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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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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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Apple Says No More Promo Codes For Apps With Unfiltered Web Content

TUAW writes that Apple is no longer providing app developers with promo codes if their app is rated for ages 17 and over. The problem is that this not only applies to the slew of adult apps that have been pouring in to the App Store in recent months, but it also includes all applications that provide unfiltered content from the web distributed by other people, which as Marco Arment points out includes Instapaper, all Tumblr and Twitter clients, RSS readers, IM clients, social networking clients, and the majority of eBook readers.

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iPhone Dev Team Releases Jailbreak For 3GS [Update: Comments From The Dev Team]

The iPhone Dev Team has released a new version of RedSn0w that jailbreaks the iPhone 3GS, as well as 2G, 3G, and iPod touch 2 on OS 3.0. It runs on both Windows and Mac, and has the same instructions for each as previous versions. The problems with Icy and Cydia have allegedly been resolved, and Ultrasn0w should work on the 3GS after you jailbreak with RedSn0w. Mobile Substrate and Winterboard are also now working on the 3GS. BigBoss is hosting the files here: Windows, Mac.

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Steve Jobs Shows Up For Meeting At Apple HQ, Woz Says He Sounds Healthy

Italian news site setteB.IT has conformation from multiple sources that Steve Jobs made an appearance at Apple headquarters in Cupertino yesterday. Meanwhile, Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniac says he has spoken to Steve over the phone, and he sounds healthy.

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Comparison Photo Of Matte Plastic iPhone Case?

We first saw photos of what was claimed to be the plastic back casing of the unreleased next generation iPhone back in February, which showed a matte black finish, unlike the current generation’s shiny plastic. Now another photograph has surfaced that compares the matte black component the shiny plastic back casing of the current generation iPhone 3G.

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Baby Rattle Apps: Are They Really A Good Idea?

Every once and a while, something shows up on television that makes us wonder just how far some people think things through. This morning, The Early Show featured one such segment called ‘High-Tech Rattles’. As you can guess, the first example was an iPhone with a rattle app, and was followed by the G1. I don’t know about you, but I’m not about to entrust my reasonably breakable $300 gadget to someone who regularly drools and poops in their pants. You can check out the video at Gizmodo.

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Palm Pre To Sync With iTunes?

As if the hype around the Pre weren’t already enough, the iPhone may be losing part of their competitive edge to the Palm device in an area that no few other smartphones no MP3 players have: iTunes. It was briefly mentioned by a Palm rep at CES earlier this year that the device will be the the first non-Apple smartphone that will be able to sync with iTunes.

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OS 3.0 Compatibility Now Required For All App Store Submissions

As of yesterday, Apple is now requiring all apps and app updates submitted to the App Store for approval to be OS 3.0-compatible. Apps in the App Store that have not yet been updated when the new OS is released will be removed from the App Store. Apple sent the announcement out in an email to registered developers yesterday. The new requirement is to ensure that all apps in the app store will be compatible with the new OS when it is released at WWDC this June. Full text after the break.

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Wired Survey: 3G Speeds Across America On All Networks

Around August of last year, Wired held a global survey in which iPhone 3G users around the world were asked to record the 3G network speeds on AT&T’s network. The data was then mapped out on a Google map, and the results were fascinating. Now they’re at it again, but this time it’s open to all smartphone users.

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