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iPhone 4S: how to set up multiple phone numbers under text messages send/receive option

Under settings text messages send/receive I had 3 phone numbers listed - mine and my children. I am not sure how this setup occurred although they have iPhones that use and are associated ...
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Get back guest user osx 10.10.1

I upgraded to 10.10.1 and now I can only reboot to Safari mode and enable parental controls on guest user is greyed. Does anyone know how to get the real guest user account back?
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How to restrict changing desktop wallpaper?

We have Macbook Airs running 10.8.1. These are exposed to students in a k-12 setting. I'd like to restrict their ability to change the wallpaper of the desktop. Is there a setting to configure?
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How do I set it up so when my child uses iMessage I can see the messages?

My daughter has an iPod and I have an iPad. We both have separate Apple IDs. How can I see her text message history on my iPad along with my own message history? If I change the Apple ID on my iPad ...
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Prevent calls from being made on iPhone

My daughter of 18 months loves to play with my iPhone. I'm okay with her randomly rearranging the home screen, resetting highscores and such, but now she's discovered how to make calls from the ...
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Am I being monitored?

I have a few questions to ask regarding the parental controls. I have a MacBook Pro OS X version 10.9.4. and it was bought by my ex to help me with my medical schooling. We’re no longer together. ...
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Parental control popups are constantly showing

So I have account on my iMac (Maverics OS) for children and parental controls are extremely unusable. 1. I created account and did set up whole account and applications 2. child logs in 3. child does ...
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Restrictions Password

Okay, so my dad put restrictions on my phone. He put it for many things that he didnt even know about. For example: downloading and deleting apps and safari. So now that i want to do different things ...
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Parental Controls not restrict Terminal Commands?

I have a Parental Controls limit on my child so I have to type in my password when they open a new application. I have recently discovered a problem though. They have tried programming in terminal. ...
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Parental Controls Always Allow does not work for Avid Media Composer

I've enabled Parental Controls on a new Nov 2012 iMac being used in a school for public access (OS X 10.8.2 Mountain Lion) and have restricted the applications this account can use. Everything works ...
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How to block Angry Birds Toons movies in iOS App (like Angry Brids Go)

Angry Birds Go comes with a menu item where you can watch Angry Birds Toons and other movies. Is it possible to block these movies (as a "parental control")? For example: Is the server serving the ...
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blank Parental Controls log display

After setting up a managed user on my daughter's laptop [2008 macbook pro, OSX 10.9.1], I tested that application and website logging worked - I was able to go into Parental Controls, bring up the ...
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Blocking websites on OS X

I would like to block some websites on the guest account, so my cousin cannot browse things that are not safe for my computer.
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Allow access to www.bbc.co.uk/cbeebies, but not www.bbc.co.uk

I'm using OS X Parental Controls to limit what my son can do on our Mac. He has his own user account, managed by the Parental Controls. Under Website Restrictions, I've chosen "Allow access to only ...
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Can I restrict ios to only one WiFi connection/SSID?

We have about 20 iPads for our business. We would like to restrict these devices to only be able to access our protected WiFi here and the devices from connecting to others. Is there an app, setting, ...
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Parental controls not logging off user

We are successfully using Parental controls to limit our childrens time by the computer. However I can't seem to be able to make the system log off the user when the time limit runs out. Since there ...
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Allow running applications created by guest

I try to figure out, how to allow guest to run applications that was created by him. First thing, I disallow all applications except Xcode in Parental Controls and I was hoping that there will be no ...
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Third Party Time Limiting software mac

Is there a time limit software for mac that does exactly what the "Bedtime" feature in Parental Controls does, except separately from the System Administrator framework? Here's what I want to do: I ...
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I forgot my restrictions password. How many times can I enter my password? [duplicate]

One night I randomly put in a passcode into my restrictions on my iPad and did not remember it the next day and I blocked my access to many integral features on the iPad (i.e. the App Store, photos, ...
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How can I kill processes when parental time limits expire?

