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Apple iPod/iTunes Event Scheduled for Sept. 9?

Looks like Wednesday, September 9 might just be this year's date for Apple's annual iPod and iTunes event, where it's widely expected we'll see the third generation iPod touch (with video camera?), iTunes 9 (with Blu-Ray and "social" integration?), as well as other refreshes to Apple's music-themed lineup.

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i.TV 2.0 Intros Push Notification, iTunes Download, and "Remote Control Framework" for iPhone

i.TV just let TiPb know they've submitted version 2.0 of their popular iPhone and iPod touch app to the iTunes App Store. What's in store for us this time out?

  • Push Notification for TV shows
  • Tap to download from iTunes
  • TiVo Remote via the introduction of "Remote Control Framework":

i.TV now combines the TV guide and the remote control on an iPhone or iPod touch. Remote controls are powered by the i.TV Remote Control Framework, which allows third parties to develop remote controls for use on the i.TV platform.

How's all of that sound to ya?

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Lady Loses iPhone, Laptop, Gets Mocked on Own Facebook Page

A lady in the UK had her gear bag stolen, including her iPhone, laptop, and Nintendo DS, and to rub salt on her wounds, the thief decided to mock her on her own Facebook page:

"I have the laptop, phones ok but a bit scratched itll do, tv was rubbish so I left it , ds was a bonus, now to the porn shop, thankyou toshiba is my favourite make".

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Dev-Team: Palm Pre May Track User Location, but 3rd Party iPhone Apps Do Too!

The iPhone Dev-Team take a break from the Jailbreak to throw some light on the issue of 3rd party iPhone apps tracking users' location. Joey Hess and our friends over at PreCentral.net kicked up a bit of a ruckus last week detailing how the Palm Pre reports users' location data back to Palm HQ. Well, says the Dev-Team:

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No 5 Million iPhone Deal for China Unicom?

That rumored deal whereby China Unicom was purchasing 5 million Wi-Fi-less iPhones for a huge introduction to the world's biggest cellular market? Turns out not so much with the 5 million according to a China Unicom spokesperson.

"Talks between us and Apple have been going on for some time, but no agreement has been reached yet," said Unicom spokesman Yi Difei. "There are all kinds of possibilities. There is no particular timetable for the talks."

We get it, big deal, big complications. Still, the iPhone has to hit China sometime, right? (Other than, you know, massive amounts of gray market imports...)

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 16 August 2009

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UPDATED: TomTom Turn-by-Turn Navigation for iPhone Beginning to Appear in International App Stores

UPDATED: Here're the US deets: TomTom US & Canada [$99.99 - iTunes link], TomTom Australia [$79.99 - iTunes link], TomTom New Zealand [$94.99 - iTunes link]

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Facebook 3.0 (Sans Push) for iPhone Submitted to iTunes App Store

Facebook engineer and -- more importantly to us -- Facebook iPhone (and iPod touch) app developer Joe Hewitt announced on Twitter that he:

Just uploaded Facebook for iPhone 3.0 to the App Store for review. [...] I'll be posting more details and screen shots to the app's page on Facebook this week

Here's the Facebook page if you want to follow along, and we're guessing a lot of you do based on how many tweeted and sent this our way! (Thanks everyone!)

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Yet Another "Leaked" Apple iTablet "Image"

Yet another "leaked" Apple iTablet "image".

There's no way Steve Jobs lets the home button cut across the bezel like that, right?

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