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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Monday, June 6

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Cube Dog: Cube Dogs are adorable, 3D, interactive pets that you can customize to your hearts content! They love it when you rub their tummies, they play baseball, and they even fend of ninja attacks. Build the perfect pet, and snap photos to share with friends! [Free - iTunes link]

  • Instagram: Now you can view photos that you've liked, add a link to your website in your profile, and auto-complete for hashtags. [Free - iTunes link]

  • ScoreMyDay: An everyday app to register your daily scores and achievements. It’s also a great way to share them with the world, without losing your privacy. Create personal, professional or common labels to identify each score class. [$0.99 - iTunes link]

  • Mighty Fin: Fin needs a vacation. He's signed up for Shady Sal's suspiciously cheap — and possibly deadly — Round the World Tour. [$0.99 - iTunes link]

  • PhotoNoter: This app makes it easy to write beautiful notes on your photos. You can write directly on the photo with your finger just like sketching or drawing with a pen. [$1.99 - iTunes link]

Any other big apps or game releases or updates today? If you pick any of these up, let us know what you think!

Follow along after the break to watch a trailer for Mighty Fin.

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Is this a screen shot of an iPhone running iOS 5?

TechCrunch has got its hands on a picture that may well be from an iPhone running iOS 5. The picture shows a notification bar at the top of the screen, under the time. The notification bar shows two new twitter mentions. Now this could very well be a fake; based on previous information that Twitter may be baked into iOS 5. We don’t know and neither does TechCrunch at this stage.

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iCloud to be more about replacing iTunes than actually streaming music? [rumor]

Could iCloud be much more than a streaming music service and data store? John Gruber of Daring Fireball seems to think so. He has put together a post on what he expects at today’s WWDC Apple keynote and reveals a snippet of fourth hand information that is quite interesting.

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WWDC 2011 meta live blog

WWDC 2011

Apple's WWDC 2011 Keynote is here, and it's bringing iOS 5, (iCloud)(, and Mac OS X Lion loaded for bear. We'll kick things off about 12:45pm, so sit back, grab a beverage, and watch along with us for all the coverage, color, and commentary you've come to expect from TiPb!

Note: Apple hasn't announced a live stream, and unless and until they do, we're assuming there isn't one. We'll update if and when we hear otherwise.

Here are the go times!

  • 10am PDT
  • 1pm EDT
  • 6pm BST

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iPhone nano still in the pipeline?

While it may not be tomorrow's one more thing, could Apple be just about ready to release an iPhone nano? The Wall Street Journal claimed they were working on it, and while there may not be any new hardware at WWDC, there certainly could be soon.

If they do, would it be an iPhone 3GS style, non Retina device to keep compatibility, a third, HP Veer screen size added to iPhone and iPad, or a feature phone, shades of ROKR’s past?

None of those sound like ideal options. Touch targets on a Veer-sized iPhone would be tiny or congested, or another complete re-write for developers. A feature phone wouldn’t harness Apple’s App Store ecosystem. And we already have an iPhone 3GS that could be miniaturized a bit but would it be compellingly different than the original?

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High school student sells kidney to buy an iPad 2

A 17 year old high school student from China’s Anhui province wanted an iPad 2 so much, that he sold one of his kidneys to pay for it.

I wanted to buy an iPad 2 but could not afford it. A broker contacted me on the Internet and said he could help me sell one kidney for 20,000 yuan.

The deal was agreed and the kidney removed. He received the money which was approximately $3000; he used some of the money to pay for an iPad 2. When his mother saw the iPad 2 she was surprised that he had one; due to the high cost in China. She then discovered the horror story and notified the authorities of how it all transpired.

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Apple Time Capsule to be local hub for iCloud?

Cult of Mac's source claims to have the inside info on just how Apple's new iCloud service will work, and they're saying Apple's Time Capsule (Airport Extreme + hard drive combo) will serve as its local hub.

Files saved on your computer are backed up instantly to Time Capsule, which makes them available to remote Macs and iOS devices.

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iOS 5 update really is going to be magical [Sunday fun]

The iOS 5 big reveal will be at WWDC tomorrow, Apple always like to say its devices are magical; well if you watch this video they really are. German magician Simon Pierro, who is a German Magic Circle Master, has put together his take on what to expect from iOS 5. He demonstrates some amazing new magical features on his iPad 2. As you would expect, it is rather different to what we all expect but it is well worth a watch.

Check it out after the break. Which features from this video would you like to see in iOS 5? Let us know in the comments!

[iOS Magic]


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German vandals deface new flagship Hamburg Apple Store with a Windows logo

A couple of cheeky German guys decided to have a bit of fun this weekend by defacing the under construction Apple Store in Hamburg with a Windows logo.

Now before we get too upset by this, when we say deface it, it was more a bit of fun with no permanent lasting damage. Posing as a couple of construction workers, they climbed a ladder and pieced together a poor attempt at a Windows Logo.

In fact if you wanted to be really mean, you could say that this is an excellent deterrent to any would-be thieves! Take a look at the video after the break!


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