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Playboy Magazine coming to iPad in its uncensored form in March, including full back catalog
Engadget ^ | 1/19/2011 | Vlad Savov

Posted on 01/19/2011 1:09:36 PM PST by dangerdoc

From its very first issue in 1953 to its latest incarnation, the full catalog of Playboy Magazine is coming to the iPad this March. And not only that, it'll be faithful to its original form by arriving to your Apple slate uncensored. Such is the word direct from the man responsible for that first copy, one Mr. Hugh Hefner. Anyone who's followed Apple's App Store rulings and Steve Jobs' forthright comments on the subject of keeping adult material off mobile devices will surely find this a bemusing, if not entirely inconsistent, decision. The details of how this slice of software will be delivered to the iPad (and what restrictions it may come with) will be most intriguing indeed.


TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: ilovebillgates; iwanthim; iwanthimbad; microsoftfanboys
It's sad to see this happening, I really respected Apple's former no port stance.
1 posted on 01/19/2011 1:09:38 PM PST by dangerdoc
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To: Swordmaker

ping


2 posted on 01/19/2011 1:10:26 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc

Is merlot ok?


3 posted on 01/19/2011 1:11:27 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: 70times7

Opps, my reading glasses are across the room, I guess I should go get them.

port=porn.


4 posted on 01/19/2011 1:15:24 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc

ARen’t the people who buy Playboy looking for the full front not the full back?


5 posted on 01/19/2011 1:18:32 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel (Obama makes me miss Jimmah Cahtah!)
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To: dangerdoc
playboy Pictures, Images and Photos
6 posted on 01/19/2011 1:22:26 PM PST by Snickering Hound
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To: dangerdoc

I’m so de-sentisized by the stuff I’ve seen on the internet that Playboy doesn’t really do anything for me anymore.


7 posted on 01/19/2011 1:26:52 PM PST by exist
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To: Snickering Hound

its how much sin can be released to public is there goal overload it with sin ungodliness


8 posted on 01/19/2011 1:27:13 PM PST by truthbetold11 (truthbetold11)
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To: dangerdoc

Hefner now approves apps? Interesting...


9 posted on 01/19/2011 1:29:34 PM PST by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: exist

Yeah, I know what you mean. Too many good articles on the Internet — no reason to read Playboy anymore.


10 posted on 01/19/2011 1:36:38 PM PST by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: dangerdoc

Steve Jobs is gone five minutes and this is what happens?


11 posted on 01/19/2011 1:37:50 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: dangerdoc

Oh please. Playboy is hardly porn.


12 posted on 01/19/2011 1:39:23 PM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive (F)
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To: truthbetold11
MI>its how much sin can be released to public is there goal overload it with sin ungodliness

I know exactly what you mean. /s
13 posted on 01/19/2011 1:41:38 PM PST by LanaTurnerOverdrive (F)
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To: LanaTurnerOverdrive
Playboy is hardly porn.

It's hardly literature either.

14 posted on 01/19/2011 1:46:17 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: truthbetold11
its how much sin can be released to public is there goal overload it with sin ungodliness

woT da hel doze this meen?

15 posted on 01/19/2011 1:48:29 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Mr. Lucky
The weird thing is it used to be literature (well, at least some of the stories). The only reason I know this is that my son, an aspiring author, has lamented that Playboy no long accepts unsolicited manuscripts. It seems back in the day, it was one of the few mass-circulation periodicals in which an unknown short-story author could get a start.
16 posted on 01/19/2011 1:52:34 PM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: dangerdoc

Better get some of those plastic screen covers.


17 posted on 01/19/2011 1:54:29 PM PST by thefactor (yes, as a matter of fact, i DID only read the excerpt)
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To: dangerdoc

But no offensive Christian apps allowed.


18 posted on 01/19/2011 1:56:11 PM PST by Revel
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To: johniegrad
woT da hel doze this meen?

I have a minor in understanding gibberish -

It is their goal to see how much sinful material can be released to the public. Their goal is to overload society with sinful material and ungodliness.

19 posted on 01/19/2011 2:09:02 PM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: dangerdoc

I love a fine port in the evening.....

Porn? no thank you


20 posted on 01/19/2011 2:39:20 PM PST by Kimmers (Tell a lie often enough it becomes political........)
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To: dangerdoc

How will all those insanely augmented breasts (OK, I’m just guessing here) fit onto such small screens? Wouldn’t Playboy be better advised to aim for the big screen market?


21 posted on 01/19/2011 2:40:30 PM PST by Moltke (Always retaliate first.)
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To: Yo-Yo
Playboy will be available to iPad users just as multitudinous forms of porn have been all along: through a web browser.

From a Playboy spokeswoman:

We are releasing a web-based subscription service with Bondi Digital Publishing that will give users access to every issue of Playboy both past and present. The service will be iPad compatible and will utilize iPad functions.

We also have plans to release a non-nude version of a Playboy-branded iPad app in the coming months that adheres to all of Apple’s policies and guidelines.

Lots of hoop-la over nothing. You can read Playboy through Safari on the iPad; like you can do on any desktop or laptop computer - and have been able to do so, for years. Now the website will support iPads as well.

