Finally - a solution to feeling dumber than our kids when they teach us how to do something on our iPad. Starting October 1, Toys R Us will debut the Tabeo, a tablet just for kids running on Android OS.
"The device is wrapped in a soft "bumper" to protect the hardware if it falls out of a child's slippery fingers. It also includes extra controls in the device's built-in browser. For example, parents can set different Internet safety controls for up to eight users, either by blocking certain categories of content or disallowing access to specific sites. The Tabeo can also be set to allow Internet access only on certain days or during certain hours."
It will be interesting to see if parents prefer to get kids their own or keep letting them use the family tablet. While the Tabeo seems much more kid-proof, many of the child safety apps and cases available for regular tablets can render any tablet "safe for children."
Learn more about the Tabeo kids tablet here
Construction software providers constantly search for ways to satisfy the end-user of its products and services. At eSUB we understand this more than most, having curtailed our software based on the needs of subcontractors. In order to maintain fluid accessibility across multiple platforms, eSUB has become a founding member of the Construction Open Software Alliance (COSA). This collaborative effort looks to standardize the software associated with all aspects of construction and project management. COSA’s main goal is to produce an "efficient [platform] for the end user to operate multiple applications" seamlessly. Some other partners include Cloud Takeoff, NOTEVAULT and SmartBidNet. The 2012 Construction Technology Integration Report lead to the urgency of COSA’s development. James Benham gave the keynote address at the AGC IT Forum in Chicago yesterday on the need for open integration between construction software providers. Read more about the changes taking place in construction software at the official COSA website.
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