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Twitter Bans Third-Party Ad Platforms [Twitter]

by on May.24, 2010, under 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, Adsense, Advert, advertising, age, and, ANT, Ants, AR, Art, Ban, Bans, Bp, browser, cat, Cia, clear, color, day, de, dev, developer, Developers, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Event, F2, ff, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Gq, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Ir, Isp, kin, La, Labels, Launch, Launches, mid, Mod, Ms, Net, network, networking, News, Of, om, One, Online, order, Os, Padd, party, PI, Pixel, Platform, Play, plugins, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, quant, Rc, RSS, Rv, sense, serve, Show, soc, social, Style, Tag, tech, Techcrunch, third, TI, tie, time, TV, tweet, twitter, Twitter advertising, unit, Up, V, work, X1

It was only today at TechCrunch’s Disrupt event that Tweetup (the “AdSense for Twitter”) was announced, so Twitter’s blog post spelling the end of third party advertising platforms will be very badly-timed news for a lot of developers. More

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Apple Might Face Antitrust Inquiry [Rumor]

by on May.03, 2010, under 2, 2010, 2D, 3, 5, 50D, 5D, 7, 7d, Ad, Add, Adobe, Ads, age, and, ANT, Antitrust, app, apple, Apps, AR, Art, ash, Av, Bans, bus, business, C5, Cense, clear, de, Department of Justice, dev, developer, Developers, development, Display, Dj, Doj, Ds, E, Ea, environment, Et, Face, Federal Trade Comission, flash, Ftc, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Ion, ipad, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, iPhone OS, IphoneApps, Ir, Isp, Job, Jobs, Law, Men, mid, Mod, Nes, News, Of, om, One, order, Os, oss, Padd, PC, phone, PI, Platform, Play, Pr, Pro, ps, Q, Ram, Rc, rum, Rumor, smartphone, steve, Style, Tag, TI, Ui, Us, War, Water, X1

Section 3.3.1 of the iPhone Developer Program License Agreement is the one that truly, deeply bans Flash and other cross-platform compilers , so you must use Apple’s development environment for iPhone apps . Well, it might have Apple in antitrust hot water . More

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Israel Lifts iPad Ban [Ipad]

by on Apr.25, 2010, under 2, 5, 7, 7d, Ad, Ads, AR, Art, Bans, clear, de, dev, Display, Ds, E, Ea, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, ipa, ipad, Ipad ban, Isp, Israel, Lifts, Mod, Ms, Note, Of, om, One, order, Os, Play, Q, Rc, security, Style, ted, TI, Us, wifi, wireless

For those of you who couldn’t go to Israel because you just couldn’t part with your iPad, take note. The ban Israel had in place for the device has been lifted.

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Apple Banning Protective Screen Film From Stores [Apple]

by on Mar.17, 2010, under 2D, 7, 7d, Accessories, Ad, Ads, age, Ai, and, Anti-Glare Film, app, apple, Apple Store, AR, Art, Bans, C6, clear, Comment, Comments, de, Ds, E, e1, Ea, Film, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Hp, iLounge, ipad, Iphone, iPhone accessories, iPod, iPod Accessories, Men, Mod, move, News, One, Online, Os, party, Pr, Pro, Protective screen film, Rc, retail, screen, Screen Film, star, store, Stores, Style, Tag, third, TI, Top, what, X1, Xm

According to iLounge , Apple is instituting a ban on all protective screen film products from its online and retail stores starting in May. It’s a move that’ll take away some of Apple’s most popular third-party products. But what for

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Apple’s Sexy App Purge Was Just the Beginning [App Store]

by on Mar.08, 2010, under 3D, 7d, Ads, age, Ai, ANT, app, app store, apple, Apps, AppStore, AR, Art, Ati, Banned, Bans, building, car, cards, Case, cat, Ces, clear, Cookie, dash, de, dev, developer, Developers, Display, Ds, Ea, Emi, Eu, Feature, Features, Ge, Girls, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ie, Ion, Iphone, iPhone Apps, Isp, ISS, iTab, late, Lock, Make, media, Men, Mod, Ms, Notifications, One, Os, oss, Pack, Pma, Pr, pre, Pro, ps, Push, Push notifications, Rc, Rf, RSS, Service, Services, sex, shirt, Snes, Space, star, store, Style, Tag, Techcrunch, Theory, TI, Ui, Up, web, what

The Great App Store Purge of 2010 continues. They came for the sexy apps, and other apps said nothing. Now, according to some developers , they’re coming for pre-fabbed apps—like RSS apps built using ready-set-go templates from app-building services. Specifically, they’re blocking new submissions of apps that are basically just re-packaged RSS feeds or business cards.

