One of the unique features of Windows Phone 8 is Kidâ€™s Corner. It grants your kids access only to the apps, games, videos, and music you choose for them which prevents them from accessing your important stuff. NYT’s David Pogue today posted the “Pogie Awards for the Brightest Ideas of 2012” and Kid’s Corner was one of them. Remember, Windows Phone have already won this award for Camera button implementation a year back.
KIDâ€™S CORNER Windows Phone phones may not be flying off the shelves, but itâ€™s not because the software isnâ€™t any good. And Kidâ€™s Corner is particularly inspired.
The problem: Your offspring in the back seat claims to be bored, begs you to hand over your phone. (Yes, yes, thatâ€™s right â€” itâ€™s a first-world problem. But still.)
In the Windows Phone 8 software, with a quick left swipe from the Lock screen, you open Kidâ€™s Corner, a sanitized version of the operating system that contains only apps, music and videos that youâ€™ve handpicked in advance. Web browsing, e-mail and phone calls are off limits. So are in-app purchases.