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Convertbot Hits 1.1, Adds Convertbot Mini for Free!

Tapbots, one of the most consistently innovative user experience-oriented development houses on the iPhone platform, just let us know they've updated their latest app, Convertbot (see our review), to version 1.1.

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Tweetie for Mac Shows Where iPhone Twitter is Headed?

We generally don't cover Mac or Windows news on the site, even though most people who have an iPhone will at some point plug it into a laptop or desktop. And we almost never cover software that isn't directly involved with that plug in connection. Why the exception? Tweetie for Mac began as Tweetie for iPhone, one of the most popular and robust iPhone Twitter clients in the App Store, and as much as the iPhone version set the foundation for Tweetie for Mac, it looks like Tweetie for Mac rebuilt that foundation for the next iPhone release.

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ngmoco Unveils StarDefense for iPhone

ngmoco just sent over their latest trailer for StarDefense, coming in May for the iPhone and iPod touch, and we've uploaded it to YouTube and embedded it above for all to enjoy.

In Star Defense, players take control of the captain's chair and travel to a series of planets invaded by alien S’rath forces. Twisting and spinning complete 3-D planets, players must examine the terrain to plan tower defenses, selecting from a broad range of turrets that unleash everything from burning hot plasma to high voltage decimation. With seven planets, five upgradable tower types and three difficulty levels available at launch, Star Defense will challenge players of all skill sets, from sci-fi fans to tower defense champions.

If this really combines the skills of ngmoco with the addictive qualities of tower defense, we're already predicting a massive slowdown in postings here as we play review this baby for hours on end.

Screenshots after the break!

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Apple Has Chosen Foxconn to Manufacture iTablet/iNetbook?

Commercial Times (via Inquirer/MacRumors) is saying Taiwan's Foxconn -- which manufacturers the iPhone -- is set to do similar for Apple's rumored... iSomething..

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Quickoffice Mobile Suite for iPhone Now in App Store

Quickoffice just let us know that their Mobile Suite for iPhone, which includes Excel, Word, Email, and File integration, has just gone live in the iTunes App Store for $19.99)

We're checking it out now, and will update later with first impressions and screen shots. In the meantime, let us know if you have any questions, or if you're already using it, tell us what you think!

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AT&T Clearing Inventory? 16GB iPhone 3G Refurbs Online for $149.99

I will be honest here and say I've never been a fan of any refurbished products and AT&T is not making refurbished iPhone 3G's any more enticing. It seems that AT&T has once again gotten some stock of refurbished 16GB iPhone 3G's and are dumping them for the price of $149.99.

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iPhone App to "Bring the Rain" for US Military's Networked Warfare?

Newsweek is reporting that the iPod touch (and presumably the iPhone, as they run the same software) is replacing more expensive, government-contracted handhelds as the "networked warefare" mobile device of choice for the US Military. Not only do soldiers often already know how to use iPods and iPhones:

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iPhone HD Rumblings Now on Cable? Replacing Apple TV?!

TiPb predicted an iPhone HD way back on October 10, and while not everyone -- even here -- agrees that we'll see it, rumors continue to point that maybe, just maybe we will.

The latest comes via PhoneNews which reports that the Apple AV Cables, component and composite versions of which were launched last year alongside the iPhone 3G, are being cleared to make room for a consolidated cable. What's more, this new cables, alongside an "iPhone HD" would support 720p or 1080i out (for your TV, not on the device itself).

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The iPhone Blog Week in Review for April 20, 2009

Every week I will be bringing you what I think are the week’s biggest stories and articles. Let’s get started, after the break!

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