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Mailbox Review: mobile email disconnects again

Mailbox Review: mobile email disconnects again

This weekend we've had the pleasure of trying out one of the most beautifully simple looking apps ever made for iOS: Mailbox. This app is made to make your email experience simple, striking first for the Gmail crowd who otherwise would be working with the built-in iOS mail app or the Google-made Gmail app (or Sparrow, also owned by Google). It's not easy entering this space successfully when the actual creator of the service you're trying to vampire has their own app on the market - let's talk about why Mailbox might do it - starting with the never-fails strategy called keeping a line outside.

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Disney Infinity starter pack and play sets get expensive price tags

Disney Infinity starter pack and play sets get expensive price tags

Yesterday, Disney announced Disney Infinity, a new game that looks to capture a segment of the huge audience created by Activision's Skylanders line of games. We're sure the announcement lit up the imaginations of many different children, but those trips into famous Disney worlds are going to cost a healthy amount of money. Disney has stuck the starter pack with a $74.99 price tag, and each "Play Set" will require a payment of $34.99.

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Disney Infinity announced to capitalize on collectible craze

Disney Infinity announced to capitalize on collectible craze

Back when Activision announced the first Skylanders game, a fair few people thought that offering collectible toys to use with a video game wasn't a winning idea. Fast forward to today and Skylanders is easily one of Activision's biggest franchises, perhaps second to only Call of Duty. Disney today introduced the world to its answer to Skylanders, officially pulling the veil off Disney Infinity.

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Gmail adds support for 10GB Google Drive attachments

Gmail adds support for 10GB Google Drive attachments

Google is constantly improving their seamless integration between their various services, and today they've focused on Gmail and Google Drive. Google is making it easier for users to attach Google Drive files into Gmail messages by allowing up to 10GB file sizes when sending an email, as long as the files are stored in your Google Drive, since Gmail itself wouldn't be able to store a 10GB file in the first place.

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SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 24, 2012

SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: September 24, 2012

We've entered the last full week of September, which means that autumn, pumpkins, and little children asking for free candy are all in the near future (for some of us anyway). Today we found out that the iPhone 5 managed to sell 5 million units in its first weekend of availability, and that iOS 6 has been downloaded by 100 million users since it was released last week. Some enthusiastic analysts were left explaining their generous iPhone 5 sales predictions today, while others were saying that the iPhone 5 could top 50 million sales by the end of Q4.

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Facebook acquires Acrylic Software for Mac and iOS

Facebook acquires Acrylic Software for Mac and iOS

The big blue social network has once again purchased a mobile developer group in Acrylic Software, this time opting to take the talent and leave the already developed apps behind. This group is a creator of both mobile and desktop applications, but you might know them best from the apps Wallet and Pulp. The minds behind these RSS and database apps will be working for Facebook from here on out while the apps themselves will no longer be updated.

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Mac OS X Lion Review

Mac OS X Lion Review

What you're about to experience is a trip down the rabbit hole with Mac OS X Lion, Apple's newest desktop operating system. With yours truly you'll be both exploring and judging the way this nearly radical new system is set up and what it means to you, the consumer and me, the tech news publisher. What you're going to find is Apple's most innovative release since the original Mac OS X, the first big departure from the known paradigm inside the Mac world. In one gesture, (literally one gesture, as seen in section 2 of this exploration,) Apple has both bridged a gap between what's been called mobile OS, (or in their case, iOS), and desktop OS, further turning what it means to own a computer into what owning a computer will or does mean to you.

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