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Want Hulu on Your iPad... as a Subscription Service?

MediaMemo is hearing from "multiple people familiar with the company" that the networks behind Hulu, NBC, FOX, and ABC, are still contemplating a version of Hulu for Apple's iPad -- but as a subscription service.

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Find My iPhone Working on iPhone Safari, iTunes Preview Categories Now Working on Web

Apple has changed MobileMe's me.com site, previously inaccessible from iPhone or iPod touch Safari, to not only allow access to Find My iPhone, but to offer help in setting up accounts and getting additional apps. iTunes Preview, meanwhile, has duplicated even more of the media and app browsing experience on the web by adding support for categories.

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Apple Comments on Removal of Sexual-content Apps

Following up on last night's story about the removal of apps with sexual content from the iTunes App Store, TiPb asked Apple for comment and they responded:

"Whenever we receive customer complaints about objectionable content we review them. If we find these apps contain inappropriate material we remove them and request the developer make any necessary changes in order to be distributed by Apple."

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Near Field Communication, Multipoint Screen, Video Conferencing, Multitouch Bezel -- Apple Patent Watch

Apple patent applications and awards are so voluminous they could fill an entire blog all by themselves -- enter Patently Apple, just such a blog, which brings word of several new and interesting iPhone and iPad patents including near field communication, multipoint screen, video conferencing, and multitouch bezels.

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UPDATED: Apple Removes Sex-based Apps from the App Store

UPDATE 1: TiPb received a comment from Apple.

UPDATE 2: Chillifresh reports Apple has now removed 5000 sex-based apps and suggest new "rules" are in place.

Developer Chillifresh sent us a link to their blog post where they claim Apple is removing "all non-PG apps" (read: sex-based apps) from the App Store.

Here's the email they received:

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iTunes App Store Now Supported in Armenia, Botswana, Bulgaria, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Madagascar, Mali, Mauritius, Niger, Senegal, Tunisia, and Uganda

Apple's iPhone Developer News feed has announced that the iTunes App Store is now supported in 9 additional countries:

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CEOh-Snap: Jobs Calls Flash "Old Technology", Adobe Calls Apple "Proprietary Lock"

Valleywag claims "people familiar with the meeting" between Steve Jobs and the Wall Street Journal have told them Apple's CEO once again dismissed Flash as "old technology", while Bloomberg News reports on Adobe CEO, Shantanu Narayen calling Apple a "proprietary lock".

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Google Buys reMail, Kills iPhone App

Yesterday it was announced that Google is buying reMail a localized high-speed email search service, and now as part of that deal, founder Gabor Cselle has posted that they're killing the reMail iPhone app, effective immediately [iTunes link dead].

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Apple Doubles 3G Download Cap for iPhone to 20MB

iLounge discovered that Apple has stealthily doubled the limit for iPhone over-the-air downloads via 3G from it's previous 10MB cap to 20MB, though the reasons remain unclear:

it could be related to the impending release of the iPad, improvements in carrier bandwidth, or simply a desire to allow users to have anywhere access to larger applications on the App Store.

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Apple May Discount Best Selling iBooks to $9.99?

So after all that pushing by publishers for the 70/30 split "agency model", and bullying of Amazon into raising eBook best-seller prices to $14.99, the New York Times is now reporting that Apple may be allowed to discount the price of those same bestsellers to $9.99 -- the original Amazon price.

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