Premium subscribers can check this easily.

Simply launch Mobicip on the device yourself and browse to a couple of websites, allow about 5 min, then login at www.mobicip.com and select Reports. Select Type > All Websites to see if your browsing has been recorded. If the reports are populated correctly, it means Mobicip is working as expected and the lack of activity indicates one of the other problems above may have occurred.

4. Review activity reports via email
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subscribers can now opt to receive reports of Internet activity via email. Simply login at www.mobicip.com and navigate to Settings > Email Reports to enable the option. If you see a sustained lack of browing activity in the weekly reports, you may want to check the device for the problems described above. 

To upgrade to Premium, login at Mobicip.com and click Upgrade Now.
 

Google Calendar Problem Fixed

Many of you had highlighted the problem with Google Calendar, and waited patiently for us to fix it. We are happy to note that you can now edit Google Calendar through the Safe Browser. No update is needed for this to work.

If there are other issues or features you want to highlight to us, please send a quick note to support@mobicip.com. We will continue to listen to your feedback and fix problems as best we can.

Sincerely
Mobicip.com Crew

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