The Walt Disney company has been slapped with a lawsuit alleging violation of COPPA. This law says that companies can not collect personal information on children without permission from their parents. In 42 identified apps, Disney may be violating that law. What does this mean, how do you protect your child’s privacy? We explore this and more in this episode.
Here is the full list of the apps in the lawsuit:
“Beauty and the Beast”
“Cars Lightening League”
“Club Penguin Island”
“Color by Disney”
“Disney Color and Play”
“Disney Crossy Road”
“Disney Dream Treats”
“Disney Emoji Blitz”
“Disney Jigsaw Puzzle!”
“Disney Princess: Story Theater”
“Disney Store Become”
“Disney Story Central”
“Disney’s Magic Timer by Oral-B”
“Disney Princess: Charmed Adventures”
“Disney Build It Frozen”
“Frozen Free Fall”
“Frozen Free Fall: Icy Shot”
“Good Dinosaur Storybook Deluxe”
“Inside Out Thought Bubbles”
“Maleficent Free Fall”
“Miles from Tomorrowland: Missions”
“Moana Island Life”
“Palace Pets in Whisker Haven”
“Sofia the First Color and Play”
“Sofia the First Secret Library”
“Star Wars: Puzzle DroidsTM”
“Star WarsTM: Commander”
“Temple Run: Oz”
“Temple Run: Brave”
“The Lion Guard”
“Toy Story: Story Theater”
“Where’s My Water?”
“Where’s My Mickey?”
“Where’s My Water? 2”
“Where’s My Water? Lite/Where’s My Water? Free”
“Zootopia Crime Files: Hidden Object”
Bluesmart came out with the world’s first smart luggage! A carry on with a lot of high tech abilities. Well over 2 years later, they have done it again. They have updated their software and electronics, and created a smart luggage system. In this episode we talk about what smart luggage is and if you really need it. We also explore the features in the new luggage set and make some recommendations. By the way, if you decide you’d like to purchase one piece or the entire set, click HERE to get the absolute best pre production price available!
Language Warning. Please do not watch if you are easily offended.
Tracking apps are becoming more useful in helping the police solve crimes. In this episode we explore a specific case and talk about how you might want to set up your own phone.
How to Track Your Lost or Stolen Android Phone
How to Set Up and use Find My iPhone
The more devices we use, the more the need to sync our files to more than one device. As the price drops, and the speed and reliability of cloud storage increases, cloud storage becomes a great answer. Today we talk about the big 4 storage sync solutions and which ones work best for which situations.
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It is amazing how, when a year comes to an end, we tend to forget all of the things that have happened. 2016 has been a crazy year in a lot of ways, but it has been a diverse technology related year. So in this episode I review some of the technological events of note through the eyes of the SmartTech podcast. Be sure to share your favorite technology related events or gadgets in our comment section or on our Facebook page.
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