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App Store Leaks: iPad Apps and Game Prices, Explicit Category Redux

MacRumors, likely using elite-ninjary, managed to gain access to the upcoming App Store for iPad's best seller list and it highlights a lot of new and interesting details on what apps and games we'll see and what their prices points will be (something we'd just been wondering about):

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Steve Jobs and Eric Schmidt Take Coffee, Talk Shop

Gizmodo has just posted up some candids of Apple CEO Steve Jobs, and Google CEO Eric Schmidt taking tasty beverages together and talking shop at the Calafia in the Town and Country, Pal Alto, which is owned by former Google chef Charlie Ayers. Reportedly Jobs was overheard saying:

  • "They're going to see it all eventually so who cares how they get it."
  • "Let's go discuss this somewhere more private."

What the "it" and the "this" are precisely, we don't know. Could this be the first tender, fragile steps towards reconciliation? Was the public setting intentional?

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Best Buy and Amazon Gearing Up for iPad Launch

According to Mac Rumors, Best Buy is gearing up for Apple's iPad launch on April 3rd. The retail chain is providing its employees with details leading up to launch day and stores are expecting display materials early next week. Not every Best Buy will carry the device, however. Only the stores with Apple shop sections will be lucky enough to sell iPads at launch. If you do plan on making a purchase at Best Buy on April 3rd be aware none of their stores will be opening early.

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Google Paying Carriers to Go Android, Apple Still Charging for iPhone

Well technically Google seems to be sharing revenue generated from services like Search, Gmail, Maps, etc. with their carrier and manufacturing partners to incentivize their "going Android". If rumors of Apple making a cool $100,000,000 a year from Google for iPhone search are any indicator, the money may be nothing to sneeze at either.

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Geohot Teases Untethered Jailbreak for iPhone... and iPad!

Geohot, the original iPhone hacker, has just posted a huge tease for the must-sought-after iPhone 3.0.x untethered Jailbreak:

The jailbreak is all software based, and is as simple to use as blackra1n. It is completely untethered, works on all current tethered models [iPod touch G2, iPhone 3GS, iPod touch G3], and will probably work on iPad too.

Don't ask when it will be available, however. Just expect it when you see it.

Video after the break!

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Apple Begins [Pre-Charging] iPad Orders for April 3?

Reader Paul tells Apple charged his credit card today for his iPad order, placed on the very first day of availability. We asked on Twitter and it looks like he wasn't alone.

Typically companies only begin processing order charges when they start shipping products. Does this mean the first set of iPad have commenced their journey from manufacturing for an April 3 delivery?

[No, turns out it just means Apple is doing a check and hold to make sure funds are available for them to charge when the device ships, though it will st

Did your card get processed? Wi-fi only or 3G as well?

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Only You Can Help the iPhone Beat the BlackBerry Tour!

TiPb nation, our noble champion, iPhone 3GS is locked in battle with the pushy little BlackBerry Tour in Laptop Magazine's Smartphone Madness tournament.

This is not a drill. iPhone needs you. Get over there and fight for everything magical and revolutionary, for everything great and GUI, for childlike sense of wonder and the glory of unharshened mellow.

TiPb nation: BlackBerry. Cannot. Win.

Cry havoc and let tap the apps of war!

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iTunes Preview Accidentally Leaks iPad Apps?

PadGadget did some digging around Apple's web-based iTunes Preview and came across what look to be some already-approved iPad apps. The give away? The use of HD (High Definition) or XL (eXtra-Large) in the title to signify the bigger 9.7 inch, 1024x768 pixel iPad display. Some of the titles discovered include:

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iPad iBookstore to Include Project Gutenberg Catalog?

AppAdvice has followed up their $9.99 bestseller sneak-peak with more screenshots they claim come from the pre-release iPad iBooks and iBookstore, this time indicating Apple is including that massive Project Gutenberg library of free eBook content right in the app.

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iPhone Pwned at Pwn20wn

Looks like our iPhone didn't put up much of a fight at the latest Pwn20own contest in Vancouver, falling on the first day to hacking duo Ralf Philipp Weinmann of the University of Luxembourg, and Vincenzo Iozzo of Zynamics according to CNET.

The team wins $15,000 for their efforts, which took them about 2 weeks to write. The exploit involved getting a user to go to a malicious website whose payload downloads and executes, stealing the contents of the iPhone's SMS database. (Though they said the same attack could be used to get contacts, photos, or any other data).

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