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AT&T blocks June holidays again -- countdown to iPhone HD

BGR claims AT&T has begun their yearly tradition of blocking employee holidays for the month of June in anticipation of the 4th generation iPhone (not iPhone 4G but possibly iPhone HD) launch.

A June block suggests a launch that could be as early as last year's June 17 iPhone 3GS affair, but is also consistent with previous years' late-June releases.

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Norway's Prime Minister, NSA's 3-star General -- iPad users!

Looks like the heads of Norway, and the American National Security Agency (NSA), have both gotten their hands on Apple's new iPad and -- they like it.

First it was Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stotlenberg, who was snapped using an iPad while waiting out the volcanic ash-imposed flight delays back to Europe. Looks like he was also sporting Apple's iPad case, which based on our quick review isn't exactly the best choice to avoid nasty ash stains... Still, watching an entire nation being run on an iPad -- the future is here.

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UPDATED: Pulitzer Prize winning satirist can't get into App Store

UPDATE: According to the WSJ, Apple has contacted Fiore:

Apple called the cartoonist Thursday and suggested that he resubmit the app, Mr. Fiore said in an interview. “I feel kind of guilty,” he said. “I’m getting preferential treatment because I got the Pulitzer.”

Preferential perhaps but not uncommon. Several controversial app rejections have been reconsidered when publicity brought them to the attention of higher-ups at Apple. Unfortunately, the "review team rejects, executive team reconsiders" is not a scalable or likely desirable strategty for Apple.

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iPhone 4 beta 1 jailbreak on iPhone 3G - multitasking included

Apple has not been shy in stating that the original iPhone 3G will not support multitasking but iPhone hacker cdevwill has proved them wrong - sort of. After the break you can see a YouTube video of an iPhone 3G running iPhone OS 4 jailbroken with functional multitasking.

While this all seems like a bed of roses stop and think about it for a minute: the only apps someone could test currently are those built in the iPhone OS 4 software (many of which have always multitasked) - no 3rd party apps. You'll notice in the video the amount of time it takes to open the clock application. Now imagine trying to play a game like Plants vs. Zombies and checking your Twitter all while streaming Pandora.

So while multitasking on an iPhone 3G appears to work, don't expect a very smooth experience. This is more than likely the reason Apple claims it will not work (even if they'd rather you upgraded your hardware).

If you want to learn more about jailbreaking in general stop by our forum dedicated to the topic and be sure to check out the video after the break!

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Apple previews iAds for agencies, may restrict 3rd part ad networks

Advertising agency Hill Holiday blogged about their visit from Apple's iAd team -- you know, the folks who want to make mobile ads not suck -- and shared what they could about the experience:

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Why the iPhone didn't support Flash in 2007

Why didn't Apple support Adobe's popular Flash plugin way back in 2007 when it first launched the original iPhone 2G? Because Adobe still can't get it to run on the most powerful, most modern 2010 devices Android, Palm and others have to offer. That's why.

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How desperate people print from their iPad

We figure this is how desperate people try to print from their iPad. Or how they use comedy to handle their frustration. Sigh. More elegant solution, Apple?

[Form Group via Engadget]

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UPDATED: Steve Jobs confirms iPad 3G to ship alongside International iPad Wi-Fi in May

UPDATE: Add this gem to the list, in response to an (admittedly overboard) customer complaint from Switzerland that accused Steve Jobs of "deliberately pulling the wool over the rest of the worlds [sic] eyes."

Are you nuts? We are doing the best we can. We need enough units to have a responsible and great launch.

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Rogers announces iPad 3G plans coming end of May

Hot on the heals of Apple's international iPad delay, Rogers in Canada also announces that they'll be providing iPad 3G pricing plans at the end of May. And that's pretty much verbatim:

Rogers today announced that it will offer iPad price plans for all models from the end of May in Canada.

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Vodafone UK and O2: iPad 3G price plans coming end of May

Well as long as Apple has delayed their international iPad rollout until the end of May, Vodafone might as well announce on Twitter that they'll be providing 3G data plans to go with them, right?

Dedicated iPad price plans for all models available at the end of May. Get the best browsing experience on UK’s best network.

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