July 24, 2012Net Nanny for Android 2.0
Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 1:46 PM
The Kindle e-reader has been wildly popular. Now, there is much demand for the Kindle Fire. The Kindle Fire, which uses the Android Operating System and was built by Amazon.com, recently went on sale and sold multi-millions of units. This device is useful and very popular, and rightly so. It's a robust Android tablet with e-reader capabilities that sells for $199. The Kindle Fire is a competitor to the iPad.
The Kindle Fire has been criticized for its lack of parental controls. (PCWorld, "Amazon Kindle Fire Criticized for Lack of Parental Controls," Dec. 2011.)
Parents worry about keeping tabs on their kids web surfing and usage on the Kindle Fire. Well, there are some limited parental controls options right out of the box. None of them give you the ability to filter Internet content; however, Net Nanny for Android will soon solve that challenge. Net Nanny for Android will work on the Kindle Fire and is available on January 31, 2012.
In the meantime, if you own a Kindle Fire, you can control the following settings:
Here are a few step-by-step instructions:
Set a password (so only authorized users have access to the device):
The ability to install applications from unknown sources is turned off by default. That's a good idea. However, to disable:
To control access to Wi-Fi or Wireless networks:
When software updates are ready, which will include additional functionality, the Kindle Fire will update automatically. You can check for software updates by visiting http://www.amazon.com/kindlesoftwareupdates
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