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Apple has a vague definition of Decency?

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Apple has a vague definition of Decency?

When it comes to decency, the majority understand that there are things considered inappropriate for some, usually when speaking of children.  This kind of censorship has innate problems in that far too often what’s deemed inappropriate is decided by the few instead of the rightful majority.  Another and probably even more serious problem is that one man’s obscene is another man’s art and inconsistencies always end up arising that blur the lines of what the people may consider decent.

Unfortunately fans of  Brian K. Vaughn & Fiona Staple’s sci-fi opera Saga had some troubles getting issues #12 digitally because of Apple’s policies regarding appropriate material.  This was due to two “postage stamp-sized images” portraying men in homosexual acts getting the issue banned from the Comixology iOS app.  The news infuriated fans of the book as well as those against censorship and gay rights activists, but in a strange turn of events a day later Comixology has taken the blame for the ban.

This has made everyone a little suspicious.

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State of Play: Mac Vs PC

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State of Play: Mac Vs PC

Most of us have probably seen the previously ubiquitous all-white background commercial contrasting a trendy, young, and known actor who representing an Apple computer with the stodgy, suit & tie, middle aged lesser known actor portraying a PC. At first I treated this series of commercials with the same level of regard as I would water coming out of the faucet. But in the past couple of years as I’ve been interested in the computer market and trying to design a desktop computer for myself, the ad campaign has haunted my thoughts.

This commercial came to mind as I considered whether or not people actually cared about this supposed ongoing argument between Macs and PCs. The acronym PC is after all just personal computer, and are not Macs computers for personal use? Truly this is just a commercial that was meant to create opposition and conflict between different computer users, rather an “us versus them” attitude, all for the sake of crafting brand loyalty. In the market for computers, competition for consumers should be won and lost based on the performance and price of their products. There should not be any hesitance to switch computer brands just because you had previously purchased from “x” brand. It is similar to not being resistant to buying honey wheat bread if you bought nine grain wheat bread before.

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iCovers4u – Tape Deck Case Version 2 for the iPhone 4

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iCovers4u – Tape Deck Case Version 2 for the iPhone 4

The following is a guest post by Jessica Cruz.

A year after I first saw the the tape deck cover for the iPhone 4iCovers4u is offering a better, shinier case. Can we say “upgrade?”

Last year when I first saw the tape deck cover for the iPhone 4, I knew I wanted it immediately. I waited for days in anticipation for its arrival, and finally it came! I ripped open the packaging…and was somewhat disappointed.

Don’t get me wrong, I love the case’s design. The concept was beautiful, but the quality was shoddy. The silicon material was too loose to hug the iPhone. When held in your hand the case hung pathetically limp.  It would constantly slip off the phone and, in reality, did not offer any real protection whatsoever.

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Ninja Crashes Car Into Apple Store, Leaves with Nothing

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Ninja Crashes Car Into Apple Store, Leaves with Nothing

I’m pretty sure the suspect of this story is our Directors of Operations and Marketing.  I’m not a detective, but I have heard that he likes to call himself a “ninja.”  Also, he currently resides where this crash happend.  He also is not a fan of Apple, but owns an iPhone and hates how much it has changed his life and how he relies on it every day.

The Apple Store in Greensboro will be closed all day Friday after a man crashed his car into the store at Friendly Center in an alleged burglary attempt, police said on Friday.

Greensboro police received a call around 4:43 a.m. after a dark gray or blue Honda crashed into the store. According to police, the man crashed into the store in a burglary attempt.

The suspect was dressed in what a witness told 107.5 KZL resembled a ninja suit, drove through the store’s plate glass windows early Friday then ran away without taking anything.

I guess our staff member did it due to frustration or jealously. (If you haven’t figured it out yet, I’m just joking. But the article is real.)

Source [myFox]

[E3 2011] Live Coverage sponsored by IK Multimedia

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[E3 2011] Live Coverage sponsored by IK Multimedia

We would like to take this time to give a big thank you to our E3 2011 event coverage sponsor, IK Multimedia.  IK Multimedia is production music company that makes all kinds of software and hardware for producing great quality music and other audio recordings.

IK Multimedia has sponsored us with iRig microphones that we will be using during our live streaming E3 2011 coverage. iRig microphones are specially designed for iPhones and iPads, for crystal clear quality audio recordings.  We have tested this bad boy out in the past and we felt it was the right choice to ask IK Multimedia to sponsor us for clear audio quality during our live streams. For more information on the iRig, check out the official product page.

iPad 2: Now With More Indestructibility!

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iPad 2: Now With More Indestructibility!

When something as shiny and precious as the iPad 2 is released, many will go to great lengths to keep it in pristine condition.  Leave it to the folks at G-Form to create an iPad 2 case keeps the device within completely unharmed, even when run over by a car.

So now when our computer overlords finally take over, they’ll be completely indestructible.

Check out the video below.

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Apple gets rid of the “Gay Cure” App

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Apple gets rid of the “Gay Cure” App

Since Apple opened the iTunes App store, there have been two things you can count on: one, being able to find either ridiculous, offensive, silly, or completely random apps to download for your personal usage and two, the apps you just downloaded will be banned a few days later.  It’s the iTunes app store equivalent of the circle of life.

Now don’t get me wrong, some things should be banned for public consumption.  Countless apps called things like “Hottest Girls” (or less family-friendly names) have been banned for being pornographic (sometimes even under-aged stuff has shown up) and I can’t really argue with Apple’s decision to do that.  However, when the store bans apps like the “I Am Rich” app, I just have to chuckle.  If someone wants to make an app that simply displays a ruby on-screen and costs $999.99, then more power to those that buy it . . . at least proverbially speaking.  Sometimes, however, Apple does in fact remove truly offensive apps like the “Gay Cure,” which was submitted by a Christian group called Exodus International from Orlando.  The question, however, is: should Apple take things like this off their shelves?

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Review: Xtreme Mac InCharge Mobile iPhone 4

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Review: Xtreme Mac InCharge Mobile iPhone 4

With the iPhone continuing to evolve into an almost everything type of device. There is one thing in particular that you always have to keep an eye on, that is Battery Life. I’m sure most of us have hit that wall where we couldn’t use our fav app without fear of not having a phone. That’s where the Xtreme Mac iPhone case Battery comes into play. Hitting 2 different markets a Case that protects along with an extra Battery this device aims to extend you iPhones battery. How does the device hold up to everyday use?

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