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Windows Phone 8 makes space for kids

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Windows Phone 8 makes space for kids
When Windows Phone 8 makes its debut in the coming weeks, among the many anticipated changes to the operating system is kid-safe mode called “Kid’s Corner.” The idea is simple, the owner of the device can select the amount and type of content that a kid may access on the device.

The app operates as a separate launcher and appears to be fully customizable. Parents (or guardians) can select individual apps, music and video that may be accessed by the kid they are about to hand the device to. It is accessed by swiping left from the lock screen and seems nearly as easy to leave as well, simply hit the power button.

Expect this feature to be available on all Windows Phone 8 devices.

source: The Verge via Engadget

Windows Phone 8 makes space for kids
Windows Phone 8 makes space for kids

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posted on 31 Aug 2012, 00:57 2

1. fsnas (Posts: 87; Member since: 18 Jun 2012)


WOW, great idea!
MS is fighting hard, Their chance in the market is getting bigger and bigger.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 01:08 5

2. Cyan3boN (Posts: 423; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


i think there are apps in the play store which can handle all of this, but nothing better than something which comes bundled within the OS itself.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 01:08

3. Nikolas.Oliver (Posts: 1342; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


what would happen if the kids accidentally hit the power button

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 03:39

5. Henrik (Posts: 140; Member since: 18 Feb 2012)


Nothing really happens. The screen turns off, and when they turn it on again - the lockscreen is in place (as before) and they can swipe left to access their kids corner again.

The power button is what ends the kids corner session (sort of a Home button), and if they long-press the button the phone will probable reboot (as phones do when long-pressing the power button) and end up with the lock screen/pin-login screen again.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 01:49 2

4. Bluesky02 (Posts: 1439; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Ah that's great, The xbox 360 has something similar. Good to see these implementation.

posted on 31 Aug 2012, 06:41 2

6. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2964; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


This is a good move...GREAT actually.

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