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Tawkon's radiation detector

Plenty of apps get cold, impersonal rejections from the App Store, but Tawkon holds the distinction of getting a rejection directly from Apple CEO Steve Jobs. Last summer, Tawkon founder Gil Friedlander emailed Jobs and pitched the app as a good way to allow users to "see the level of radiation they are exposed to from their mobile phone." One week after the pitch, Jobs got around to replying with a two-word answer: "Not interested." The good news is that you can still get this app on your jail-broken iPhone if you really want to know how much radiation your iPhone is emitting at a given time.

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