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Verizon iPhone probably not coming next week

With the holiday shopping season upon us, launching the Verizon iPhone within the next week would make a huge amount of sense to everyone but AT&T, which is probably why there's a rumor going around that November 9 is the day. However, "confirmed reports" on the Verizon iPhone have consistently said early 2011.

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Paypal for iPhone Wi-Fi exploit discovered, patched

It seems a security hole in Paypal's iPhone app has been discovered that would allow hackers to access user's Paypal username and passwords over Wi-Fi. The "man-in-the-middle attack" let's the hacker come between the user input information and Paypal's servers. Although this is dangerous, it does require the hacker to be on the same Wi-Fi connection as the user in order to steal their information.

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Apple's dead pixel policy for iPhone, iPad

Ever wonder how many dead pixels you have to have on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, or Mac before Apple will issue you a replacement? Well it looks inside sources has given BGR the answer. What you see above is leaked document that appears to lay out general guidelines for Apple Retail Stores, and it seems they're set by screen size.

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Apple's new commercial says iPad is... magically electric

Apple has debuted the third commercial in their iPad is... series, this time saying iPad is electric. This follows delicious and musical. Qualities highlighted this time include cinematic, elementary, academic, full-size (zing!), presenting, bought, sold, fantasy, and the eponymous electric.

Ironman 2 is shown off via the Video app, streaming iTunes U podcasts make an appearance as does the Mail app, Ebay, Epic Citadel, and some others (can you name them all?)

While iPhone 4 commercials have skewed towards the nostalgic and feature-centric, Apple is keeping iPad commercials squarely aimed at the experiential (until they add cameras to iPad 2?)

Check out the video after the break and let us know what you think.

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Zuckerberg: No Facebook app for iPad because it's not mobile

Mark Zuckerberg was asked about a Facebook app for iPad today during Facebook's mobile event, and his response to Mashable's Ben Parr was that the iPad isn't mobile. Parr countered that Apple would disagree with Zuckerberg, to which Zuckerberg said "well, sorry". Former Android lead and current Facebook mobile head, Eric Tseng then intercepted the question and said they were still working on their strategy for tablets and that, as a new form factor, it required a new approach. Parr extrapolates:

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UPDATED: Sold Out! Skyfire Web Browser now available in the App Store!

The Skyfire Web Browser app is now live in the App Store a full day ahead of schedule. We're messing around with the app now, and we like what we've seen so far. (We even managed to get last Sunday's iPad live! Ustream.tv recording to play -- check out those Halloween super-suits!)

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T-Mobile takes shots at Apple/AT&T in their newest TV ad

T-Mobile's latest TV add takes shots at Apple and AT&T alike, exclaiming that they now have "America's Largest 4G Network". They also pit their new myTouch 4G against the iPhone 4 in what seems oddly similar to the Mac vs. PC commercials of yesteryear.

Whether or not you believe HSPA+ is really 4G, T-Mobile is careful not take direct shots at the iPhone. It mainly focuses on AT&T's known network limitations (specifically the fact they don't allow 3G video calling). T-Mobile probably made the right decision there as I'm sure they would love to get their hands on the iPhone to help bolster their sales.

Check out the video after the break and let us know your thoughts on T-Mobiles shots at Apple/AT&T.

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Genius Recommendations return to iTunes

Back in September, when iTunes 10 launched, Apple introduced their new Ping social network. This was followed by iTunes 10.0.1 which added the Ping drop down options but also replaced the Genius sidebar with a new Ping sidebar.

Earlier this week, Apple made some server-side changes (which means we don’t have to update iTunes), and now Genius Recommendations have returned to the iTunes sidebar.

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Apple to extend iTunes song previews to 90 seconds in the U.S.

Symphonic Distribution is reporting that Apple plans to increase song previews in iTunes from 30 seconds to 90 seconds in the U.S. According to a letter sent by Apple to label representatives, any song that is over 2 minutes and 30 seconds will be offering a 90 second preview and any song that is shorter in length will remain at the current 30 second preview.

We are pleased to let you know that we are preparing to increase the length of music previews from 30 seconds to 90 seconds on the iTunes Store in the United States. We believe that giving potential customers more time to listen to your music will lead to more purchases.

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iOS 4.2 features: Volume slider widget for iPhone and iPod touch

iOS 4.2 GM brings a volume slider widget to the iPhone and iPod touch, just like beta 1 did for iPad. Since iPhone and iPod touch have a no landscape view for home screen, and much narrower screen real estate in general, the volume slider isn't next to the other widgets like it is on iPad, and there's no brightness slider to go with it, but here's what you do get:

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