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The Mobile Patent Mexican Standoff [Mobile]

by on Mar.04, 2010, under 7d, Ads, age, Ai, app, apple, AR, Art, Ati, Av, Bans, Blockquote, Bt, Case, Cellphone, Ces, Chart, clear, Companies, de, Display, down, Ds, Ea, Eu, F2, Fees, Ge, Gizmo, Gun, hand, Hd, Home Automation, Htc, Ie, intel, Ion, Iphone, Isp, itc, Kodak, Law, Laws, Lawsuit, Lawsuits, Led, Legal, Lock, Men, mobile, Mobile patent lawsuits, Mod, Ms, Nokia, NY Times, Nyt, One, Os, Patent, Patents, phone, Pr, pre, Pro, Ram, Rc, Rf, Rim, Stand, Style, Sue, suing, Suits, Target, Technology, Tent, Tents, TI, time, Ui, XP

Apple’s patent theft accusations against HTC got a lot of press this week, as they should! But it’s just the most recent case in a gun-slinging mobile landscape riddled with patent lawsuits. This’ll end about as well as Reservoir Dogs .

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The Myth of iPhone App Piracy [IPhone Apps]

by on Mar.01, 2010, under 3g, 3gs, 7d, Ads, age, Ai, Air, america, ANT, Ants, app, app store, apple, applications, Apps, AppStore, AR, arcade, Art, Ati, Bans, Bes, Blockquote, broken, C6, car, Carbon, Case, Cases, Casio, Cf, Cia, clear, Companies, Concept, Content, core, Culture, cydia, D3, Danger, dash, data, dev, developer, Developers, Devices, Display, down, Downloads, drm, Ds, e1, Ea, Egg, Emi, Eu, Feature, flash, Free, freeverse, friends, Fun, functions, game, Games, Gaming, Ge, Girls, Gizmo, Glamour, Google, Hack, Hacking, hand, Hard, Hd, Home Automation, Instruction, Intern, internet, Ion, ipad, Iphone, iPhone 3G, iphone 3gs, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, Iphone piracy, Iphone piracy myth, IphoneApps, iphones, iPod, Ipod Touch, Isp, ISS, issues, iTab, itc, iTunes, jail, Jailbreak, jailbreaking, Led, Legal, Lg, Lock, Make, media, Men, mid, mind, mobile, Mod, money, Ms, My, naps, Napster, Navi, Navigation, navigator, Navigon, Neil, network, networking, News, Ngmoco, One, Os, oss, Ouch, Oven, Ovi, Pee, phone, Phones, Piracy, Ports, Pot, Pr, pre, Pro, prototype, Prototypes, ps, question, Rc, Real, Red, Red One, restore, Rf, rip, rtm, Safari, Sales, Scale, screen, Sd, security, sense, server, Service, Services, shirt, Sim, ski, Sleep, Software, Software upgrade, Sound, sounds, Spot, Stand, star, Stats, store, stripped, studio, Style, Subs, subscription, Subscriptions, Support, Syncing, Tablet, Target, Tat, ted, Tent, Test, tethering, TI, time, Tip, TomTom, Top, Torrent, Touch, Tracking, TV, Ui, Up, Update, Updates, Upgrade, upgrades, utility, view, War, Watch, web, Websites, what, Wi-Fi, Wise, X1

People rarely talk about iPhone app piracy, but when they do, it sounds devastating: 90% piracy rates, $450 million in lost sales, etc. Here’s the truth: App Store piracy isn’t a big deal—and it never will be. With these shockingly high reports comes the general air that developers are being marauded and pillaged by Viking hordes and that Apple isn’t doing enough to stop it

