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Accidental Parenting
Accidental Parenting

Episode 10 · 3 years ago

S01E9: Techno-parenting

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

How much screen time is too much? We share the first video games we played, what ages kids should have phones, and discuss the technology at our kids' fingertips.

Normally we like to record these episodes after our kids have gone to bed, but this episode is being recorded earlier in the evening, all thanks to technology. Yes, technology, I. Pads, laptops, kindles and video games. Technology has been keeping parents sane and kids quiet for years. Go Out and get your kids some technology today than a few hours of screen time for day. For most childrens careen time to be limits for children under than twenty fo month. Acid non parenting does not endorse thesee technology to babies are distract children. No texting and drinking board work Kherbit of by law. Huge thank you to today's sponsor. Technology Pretty Great. What would we do without it? I know right. Hey, what was the first video game you ever used? Like the first device, first video game? Let me think about that for a minute. I remember mine. We had this tiny handheldt said Nintendo the brand on it, but it was black and white, small, pre game boy, really small, and there were these little firemen that you would move back and forth and there were these babies jumping out of a burning building and you would catch them like babies or people. They were like look like they would tiny people, but firemen were like tiny, like stick figures, and then the babies were like tinier stick figures, so like kids jumping out of like a orphanage. Okay, that was on fire, and you would catch them and then they would bounce to the right twice. So you had to go back and forth to catch them as they're coming out of the building and then catch them as and then, if that you didn't catch them, they would hit the ground and die. But it didn't. It wasn't blood or anything. It was just like a little you could tell. You knew that they were hisstored. Oddly enough, this sounds like an IOS game APP that I saw one of our kids download the early whereas like yeah, people dying, and spot had to look it up. It was called bouncing babies. It was babies that INN it. So that still exists and they could download it. Oh, you mean like they were yeah, they're, but the game was called bouncing will be bouncing babies. I looked at at this is like in the early S, right, and it was Nintendo.

Yes, oh my gosh, you can play it now on a Retro Games site. It's kind of nuts, right, but it was so fun we fought over it. My I remember my brother's like waiting right by my elbow to play and as soon as I was done, they're like my turn, because the only thing we had in the whole House that like had batteries and it. Yeah, that's amazing. So, other than the classic and es that we had growing up, I think that was our first gaming console. I had a speak and spell. Oh yeah, like the little of the sad computer box with a keyboard and it was like the computer monotone voice and it was spelling games. Yeah, I think that was the thing, the first official screen time that I had as a kid, and I don't know that my siblings had a ton of technology. They're much older than me, much older. I don't know that they had a lot of games, but that was the first one that I remember having and we would all kind of fight over it. Yeah, how much screen time would you get? Like minutes or well, it's I mean we had like the one game that we'd share with all four kids, but it's not like there was anything else. Right, screen time was totally different back then. Yeah, I remember I would get it for like a minute. I get until I died, until I you had like three like if three babies died, you were to your turn was over. Well, it will screen time. He's different back then too, because you had what double a or probably see or de size batteries in that game, little pill batteries, but it's still the battery dies, then it's like that. No more screen time. That still six months. We can convince mom or dad to go get a new batteries. But we did watch TV. We didn't have cable but we had local network channels. I remember watching cosby show. Okay, yeah, we watched cosby show, but you I remember you talking about cable TV shows. I never saw any of those. Well, yes and no. So we didn't get cable until I was a little bit older. As a kid, I remember we would watch channel five and that had in the afternoons. It was great. We'd have we do Evan Baked French bread pizzas from Costco and we'd sit down and watch I love Lucy, like every day Andy Griffith show, like during the...

