Making Our Everyday Better with Technology

5 Eye-Popping Things You May Not Know About Apple

When I first started investigating Apple almost two years ago, I was surprised by how much I didn’t know, and the effort it took me to find out!

Dear Friends,

I think we may finally be getting somewhere! Last week, both The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle published our Op-Ed pieces calling on Apple for better parental controls.

Our website is now getting hits from around the globe, and hopefully, with continued focus, Apple will be moved to act in the best interests, of us parents.  

With best wishes,

Julie Paul
Founder and CEO

For the CTO in You 


Our Parental Controls Resource Guide

Now that we’re signing school iPad use policies for our kindergartners, technology is seeping into family life, often before we’re ready for it. There is so much we need to know and prepare for.

Our mission at Heard It From A Friend is to identify which tools are available and how to best apply them, but also to call attention to the inadequacies of the current technology. In making the most of the rudimentary functionality available today, we’ve done our best to provide a roadmap for parents here.

Boost Your Tech Savvy – Tech Tip #9
How to protect your kids from explicit content!

Parents, it’s important to know that the default settings on all iOS devices are set to allow explicit content. Unfortunately, more than half of parents are unaware of this. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to fix. For specific steps, click here.

Once you’ve adjusted these settings on your child’s device, you’ll likely want to revisit them on your devices too. Unfortunately, the setup process is onerous when multiple household devices are involved, and Apple could so easily fix this issue during device setup or Apple ID creation.

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Hear Our Voice

Dear Silicon Valley, We Need Your Help

Born of my experiences and grave concern for today’s families, I started studying Apple’s parental controls 18 months ago. I wanted to be prepared for the Pandora’s box I knew I would be opening when I bequeathed my 11-year-old daughter with my hand-me-down iPhone, and I wanted to better understand the angst of my generation. To Hear Our Voice

The Friend Forum: Join Our Conversation!

In The Friend Forum, we’re engaging women in the technology conversation and collaborating around running “The Family Business.” Come ask questions, share your thoughts, share an article, join our conversation! Every day, you can tap into your Friends for inspiration and answers to find the best resources.

Today’s Quiz: 5 Eye-Popping Things You May Not Know About Apple. 

We’re busy building a platform to connect women around running the “Family Business” and to make our everyday better with technology. Our membership-based community will be launching soon, but we’re starting now with our weekly Friend Letters to give you a peak at the useful resources we’re collecting and assembling.

We hope you come to think of our Friend Letters fondly, like getting together with friends for Friday lunch. Because this is a community built by friends for friends, we value your opinion and would love any feedback to help us to continue to zero in on what matters to you most.

We have also made it super-easy for you to invite your circle to Be In The Know and to Boost Your Tech Savvy. In one click and a few keystrokes, you’ll be on your way to helping women get more leverage and to BFF status–we always like to give our friends credit :).

It’s time to make technology a part of our every day conversation, and we invite you and your friends to join in the collaboration around running the “Family Business“. We know we always get the best information from our friends…

Invite Friends!


To sign up for Friend Letters, click here.



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