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ToyMail mailmen act as simple communication tool-toys for kids

ToyMail mailmen act as simple communication tool-toys for kids

If you're in the mood for an above-average strange and positive learning tool for kids this season, creators Gauri Nanda and Audry Hill have a project you might want to take a peek at: ToyMail. Using handheld toys called "mailmen", this project allows the user to record a message in an iPhone app and subsequently have that message transmitted to their child. The child hears the message, giggles, and has only to press a single button to send a message back.

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Inbox Cube for iOS enlivens email with customizability

Inbox Cube for iOS enlivens email with customizability

The team behind Inbox Cube are not satisfied with the way email looks and functions on mobile devices. They've decided to create their own unique interface, one that centers not just on the user's ability to customize the way they recieve emails, but in the way the whole experience is unleashed. Here the folks at Inbox Cube aim to help users engage in conversation in a way that's long since become entirely rare in the email universe.

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App Store and iTunes Fatal errors appear throughout US

App Store and iTunes Fatal errors appear throughout US

There's an error appearing for users this afternoon for iDevices and desktop computers when they access iTunes or the App Store with the word "Fatal" in it. While we wouldn't recommend panicking quite yet, you can rest easy in knowing you're not the only one to see said error. A variety of users in forums and help arenas today are reporting the same login breakdown.

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Apple Store (RED) lights recognize World AIDS Day

Apple Store (RED) lights recognize World AIDS Day

This weekend Apple recognized World AIDS Day in bright red lights and red innards across the world. With their red Apple logos up front of stores turned red with red plastic filters and their (PRODUCT)RED merchandise rolling through the store, Apple made certain they were seen as one of the world's largest supporters of the cause.

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Apple iPhone-tracking lawsuit dismissed

Apple iPhone-tracking lawsuit dismissed

A lawsuit against Apple over iOS location tracking and infringed privacy has been dropped after two years, with the same judge that recently awarded the Cupertino firm $290m in damages from Samsung ruling that outraged iPhone users hadn't demonstrated any legitimate violations. The case, filed back in 2011, saw four iOS users complain that their smartphones were transmitting location data even when the feature was ostensibly turned off, with devices storing up to a year of records in an undisclosed log file.

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Nokia Lumia 2520 commercial misleads, plays on geek insecurities

Nokia Lumia 2520 commercial misleads, plays on geek insecurities

Nokia has released a somewhat misleading commercial having a go at a tablet that could be interpreted as an Apple iPad while touting its own, new Lumia 2520 tablet. The ad focuses on the competitor tablet's lack of a keyboard and allegedly shorter battery life. The problem with the ad is that it fails to mention that the attachable Nokia Power Keyboard that makes mechanical typing possible on the 2520 -- and extends the tablet's battery life by a claimed 50% -- doesn't come standard with the 2520.

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