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UK Bill Would Outlaw Open Public Wifi Hotspots [WiFi]

by on Feb.28, 2010, under 7d, Ads, age, Ai, AR, Art, Ati, Bans, clear, Coffee, Comment, Comments, communication, D3, dash, Display, Ds, e1, Ea, Eu, Face, Free, Fun, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Hot Spots, Ion, Isp, itc, Laws, Led, Light, Love, Make, Men, Mit, Mod, News, One, Os, OTS, Ovi, Pot, Pr, Pro, Rc, Real, Rf, school, Schools, Sound, sounds, Spot, Style, ted, TI, torch, Ui, Uk, wifi, wifi hotspots

If passed, something called the Digital Economy Bill over in the U.K. could do the unthinkable in this, the digital age: Ban open wifi spots. The ban comes as part of a bill that seeks to limit copyright infringement, or something. In summary, schools, small businesses and even libraries would have to effectively become their own ISP and manage the wifi hotspot—or face hefty fines.

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Ask an Expert: How To Watch Porn on Your iPhone [Nsfw]

by on Feb.24, 2010, under Ads, age, Ai, Air, ANT, app, app store, apple, Apps, Arm, Art, Asia, ask an expert, Ati, Banned, Bans, Bes, Boobs, Brin, BUST, car, Cf, clear, Companies, Content, core, dash, Dating, design, dev, Display, down, Ds, E3, Eu, Face, Feature, feet, Film, flash, Free, Ftc, Fun, game, Games, Ge, Girls, Gizmo, Google, hbo, Hd, Home Automation, Intern, internet, Ion, Iphone, iPhone App, iPhone Apps, iphone porn, iphone porn apps, Iphone porn sites, Isp, ISS, Led, lte, mind, Mit, mobile, Mod, Ms, Naked, Nsfw, Nyt, One, Os, Ouch, Parts, phone, photos, Pink, Piracy, Platform, Porn, Pot, Pr, pre, Pro, ps, question, Rc, Real, Review, Rf, Sad, Safari, Sd, sex, shirt, star, store, Style, suggestive, Suicide, Suicide Girls, Sun, Tat, ted, Tent, Test, TI, time, Tits, Top, Touch, Trike, Tron, tub, TV, Ui, Up, Video, War, web, Weird, what

Apple’s moral App Store crusade has been devastatingly and alarmingly effective, laying waste to over 5000 apps the company arbitrarily deemed objectionable. So, we asked Lux Alptraum, Editor of Fleshbot (NSFW), what’s left? She calmed our nerves

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New "Explicit" Category in App Store Could Herald Return of Sexy Apps [Apple]

by on Feb.24, 2010, under 1d, Ads, age, Ai, app, app store, apple, applications, Apps, AppStore, Art, Ati, Banned, Bans, Bes, Bt, car, Cia, clear, Content, core, dev, developer, Developers, Display, Ds, e1, Eu, Feature, flo, Ge, Girls, Gizmo, Hd, Home Automation, Ion, Iphone, iPhone 3.0, iPhone Apps, Isp, iTunes, Led, Mac, Mit, Mod, Ms, Nyt, One, Os, Parental Controls, PC, Phil Schiller, phone, Ports, Pot, Pr, pre, ps, Rc, Red, Rf, sex, shirt, Sport, sports, Spot, store, Style, ted, Tent, TI, tweet, Ui, Up, wait, Waiting, Wall, what

Days after The Great Purge of all apps considered sexy (unless you happened to be a major publisher ), developers have spotted a new category for submitting apps to the App Store : Explicit. The new category hasn’t shown up in the App Store yet, but what it potentially means is obvious: A place for explicit applications to live. We’ve been waiting for such a place since the App Store opened, actually getting excited when Parental Controls made their way into iPhone 3.0, hoping it would release a pent-up flood of apps like the long-lost South Park app, or Playboy for those so-inclined. An explicit category suggests that it could finally happen.

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