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walled garden

A network or service that either restricts or makes it difficult for users to obtain applications or content from external sources. Cable TV and satellite TV are walled gardens, offering a finite number of channels and programs to their subscribers. When AOL was king of the Internet providers, it did an excellent job of keeping users on AOL-affiliated sites.

In 2007, Apple's iPhone was a walled garden with a basic set of applications. Soon after, Apple opened the iPhone, encouraging third-party developers to write apps as long as they were approved by Apple. Thus, the wall was broken, but not entirely, because Apple can disapprove any app that is submitted to its online store (see jailbreaking). Google Play (formerly Android Market) accepts all apps as long as they are not xxx rated. See iPhone and Android.

Company and Home Walled Gardens
Any organization can filter URLs and create a walled garden for its employees, preventing them from casually surfing the Web. Likewise, a computer can be set up to keep children from websites deemed inappropriate by parents. See parental control software.
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The scheme will bring the Grade II-listed historic walled garden back into use after 30 years through a mix of formal and produce gardens, events spaces, food and retail opportunities.
Now Durham-based Rainton Construction has started laying down roots for the transformation of the walled garden from a dereIict and decaying space into a showpiece of contemporary horticultural design.
I had just missed the rather civilised Flute and Champagne Evening where guests were invited to stroll around the beautiful walled garden with a glass of bubbles and being serenaded by flutes.
On display in Gibside's walled garden are over 150 embroidered tea towels, tablecloths and aprons hung on washing lines - as linen would have been in Capability Brown's lifetime.
rear garden has a decked patio and is a walled garden at the front.
It is grown in the greenhouses at Croxteth Hall's walled garden, where hundreds flocked today to catch a glimpse of the striking bluegreen shade flower.
Architectural services relating to a grade II* listed Walled Garden in a registered park, including repair of historic buildings and several glasshouses, and new education room and public toilets.
uk/baddesley-clinton This beautiful National Trust-run Tudor house boasts a walled garden, lake and moat.
A MAJOR project to restore an historic walled garden on the South Wales coast has been completed.
We visited the Victorian Walled garden, a restored kitchen garden that had fallen into ruin but has been lovingly restored by volunteers.
The handsome country star, who is performing at this year's P&O Ferries Dalriada Festival at Glenarm Castle, chilled out at The Walled Garden.