Unpleasant Horse Rejected by Apple App Store

To the team at 4thandBattery, Unpleasant Horse is pretty much bad ass. Like the Honey Badger, this crazy Horse don’t give a shit. EW what’s that? Chains? EW! What’s that? A half eaten Apple? Anyway, grind on, Unpleasant Horse!

‘Gay cure app’ no longer available in Apple App Store

After a month in the Apple App Store, the controversial and offensive app that offers a “healing alternative” for those to prefer the company of the same sex has been removed. Whether this removal will be definite is unclear.

So let’s get this straight (ba-dum-dum!): CGI breasts- offensive. Telling the LGBTQ community that their orientation is a ‘sin that will make your heart sick’- not offensive. Are we missing something?

Don’t get us wrong- we believe everyone is entitled to freedom of speech. But are we wrong in thinking that app stores should consistently enforce their policies regarding ‘offensive’ material?

MiKandi loves our LGBTQ developers, customers, and apps. So we’re waving our rainbow flag, and presenting you our list of hot lesbian, gay, and TG apps, all found in the MiKandi App Market for adults!

Benny Morecock’s Shake and Wank
By: BennyMoreCock.com
Free

Hidden Gay Movies
By: Toasty Development
199 Gold

Bobby and Mark eBook
By: Digimediaapps
160 Gold

Just Boys eBook
By: Digimediaapps
975 Gold

RainbowLite
By: Nayden
Free

Lesbian Erotic Stories
By: Ario
99 Gold

Lesbian Solitaire
By: Zinnia
Free

Lesbian Love 1 eBook
By: Digimediaapps
499 Gold

Hidden Shemale Movies
By: Toasty Development
199 Gold

Banned from Apple and Google, MiKandi Welcomes iBoobs

iBoobs Uncensored in the MiKandi App Market

Not too long ago, the interwebz was inundated with tech articles, blog posts, and comments around Apple’s not so transparent app approval process.  What ensued after was an aggressive app banishment of “explicit” content from Apple’s app store.   The aftermath left many developers without a happy home, the creative genius of the iBoobs’ team included. (Impatient? Get the app here now)

In a noble fashion, iBoobs bounced back (see what I did there?) by taking advantage of Android’s open OS and released an Android version of their popular app to give the people what they really wanted… the freedom to choose ‘awesome’ without limitation.

Cue Triumphant Anthem: *Eye of the Tiger* …slow fade, then… Stop.

Unfortunately this small victory was short-lived.  According to the developer, Mystic Game Development, the uncensored version was banned from the Android Market and the lite version was cut off from all Admob ad services.

Third Time’s a Charm

Enter MiKandi, the world’s first and only app store for adults, who today welcomed the controversial app with open arms. “The great thing about the Android OS is that even if you can’t get iBoobs from the Android Market, you can still get this and other uncensored adult apps through MiKandi,” says co-founder Jennifer McEwen.

Adds the Mystic Game Development team,

We’re very happy that there are alternatives to the very closed-minded app market and app stores of Google and Apple. We hate to see that both of those big companies deal with their developers in terribly bad ways. Working with the MiKandi team gives us freedom and appreciation. We don’t feel like just a number in the big pool of developers.

MiKandi’s uncensored approach has resonated strongly with developers and adult mobile users, now generating over 500,000 app downloads per month. This week, MiKandi released its Direct Inward Linking API enabling developers to drive new customers directly to their app detail pages within the app store. Want iBoobs? Click and ye shall find.

 

Saweeeeet, right? Well, don’t take our word for it…


GIFSoup

Righteous..

Rumored deal between Google and Verizon would kill net neutrality

Earlier this year, we posted this forecast of the future landscape of the Internet in 10 years.  Analysts frighteningly predicted that the nature of the Internet would be less open, with users having to pay more to view content and access information.

Last night, The New York Times reported that Google is close to closing a deal with Verizon Communications.  This rumored deal could potentially kill net-neutrality, and bring the above mentioned forecast to reality.

According to a person briefed on the negotiations who did not want to be identified, a deal could be announced within days and would allow Verizon to prioritize Internet traffic.

TechCrunch gives an example:

If Site A want to pay Verizon $X so that it loads faster than Site B, Site B has two options: it could either pay Verizon $2X so that it loads faster, or it can be content with the fact that its rival just paid for better access to the same consumer base.

Google took to Twitter and posted this tweet today in response to this rumor.

@NYTimes is wrong.  We’ve not had any convos with VZN about paying for carriage of our traffic.  We remain committed to an open internet.”

Verizon has also addressed the rumor on their policy blog, saying

The NYT article regarding conversations between Google and Verizon is mistaken. It fundamentally misunderstands our purpose. As we said in our earlier FCC filing, our goal is an Internet policy framework that ensures openness and accountability, and incorporates specific FCC authority, while maintaining investment and innovation. To suggest this is a business arrangement between our companies is entirely incorrect.”

So, unless you want to take the statements of an unnamed source regarding a huge deal between two major corporations that could potentially kill net neutrality and ultimately change the landscape of the Internet forever to heart (spoiler alert: you don’t), we advise to take this news with a grain of salt and set your browser to your trusted sources of tech news for the rest of the week for updates.  AND BREATHE!

