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Is Apple working on its own Fitness Center integration for future iOS versions?

Patently Apple has uncovered another very interesting Apple Patent application. This time it is an integrated Fitness Center app that it has been working on for quite some time. Nike also appear to have had some involvement in the development as one illustration lists "The Nike Training Club Class”.

The app covers all aspects of a workout including stats gathered from smart equipment as well as a unique social networking element that works within a particular fitness center or city limits. The app will help you find workout buddies or work as a motivational tool.

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HBO Go for iPhone and iPad now available

HBO Go is now available as a universal application for iPhone and iPad. As an existing HBO subscriber, you will have access to over 1,400 HBO shows include HBO original programming, hit movies, sports an comedy.

  • Keep up with your favorites. Watch everything you love about HBO, including HBO original programming, hit movies, sports, comedy and every episode of the best HBO shows, including True Blood®, Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire®, Entourage®, The Sopranos®, Curb Your Enthusiasm®, Sex and the City®, The Wire® and more. Plus, get bonus features and special behind-the-scenes extras!

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Friday, April 29 [give-away]

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!

  • Sky Numbers HD (give-away): A fun & addictive but also educational math game, aimed at testing and improving one’s basic math skills. This is the game that will not only make you work your brain functions but also build on your speed and reflexes in the process. [$2.99 - iTunes link]

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Did you get a new iPad 2 in Asia today? Here's what you need next!

iPad 2 just launched in Hong Kong, India, Israel, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Turkey and UAE today and despite Wi-Fi and unlocked 3G units being available in other parts of the world for over a month already, it looks like the crowds are still coming out.

Did you just get your new iPad 2? If so, if you've finished unboxing and you're finally ready to go... you might just be wondering what you need to know and do next?

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Saurik, founder of Cydia answers “Why you should jailbreak your iPhone” [video]

In a short interview with RackSpace's Robert Scoble, Cydia founder Jay Freeman (better known as Saurik) demonstrates some of the Jailbreak tweaks and apps he uses on his iPhone, and also explains some of the benefits of having a jailbroken iOS device.

If you’re still on the fence over jailbreaking, have a look at the video after the break. If you decide to try it out, we have an awesome guide right here. If you do run into any problems, we also have a superb jailbreak forum that can help you out.

Video after the break!

[@scobleizer via iClarified]

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Just get a new white iPhone 4? Here's what you need next!

So did you order or head down to the store and pick up a fancy new White iPhone yesterday? Once you're powered up and ready to go... you might just be wondering what you need to know and do next? Don't worry, TiPb has your back!

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South Park pokes fun at Apple's location tracking controversy [Thursday fun video]

South Park started out season 15 with an episode that makes fun of Apple on multiple levels including the recent negative press they've received around the location tracking bug.

The Episode is called "HUMANCENTiPAD" and is about Kyle being tracked down by Apple to be used in a hilariously disgusting new product that Kyle unknowingly agreed to volunteer for by not reading the terms and conditions of the latest iTunes update that he accepted.

Check out the video after the break! This particular clip is safe for work. To watch the entire NSFW episode, head on over to South Park Studios. (Flash is required to watch video).

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Yes, your case will probably still fit the 0.2mm thicker white iPhone 4

Looks like the white iPhone 4 is roughly 0.2mm thicker than the black iPhone 4 released 10 month ago -- roughly 9.3mm to 9.5mm. MacRumors had this up earlier today, and I noticed it when my trusty Case Mate Barely There case barely fit on my new white iPhone 4. In fact, it fit like my old black iPhone 4 did back when it had BodyGuardz front and back. It still went in, but it was a much closer, almost too close fit compared to the black iPhone 4.

Apple's iPhone 4 spec page lists only 9.3mm as the depth for the iPhone 4, with no breakdown or difference given for the white iPhone 4. Whether the extra thickness has to do with opacity, a layer of UV protection, or something else is unknown.

I tried out a bunch of different cases and those that were just a tiny bit loose on the black iPhone 4 fit perfectly on the white iPhone 4 (like the CaseMate Chrome) while those that just fit the black iPhone 4 were just a tiny bit too tight (like the aforementioned Barely There). Given manufacturing tolerances, that might vary on a case by case basis as well.

Since the white iPhone 4 has the same antenna as the black iPhone 4, people in low signal areas with big watery man-hands are absolutely still going to want a case of some sort.

Here's what I've had a chance to test so far:

I'll update the list as I test more cases, and if you've tried any on your white iPhone, let us know how they fit for you.

Pictures of our measurements, taken at three points on both sides of a July 2010 black iPhone 4 and April 2011 white iPhone 4, after the break!

[MacRumors]

UPDATE: Apple's SVP of marketing, Phil Schiller, has denied any difference via a Twitter DM. [9to5Mac]

UPDATE 2: Consumer reports also claims to have measured both iPhone 4 colors and found no difference in thickness. [Consumer Reports]

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Where in the world is the TiPb Facebook page? [Updated]

We'd like to know that as well. Late last night we were sent a very brief notice by Facebook saying they were removing the TiPb page. Nothing by way of specific explanation, no attempt to address any concerns, nothing. Just whoosh, another page annihilated.

We say "another" because it looks like we're not alone. Ars Technica's page is gone to, as are the pages for several other technology and gadget sites.

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Apple updates MobileMe control panel for Windows, improves Outlook reliability issues

Apple has released an update to its MobileMe control panel specifically for Windows machines. The update (Version 1.6.6) is aimed at Outlook users who have been experiencing problems syncing their calendars with the MobileMe web app calendar.

The new update fixes issues and improves reliability for the new MobileMe Calendar in Outlook.

If you have been experiencing any problems with MobileMe and Outlook on your Windows PC recently, make sure you download the update!

[Apple Support via 9to5Mac]

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