...summer. Oh No, when there's nothing going on and it's too hot, because it's Arizona and it's always too hot. I Love Lucy Andy Griffith show. You know, some of those old timey shows before we got cable and then I got into like saved by the Bell, all of the classics. Yes, you're pretty good at saved by the Bell Trivia. I should have had that be the game. I've fend the Bell Trivia. Anyone out there to compete against me? And saved by the Bell Trivia? I'm probably a little bit rusty. I have not seen anything. I've never seen you miss the question. A comment to question. Cole will know the answer. Bring it, Chad doesn't seed Google. Yeah, we watched family matters tool time. Okay, that's like I feel like I was older by the time, as I don't remember when I was a kid, I really I do remember watching Saturday morning cartoons and we would wake up super early and go watch cartoons on Saturday. Yeah, all morning. Well then, our kids don't even watch official TV. Today they'll they'll watch something on Netflix, so are older. Addy will watch something on Netflix, but they'll really just turn on youtube and just watch whatever. Like they don't watch regular TV, I know they. And then they just go to like the videos like this one. And you know what they watch a lot. You know this that it's like instructional videos are like opening. It's like they're watching someone open and lol doll or a shopkin totally, and it's like the description videos of the unpackaging of an lol doll. They were they love it to watch other kids playing with toys, although you have these exact same toys. Go play with them yourself. No, no, it's more fun to watch this other, watch another display, thirty year old living in his parents basement pretending, pretending to play toys, and it's fascinating for that. So I would feel a lot of guilt if I let my kids watch screen time all Saturday morning. But I don't think my kids, my parents, really felt guilty about that. I mean, hold on, we we don't really our kids probably watch screen time and shows all Saturday mornings, it's true. We just don't know about it. We're not here to see it. We go and play hand volleyball. Yeah, addy watches the kids here. It's a standing practice that every Saturday morning for a few hours we're just not home. Other parents are taking their kids...

...on hikes. You know, we do that as well. Just true. Other did not Saturday, more n afternoon, yeah, evening. Yeah, come home, go swimming with everyone. Would do family things. So, but why do I feel so much guilt for letting my kids have screen time. If I'm here and I've got stuff I've got to do, I'll let them have screen time, but I have so much guilt. Well, this is this is what it comes down to for me. I remember taking our kids as infants into the doctor and the pediatricians would say, Hey, no screen time at all until they're two years old, right, and they had that drilled in my brain that, oh, I can't let my kid play with my phone, I can't turn on the TV, like that was a big thing for us as young parents. I don't know that our parents got that morning. Well, and it just didn't exist. Like I didn't have screen to watch all the time. So, yeah, a few hours of TV here and there, but it wasn't wasn't like our kids have now, where they have accessed us so much. Yeah, because I'm going to watch I love Lucy, but I'm not going to watch judge wapner. You know I'm going to question like no, you couldn't watch hours and hours. There was no on wasn't on demand and there was no one demand. Yeah, so I do think so that sometimes they use fear tactics, right, like no screen. I mean, what are the reasons? We just know, like it's what's going to melt their brains. No, it's if your kid watches screen time under the age of two, they're going to grow up to be dumber and a bag of hammers. Yeah, that's right, but I believe, I believe that they will be dumb, which may or made not be accurate, but there are articles that teach us some things about why we shouldn't sure. So we were reading one from the Mayo Clinic, which is always the ultimate authority. Right, Oh, it's the mail. They know what they're talking about. If I ever have to get out of something at work, I can say, Oh, I've got to put a doctor's appointment. I was like, yeah, I'm not sure, and then I say, Oh, it's at the Mayo Clinic. Oh Oh, yeah, that's imply yeah, which it is. I mean, Hey, props to the Mayo Clinic. Potential sponsor. Don't want to don't want a dog that can cover all our medical bills. Yeah, yeah, so technology sponsor, Mayoka.

