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Google announces new features in Digital Wellbeing, Clock, and Family Link to help you get better sleep

Google just dropped the details on the latest Feature Drop for Pixel phones earlier today. Digital Wellbeing was one of the aspects of the update, which means some of the features should make their way to other Android smartphones as well. "Wind Down" was recently renamed to "Bedtime Mode" and gained new charging-related scheduling options...

Google Play Services 20.12.14 hints at letting parents create a secondary lockscreen for kids

It has been just over a month since Google released the first developer preview of Android 11. It's needless to say that both of the currently released builds have a lot to changes over Android 10, including a new one-time permission use, notification history, and so on. Though we already covered most of the user-facing...

Digital Wellbeing adds integration with Family Link’s parental controls

Google's Digital Wellbeing and Family Link features tick a lot of the same boxes when it comes to what features the services offer. I've always thought that Family Link would eventually be rolled into Digital Wellbeing and the latest update shows Google is working to at least integrate them together. The new change is rolling...

Supervised User feature on Google Chrome will stop working with Chrome 70

The Supervised User feature was announced to be deprecated in Google Chrome earlier this year to the dismay of many. It allowed you to create Chrome users under your profile, allowing you to implement restrictions on their browsing. It was useful for kids and shared computers, but Google announced that you would no longer be...

Project Fi now supports Google Family Link for children in group plans

Project Fi and Family Link are two services offered by Google that attempt to solve issues people deal with every day. Project Fi was launched as an experimental MVNO from Google that lets your phone switch between multiple carriers for one low price, while also offering a refund on the prepaid data that you don't...

Chrome OS’ Family Link will soon support setting time limits on browsing

Chrome OS is Google's Linux-based operating system available on Chromebooks. It's lightweight and fast, designed mainly for web browsing and web-based applications. Google is constantly expanding and adding cool features. It has grown to resemble Android in many different ways as well. Now, according to a commit on the Chromium Gerrit, the Chrome OS Family...

Google Brings Family Link to All Parents in the United States

Google has done a great job at getting Android into the hands of your average smartphone customer. From there, they needed to work on expanding this outreach to those who may not be able to just walk out and purchase a new smartphone. Back in March of this year they introduced a new program for...

Google Announces the Parental Control Family Link Application

Parental controls are important for a lot of families since they keep kids safe and give the parents peace of mind when they're children are using internet connected devices. Android has had a minor version of this ever since they introduced the profile system, since it allowed you to limit which applications your child's profile...