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Roundup: Apps for creative kids, Android phones at risk, Tim Cook apologizes

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Five apps for creative kids: How many parents have kids who ask to use his or her iPad? With a larger, crisp screen and interactivity, these tablets have become popular among the younger set. Here are five apps to get the kids' creativity going.   USA Today

Social good apps: Many good ideas came out of the Social Good Summit in New York City last week where community leaders tackled some of the global challenges using mobile apps. Here are some notables from the "do-good" hackathon.    Huffington Post
 
Android phones at risk: According to computer security researcher Ravi Borgaonkar, Samsung, HTC, Motorola and Sony Ericsson phones using Google's Android operating system are at risk of being wiped clean when opening a website or mobile app with malicious code. This code can ruin the memory card of the handset and disable the SIM card.   PCWorld
 
No-phone anxiety: A study, sponsored by technology security company SecurEnvoy, found that 66 percent of those interviewed suffers from nomophobia, a fear of being without their mobile phone. Cases are up 13 percent from two years ago.    New York Daily News

Tim Cook apologizes for Maps app: In a letter on the company website, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook apologized for the Maps app and encouraged used to find alternative services while the flaws are being fixed.   LA Times
 
 

 

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