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    by Published on 11-09-2009 08:47 PM

    Some aren't sure what to make of the App Store's decision to reject what would have been a cool "Mad Libs"-style app for the iPhone. But Apple isn't willing to share the laughs with this one. And because they can't, neither can we.

    Perhaps Lex Friendman at MacWorld put it best:

    Although some are saying the App Store's decision to reject the app was "patriotic" because the company doesn't want to encourage the mockery ...
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    by Published on 11-09-2009 07:29 PM

    Several weeks ago, we revisited the complaint from many Snow Leopard users that their files would be deleted from the home directory after logging into a guest account. At the time, Apple said it was looking into the matter and would have a proposed fix in the near future.

    Tonight, the future has arrived, as Apple has unveiled its latest Snow Leopard update - a security patch that aims to fix a plethora of issues while simultaneously enhancing ...
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    by Published on 11-09-2009 11:23 AM

    It's just been announced that Google will buy the world's largest mobile advertising provider: Admob. The online search giant will buy out AdMob's stock which at current prices would total $750 million.

    Admob's system allows developers to sell their apps for free and make money on ads. Many developers have found that the arrangement works better over the long term than a regular upfront sale of their ...
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    by Published on 11-09-2009 10:57 AM

    O2 will allow its customers to unlock their iPhones after their current contracts expire, according to Matthew Key, chairman and CEO of O2's parent company, Telefónica.

    In an interview held as part of Times Online's "Ask the Boss" feature, Key left open the question of whether O2 would unlock the phones for their customers, or merely not object if they chose to do so:
    A ...
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    by Published on 11-09-2009 08:43 AM

    iBiquity Digital, the company behind HD Radio, has finally released the first digital radio solution for the iPhone. It requires a Gigaware HD Radio Tuner, which costs $80 through Radio Shack, and uses your earphone cord as an antenna.

    HD radio uses a digital signal piggybacked onto existing analog broadcasts, allowing high-quality sound and song metadata (artist, track and album). There are nearly ...
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    by Published on 11-09-2009 05:43 AM

    There had been some rumors and speculation in recent weeks that Verizon's next round of holiday "attack ads" would take aim at Apple, iPhone jailbreakers, and, of course, AT&T. For now, however, it seems that Verizon is just going to focus on coverage claims against AT&T.

    Apple Insider has amassed the new ads, which have just begun running. The titles of the ads include: "Naughty Nice," "Misfit Toys," and "Blue Christmas."

    Despite AT&T taking legal action, Verizon isn't pulling punches, even as AT&T claims that Verizon is misleading consumers with wild accusations about AT&T's less-than-stellar 3G coverage area.

    Strangely enough, this latest round of holiday ads may be foreshadowing a relationship between Apple, the iPhone, and Verizon - one possible explanation for why Verizon didn't deliver any harsh jabs anywhere else except at AT&T.

    The latest ads from Verizon come as research firm OTR Global "cites sources in the Taiwan handset supply chain" claiming that Apple is now working on a new iPhone for distribution in partnership with Verizon.

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    by Published on 11-09-2009 04:40 AM

    Over the weekend, an unexpected arrival to Apple's App Store took place.

    For reasons that pass anyone's understanding, Apple approved a Spanish-language eBook version of Adolf Hitler's Mein Kampf. If that isn't bad enough, the application icon was a swastika.

    Within 24-hours, however, the $1.99 application was pulled from the App Store altogether. Gee, I wonder if anyone complained?

    The JP, which reported the story ...
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    by Published on 11-08-2009 01:00 PM

    A programmer in Australia has created a worm that changes the lockscreen of infected phones to a picture of 80s singer Rick Astley. Like the recent Dutch "hack" that replaced users' wallpaper with a demand for money, this worm accesses jailbroken iPhones that are running OpenSSH and are still using the default root password.

    The worm was written by someone who goes by the name of ikee. ...
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    by Published on 11-08-2009 12:19 PM

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    In a novel use of mixed electronic and traditional media, Japan's Mobile Art Lab created "PhoneBook," a children's picture book that becomes interactive when you slide your iPhone into it.

    Using the phone's touchscreen and a switch that changes the scene ...
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    by Published on 11-08-2009 08:51 AM

    Storm8 has found itself stirring up a storm of controversy in the wake of a lawsuit filed against the developer, which stands accused of "stealing' user's phone numbers." In case you're unaware, that's a big no-no and a blatant violation of the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

    According to The Mac Observer:

    Storm8 offers better than three dozen free and paid games in the App Store, including ...
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    by Published on 11-08-2009 08:15 AM

    Apple TV users enjoying the recently released Apple TV 3.0 update are being advised by Apple to install the latest update, if they haven't done so already.

    Although the release was out days ago, the company is concerned that not enough users are aware of it or taking quick advantage of its availability. Multiple news outlets and blogs today are covering Apple's push to get everyone to revisit the last update.

    According ...
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    by Published on 11-07-2009 04:15 PM


    The LogMeIn Ignition app takes the popular remote access program's convenience and ease of use, and makes it available on your iPhone. It's ideal for IT support people, but useful for anyone who needs to get control of their home computer while on the road. And for the rest of the weekend, LogMeIn Ignition will be available on ...