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E-books vs paper books: Parent/toddler reading studies conclusions differ

E-books vs paper books: Parent/toddler reading studies conclusions differ

We're going to talk about two contrasting studies here today centered on e-books, print books, parents, and toddlers. One study was published this week by Tiffany G. Munzer and colleagues who found toddlers interacted with parents more with print book reading than they did with e-books. Their study was done with 3 formats of book in a videotaped, laboratory-based, counterbalanced study of 37 parent-toddler dyads.

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iOS 12.2 arrives with Apple News+, AirPods 2 support, new Animoji

iOS 12.2 arrives with Apple News+, AirPods 2 support, new Animoji

Apple has released iOS 12.2, bringing its users the company's newly unveiled Apple News+ subscription service, as well as a new Siri ability for playing content on Apple TV from mobile, a few new Animoji, support for second-generation AirPods, and a selection of other smaller changes and bug fixes. The new update is rolling out to iPhone and iPad owners now.

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Apple Arcade is here to destroy Android gaming

Apple Arcade is here to destroy Android gaming

"We want to make gaming even better," said Tim Cook. The Apple CEO stood onstage at an event that'd already introduced a magazine subscription service and, for the first time ever, an Apple Credit Card that effectively turned the company into a financial services brand. Apple also wanted a new slice of the pie that was gaming - this time in a subscription service as well.

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Apple News Plus service release, pricing, and who’s involved

Apple News Plus service release, pricing, and who’s involved

Apple News added magazines to the mix at an event at Apple headquarters this morning. At the event, CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, spoke about how Apple News was already known for how it "prioritizes a news sources' reputation and value of its content over the propensity of its headlines to garner tweets and likes." Cook also spoke about how Apple News was made to be easy to use, have attention to detail, be private and secure, curated by experts, personalized, and include Family Sharing.

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Telegram adds nuclear conversation-delete for sender and recipient

Telegram adds nuclear conversation-delete for sender and recipient

Users can now delete any Telegram message at all, whatsoever, for both themselves and the user. This messaging app and service has been in service since 2013, and just now they've given their users the ability to delete any message they'd like, at any time, for both themselves and the person to whom they've communicated. This is what Telegram calls "complete control."

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Apple event today: Here’s how to watch live (now with Firefox and Chrome, too!)

Apple event today: Here’s how to watch live (now with Firefox and Chrome, too!)

Live in effect today is an Apple event the likes of which we've likely never seen before. Right now we're looking at the several different ways in which you can watch and experience the Apple event live, including live video from the Steve Jobs Theater, imagery (photos), captured video, and our main news feed in which you'll find all the news fit to post. This event will begin at 10AM PDT, which is 11AM Mountain Time, 12PM NOON Central Time, and 1PM Eastern Time.

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Apple event will focus on subscription services for news, video, and maybe games

Apple event will focus on subscription services for news, video, and maybe games

Apple will be holding its spring press event on Monday, March 25th, but unlike its usual stage presentations the company won't be focusing on new hardware. Instead, last week we saw staggered announcements for new iPads, iMacs, and AirPods. This frees up Monday's event to reveal something else entirely: a new set of digital services for things like news, video, and possibly even games.

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Firefox for iPad gets split screen support, tab tiles, and more

Firefox for iPad gets split screen support, tab tiles, and more

Mozilla has revealed a new version of Firefox for iOS that enables iPad owners to better control their browsing experience. The new version brings support for a number of features, including split screen, and improves convenience in other areas, such as offering one-click access to Private Browsing mode. As part of its announcement, Mozilla acknowledged that "iPads aren't just bigger versions of iPhones."

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Fortnite gets iOS stability update, but voice chat remains disabled

Fortnite gets iOS stability update, but voice chat remains disabled

Epic Games has released Fortnite update 8.11.1 for iOS, bringing a number of important stability bug fixes. The update is part of an ongoing process to address performance issues that have plagued the iOS version of the game since Season 8's arrival. The update comes only days after Epic restored voice chat functionality on the Android version of Fortnite.

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Apple AirPods upgrade: Two reasons 2nd-gen AirPods are worth it

Apple AirPods upgrade: Two reasons 2nd-gen AirPods are worth it

Apple's new AirPods are here, and while there are several obvious reasons to upgrade, for me it's the small - but important - details that have my finger hovering over the buy button. A perennial success since they first launched in 2017, AirPods epitomize Apple getting things right when it comes to convenience and simplicity. Question is, if you're a happy first-generation AirPods owner, should you be upgrading?

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Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs puts Apple ARKit to work this spring

Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs puts Apple ARKit to work this spring

GDC 2019 kicks off today, and one of the big announcements from the first day involves Angry Birds, which will soon be making the jump to augmented reality. Today, Rovio and Resolution Games announced Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs, which is something of a follow up to the virtual reality game of the same name. While Angry Birds is a franchise that's seen a ton of releases over the years, augmented reality could give us a fresh spin on its age-old gameplay.

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iPod Touch 2019 price and release teased for tomorrow

iPod Touch 2019 price and release teased for tomorrow

It's not long now before we see the next iPod Touch, a device we've not seen refreshed since July of 2015. Word from rather reliable sources suggested this week that a three-device reveal schedule was set for this week, including a new set of iPads, a new iMac, and a new iPod Touch. This device will look and feel similar to that of the most recent iPhone lineup, more than likely.

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