forChan app ousted from App Store – dangerous precedent set

forChan was nothing more than an image browser. Point and click it to an URL and oila!, images pop up. Though cute dogs are included in the app, after a little cut and pasting, you can have full-blown prawns swimming on your iDevice. But sometime in the last few hours, Apple removed it from the App Store after approving in a nearly record-time of only 12 hours (cheeky bastards). This was bound to happen, but as Gizmodo pointed out, Apple have set a dangerous precedent: forChan is just a browser. Safari, too, is just a browser.

Whether you are a prawn fan or not, Apple need to get the message that their rub and tug tactics are tiringly sick. Apple, Safari is nothing more than a browser. It also has fewer limits for prawning it up than forChan did. Serious skin fans can have a lot more fun with YOUR APP than with any App Store software.

You might also look at the following tweaks which allow iPhone prawn:

Playboy and the iDevice – bunny love!

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(Pun alert!) It’s been a long time coming, but Playboy and Apple have laid down the latex armour and rubber weapons in the release of an official 17+ Playboy app. For fans of the magazine, there is a lot of digital content to love, but iDevice Playboy isn’t quite as much of a so-called “hands-on” experience as its print version. Apple don’t allow nudity – though there are official ways to get it – so Hef’s software is rather an advert for the risque publication. And, in the spirit of subscript, Playboy comes at 1.99$, featuring November and December; but subsequent months require a payment of 1.99$ per. The price may be worth it however, as users get a grab at advice from their favourite celebs and bunnies covering anything from cars to stereos and sex advice. Imagine that, sex advice from a bunny…

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Bobble Rep 111th Congress Edition madly rejected by Apple

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Forget about Bobble Rep (an app illustrated by Tom Richmond) which should have been a fun, unique, new way for Americans to contact their government representatives. The app, which listed contact information for members of Congress has been rejected. Not because it might cause the iPhone to explode (even Apple figured out that this ain’t a terrorist app); not because citizens might contact their government – no. It is because, according to Apple’s approval guidelines, section 3.3.14 insinuates that the app ridicules public figures. Public figures – not even heads of state; not government ministers, public figures. There are a lot of public figures out there in the world – let’s see if Apple are ready to support such bland band-aid dogmas.

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Who needs a production schedule? Apple say devs don’t

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Developers submit apps to Apple for approval and if all goes well, are given an approximate window when their app will appear at the App Store. Recently, an app was given the nod by Apple and its developer told that by the end of the month, it would be at the App Store. Well, three days later, in the first half of the October, it showed up for purchase. For some developers, premature app releases may ease birthing pains, but for some, quite the opposite is true.

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C******e Allstars’ struggle with C*****ship in C*n*d*

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W*F? Apple have just g***** **f yet again. This time, the word, ‘Cornhole’ — the i******t American slang for the b**n bag t**s — has been y****d from the Canadian App Store. With still-d*** *****s from the memorable f**** ***e where ‘i*********e’ was t****d from the online app o**y, Apple continue to s** *** **** ***s of enraged censorship. This time, consumers and devs alike are f****d to s***** ***** ***s to another round of v*******s p******g by Apple’s asterisks.

Dev. Games for the Common Good (JUFTi), creator of Cornhole All-Stars (TMA review), is stymied, and on good moral footing, has created a Facebook Group in opposition to Apple’s ban-hammer: Stop App Store Censorship. While this blogger cannot suss out what got under Apple’s bonnet, it is likely sexual innuendo – or at least, their understanding of it. Despite this, Apple continue to support racist, sexist, and feral fetishes to users without constraint – even if the apps support abuse. Meanwhile, JUFIi’s app has been censored.

** In order to keep this blog safe, I have removed all remotely offensive material from the first paragraph. Anything that merely hints at sexuality, sex, or the violence of such, has been removed. If you are confused, check out the normal version after the gap **

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Cornhole All-Stars

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Fetish without the stigma – Apple are hot for Koreans

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A new app has raced into the App Store, driven by the famous race girl herself, Gyu-Ri Lee. Yup, she is a race-girl; you know, the type who at races waves the bits of cloth that should be covering her bits. The App Store has endured a virtual rainbow of borderline apps and currently, rushes to bolster its line by providing the discriminating pervert racially segregated fetish software. K-Girls is a suite of apps which retail for 1.99$ and caters to the bloke (or bloket) who cannot get enough of cute, pocketable Korean girls. By the way, she has 3 friends at the App Store.

TrueMobile Inc., K-Girls Gyu-Ri Lee, 1.99$, 21.6 MB
K-Girls(Gyu-Ri Lee)

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Ninja’s VS pirates: Japanese mobile users to walk plank

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The Japanese mobile phone market is incredible. If the iPhone hasn’t picked up steam in the island nation, it is probably for good reason: it simply doesn’t do half of the ‘mobile internet things‘ it needs to in order to be useful in Japan. One, is piracy. Apple’s sandboxed OS is great for stopping malicious code, and may even be the best way for porn connoisseurs to finally escape the viral effects of their habit. But, it isn’t a great platform for getting free music; especially in the land of the rising sun.

According to the Japanese newspaper, Yomiuri, certain BBS services and webpages are loaded with tunes for mobile phone users to capitalise on without having to part with any capital.

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iPhone 3GS: 6.7x the speed of the 3G – なんとiPhone 3Gより6.7倍も早い!

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In light of recent news, it is only fitting that another hardcore app, Firemint seamy, unapproved racer is barred from the App Store. Like Allen Leung’s Hottest Girls which should return armed with beefier bikinis and fewer nipple shots, Firemint have a hard-core version of their racer that likely won’t fit Apple’s stringent approval system.

The skinny? The ‘tech demo’ as it is dubbed, features more rubber, more steam and a greater affinity for crashes and dangerous situations – it is simply that hard-core. (video after the jump)

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iChoose in Review – The App for the irresolute, the spontaneous, the penniless

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One of the first apps I downloaded as OS 2.0 hit up my iPod touch for 10$ was the free iChoose. It is a life-saver at times when I don’t have a coin, a beer coaster, card deck or straw handy. I have chosen dates, places to eat and when to buy milk – all from the sage advice given by this mighty app.

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Circuit Defenders in Review – Anti-Virus With a Twist… or Tower

circuitdefenders_pic1It’s practically a right of passage for anyone that has ever owned a computer (unless you’re so cool that you’ve only ever had a Mac). One day you start to notice that your computer is running a lot slower than it used to. No matter how few programs you’re running, or how much disk space you free up, you swear there’s something going on in the computer. Oh yeah, the constant porn pop-ups are also a sign that something is definitely not right. So you download, buy, steal, or otherwise acquire an antivirus program, install it, and let it work its magic… but what exactly is it doing? The developers at Sector3 have an idea of what’s going on in there, and they made it into a game: Circuit Defenders.

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