I think I mentioned sleep number as a potential sponsor. We actually did end up going with the sleep number bed, so thanks for that, sponsor. Should they'll sleep numbers back for that the cost a little bit. So I was looking on that article and once they're five, it said a couple after age two was saying one hour, but it has to be extremely educational music something like that, that they will actually baby Einstein starn from. Well, I that those were all recalled. Do you remember that really? Because they had claimed that they were educational and then it turned out they couldn't prove it and they had to recall all of them and everybody got their money. So it turns out that Albert Einstein wasn't the executive producer of maybe Hinstein. shocker. Interesting, but they know five years. Sorry, we're you gonna say so. I really care say. It's like Abraham Lincoln always said, quotes on the Internet are always unreliable because it's impossible to verify their authenticity. That's funny, Abraham Lincoln, and would have loved the Internet. Thanks for the courtesy. Laugh. That was yeah, well, I just felt bad cutting you. I was gonna say anytime you say ha ha, that's funny. That's a courtesy. Laugh and furtasy laugh place reality. That's funny. Oh honey, that's so funny. Yeah, joke. So after the age of five, it'said two hours, that kids can have two hours, but it should still be educational. And then as they grow. I was reading it said that we should keep in mind that poor quality screen time has been linked to doing to hear the list or these, the scare terrifies here. This is the scare tactive, but it's like, whoa right? Obesity? NOPE, don't want irregular sleep schedule. So do you not want behavioral problems? Definitely not. Loss of social skills, I'm scared violence. Whoa the last one? Usually they say the worst for last, right. Yeah, last one here is less time for play. Well, that's not so bad. I love that. Same for last, though, no, that's good. Yeah, let's lead with the I'm sure that someone in the room was...

...saying, Hey, we've got this article, these tips on reasons why people, parents should avoided screenshive time for their older children. Let's do it in this order. And someone else came in. Its in and out. Let's switch up the order. Switch up this order. Let's go with the scared, scared right away, and then he's US time for play at the end. That's interest. So then I was talking about older kids. As your kids get older. Okay, that you should still prioritize unstructured playtime. Yeah, create tech free zones like meal times and homework. They shouldn't be using screen at Homework, which I've had some frustrations because I feel like more and more all of their homework is screen time. It's all on the laptop. They yet there's a lot of this piece isn't necessarily screen time, but when I'm helping them with homework, there will be a math problem with that. I don't know. So I always say, Alexa, what is this? Number of the times this or we google it. Yeah, she didn't hear me, didn't turn on it was worried. I said it quietly. I kind of say yeah, but I feel like that might be US using technology or screen time to help our kids. Is that a bad example? Maybe. So we're like they're teaching them. If you don't know, Google it instead of trying to learn and remember how to do it. Yeah, it's tricky. It's tricky because we are our generation is the first generation that is using technology with our kids. So we're setting the example, we're setting the stone. That the tone of how they should be using technology, screen time and phone. Yeah, they look to us for an example, and I for sure got on that Orsa no, you can't have screen time, and they're like where are you on your phone? Yeah, and my excuse is who pays for all of this? I do when I want. Yeah, I have different rules. Your child rules don't apply to me. Really true, though, that if we're on screen, we're total hypocrite? Oh for sure, and they can't be. You know, I've an interesting story about that. So that my current employer, they offer an online application that helps with the well being of their employees. It's actually a really cool program it's in partnership with Arianna Huffington's company and with this partnership, employees are able to...

...take assessments. Just there's five or six different assessments, ten fifteen questions each about their mental health and readiness to be at work. And one of the assessments is on sleep. Are you getting out of sleep? And there's ten questions that you answer. One of the assessments is your relationship with technology. So I went through and I was completing a demo of this product for a prospect. I went through and I completed this assessment that talks about my relationship with technology and I answered it honestly and I squirted it about a fifty percent and I was kind of embarrassed. But what was really cool is, based on this partnership that we have, your score will align with recommended articles, MMM, that you should read. So, based on the score that I got, fifty percent, go read an online article and some more time on Sno, but the article that had the article that it recommended was one written by Ariana Huffington and the title was parenting well distracted. So it was all about tips that you can do to parent while being not distracted by technology, if that makes sense, being not distracted. Do you feel like you've done better since you read that article? Oh, I didn't read the article. Your screen time limit was I was bad, too busy checking my insta. So we have set screen time limits for our kids. When I checked my own, you know how you can see what you're spending screen time on. And yes, so we use APP are we use apple, an apple built into the settings. Let me see what it's called. It's called screen time. Right. Yeah, right there. Yes, screen time. So you can track your don't look at my don't judge me. I use my phone for work now when I checked mine, I was shot. We take all of us this. So, yeah, you can click on your settings, you can go to the screen time APP and it shows you your daily average, which, when I checked mine, I was like this is wrong, this can't be a but you use yours for work? Yeah, sure, like checking texting, emails and stuff. But yeah, that all can see. It adds up. And the certain Game App you can see how much time you spent on that really. So, yeah, individual apps you can...

