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Google Says Apple Did Reject Google Voice from App Store

Last month, Google, Apple, and AT&T all handed over statements to the FCC regarding the alleged rejection of Google Voice from the iTunes App Store. Apple claimed that they’d never rejected it to begin with, while Google redacted their one answer that might shed light on things. Well, now Google’s dishing the complete letter, which does in fact state that Apple rejected Google Voice from the App Store, as well as Google Latitude, which they worried would replace the core Maps app because it had features Maps didn’t. In short, it definitely seems like there’s a bad apple in this bunch. [Google Public Policy Blog via Gizmodo]

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iHammock Relaxes And Recharges iPhones, Daiquiri Not Included

The life of an iPhone is hard and you know it. After spending the day searching for 3G and running apps, the iHammock takes the edge off. This dock is actually a sweet idea. Too bad it’s just a rendering.

I love to take naps in hammocks, but that’s not why I think the iHammock is cool. The designer didn’t like the loud sound his iPhone made when vibrating on his desk so he thought to put it on something soft and elevated, like a hammock.

Its cocktail like-umbrella isn’t just to protect iPhone sunburn, it would work as a solar battery charger. That would jack the price up on this baby if it ever comes to market, but I’d be willing to pay for my phone to get a little R&R. [Petitinvention via iPhone Savior]

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iTwinge iPhone Keyboard Video Makes Me Cringe a Little Less

So you saw the iTwinge photos yesterday—that crazy physical keyboard with underside nubs for the iPhone’s touchscreen. It was easy to write off without seeing in action, so the company has sent around this hands-on video:

I’m slow as hell with my iPhone’s keyboard, and tend to only check emails, or send quick responses. I should probably just suck it up and get faster, but I’m curious if the $30 gizmo would help. Having to slide the holster on and off between emails (to use the screen again) could be a pain in the ass, though. Overall, a little less skeptical than I was, what about you? [itwinge]

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Apple Introduces App Store Resource Center for iPhone Developers

In an e-mail sent today to registered iPhone developers, Apple announced the introduction of the App Store Resource Center (iPhone developer membership required), a new site within the iPhone Dev Center dedicated to assisting developers with the App …

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News: Music labels worried about Apple’s focus on apps

Record label executives are concerned about Apple shifting its focus from music to iPhone and iPod touch applications, according to a BusinessWeek report. The article suggests that due to Apple’s role as the world’s largest music retailer and dominance of the U.S. with roughly 90% of digital downloads and a 74% share of the MP3 market, the labels are more dependent on Apple than before, while Apple’s core business is growing less…

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Microsoft Office Web Apps Get Tech Preview — iPhone Version Coming Later?

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Now this is something from Microsoft that we’re really excited about — Office Web Apps that take the traditional second pillar of Microsoft’s business and launch it up into the iPhone Safari browser-compatible cloud.

We’d prefer a native Microsoft Office for iPhone at this point, of course, but a free (ad supported, though hopefully not with 15-30 sec. un-skippable commercials…) version online? That’s a great “good enough for now”.

Microsoft has just begun showing off the tech preview, though Techcrunch says the mobile version is still in its infancy:

We mentioned in our original post in July that the ability to use products across the OS, browser, and mobile device is a key part of Microsoft’s strategy. We actually demo’d the Sharepoint-based version of PowerPoint on an iPhone and it was disarmingly sleek. While this functionality has already been established for Sharepoint, the SkyDrive-based apps are still being developed to work on mobile browsers. Microsoft says it will be done by the time the product launches next year.

With Google’s Web Apps really raising the bar (and bringing the competitive pressure), it’s not surprising to see Microsoft pushing back. And, hey, maybe Apple could get in the game and start doing something more interesting with iWork.com as well…

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Google Search Now Location-Aware On iPhones

Google announced recently that the Google home page will now be location-aware when accessed on an iPhone. Now, whenever you go to Google.com on your iPhone, Google will tap in to the device’s GPS capabilities to determine your location and give you location-relevent results. The ability to search with My Location has also been added to the Google Mobile App [$0.00 | App Store].

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Palm Opens Up Mojo SDK to All App Developers

Palm today announced that it has released the Mojo Software Development Kit to all interested developers, opening the door for a broader offering of applications for the Palm App Catalog.

The initial response to Palm webOS apps — fro…

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Official World Of Warcraft iPhone App Released

Talk of an official WoW app for the iPhone has been going on for some time now, though nobody could say for sure what form it would take. Now the guessing is over, as Blizzard Entertainment has released World of Warcraft Mobile Armory. It lets you keep track of your charachter, plan adventures, monitor your guild’s activities, and acess you in-game stats. While it’s not a full version of the game as some had hoped, WoW players may find it useful.

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Amazon Remote Wipes Kindle Copies of 1984, Animal Farm — Redefines Irony

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According to Engadget, Amazon has remotely wiped copies of George Orwell’s classics, 1984 and Animal Farm from Kindles, refunding the purchase price of affected users.

We’re not yet certain, but users of the iPhone Kindle app are probably similarly effected.

It remains unlikely that Amazon broke into any houses, repossessed any copies of same, and left change on the bureau.

By contrast, when Apple removed NetShare from the App Store, already purchased copies remained — and remain to this day — on the devices of whomever purchased them.

Takes a lot of wrong to make App Store policy seem right these days, so way to go, Amazon. You’ve either redefined ownership in the DRM age, or broken faith with any customers thinking of owning any more Kindle content…

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