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Apple censors the dictionary

By |2019-03-07T23:00:52-04:00August 5th, 2009|Blog|

Once again, a software company reveals its power over our access to information by making a dumb decision.   This time, Apple rejected a dictionary application, Ninjawords, because it included words Apple deemed inappropriate. According to an interview by John Gruber with Ninjawords developer Phil Crosby, Apple refused to upload Ninjawords to the iTunes store until a number of “objectionable” [...]

How to get rich quick with the iPhone. Maybe.

By |2019-03-13T15:07:43-04:00May 22nd, 2009|Blog|

The process for developing iPhone applications is simple: you need a catchy idea, a smart programmer (or two, or more) and lots of time. Easy. Once you’re done, you can then submit your application to the Apple store for review. Once accepted, you set a price and start sharing profits with Apple for every app downloaded. And then, [...]

Teen sex! No fun with iPhone! Holocaust denying! Cyber bullying!

By |2019-03-15T16:22:45-04:00May 12th, 2009|Blog|

It's five, and my Firefox windows is a few tabs away from crashing. Let's go through 'em, shall we? Bristol Palin is now a celebrity spokesperson for the teen pregnancy prevention run by the Candies Foundation. You may have heard of Candies, a tween/teen clothing store which markets the "floral lace thong" for 7-16 year olds. I'd add a link [...]

What it means: Nine Inch Nails and the iPhone application*: Annotated edition (*4+)

By |2019-03-13T15:08:50-04:00May 8th, 2009|Blog|

I should have put money on it – or at least Twittered – my Monday prediction that Apple would re-allow the new Nine Inch Nails application into the iPhone Store. The Apple store pulled the application because the application – which had NIN albums – included the controversial album, The Downward Spiral.* Trent Reznor, who’s very internet savvy, first sent [...]