Sunday, July 22, 2012

Selecting A Tablet

I have been thinking about getting a tablet for my kids for a while now. My rationale is to provide them access to online learning materials whenever they need and to get on video conference call with me whenever I travel.

We do have a PC at home for them to use. But they have been banned from using the home computer for quite sometime now. Reason for the ban is because they will spent too much time on YouTube and online gaming. There was no way to control what they can do on the PC.

Hence, the tablet. With an Android tablet (not sure if it is possible to do that on an iPad) I can set a PIN for each app to lock and prevent it from launching.

So, my idea is to lock all the apps with a PIN and only allow the apps I choose to launch without the PIN.

That way I can lock the web browsers but allow them access to the Wikipedia app or any other educational apps I install for them.

So, the question is which tablet to get for them. Right now I am leaning towards the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Plus 7 inch version. Alternatives are  the Nexus 7 or even the Samsung  Galaxy Note.

Still can't decide yet. Will wait and see.

Btw, that app to lock other apps is called Perfect AppLock. Go check it out.

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