...see and like Oh, delete, got a delete some apps off my phone that I spent too much time on. For sure. Yeah, that's interesting. But we could set limits for our kids, and we did. You can set to so that they only have a certain amount of time screen time period. You can set specific apps that you don't want them to be able to use or use less time on certain APPS, and there used to be third party apps that would allow you to do this, but now that apple has this built in, it's really convenient because I can go in and I can set a daily limit for my kids. If it's two hours, I can do that. I can approve more time all from my sets tomorrow. They can request more time for specific APPS. We can approve time for fifteen minute, thirty minute, hour long increments. It's really been a great tool for us to help manage that screen time because if it didn't, if it went unmanaged, they would just be more like dumber in a bag of hammers. So that that's one thing that Mayo Clinic said to do, which we do well, I feel like, as setting those limits at least, and also having them charge devices outside of their room. That's what's been that. Yeah, yeah, making sure they do charge. We make them charge their bedroom drop stairs. So we make them charge downstairs. We don't let him have screen in their rooms at all. Exert onto the screen because we're recording this polic usually they're, you know, downstairs and in a public area if they're on room. So all these thing. I'm looking at Mayo and it's saying, you know, make sure their screen is where you can see it so you can kind of monitor what types of things are spending time on on the screen. And and yeah, I could definitely say the important speaking of and we can come back to the Mayo if you're not done there. What it's okay really, but speaking of go on, unless thing it just said to eliminate background TV, which we never do that, but a lot of people do. Or you'll walk in and they just have the TV on. You know, I do that when I travel for work. I always turn the Hotel Delta Hotel TV on and just have it background. But yeah, I don't know why. It doesn't have anything to do with my kids, only you miss your family. Miss you so much, so much so you. You talked about monitoring and there are a couple of APPs out there that...

I thought were really cool. And this goes back to the idea of how old should child be when they get a cell phone or smartphone? We're pretty strict on this, maybe more strict than others. Our daughter comes home every day and says all of my friends have brand new iphone. So I got a bone to pick with all the parents that are the friends of my kids friends or parents of my kids friends. Why are we letting our kids have smartphones at tow of thirteen? And you can justify this all you want. You's Oh, you know, I need to keep track of I need they've got practice. Well, we grew up with all of without all of that. All you're doing right now is being a helicopter Barrett. That's that's my bits tricky because we have to give our kid one because all the tech, everything is text anymore. They never call each other and that's fine. I miss out on, yeah, some of the social things, but there's a smartphone's difference between having either a smartphone or a flip phone, or even are uses old phones of ours that aren't activated and they can do everything that they need to on Wi fi. They got facetime, they've got messages, but when there's a brand new iphone ten that has phone service, I don't want to I don't want to spend all that money. But there is another APP that I wanted to talk about. This is the text now APP. We download this on this is on our kids phone. It gives the kid a phone number because, once again, our kids do have phones but they're not activated, so they have to use it on Wi fi. But there are other kids out there who maybe have an android phone that they can't use apple messages. With text now, you download it, you log in, you create a profile, it gives you a local phone number and then you can use that phone number to text and make phone calls to people who don't have apple messages. And it's been Wifi. Still rite over Wi fi, but it's gon been great. S If I'm an email out, because that, yeah, it doesn't use an email. She can contact all of her friends who aren't on Apple. And what's great is we can download that same APP on our phones and monitor kind of what's going on, and we're big on monitoring if they've got a phone, right, but we used to have to check it on her phone. We used to, which I get on our face. That was just thanks. Yeah, yeah, so we also have...

