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iPhone 3GS Power a Boon for Jailbreak Console Emulators

Zodttd (via Gizmodo) whets our appetites for iPhone 3GS jailbreaks to come:

I now have psx4iphone running very speedy on the 3GS. It’s at the point where Final Fantasy 7 is fullspeed at very least without sound. The build is rough around the edges, as you can’t switch games without restarting the emulator, and only memory card saves are currently working, no save states just yet. Both these issues are being worked on.

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iPhone 3.0 Parental Controls Allow First Adult App onto iPhone (NSFW-N)

[iPhone coverage added to make image as viewer-safe as possible - Ed]

Well, at least it took longer than push notification or turn-by-turn navigation, right?

As should be no surprise, given how the porn industry is typically among the first to adapt to new technologies, Macenstein reports that the first app to feature nudity has made it into the iTunes App Store.

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iPhone 3.0 Also Stands for Speed -- of Adoption

Paul Haddad from Tapbots let us know just how fast he's seeing users update to iPhone 3.0. Based on the headers included when their app Convertbot checks with its servers to get the latest currency information, Paul figures:

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Quick App 3.0: Apple iTunes/Apple TV Remote adds Gesture Support

Went into the App Store and what did I see, why an updated Remote app for iTunes and AppleTV! One of the first apps in the App Store at launch, the latest update for Remote [free - iTunes link] turbo charges the cool factor with support for gesture-based Apple TV control. Very slick:

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Google Announces Adsense for Mobile Applications for iPhone

We all know Google isn't a search engine company, they're a company that makes googzillions of dollars monetizing search (and trying to monetize other things) via their AdSense advertising platform. For iPhones, this was previously constrained to the browser window of Mobile Safari (or Chrome Lite for Android users). Now, however, the Official Google Blog announces:

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Why the iPhone 3GS Doesn't Cost Apple $179

iSupply gets a lots of headlines, like this one from Reuters, guestimating the raw component costs of popular gadgets like the iPhone 3GS. And good for them.

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The Competition: HTC Hero (Android)

Do Android Hero's dream of electric steeds? (Too obscure? Never mind!Our sibling site Android Central is all over the new HTC Hero announcement -- the latest Android smartphone and one that looks decidedly different from its G1 predecessor.

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Wednesday Fun Video: iPhone 3GS Shot Music Video!

Steve Ellington from the theautomaticfilmmaker.com let us know that he'd shot the above music video entirely on the new iPhone 3GS. While Ellington had fun filming the little robot, he was also "quite impressed with the camera."

CBS4 in South Florida must also have been impressed. They claimed the "new iPhone good enough for the evening news" when a producer shot a segment entirely on Apple's latest handset as well.

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Buh-Bye BlackBerry Say 12% of iPhone 3GS Buyers

Apple Insider reports that, based on a Piper Jaffray survey:

12% of consumers who visited a retail store this past weekend to make their iPhone 3G S purchase said they were replacing a BlackBerry handset, the latest sign that Apple continues to make headway against rival Research in Motion in the high-stakes smartphone market.

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