My children routinely leave CPU hogging processes (usually flash games) running on our shared computer when they run out of computer time for the day, or when they are very close to running out of ...
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Parental Controls Through Terminal

I have it setup so that my son only has 1 hour of computer use per day. He commonly needs extensions, and I think the only solution to do it while I am away is through terminal. Is there a way to ...
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Disable repeated “You don't have permission to use the application” dialog boxes

We have set up parental controls on a child account to disable all but whitelisted applications from running. The problem is that now when the child first logs on we get repeated dialog boxes along ...
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Parental Controls on OS X reset themselves upon reboot

I set up Parental Controls on my daughter's Mac Book Pro. Sorry I don't know the OS, but the Mac is about 2 years old. Anyway we spent a few hours going through enabling all the web sites she needs. ...
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iPad Controls and Locks

Is there a way to lock kids out of settings and the controls for iPads? We have had issues where they change the screens, upgrade to iOS7, lock the device and other problems. We have a sync cart and ...
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Parental Controls flooded system.log with errors

I was digging around for fun, and found that my system.log was flooded with errors. Here is the output of sudo cat system.log | tail -8: Mar 19 15:33:06 THE-COMPUTER parentalcontrolsd[113]: ...
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How do I log into my child's OS X account (under parental control) without knowing the password?

My child (single-digit age) and I share the same Mac Mini. She has an account under parental control. However, she doesn't want to give me her password. How can I log into her account? Both from (1) ...
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Parental Controls Always Allow does not work

I have enabled Parental Controls on my son's MacBook Pro (OS X 10.8.1, Mountain Lion) and have restricted the applications his account can use. Everything works fine with the exception of Minecraft ...
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Parental filter which blocks Tarot and other Black magic

I am searching for a closed source or open source (MacPorts) internet filtering which blocks Black magic (for example Tarot) web sites. Very important that this also works with Russian language ...
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Website gets blocked by webfilterproxyd even without website restriction

I have a Mac Mini running Mac OS X 10.6.4 which has Parental Controls enabled for an account, but with Website Restrictions set to 'Allow unrestricted access to websites'. However, there is one ...
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Steam under Parental Controls

I need to allow Steam for someone's Parental Controls'd account, I've tried allowing steampowered.com and https://steampowered.com and allowing the copy of Steam.app in the applications folder. Also, ...
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Enable Parental Controls but allow Google Drive and game playing

I am administering the laptops of 2 of a friends's boys (13 and 15, so ...). I have put Parental Controls in place but this is playing havoc with Google Drive and Steam, possibly also Minecraft but ...
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Restrict Content in iTunes

I'd like to know if it is possible to restrict playback of certain content in iTunes. I know it can be done when using Apple TV 2/3 but can't seem to find a way to do it in iTunes itself. I can tag ...
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Is there a way to limit how frequently you can start an application?

On my phone, I'm am enjoying a new tweak called MailStop which sole purpose is to limit my reflex of checking my mail far too often. I have set it to not allow me to start the Mail app for five hours ...
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How to clone user accounts via Apple Remote Desktop - Mountain Lion

I am trying to configure a middle school lab of 25 new iMacs running 10.8 Mountain Lion. I would have liked to have cloned them over the network, but we don't have a Mac server. Right now they are all ...
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Set parental controls on an Admin account

So this is a strange question, but I'm starting to get really organized and stuff, and I want to make sure my computer shuts off at 10:00 (I'm in high school). The problem is, being the only admin on ...
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Making the Dock immutable

A relative who has difficulty with mouse control keeps inadvertently removing items from his Dock. I enabled Parental Controls to prevent him from doing so, but Parental Controls has a bug that ...
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Is there an app that can set time limits for Internet access?

Is there an app that I can run on my iMac that will regulate Internet usage? Specifically, I want to only allow internet to work between 6-8pm.
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Can I bypass iTunes Parental Restrictions on iOS devices?

I currently have all my DVDs ripped and stored on a Windows Media Centre box. I am considering moving over to iTunes, and to grab an Apple TV. This also would allow me to watch my movies on my ...
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OS X productivity application to block access to different websites?

I am looking for an OS X application that would block you from accessing certain websites, like social and entertainment one and even hide applications. The entire purpose is to create a working ...
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Pre-approve upgraded software/applications for users under parental control

I am responsible for keeping the software on our Mac at home up to date, and some software is updated rather frequently. This includes Firefox. FF is one of the applications our kids are allowed to ...
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Extract a disk image without diskimagemounter

I have an account on a school system where they won't allow us to mount virtual images. I can run arbitrary programs as a user, though not as root. I've tried mounting it from the command line using ...
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Parental Control Time Limits not taking effect

My step-daughter has an iMac with OS X Lion. She has an account that auto logs in, with no password on it. Previously, we'd been using the parental controls to keep her from getting up and using the ...
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How to disable the “Your computer time is almost up.” dialog?

When parental controls are enabled and computer time setting is set, the controlled user will be shown a dialog 15, 5 and 1 minute(s) before the time is up: An admin user can add more computer time ...