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    by Published on 05-30-2010 01:48 PM

    In recent weeks on MMi, we've covered the unfortunate rash of suicides that have plagued a Shenzhen factory of iPhone manufacturer Foxconn. So far in 2010, at least ten individuals have died at the manufacturing complex referenced. As a a result of those deaths - half of which occurred this month - there have been multiple inquiries about working conditions at the factory as well as substandard wages ...
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    by Published on 05-30-2010 12:34 PM

    The US Department of Justice's probe into Apple's business practices is expanding beyond how the company deals with record companies, according to a report in the New York Post picked up by Boy Genius Report today. Several sources quoted by the NYC tabloid claim that the Justice Department has contacted other big media and technology companies to ask about Apple's way of doing business. The ...
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    by Published on 05-30-2010 11:49 AM

    The fourth-generation iPhone continues its world tour, apparently now showing up in the Czech Republic before it's even been released. Some savvy Czech bloggers at SuperiPhone.cz (cached copy - site is down) somehow got their hands on some iPhone screen components and put them under a microscope to find out the next iPhone's screen resolution. The result tie with what has been widely rumored ...
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    by Published on 05-29-2010 08:46 PM

    It seems like forever since Apple/AT&T (whomever actually has control over that) started allowing VOIP over 3G back in October of last year and for the past 8 months Skype has failed to update their app to allow 3G voice calling. Until today.

    Skype has released version 2.0 of its iPhone app (itunes link) and it makes calls over 3G. What's more, they sound great, as good as normal ...
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    by Published on 05-29-2010 07:47 PM

    Update: Netflix/Apple/Whomever doesn't appear to like that Netflix was running on the iPhone and it has been disabled.

    We just received a tip from one of our readers going by the name Knisitruck who has successfully gotten Netflix to run on his iPhone 3G. Basically he copied the iPad Netflix app and iPad mediaplayer frameworks to his iPhone, made a few plist edits and changes and got it running!

    Maybe not ...
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    by Published on 05-29-2010 10:08 AM

    We just published a story about AT&T's upcoming iPhone insurance program, called MobileProtect, and offered through Asurion.

    One of our AT&T ninjas has sent us the official AT&T document (above) sent out to reps for the program, which will launch June 6th as we covered in the previous story.

    AT&T is also apparently telling customers for more information ...
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    by Published on 05-29-2010 09:41 AM

    So let's say, for example, you want to take in a ballgame at Yankee Stadium in New York - a facility that banned the use of iPads (as covered on MMi). Perhaps with Tobias Wong and Chelsea Briganti's new camouflaged iPad case, you won't get tossed out of the ballpark for breaking the rules. With this new - and admittedly most peculiar of iPad cases - you can enjoy your favorite tablet computer without some ...
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    by Published on 05-29-2010 09:12 AM

    These days it's possible to insure just about anything. So it probably makes sense that the iPhone now joins the long list of insurable objects that, for a fee, can be "protected" with a comprehensive insurance policy. In case you're wondering, no, this program isn't a little known weird provision of healthcare reform. Instead, AT&T is behind the new insurance plan for iPhones aptly dubbed "Mobile Protect." ...
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    by Published on 05-29-2010 06:55 AM

    Apple and Microsoft are in talks to open access to Bing search in iPhone OS 4, sources supposedly "close to the matter" are saying. The negotiations - which had been widely rumored back in January of this year - apparently don't involve Bing completely supplanting Google as the search method on iPhone OS device, but rather as an additional option. The report comes amid a swirl of rumors surrounding ...
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    by Published on 05-28-2010 07:13 PM

    TechCrunch is reporting on some interesting comments by a Google exec that suggest that the company may be working on a iPhone OS 4 version of its Latitude app. Apple had blocked Latitude from the App Store, claiming "confusion" between Google's location-sharing service and the native Maps app. Availability of location data across all apps is one of the powerful features of the new OS, but ...
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    by Published on 05-28-2010 09:33 AM

    Engadget is claiming they've got a scoop this morning about a fundamental refresh of Apple TV. The newest iteration of Apple's "hobby project" is supposedly based on iPhone OS 4 and the same A4 CPU as the iPad and the next-generation iPhone. The new device will have flash storage, but content will be stored on Apple's servers rather than locally, though Time Machine backup options will supposedly ...
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    by Published on 05-28-2010 08:53 AM

    A prominent industry analyst is taking a swing at what the new iPhone will cost when Apple formally introduces the 4th generation version of the popular handset at the company's 2010 WWDC in early June. Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster is predicting that Apple will roll out a 32GB model of the 4th gen iPhone at $199 and a 64GB model for $299.

    While few other industry analysts have ...