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Oh My God! They Killed Kenny!





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Today is a depressing day for all of the South Park fans out there. The South Park app has been rejected by Apple:

"We first announced our iPhone App back in October, after we submitted the Application to Apple for approval. After a couple of attempts to get the application approved, we are sad to say that our app has been rejected. According to Apple, the content was "potentially offensive." But Apple did admit that the standards would evolve, citing that when iTunes first launched it didn't sell any music with explicit lyrics. At this point, we are sad to say, the app is dead in the water. Sorry, South Park fans."

Rumors say the app was rejected from the Apps store twice. The content is pretty much what you see on the show.




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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 15:44

Epiphany: record speech after it's already been said [AppStore, Free]



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New iPhone voice recorder travels back in time. A new iPhone app enables users to record speech after it's already been said.

That sounds impossible, but Epiphany is programmed quite cleverly. The moment you launch the app, it's already recording. But it doesn't store the recording until you tap the "Remember that!" button. In the app's settings, you can set how far back you want to record clips (e.g., 30 seconds or 2 minutes).

This will be extremely useful in a number of ways. For example, imagine you're a journalist and you're interviewing a person who rambles a ton but says something interesting once every 10 minutes or so.

Epiphany is free through the App Store (Link).

via wired




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Thursday, February 19th, 2009. 12:44

Las Vegas: regulators warn of card-counting iPhone app



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Nevada gambling regulators have warned casinos about a card-counting program for Apple's iPhone and iPod Touch that can illegally help players beat the house in blackjack. Card counting by players is not illegal in Nevada but using a device to count cards is considered a felony. The Nevada Gaming Control Board warned casinos of the program last week. Nevada learned of the program from California gambling regulators who said officials at an Indian casino found customers using it. But board member Randy Sayre says the agency hasn't received any reports of the program being used in Nevada. Card counting can help blackjack players determine when they are likely to win a hand and should adjust their bets.




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Monday, February 16th, 2009. 23:19

iGirl free for today [AppStore, Free]



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The iGirl application consists of a beautiful 3-dimensional female model that can be manipulated by the user to perform various actions, including dancing and speaking. Users can interact with iGirl on their iPhones and iPod Touches by shaking the device and touching the screen. The 3D model's hair color, skin color and clothing can be modified to change her overall appearance.

Regular price is $0.99, but today it is free (AppStore link).

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New photos of next-gen iPhone



iPod Observer and MacRumors posted these photos. In hours they were published on every site :)

Rumors.. rumors..

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Friday, February 13th, 2009. 16:01

Earth3D+ [AppStore]



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Earth3D+ released today. Compared to Earth3D it had more planets, enhanced graphics, more information, etc. There are now all the nine planets of our solar system.

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Earth3D+ costs $0.99 and avaliable via AppStore (link). The Free version of Earth3D is here.

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Friday, February 13th, 2009. 0:12

WhatTheFont: recognize the font [AppStore, Free]



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WhatTheFont is a popular Web-based tool to aid in identifying unknown fonts. Users can upload screenshots of text and get the list of possible used fonts.

MyFonts has now released a free iPhone version of WhatTheFont (AppStore link), allowing users to take a photo directly from the app using the iPhone's built-in camera and upload it to the WhatTheFont database for identification. It requires an Internet connection in order to analyze the image and access the font database.

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Thursday, February 12th, 2009. 15:14

Enable Emoji for free via AppStore App



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Emoji, emoticons and pictorial characters popular in the Japanese instant messaging culture, were introduced to Japanese customers as part of the iPhone 2.2 Firmware update, but have required workarounds to be enabled for non-Japanese users. There are many solutins to turn Emiji Icons (Get Emoji Icons for free), but the easy one required jailbreaking. Recently Apple approved an application that simplifies this process. App is called EmotiFun and it is free (AppStore link).

Everything is simple: get app, run it, exit and go to Settings -> General -> Keyboard -> International Keyboards -> Japanese and enable.

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Animated comic books in iTunes



Marvel Comics will be bringing it’s first “motion comic” to Apple’s iTunes store, thus expanding on the portable comic reading abilities of the iPhone and iPod Touch. A video played showing that Joss Whedon and John Cassaday’s “Astonishing X-Men” #1-10 will be adapted into Motion Comics. (See trailer below)

“It’s not quite comics, it’s not quite animation,” Marvel’s Joe Quesada of the hybrid nature of the project.

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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009. 20:40

20000 Apps in AppStore



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Congratulations to Apple. They reached 20 000 applications in their AppStore.

The bad thing is that is is almost impossible to find among these thousands of apps something interesting and useful. Well, we will tell you :) Just read iPhoneRoot.com




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Wednesday, February 11th, 2009. 20:32

Vkontakte for iPhone [AppStore, Free]



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Famous russian social network VKontakte created an iPhone application.

The VKontakte application allows you to stay сonnected and easily share information with your friends. You can use iPhone to send and receive messages, check your friends' updates, and upload mobile photos to VKontakte from anywhere at anytime. You can also find your classmates from school, college or university and copy their profile information to your contacts.

Free via AppStore (link).

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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009. 22:47

The iPhone Becomes a Web Server



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This is a new iPhone application which just debuted in Japan's App Store. Called "ServersMan@iPhone", the application allows your iPhone to appear just like any other web server on the internet.

Once the app is installed, PCs on the internet can access the iPhone to upload or download files through a browser or they can use the webDAV protocol. If the PC and the iPhone are on the same network, the PC can connect directly. If they are on separate networks, then FreeBit's VPN software will engage the connection.

At the moment, the ServersMan@iPhone is only available in the Japanese App Store, but an English version is coming in March. A port for Windows Mobile devices is also under development.

via readwriteweb




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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009. 20:27

Pod To PC: copy media from iPod/iPhone to PC



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Pod To PC is a free software program to transfer data from any kind of iPod or iPhone to a computer. It supports all generations of the iPhone, iPod Touch, iPod Video, iPod Nano, iPod and iPod Shuffle making it an universal tool to transfer data from those mobile devices to a PC.

The software will run on any PC with Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows Vista installed. The only other requirement is an installation of Apple’s iTunes software. Pod To PC can copy music, videos and playlists from a supported device to the computer. Music and videos can be previewed and filtered on the iPod or iPhone prior to transferring them.

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Apple Rejects Obama Trampoline iPhone Game



This app probably violated the iPhone developer's terms of service agreement, which states apps may not ridicule public figures. This fact is questionable. Anyway, you can watch the video of what it is:




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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009. 19:44

Google Sync for iPhone



Google has released Sync support to instantly coordinate your Google Calendar and Contacts. Avaliable in Beta for iPhone (link), but works already. Do not forget to backup everythong before using :)

Reminder: Google Sync uses the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol, all existing Contacts and Calendar events will be removed from your phone.




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Tuesday, February 10th, 2009. 19:32