...some other like the nest camera, has been really helpful. Yeah, yeah, the nest camera. So second best babysitter. First Best Baby, said babysitters, the IPAD. Second best babysitters the nest camera. Well, first best is our thirteen year old. First best is US best, but it's not called babysitting when it's your own. Yes, our thirteen. Yeah, first best. A second best is the IPAD. Third best is the nest camera, even when the thirteen year old is around, to make sure they're not just sitting around watching a nanny cam. It's spine amazing. And let's talk about this. For me, because I think there's been a trend in, you know, recent years to use baby monitor cameras. Oh yeah, and that's that's huge right. Everyone wants to know and make sure they're this is kind of helicopter parenting, but that's okay safety. We did it, yeah, until the twins through the monitor away. We had two cameras. It was a great set up, great system. We had one camera on each twin and when they started to learn how to walk and figured out what things were, they were pretty convinced things they threw on away. It was just gone all the sudden. But if I could do it over again or if I were doing it now, I would totally just use a nest camera. Except did you hear? What? Did you read this article? Oh yes, I read an article last week nest cameras. There's a trend in people's nest cameras being hacked and I remember when we went with the baby monitor, the video baby monitor, and remember my parents saying, Hey, be careful, you know that stuff uses wireless frequency, that's that stuff can be hacked. And I thought now, no one's going to hack a baby camera. But sure enough, the nest cameras are being hacked and it's not because of any security glitch in the WI FI system. People are hacking people's actual nest accounts. So they're getting their user names in their passwords. And this article mentioned this guy who got a phone call from his wife and it was saying someone it was talking to their nanny through the nest camera, and then any wouldn't respond. So then they started making threats, saying that they were...

...going to take their kids and they were going to come after them. So the guy does reese, does some research online and sure enough, all over the place nest cameras are getting hacked because the the using passwords are too easy. So if you're dying any sort of online camera or device, Nest Ring, make sure you're using him and password is secure. I just set up the two factor authentication on our next so many time we log and it's going to also send us a text code. So that's one extra level of protection there. Yeah, that's really freaking. And then we have the ring doorbell. Can they hack the ring doorbell? I mean, if your password is some strong enough, they can hack everything. Well, remember when my email got hacked? I'm not really so. We were living it was a couple of years after we were married and we were living in Scottsdale and someone sent out emails to all of my cards are that said that I was traveling on vacation somewhere in Africa and I left my laptop and my bags and everything in the car and the taxi and I can't get it back and you get a wiremy money quickly. Was Pretty reslop pretty quick and sent to everybody like that's that's not from me. I've been happens all the time on facebook where I'll get a message from someone saying I've been hacked, disregard new friend requests for me. Will stop clicking things on facebook. You know, no judgment, but I do it too. It's like, Oh, this bunny rabbit looks baby bunny rabbit looks like an Old Wise Con foo master. I'm like, Oh, Click, you know, twenty five minutes later. So we the thing is, like they're going to be they're going to be using screen. It's up to us to teach them appropriate behavior so they know what to post and what not to Pasure, what cyber bullying is and why you shouldn't do it right. But even a lot of adults don't even practice that. There's so much cyber bullying that goes on and trolling on facebook all the time, all the time. Yeah, did you see President Obama, previous President Obama was? He gave a talk and he was saying, you know, basically like this trolling on twitter. He's like this isn't helping, this isn't not...

