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Express your fashion sense with Dress The Monkey - Fashion Monkey

Apalon's little iPhone game, Dress The Monkey - Fashion Monkey, is a relaxing fashion game with the only goal of dressing up your monkey.

  • Make up an unusual outfit for one of the four adorable characters: Rebel, Princess, Sage, and Granny
  • Be in control of just about every aspect of a model’s look, including hair style, eyes and skin color, and even mood of your virtual friend!
  • Take advantage of the large collection of different accessories: hats, wigs, scarves, bows, glasses and more!
  • Choose fancy backgrounds for your monkey: Sunny Jungles, Icy Forest, and more!
  • Share your monkey via email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or save it as wallpaper!
  • Find additional “packs” of accessories and backgrounds that are available through the built-in store

Although primarily targeted towards children, I enjoy playing with this app. I like cute little cuddly things, and it's fun dressing up my little monkey. My favorite feature is that in addition to accessorizing, I can choose a facial expression for my monkey that matches my personal mood. Such a great little time killer.

Dress The Monkey - Fashion Monkey is available for free with optional in-app purchases. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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TWCable TV App updated, more channels available but now blocks jailbroken devices

The TW Cable app has just been updated by Time Warner and has added in some nice new features to an already impressive app -- but it now also blocks Jailbroken devices. So the good news is, you now have over 100 channels available to watch from within the app and also a remote DVR Manager for compatible cable boxes. The downside, if you decide to update and have a jailbroken iPad, the the app will block you from viewing any content.

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Remote Potato HD heading to the iPad, Windows Media Center and iPad in perfect harmony

Remote Potato HD is coming soon for the iPad and if you’re a Windows Media Center user this could be the perfect app. With Remote Potato HD you can browse and stream all of your Windows Media Center content directly to your iPad in high resolution; locally or over the internet. You can also access your Media Center EPG (Electronic Program Guide) and schedule recordings all from within the app.

Another great feature, if you have an Apple TV, is AirPlay. As Remote Potato HD uses the Apple video player, to play back content, AirPlay can be used to stream to your Apple TV 2. This would enable your Apple TV to become a type of Media Center Extender.

In order to use the app with your Media Center system, you will have to install an application that handles the streaming and transcoding. This is available free from Remote Potato. The app has already been submitted to Apple for approval; so expect it to arrive any day now. No news on pricing yet but the existing version for iPhone and iPod touch is priced at $6.99.

There is a video demo of the app after the break. It looks like a fantastic solution; if you are a Windows Media Center and iPad user. I will be trying this one out as soon as it is available!

[Remote Potato via The Digital Lifestyle]

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Comex to address camera connection kit issues caused by jailbreakme [jailbreak]

If you have jailbroken your iPad with the recently released Jailbreakme exploit and use the official Apple Camera Connection Kit, you may have noticed that it no longer works. Apparently Comex knows all about the problem and will be issuing a fix for it today. The fix will enable you to use the Camera Connection Kit as normal and will also address some packages from Cydia that have had problems too.

According to Comex, the fix will be in the form of a download from Cydia; if you are already jailbroken. We assume then that it should be part of any new jailbreak in the future; but don’t quote us on that!

More → for iPhone hits the App Store

AutoTrader's new iPhone app,, has hit the App Store. With it, you can shop for nearby cars and even scan the VIN barcode of a car you like so that you can save it or search for other similar cars.

  • Search for new, used and certified cars near you.
  • Contact a seller by phone or email directly from a vehicle listing.
  • Map local dealerships, and view their services and amenities.
  • Use keyword search to find particular dealer services and amenities near you.
  • Scan the VIN barcode of a car you like to search for similar cars near you, or save it for later.
  • Create a free “My AutoTrader” account to save your favorite cars and searches.
  • Access your saved cars and searches from any other mobile device or computer. is available for free in the App Store. Screenshots after the break.

[iTunes link]

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Thursday, July 7

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!

  • Number Guru: A callerID and reverse phone service. [Free for iPhone - iTunes link]

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iPhone prototype running China Mobile -- Real, fake, or really fake? published a photo of what appears to be an iPhone prototype running on the China Mobile network. If it isn't fake -- and we take such things with a Great Wall sized grain of salt -- it suggests the iPhone maybe coming to the world's largest carrier sooner rather than later.

The phone appears to run baseband software with version number 06.10.01, which hasn’t been released yet. It also lacks an IMEI number, just like an iPhone 4 prototype we spotted on eBay. Evaluation devices normally have no IMEI number.

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Enjoy 31 nights of free live music with the official iTunes Festival London 2011 app

Apple has released an app called the iTunes Festival London 2011. The app will let you watch live performances from lots of bands; performing at the Roundhouse in London throughout July. The acts are all taking part in the official iTunes Festival and you can view it all for free on your iOS device.

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iPad 2 HD set for fall 2011? [Update: in October]

Rumors of another new iPad this year have been circulating for a while, and now This is My Next is hearing it won't be an iPad 3 but instead will be an iPad 2 HD sporting a pixel doubled Retina Display and aimed at the higher end market.

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Apple announces 15 billion App Store downloads

Apple today announced some huge numbers for the iTunes App Store, including 15 billion downloads, 425,000 apps (and games), 100,000 native iPad apps, available in 90 countries, for the more than 200 million iOS devices sold to date.

“In just three years, the revolutionary App Store has grown to become the most exciting and successful software marketplace the world has ever seen,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “Thank you to all of our amazing developers who have filled it with over 425,000 of the coolest apps and to our over 200 million iOS users for surpassing 15 billion downloads.”

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