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Protect your child's email experience with Tocomail for iOS

There's always a degree of tension present when it comes to technology and children; what's appropriate and safe for a savvy 10-year-old may be nothing but trouble for a less-responsible teenager, and only an involved and vigilant parent or caregiver can make decisions about what works for a particu...

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Guided Access is the single greatest iOS feature for parents and kids

If you're like me and you routinely have to mind an Angry Birds-obsessed 3-year-old, you already know how easily tiny fingers can find their way to strange parts of the iPad and iPhone. You can disable WiFi or even turn cellular data off to prevent unauthorized web browsing, but that's tedious and...

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Ten educational apps for kids with their first iPad

Learning doesn't have to be boring. It can be enjoyable with the right tools and approach. If your child has a new iPad or a new hand-me-down model, check out these 10 apps that'll make learning their letters, state capitals and math facts fun. You can also check out this longer list, which includ...

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Are you sick? Get ready for your iPhone to take your temperature and diagnose your illness

My iPhone can tell me where I am in the world, remind me when I need to take my vitamins and bring me face-to-face with relatives all over in an instant, but it can't tell me why I have this nagging cough -- at least not yet. As Fast Company reports, a new iPhone app/accessory combo hopes to chang...

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Jimmy Kimmel gives a 5-year-old a Sony tablet and the result is adorable

Arden Hayes is 5 years old. This past July he made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's show to show off his incredible knowledge of the US presidents. He's adorable and precocious, so naturally they had him on the show again. After showing off all the things his recently learned about world geography...

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A comprehensive list of developers who make apps for kids

Apps are wonderful tools for learning and fun, but sometimes it's hard for parents to find companies that make kid-friendly apps. Sometimes those recommendations come from odd places, like a random tweet invoking Oskar Schindler. Today's tip comes from just such a tweet, sent by Twitter user @bmf....

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Apple launches 'Kids' category on App Store

Apple has quietly launched a new category in the App Store: Kids. First announced at WWDC, the newly launched category features apps curated by Apple's editorial staff, appealing to children of certain age ranges including sections for: "Best for Ages 5 & Under," "Best for Ages 6-8" and "Best ...

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Explore the history of Disney's animated films in the 'Disney Animated' app

If you're a film, animation or Disney junkie, you're going to love the latest app Disney has released for iOS. Disney Animated explores the history and animation of all 53 animated Disney films. The app is a love letter to the company that was so important in the history of animation. Users can e...

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Kids under 13 with approved educational accounts can now access the iTunes Store

Macworld reports that Apple on Thursday made a slight adjustment to its iTunes Terms and Conditions. Under the new T&C, children under the age of 13 can now have their own iTunes account with access to applications and book services if their Apple ID was provided at the bequest of an education...

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Apple this summer to offer camp where kids can learn how to 'become filmmakers'

Apple this summer will be offering another film-focused session of Apple Camp where kids ages 8-12 will be able learn all the finer points about film production. The camp is free and takes place at Apple retail stores. On its website, Apple touts the camp as a fun workshop "where kids become filmm...

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Five apps to help you identify birds and their beautiful songs

Spring means migration and the return of birds to many parts of North America. It also means warmer weather and sunny days that are perfect for birding. Here is a list of apps to help you get outside and start learning about our feathered friends (all prices are USD). Field Guide for birds [iOS U...

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McDonald's releases McPlay app: 'Hey kids, this is advertising'

McDonald's has awkwardly tried to enter the App Store marketplace with an app it calls "McPlay," available for free on the App Store right now. I wouldn't recommend a download (personally, I've boycotted the golden arches for almost a decade now), but it is fascinating to see the fast-food giant...

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Friday Favorite: Sock Puppets

Sock Puppets allows just about anyone to quickly and easily create short animated movies using not only sock puppet characters, but (via in-app purchases) aliens, politicians and Halloween characters. The adorable app is from a software company Smith Micro -- not exactly known for its consumer ...

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Daily iPhone App: 7 Little Words for Kids is a well-made word game for youngsters

I'm a big fan of 7 Little Words, a word game that's different from the rest, in that you need to simply figure out vocabulary clues and match up syllables rather than playing Scrabble yet again or lining up letters. Now, the app's creator has returned with a version for children called (surpris...

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Toy Fair 2013: Ubooly is soft, squishy and smart thanks to the iPhone

Like Macworld/iWorld, Toy Fair 2013 is filled with products that began life as Kickstarter crowdfunding efforts; Ubooly is one of them. This combo of a plush bear and an iOS app received more than US$28,000 in funding on Kickstarter in April 2012. It later received $1.5 million in seed funding....

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