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Apple said to be negotiating with content providers for possible TV delivery service

It appears that Apple may currently be in negotiations with several content providers for a new TV delivery service, one that would go around cable companies to provide content directly to customers. Negotiations with cable providers seem to be at a stand-still, Apple is looking at other avenues to expand its presence in the living room.

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If cable companies said true things

The saddest part of this video by Extremely Decent Films [NSFW-L] isn't that it's true, or that it's supported by our governments, or that it's merely representative of many anti-consumer media and technology infrastructure oligopolies, but that we tolerate it to exist.

Does this sound like your cable company? Your cell carrier? When did that become okay?

Source: Extremely Decent Films via The Loop, thanks Anthony!

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CASE:Lynk iPhone case with integrated charge and sync cable hits Kickstarter

The CASE:Lynk has just arrived on Kickstarter and it is basically a case for your iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S with the added feature of an integrated sync and charge cable. The CASE:Lynk has been designed for moments when your iPhone is woefully short of battery power and you get the opportunity to plug it in then realize you don’t have a cable with you. With the CASE:Lynk you will never have that problem again.

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Apple reportedly in talks with cable companies regarding live TV for Apple set-top box

Aside from a full-on Apple television, one of the longest running rumors in Apple living-room land is a deal with cable companies and/or broadcast networks for the right to air traditional cable programming on an Apple TV or similar set-top box. However, television is notoriously myopic and future-averse, and Apple has previously sought to disrupt rather than engage their business. But that might be changing.

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Time Warner TWC TV app now available for iPhone and iPod touch, no longer iPad only

Time Warner has just updated its TWC TV app and it is now fully compatible with the iPhone and iPod touch. Since its launch back in March 2011, it has been an iPad only app, but not any longer.

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iTether app brings USB tethering to iPhone without the need for a tethering plan

The iTether app has arrived in the app store and it enables a user to tether their iPhone to a Mac or PC and use its data connection. The app does not appear to require a tethering data plan with your carrier so it is really a surprise that this app has been approved by Apple; it may be that its life is short lived. If you have been waiting for a way to tether your iPhone without the need to jailbreak or pay extra for the privilege, don’t hang about with this one.

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Vapor case for iPhone 4 give-away!

The fine folks over at Element Case are offering up four (4) of their brand new iPhone 4 Vapor cases for TiPb readers. Machined from a solid block of aircraft grade aluminum and anodized in brilliant color, Vapor is about the only thing that can make your iPhone 4 look even more like something out of a sci-fi flick.

The frames come in silver or black, the caps in black, silver, blue, yellow, red, and pink. If you're picked for the give-away, you get your choice of color combo.

But wait, there's more!

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