Jailbreaking your iPhone determined legal in U.S. – WIN!

Ho.  Lee.  Cow.

A major win for third party iPhone app developers, app stores, and app users.  The U.S. Copyright law has determined that it is NOT illegal to jailbreak your iPhone.

Every three years, the U.S. Librarian of Congress reviews copyright laws in order to make revisions and exemptions.  The purpose of this is to determine “whether current technologies that control access to copyrighted works are diminishing the ability of individuals to use works in lawful, non-infringing ways.”  (copyright.gov)

On Monday, the following six classes of works are now exempt from prosecution (from CrunchGear):

  1. Defeating a lawfully obtained DVD’s encryption for the sole purpose of short, fair use in an educational setting or for criticism
  2. Computer programs that allow you to run lawfully obtained software on your phone that you otherwise would not be able to run aka Jailbreaking to use Google Voice on your iPhone
  3. Computer programs that allow you to use your phone on a different network aka Jailbreaking to use your iPhone on T-Mobile
  4. Circumventing video game encryption (DRM) for the purposes of legitimate security testing or investigation
  5. Cracking computer programs protected by dongles when the dongles become obsolete or are no longer being manufactured
  6. Having an ebook be read aloud (is for the blind) even if that book has controls built into it to prevent that sort of thing.

To get you up to speed, earlier this year Apple complained to the 2009 DMCA triennial rulemaking committee concerning jailbreaking the iPhone, and asked for the action to be deemed illegal.  This was in response to a grant filed by the EFF asking that jailbreaking be allowed and kept legal as it improves the overall capabilities of the iPhone.  In essence, Apple telling you it’s illegal to jailbreak your phone would similar to Honda telling you it’s illegal to purchase and install non-OEM parts (hypothetical example).

Obviously, this news touches close to home, as many of you have been asking when MiKandi will be available for iPhones.  As you know, MiKandi is on Apple’s radar, and we know better than to poke a sleeping giant.  It was never our intention to alienate our iPhone fans, but our plans were thwarted until today’s decision was made.  While I can’t say that we definitely will or will not pursue a MiKandi iPhone market either way, I can promise that we will investigate our options.  It is our vision to treat all of our fans, developers, and consumers as adults, and deliver quality adult-themed apps to numerous platforms.

Cheers!

Now that’s a politician we can get behind

Wait, that came out wrong.

From: Reuters

Anna Arrowsmith, 38, whose works under the name Anna Span include “Be My Toy Boy,” “Hoxton Honey” and “Uniform Behavior,” is standing for the opposition Liberal Democrats in the Kent constituency of Gravesham in southeast England.

Her last-minute selection for the seat after the previous candidate dropped out made headlines across Britain over the weekend as the opposition party met in the midlands city of Birmingham ahead of the election expected in May.

Even the normally august Times newspaper put her picture on its front page above the caption: “The woman who is sexing up the Lib Dems.”

Party leader Nick Clegg said her films were not his “cup of tea” but said she had at least not done anything illegal, a swipe at rival politicians caught up in a long-running scandal over parliamentary expenses.

Arrowsmith, managing director of Easy on the Eye Productions, said her move into politics was a natural diversification after years of campaigning to improve women’s rights in the adult film industry.

“I’m hopefully taking the skills I’ve learned of being a fighter to the national stage at Westminster,” she told Reuters.

Despite a matter-of-fact attitude to her subject matter, she has always remained behind the camera.

“You’ve got to naturally be an exhibitionist and that’s not what I am like. Porn stars would walk along the streets nude, that’s what they enjoy, that’s not me.”

Australian man in court over Simpsons porn

From Queensland Times

Kurt James Milner has admitted to possessing cartoon child porn

Kurt James Milner has admitted to possessing cartoon child porn

AN IPSWICH man has admitted downloading graphic cartoon porn images featuring child characters from The Simpsons and The Powerpuff Girls TV shows.

The 28-year-old is now a registered sex offender and will have to report to police after pleading guilty in Ipswich District Court to having the bizarre images on his computer.

Police went to Kurt James Milner’s Leichhardt home on January 24, 2008 after receiving an anonymous tip-off about the disturbing material.

Milner told police he would co-operate but did not want to give them his computer.

But an hour-and-a-half later he phoned police and said they could now have his computer.

Officers discovered the computer would no longer turn on but a year later police forensic experts recovered 64 images of cartoon child exploitation material in the machine’s recycle bin.

The images depicted figures from The Simpsons, The Powerpuff Girls and The Incredibles in sexually explicit positions.

Milner, a former security guard, told police he downloaded the images to show them to his friend “because he believed they were funny”.

He pleaded guilty to charges of possessing child exploitation material and using a carriage service to access child exploitation material.

Milner was sentenced to 12 months jail but it was wholly suspended for five years. A conviction was recorded.

He was also given a $1000 good behaviour bond for five years.

Crown Prosecutor Suzanne Cantatore said the sentence needed to be harsh as it was Milner’s second conviction for having child exploitation material.

Read more here.

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