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iPad 3 component suppliers gain Apple certification for 2012 release

According to Digitimes, Apple has already begun the certifying process of components for the next generation iPad 3. Some have already gained certification such as Radiant Opto-Electronics for LED backlight units.

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More federal agencies choosing iPhone, iPad over Blackberry and traditional computing

President Obama has started to relax some of the technology use policies within the government, as more and more federal workers have opted to use the iPhone and iPad in place of devices like the Blackberry and PC.

The flashy consumer products that have been adopted in the corporate workforce — upending BlackBerrys for iPhones, Microsoft Outlook for Gmail, and lately laptops for iPads — are now invading the federal government. The State Department. The Army. The Department of Veterans Affairs. NASA.

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iOS 5 to include deep, system-wide Twitter integration?

Could iOS 5 include deep, system-wide Twitter integration? It could if TechCrunch and Daring Fireball are correct. First up, MG Siegler rumored:

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Lodsys disregards Apple, files suit against 7 iOS developers

Lodsys has decided to ignore Apple's strongly worded demand they cease harassing iOS developers, and instead decided to file suit against 7 of them, including Combay Inc. (Mega Poker Online Texas Holdem), Iconfactory (Twitterrific), Illusion Labs (Labyrinth), Shovelmate (69 Positions), Quickoffice, Richard Shinderman (Hearts), Wulven Games (Shadow Era). Says Lodsys:

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University of Iowa students can now check their laundry via iPhone, iPad app

The University of Iowa has launched a campus app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch dedicated to helping students navigate the campus, follow news and events and even check to see if their laundry is done!

A new smartphone application allows University of Iowa students and others to see the latest campus headlines, events calendars and even when their laundry in the dorms is finished washing.

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iWork suite now available for the iPhone and iPod touch

Apple has announced the availability of the iWork suite for the iPhone and iPod touch as universal apps which are now available in the App Store.

Now you can use Keynote, Pages and Numbers on iPhone and iPod touch to create amazing presentations, documents and spreadsheets right in the palm of your hand,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Product Marketing. “The incredible Retina display, revolutionary Multi-Touch interface and our powerful software make it easy to create, edit, organize and share all of your documents from iPhone 4 or iPod touch.”

Keynote, Pages and Numbers import and export documents from iWork for Mac and Microsoft Office; print wirelessly using AirPrint™; and include beautiful Apple-designed themes and templates. All iWork apps now include improved document management with thumbnail images that let you find your files quickly, organize them and group them into folders using intuitive gestures. From the Tools button in the toolbar, you can easily share any presentation, document or spreadsheet without leaving the app.

Check out more screenshots and full press release below.

All apps included in the suite come with features to match the iPad versions, including the ability to create documents for printing through AirPrint and sharing via iTunes local file sharing. The document manager included in each app comes with a familiar "folders" look and feel, and the suite includes free upgrades for those who have already purchased the apps for the iPad.

Will you be using iWorks on your iPhone or iPod touch?


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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Tuesday, May 31

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!

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Steve Jobs to present WWDC 2011 keynote to announce iCloud streaming and iOS 5

Apple has just confirmed that CEO Steve Jobs and a team of Apple executives will present its Word Wide Developers Conference (WWDC 2011) keynote on June 6 at 10am PDT, and both iOS 5 and iCloud are on the agenda.

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Google shutting down Translate API

Google has announced they'll be limiting and eventually shutting down the Google Translate API, meaning any iPhone or iPad apps that rely on the service for free translation functionality aren't going to be able to reply on it any longer.

The Google Translate API has been officially deprecated as of May 26, 2011. Due to the substantial economic burden caused by extensive abuse, the number of requests you may make per day will be limited and the API will be shut off completely on December 1, 2011.

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iPhone 4s coming in July / August, same form factor but with A5 chipset and SIM-less? [rumor]

Macotakara, a Japanese blog, are rumoring that Apple will release an "iPhone 4S" in July or August this year with the same form factor as the current iPhone 4, with a a completely new model, or "iPhone 5" not be launched until Spring 2012 (!). The main difference will be in the hardware inside the phone. They claim that the iPhone 4s will have an 8-megapixel camera, an Apple A5 chipset based on the ARM Cortex-A9 CPU, and will have a built-in SIM and thus not require the card.

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