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    by Published on 05-06-2010 01:46 PM

    US users will soon be able to use their iPhones to pay for things in real-world stores with the help of a new program from credit card giant Visa. The payWave system is already in use with contactless "chip" cards at thousands of locations in North America, which use Near Field Communications (NFC) technology to exchange payment information securely. Visa's program will require the use of ...
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    by Published on 05-06-2010 12:59 PM

    It was the moment many anticipated and others feared in anticipation. Apple has officially approved and welcomed into its App Store the first "gambling" application. Dubbed "Betfair," the downloadable game is the first ever betting application that may truly usher in a new gambling era for iPhone users.

    Several months ago on MMI, yours truly covered how some Apple fans had begun expressing concern about a change ...
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    by Published on 05-06-2010 10:41 AM

    After the weird now-you-see-it, now-you-don't release of the latest iPhone OS beta yesterday, devs started poring through the SDK in search of clues about new iPhone features. Some video-capture settings give hints that the fourth-generation iPhone will be capable of taking HD video at 720p, adding weight to the belief of many that the next model will be called the "iPhone HD." Also, a new dialog in iTunes ...
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    by Published on 05-06-2010 07:44 AM

    We've all heard of voice recognition, finger print sensors, and even retina scans, but the latest security feature that could become the next big thing is a wee but creepier - and maybe also a bit cooler - than other user-detection methods. According to a patent application from you know who, the folks in Cupertino may be tinkering with the prospect of an embedded iPhone security feature that would essentially "lock out" anyone's ...
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    by Published on 05-05-2010 05:41 PM

    The former US Secretary of Labor has a message for the Federal Trade Commission, which is reportedly considering a lawsuit against Apple: investigate big banks instead. Robert Reich says that it is an"absurd double standard" that the US regulatory agency can prevent companies from engaging in unfair competition… so long as they're not in the financial industry.

    Reich ...
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    by Published on 05-05-2010 05:01 PM

    According to a new survey of US smartphone users, three times more AT&T customers than Verizon customers said they had experienced calls being dropped. The results suggest that despite massive investment in its infrastructure, AT&T still has significant problems to overcome. However, one financial analyst believes that AT&T will retain its exclusive iPhone deal in the US at least through this ...
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    by Published on 05-05-2010 10:38 AM

    Apple fanboys and fangirls may take offense to being called "geeks," but a new dating website is about to be launched that will help said "Apple geeks" find more than just one another. Perhaps they will also find love. Stupid? Yes. But "Cupidtino" is the buzz of the blogosophere today, despite sounding like the premise of a bad Saturday Night Live skit.

    In a nutshell, Cupidtino is a social network ...
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    by Published on 05-05-2010 10:10 AM

    Chalk this one up as either an incredibly innovative and cool or unbelievably stupid and immature thing to do with your iPad. Indeed, if there was ever a good application for the obligatory "don't try this at home" warning, it would probably be here. It seems the guys over at Fuel TV have created the world's first iPad skateboard. And based on the video and photographic evidence, it seems those who've ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2010 03:22 PM

    One of the main sticking points - other than its exorbitant price - blocking wider acceptance of the officially-sanctioned iPhone in China has apparently been removed: the national regulatory agency has approved a new phone compatible with China's own WAPI wireless standard. The government of China had blocked the sale of WiFi-enabled iPhones by China Unicom, though grey-market iPhones ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2010 12:49 PM

    Apple has been in what analyst calls an "acquisition frenzy" since Google's purchase of mobile ad firm AdMob last year. In line with insider reports that defeating Google is now Job Number One at Apple, the computer maker is making significant investments aimed at bolstering the iPhone OS platform, at a time when Android is experiencing explosive growth.This last week has seen some purchases ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2010 10:10 AM

    Dropbox 1.2 has arrived, and with it comes iPad compatibility for the hugely successful and widely utilized file-sharing and online storage app for the iPhone. Best of all, the version rolled out Monday is universal, so iPhone users already in possession of Dropbox can tap into the new-found iPad compatibility just by updating their app.

    Especially sweet is the fact that both iPhone ...
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    by Published on 05-04-2010 09:44 AM

    True HTC HD2 with Real Animated Weather

    This week's theme of the week, as nominated by the ModMyi user community, is True HTC HD2 with Real Animated Weather by Alien 1974. . This theme is very well done, and there is plenty of attention to detail. The only kicker with this one is that it will take some effort and time in setting it up to look just right.

    Instructions on how to setup this theme can be found here.

    The theme includes:
    • Real animated weather,3G