• How to put parental lock on YouTube

    Posted on August 7, 2015 by pcwrt in How To, Parental Control.

    I assume that you don’t want to block YouTube entirely. You only want to block videos on YouTube that might be inappropriate for children. If that’s the case, read on. Apparently, Google also noticed that some videos might not be appropriate for children, or might be objectionable to some adult viewers too. To filter out […]

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  • How to set up parental control for Google Play Store

    Posted on August 6, 2015 by pcwrt in How To, Parental Control.

    Parents, if you are paranoid when you hand over a new shining digital gadget to your children, you are not alone. Nowadays, digital artifacts are produced with blinding speed. In 2013, TechCrunch reported that there were more than 250 million registered domains on the Internet. Every minute, 300 hours of video are uploaded to YouTube. […]

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  • The cybersecurity industry is a billion dollar scam?

    Posted on July 4, 2015 by pcwrt in News.

    An article on TNW claimed that the cybersecurity industry is a billion dollar scam. Now that’s something new. Something I’ve never thought of. Something sensational. But to call a whole industry scam you have to back your claim with substance. The fact that the security industry exists because of increasing security threats does not make […]

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  • What is OpenDNS? Why should I use it, and how?

    Posted on May 6, 2015 by pcwrt in Technology.

    When you type in a website name in your browser (for example, www.google.com), it is translated into a numerical address (i.e., IP address) that is used by your computer to communicate with the server. The piece of software that translates the name www.google.com (the domain name) into its numerical counterpart is called the Domain Name […]

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  • Parental control: is something better than nothing?

    Posted on April 24, 2015 by pcwrt in Parental Control, Technology.

    When it comes to parental control software, something is not always better than nothing. If your kids won’t actively seek to break out of your content filtering “jail” and won’t try to stay on the Internet throughout the night, then you need nothing more than the free OpenDNS service. Otherwise, you probably need something beyond […]

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  • How to avoid crowdfunding fraud

    Posted on April 23, 2015 by pcwrt in How To, News.

    Just two days ago, Yahoo! reported that the second most successful campaign in Indiegogo history was plagued with a lawsuit and questionable claims. That is by no means the only such incident in the crowdfunding game. In 2013, the Kreyos Smartwatch raised $1.5 million with nothing to show for its supporters. Instacube, which raised more […]

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  • Best Parental Control: Software or Router?

    Posted on April 21, 2015 by pcwrt in Parental Control, Technology.

    There was a time when you have one or several computers at home, and the only way to get on the Internet is by using a browser on one of the computers. You would install parental control software on these computers to prevent kids from seeing inappropriate material, or spending too much time “surfing”. Nowadays, […]

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  • How to block inappropriate images from Google search

    Posted on April 18, 2015 by pcwrt in Parental Control.

    Since the images are coming from the Google domain, some suggest that you block Google image search altogether. But that would be a drastic measure. Fortunately, Google offers “Safe Search”, which effectively filters out objectionable images from their search results. Here’s how to turn it on. Go to Google Search Settings: http://www.google.com/preferences Check “Filter explicit […]

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  • How pcWRT solidifies OpenDNS parental control filtering

    Posted on April 18, 2015 by pcwrt in Technology.

    There are two ways kids can land on a bad web site. They can either stumble upon one accidentally, or they can intentionally find it. OpenDNS, once configured on your wifi router, works really well for the first case. Bad contents will be blocked as you’d expect. However, in the second case, OpenDNS is pretty […]

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  • Is pcWRT a Skydog router alternative?

    Posted on April 10, 2015 by pcwrt in Parental Control, Technology.

    Quite a few people asked whether pcWRT is a Skydog router alternative. To those who don’t know, the Skydog router is (was) a wireless router that helps managing your home network, including parental control features. It started as a successful Kickstarter campaign, and enjoyed a good reputation on Amazon. The company which made Skydog was […]

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