...that, this is not, you know, a catalyst for change. Yeah, and criticize there, which, yes, especially when when it comes to politics. Right, I know people. I'm not going to mention anyone by name, especially if they're close relatives, but they'll get onto politicians facebook posts and they'll like trolling, be like, Oh, yeah, I can't believe you're doing this, like I kind of mentioned name. Back off. It's let people, let people be, and trolling is it's a form in my opinion, maybe an unpopular opinion, but it's a form of Cyberbull I just feel like you should never put anything online that you wouldn't say to someone's face. Yeah, or, if any something that could be considered negative, and we talked about this a lot. We've got a commenting rule on instagram. If ever we're going to comment on something on instagram or Facebook, if it's obviously a joke, but even if it could be seen as at all negative. We delete it. Ye, don't post, because sometimes I'll like, oh, this is so funny, it's kind of sarcastic and I could see them interpreting it negatively. Don't want that. Not going to post it. Guess Yeah, it's I don't want to be that and I want to teach our kids that too. Yes, like it or not, they're growing up with social media and if we don't teach them how to do that, who will? No one will write. Okay, I have a game. I'm excited about this. I'm ready. So here's what I'm going to do. I'm going to wait before we play the game. Yes, what one more thing that we need to talk about? Is that all we've got for technology to think? So I'm okay covered. One more thing. Broken screens. Oh Man, another reason why I'm not going to buy my child and iphone a brand new ro Max, eleven pro Max. They break their screens and we've told our kids that if they break a screen and they want a new screen, they've got to pay for themselves. So we did that. Our oldest broken screen. She says it wasn't her fault. Well, yeah, no, see, sure it had fallen out of her pocket and someone stepped on it. But that is not her fault that someone stepped on it. But you got to protect this device, treat it with a little more respect than letting up while out. It's expensive to replace the screens, like seveous,...

...five hundred and eighty bucks, but she she did it, she paid for it and a month or two later, broken screen again, and I'm thinking, why wasn't like a fell next to the seat and got wedged and then she moved her seat. Yes, cracked it. Why would? I've never broken a screen on my phone. Knock on wood. We don't want that to happen. But at the same time, like, why would I buy new phones for my kids when they're just going to break the screens? We've got some old IPIE IPADS. same scenario, like they keep dropping him, they keep breaking the screen. Second time will will like he'll, he'll stand on a couch holding it over the back of the couch and then he just drops it onto the Chi drop it. I'm like, crack so many time he's that's because he's thinking if he breaks the screen, Oh maybe they'll just buy me a new IPAD. That's really be he's not dumber in a bag of hammers. Now he's smart. All Right, I think we're done with technology information. We ready to talk about we could talk about someone like the Disney circle stuff, and Wi fi can't know that people are doing. IS HE SAR Cousney Circle? I don't know that means. What do you need to Google Disney Circle quidations? Tell me now, as I'm going to tell a different story while you look up Disney s all right, all right. So we use a Wi fi network that's called a Mesh Network. This brought to you by Eero Wifi hero its. Just just in case anyone from ero out there is listening. When we had to update our WI FI network a few years ago, I was looking into the Google network system, but it wasn't ready to be released yet. Ero was a competitor Er. Oh and they set up a really cool Mesh net at work system that allows you to turn on and off individual devices at certain types of day. So I set up a bedtime routine for our kids so our kids can't get wi fi after nine o'clock. It yeah, for I can pause their Wifi in the middle of the day. You've seen those memes on the Internet where says, Hey, if you want today's Wi fi password, you gotta take a picture of something that has today's date on it, with a clean kitchen and your clean bedroom and text it to mom. She'll give you the WIFI password, something like that. My question is, how do they text if they don't have the Wi fi password? They have to get the WIFI password. They've...