In short, no - the iTunes store does not allow Adult Material. Nothing has changed.

22 posted on 01/19/2011 2:42:47 PM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: dangerdoc

Didn’t Hef just take Playboy private again? Maybe this was the reason.

If so, some of the former stock holders are going to sue if this info was withheld.


23 posted on 01/19/2011 3:00:16 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: SeaHawkFan

Looks like he hasn’t taken it private, yet. Bet this news will bump up the buyout price quite a bit.


24 posted on 01/19/2011 3:03:57 PM PST by SeaHawkFan
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To: dangerdoc; ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; AFreeBird; Airwinger; ...
Uncensored Playboy Magazine coming to iPad and iPhone in March—PING!

My understanding is this will be available through the iBook Store and not an App...

Please, No Flame Wars!
Discuss technical issues, software, and hardware.
Don't attack people!

Don't respond to the Anti-Apple Thread Trolls!
PLEASE IGNORE THEM!!!


Apple Playboy Ping!

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

25 posted on 01/19/2011 3:52:12 PM PST by Swordmaker (This tag line is a Microsoft product "insult" free zone.)
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To: 70times7

:)


26 posted on 01/19/2011 3:56:00 PM PST by MaryFromMichigan
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To: Revel

While I don’t condone this decision - lets get something straight (pointed out in original post/story) - this will be via a purchase in the iBooks store, not as an App.

Apple approves each and every app by hand. iBooks, not so much...


27 posted on 01/19/2011 4:06:34 PM PST by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: dangerdoc; martin_fierro; Swordmaker; Perdogg

It seems strange that it’s not available on the Palm.


28 posted on 01/19/2011 4:33:42 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: SunkenCiv
It seems strange that it’s not available on the Palm.

Wow, so many one liners, so little time.

29 posted on 01/19/2011 5:30:24 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball

...or maybe RIM...


30 posted on 01/19/2011 5:43:29 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: TheBattman

I don’t think Apple had a decision in it at all. Although the apps are in a closed system, the web is wide open. Apple declined to comment because it’s not any of their business.
All Playboy is doing is optimizing a web site for the iPad.
BTW, other comments about Playboy and whether or not it was literature. There were definitely some great stories in it. I first read Jean Shepherd’s writings in Playboy. “Wanda Hickey’s Night of Golden Memories” was one of the funniest short stories ever written. Fahrenheit 451 was originally published in serialized format in Playboy magazine. There were also quite a few Playboy interviews that were excellent. The worst of Playboy’s writings was Hefner’s insufferable Playboy Philosophy. Hefner hired some top rate people for the text portion of the magazine, and often didn’t even read the fiction.


31 posted on 01/19/2011 5:48:52 PM PST by Richard Kimball (We're all criminals. They just haven't figured out what some of us have done yet.)
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To: Richard Kimball; Swordmaker
> All Playboy is doing is optimizing a web site for the iPad.

Exactly so. This has NOTHING whatsoever to do with Apple's rules about apps. Apple hasn't changed a thing.

Yet see how quickly the Apple haters and naysayers -- both in the media and here in FR -- jumped all over this as evidence of:

... none of which are true or even have any basis in fact.

*sigh* It must be nice to have so much free time to spend at pointless pursuits... :)

32 posted on 01/19/2011 6:12:13 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: SunkenCiv

You my friend are a master.


33 posted on 01/19/2011 7:13:31 PM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc
Enjoy it while you can, Heff.

You traded Eternity for lawn clippings.

Dumbass.


Frowning takes 68 muscles.
Smiling takes 6.
Pulling this trigger takes 2.
I'm lazy.

34 posted on 01/19/2011 7:20:40 PM PST by The Comedian ("Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice" - B. Goldwater)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Hef’s buying a controlling interest so he can will control of Playboy over to his sons.


35 posted on 01/20/2011 6:16:10 AM PST by antiRepublicrat
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To: dayglored

It’s a good thing that you have the free time to monitor these threads.

Since you pinged only two people, can we assume they were the ones that needed the correction?


36 posted on 01/20/2011 6:34:03 AM PST by dangerdoc (see post #6)
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To: dangerdoc
> It’s a good thing that you have the free time to monitor these threads.

Heh, not really; I pull up FR briefly in the morning and evening; it's rare I actually join the repartee for more than a few minutes. Heck, if I had more free time I'd run a ping list for Windows, for example, since one is sorely missing; but alas, I do not.

> Since you pinged only two people, can we assume they were the ones that needed the correction?

The "correction" has been all over the blogosphere and MSM news since not long after the original flawed reports appeared; I assume anyone interested figured it out. My ping to RK and SM was just a conversational reply to RK, with a courtesy ping to SM because of the Apple reference.

My line about people with free time was directed at the so-called journalists who didn't bother to research what HH's tweet actually meant, and reported (and endlessly repeated) falsehoods as a result. (It really must have been a "Slow news day").

My inclusion of a mention of FReepers was actually made in sadness. FR -used- to be the place where falsehoods were exposed and debunked, not repeated and elaborated. I didn't mean it as a slam, just a side comment.

Sorry if that came across differently than intended.

37 posted on 01/20/2011 7:42:21 AM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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