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Countless entrepreneurs have set out to make their fortunes with the same idea: social media aggregation. The basic idea behind this movement is that you, the user, are overwhelmed by all of your social information. Every day you have to go through the hassle of checking your Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Foursquare, Gowalla and other accounts and would like nothing better than to save yourself the trouble of app-hopping and get it all in one convenient place.

The argument seems sound doesn’t it? So why don’t we use these tools? Sure, we try them all and briefly maintain patronage, but in the end most of us end up using separate methods to access our various social networks. I believe there are several reasons for this phenomenon, the first of which is a modified version of an effect that has been present in technology for decades.

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With the iPhone, Apple didn’t just take over the smart phone industry, they took over the photography industry as well! Geekaphone and other sources have been reporting that the iPhone has literally become the world’s most popular camera, not too bad for a device in a genre typically known for producing horrible images.

This of course makes a lot of sense. As one of the most popular phones on the planet, lots of people are carrying around an iPhone everywhere they go. Combine this convenience factor with the fact that Apple has done a phenomenal job with the camera setup on the iPhone 4 in addition to the wealth of awesome photography apps in the App Store and what you get is a recipe for photographic greatness.

Today we want to know how much you value your iPhone as a camera. On a typical day, do you bust out your Canon 5D mk II or simply reach into your pocket for your phone? Vote in the poll and leave a comment letting us know what other cameras you have and when you use your iPhone over them.

As rumors abound that Apple is moving towards an inevitable removal of the beloved home button, a second possibility crops up in the form of a capacitive sensor that replaces the woes of a physical button.

Today we’ll discuss why the home button is a central element of the iOS experience and whether or not it can be replaced with something such as a gesture or touch-sensitive switch without a dramatic reduction in usability.
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We’d like to say a big thank you to this month’s iPhone.AppStorm sponsors, and the great software they create! If you’re interested in advertising, you can order a slot through BuySellAds.

You could also consider a Quick Look submission, an easy way to showcase your app to all our readers.

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The apps that we’ll discuss today are a hot topic. People on both sides of the argument have strong, outspoken opinions and each make good points.

Ultimately, the question boils down to whether or not it’s acceptable for people to build and distribute iPhone apps that are meant to facilitate the breaking of a law without getting caught by the police. Intrigued? Read on!

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Tickets to Apple’s 2011 Worldwide Developers Conference (the yearly event where Apple tells us about all the goodies coming up) recently went on sale, and within 10 hours, they were all gone. At $1,600 a pop, that’s definitely not bad news for Apple.

However, developers all over immediately began complaining that tickets shortages are more due to a poorly run event than a great one. As evidence, it seems many of the tickets went to scalpers, not serious attendees, and are now showing up on eBay and Craigslist for upwards of $4,000 in some cases!

In today’s poll, we want to hear your reaction to this event. Are you one of the would-be ticket buyers who now doesn’t get to go? Or are you at the other end of the spectrum and not at all interested in the conference? Let us know in the poll on the right and then leave a comment below if you have any ideas for how the event should be handled in the future.

Quick Look posts are paid submissions offering only a brief overview of an app. Vote in the polls below if you think this app is worth an in-depth AppStorm review!

In this Quick Look, we’re highlighting Drop!. The developer describes Drop! as follows: You are trying to set the record for longest fall by a skydiver. Steer clear of obstacles to avoid damaging your parachute, and collect powerups to fall as far as possible. The farther you fall, the larger your score grows!

Read on for more information and screenshots.
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Whether the the next iPhone arrives this summer as always or is pushed back to Fall, you can bet that there will be enough fancy new features to make us all hate our currently beloved iPhone 4’s.

However, there are at least three popular feature rumors that shouldn’t be taken seriously. Each of the supposedly possible iPhone 5 features we’ll discuss today arises from a fundamental misunderstanding of Apple as a company. We’ll go through why Jobs and the boys in Cupertino simply aren’t interested in bringing these features to the iPhone or even the iPad.

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Over the last twelve months the iPad has literally taken the technology world by storm. Apple has carved out a brand new niche in the industry, establishing the iPad as the best tablet computer available on the market. And the momentum behind this gadget shows no sign of slowing down…

Since the launch of the iPad, we’ve received countless requests from readers for a new site that’s completely dedicated to the device. I’m incredibly excited to let you know that today marks the launch of a new member in the ever-growing AppStorm family – iPad.AppStorm!

iPad.AppStorm is Alive and Kicking...

iPad.AppStorm is Alive and Kicking...

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We have some absolutely fantastic posts lined up over the coming week, and we’d hate for you to miss out… There are a few different ways to subscribe to iPad.AppStorm – hopefully one of the following options will work for you!

Win an iPad 2!

To celebrate the launch of iPad.AppStorm, we’re going to be giving one lucky reader a brand new iPad 2!

This is the latest and greatest piece of hardware to emerge from Apple HQ, and today you have the chance to get your hands on one completely free of charge!

It’s a marvel of technology, and would be the perfect way to browse the new iPad.AppStorm site! Find out how to enter.

Today is our second post in a new “Ask the Editor” series. This is a great way for you to ask questions and get help for all things iPhone. Whether you’ve just purchased your first iPhone and need help setting it up or are a pro with an advanced technical question, I’ll tackle your problem and see if I can help!

We’ve had some great questions submitted since last time, so read on to find out what my responses are and how you can submit your own questions for the next article.
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