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No Playboy App For iPad, After All 140

Posted by timothy
from the you'll-need-to-go-on-a-safari-for-that dept.
tsamsoniw writes "The rumors that a Playboy app would appear in the Apple App Store were greatly exaggerated. Playboy plans to offer an online service through which subscribers can access past and current issues of the nudie mag — and per Playboy, it will be accessible via Safari and support iPad features (whatever that means). But if Playboy does come out with a native app for iPad, all the nudity will be censored. That should be just fine for the legions of people who indeed read the magazine for the articles. This really shouldn't be a surprise, though: If Apple insists on 'protecting' users of its high-priced gear from pixelated naughty bits in a graphic-novel version of classic literature, it certainly won't let users access the full monty. It's a shame, though: If Apple's customers want access to that sort of content, Apple should allow them to get at it via a native app instead of suffering a potentially buggier, less secure browser-based experience."
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No Playboy App For iPad, After All

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  • Re:You mean even Hef (Score:3, Informative)

    by Raenex (947668) on Friday January 21, 2011 @08:21PM (#34961800)

    touch screens are easier to clean than the mouse or the keyboard too!!

    Too much information.

  • by tlhIngan (30335) <.slashdot. .at. .worf.net.> on Saturday January 22, 2011 @12:07AM (#34962904)

    I hate to burst your bubble, but the Android Market have the same authority. They can remote kill an app just as easily, no?

    http://android-developers.blogspot.com/2010/06/exercising-our-remote-application.html [blogspot.com]

    Not only that, but it can remotely delete apps you've purchased off your device, too. Apple's rejected apps, removed apps, etc., but they've never used that power to delete or stop apps from running that you've already bought. Even if you bought an app that was later deleted, iTunes doesn't stop you from reinstalling that app on any iDevice you own. Hell, even iDOS is back in the App Store (with the warning to "not update" for those who purchased it before).

    But it's OK when Google does it, and not when Apple says they can do it but hasn't (yet). Just like it's evil when Amazon does it.

    Heck, we don't even know if iOS can even do remote deletions. The only capability that comes close is CoreLocation's ability to disable apps, but that only works for apps that use CoreLocation to begin with. Then again, maybe all it does is the app's ability to get anything other than fake GPS data...

  • by Kitkoan (1719118) on Saturday January 22, 2011 @01:14AM (#34963124)

    But you intrigue me, I had never heard of apple deleting apps from users devices, nor have I heard of them alloing some users to run software that others are not allowed to run.

    Can you list links and examples of remote app deletion and apps that are not allowed to be used by certain consumers?

    While I do admit I haven't heard of any times Apple has remotely deleted Apps (yet), they have admitted [pcmag.com] that they built in a back door in iOS that will allow them to do just that.

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