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MS patent lets parents remotely lock child mobile devices

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    MS patent lets parents remotely lock child mobile devices

    As more children get their hands on mobile devices, Microsoft wants to appeal to parents seeking ways to control and monitor what their child uses their smartphone or tablet for.

    In a filing made public 29 August, Microsoft's new patent application -- n.20130225152 -- revealed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) states that parents could be able to use a centralized dashboard to monitor and set restrictions on a mobile device.

    Whether you've given your child a smartphone to keep them occupied and hope they don't accidentally send work emails or buy virtual items that physically cost thousands through in-app purchases, or your soon-to-be-teenager wants a phone to fit in, these types of controls could be useful
    Read more at: Microsoft patent lets parents remotely lock child mobile devices | ZDNet

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    Win 8.1 Pro

    I am all for it, in the right context.
    The largest majority of kids under the age of 16 have no need for a full blown smart phone, None.
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MS patent lets parents remotely lock child mobile devices
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