Month: May 2015

Judge gives Apple temporary reprieve in $625M patent case

Judge gives Apple temporary reprieve in $625M patent case A US federal judge yesterday postponed his final ruling in the patent infringement lawsuit a Yale professor won against Apple, giving the company more time to dispute a $625 million penalty. In an order issued Tuesday, U.S. District Court Judge Leonard Davis spelled out a schedule that gives Apple and Mirror Worlds until the end of November to submit additional post-trial arguments. “All post-verdict relief shall be sought in these motions,” Davis wrote in his order. “The Court will not consider any additional motions or briefing after entering the final...

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MGS V: The Phantom Pain Microtransactions Controversy Still Alive: Only First FOB Is Free, Rest Needs MB Coins

MGS V: The Phantom Pain Microtransactions Controversy Still Alive: Only First FOB Is Free, Rest Needs MB Coins Early Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain adopters have discovered that, yes, the game is including micro-transactions ruled by in-game Mother Base Coins currency. What looks clear, now that the title has shipped, is that MB Coins are pretty expensive. As you can see in the image below, you will need the 3500 Mother Base Coins add-on to buy one FOB, which means $48,95. The maximum add-on costs $79,95 for 6000 Mother base Coins. FOB (Forward Operating Bases) are additional...

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Watch Out: Trojan Horse Found in the iOS App Store

Watch Out: Trojan Horse Found in the iOS App Store Early Thursday morning, Kaspersky posted a blog entry that details a new malicious app that has made it’s way to both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. The app’s name is Find and Call, and it’s the first time we’ve ever seen a malicious app make it into Apple’s App Store. Once installed, the app asks you to register your phone number and email address. Find and Call will also ask if you want to “find friends in a phone book” before discretely uploading your entire contact...

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Fresh Darksiders 2 screenshots show DEATH in action

Fresh Darksiders 2 screenshots show DEATH in action Vigil Games has just released brand new screenshots of Darksiders II showcasing details of Death’s in-game character model. Darksiders follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. Death will find himself propelled through light and dark realms as he attempts to redeem his brother War, who found himself blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse. Darksiders is schedule to launch in Q2 2012 for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360. The publisher has...

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DOJ proposes contract terminations, App Store rule changes, in Apple ebook case

DOJ proposes contract terminations, App Store rule changes, in Apple ebook case The Department of Justice on Friday, which last month won its case against Apple over ebook price-fixing, issued its proposed remedy to address Apple’s guilt, in conjunction with 33 state attorneys-general. That remedy, the DOJ says, “is intended to halt Apple’s anticompetitive conduct, restore lost competition, and prevent a recurrence of the illegal activities.” The proposal is not binding, but instead a recommendation to the judge on how the government thinks the court should proceed. The DOJ proposes that the court require that Apple terminate its existing...

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