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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, June 1

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!

  • Silent Film Director: Free for today only! Celebrating Marilyn Monroe's birthday! [Free - iTunes link]

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Could Twitter become the iPhone's BBM?

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BBM is one of the most compelling aspects of the BlackBerry experience -- could Apple be set to bring their own instant messaging service to iOS... via Twitter? MG Siegler said yesterday that Apple was going to be including Twitter image posting in iOS 5 and John Gruber added that the integration could be much broader, and at the system level. Then Siegler fired back:

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Apple’s new data center magically appears on Google Earth and Maps

Apple’s new data center can now be seen on Google Earth and Maps, where until yesterday it only showed woods and farmland with a driveway that ended in the middle of a field. Now you can see the data center in all its glory.

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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?

[Apple]

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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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