...bought service for their kids. That's sounded text. Yeah, you don't need stop doing that parents. We don't want to have to. So the worsts are the worst. I looked up Disney circle. It's like parental controls on the Internet. Right, yeah, it's it's parental controls, but it's a little bit more convenient than the workarounds that we use, I think when a lot of these things didn't. You've just said up print. Well, control. What if I was wrong? Oh, you weren't sure. I know, I know, I kind I thought I knew what it was, but whatever, I was way off her. Rental Control. Yeah, it's like, like she said, for rental controls. Sir, I know a lot of people do like that. I remember net nanny from forever. I go so where you can just, you know, control what your kids are watching, and then there's like vid angel, where you can edit the movies that are being seen. Well, it's great. There there are all of these third party resources like Disney Circle. But really what is needed is the creators of the WI FI systems, IOS era. They need to enable more controls, which they're doing, which ero does, which IOS does, when it makes it more convenient for us as parents. Yeah, all right, now, we now. Yeah, we can play your little game. That's a good one. Okay, I'm going to give you a list of things that your iphone can do, and one of them is not true. Only one of these your iphone cannot do. I did just get a new IPHONE, so I'm pretty savvy on what it can and can't write. We'll see if you can pick it out ready. We shall see. Okay. First one, create custom vibrations. Yes. Second, diagnosed your car troubles. Potentially, yes, with the right connection. Third, check the batteries on your remote. MMM, we read them all and then, okay, okay. Four, set the cursor to hover without selecting text or images. Weight set the cursor to hover. What cursor? The curson? That one's got to be real. Okay, play your favorite show on your TV. Okay, keep you safe while walking home. Yeah, set doings. This is all...

I thought. This is there's eight, four, eight. Okay, set do not disturb based on location or if it senses you're driving. Okay, become a level, like a level. Okay, wall is that the last one. All of them. One of those is right, true. One of those that can't. I really I got hung up on the check your remote batteries. Yeah, that's the one I got hung some think I'm gonna say the IPHONE cannot do that. I mean, potentially you could have a connection that does that. Right, if you can have a connection that plugs into your phone then plugs into your car, you can diagnose your car. So why not one that would also? It's just has someone come up with that? Is there really that much of a need to check batteries, remote weight, what remote batteries, and also like TV remote? Okay, because I can check my air pod batteries, so that could probably can check your TV. About that. It's on the same Bluetooth. Maybe it was. If they are referring to if your TV remote is Bluetooth, it could probably check your batteries. Okay, let's read through. What's your bout again? Quickly create custom vibrations. Okay, diagnosed car troubles, check batteries on a remote. Set the cursor to hover without selecting text or images. Play your favorite show on your TV. Keep you safe while walking home. Set do not disturb based on location or if it senses you're driving. Become a level. All Right, I'M gonna go with and I think this is possible through some of the technologies, but you would have to have too many third party apps to set and play your favorite TV. No, probably not. That you brought thy can do all these. Really struggling? Yeah, one of these. You cannot do. It's it's no, it's you really one of these, I think. Will See. Maybe I'm right. This is like the Word Association game that I struggled with so much black liquorice. All Right, I'm gonna go just because I don't understand the set cursor to hover without a celebt rate. It's that one. Are you serious? Because that's the one I had to write and try to make it make sense. So you can you all of these things, which is crazy, and you can look...

...them all up online, so it was really easy to find a list of surprising things your cell phone can do. Yeah, was really hard to find something believable that it can't do yet. But what I could find where people complaining because your cursor, that little cursor guy, when you're hovering, you on anything right? For a long time that couldn't hover at all, like you know how on a like a mouse, very early you could cover. Used to not be able to. Now you can, but it always, when you let go at selects text. Did you like the word? Did you notice in the latest edition of Ios, maybe it's thirteen, they've changed how it hovers, how you change move the cursor. It used to have a little se let go and say that selects that word. Oh, it does it now. It used to online that. See, they were all true, we're all but what I the information I had online that was old said that it couldn't do that. And now on your friend now and yeah, that's the newest update with and, but it also got rid of that little that little magnifying glass. Yep, it's just mind stalls because I'm not updated yet. And Mine, if you let go of it, it selects the word. I love technology that can do all of this. See, I was right. It were right. Street question really thought that the one was all right. Like, wait, what, Curson? I'm like, you know, the cursor? Yeah, I don't know. That's that's all we've got for this. Addition, we've got to go rescue our kids from their ipads with glass screens. But enough time. Grow Up to be dumb. See next time.

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