Apple ordered to pay $302.4M in damages to VirnetX in patent retrial

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                    A federal jury on Friday found Apple's FaceTime product in infringement of patents owned by non-practicing entity VirnetX, a decision that will cost Apple more than $302 million in damages.       

Apple threatens to pull No. 1 iMessage sticker pack ‘Phoneys’ for violating App Store regulations

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                    Apple on Friday issued an ultimatum to Adam Howell, developer of sticker pack &quot;Phoneys,&quot; saying he must fundamentally change the content of his top-selling iMessage App Store title or face removal.     

Apple threatens to pull No. 1 iMessage sticker pack ‘Phoneys’ for violating App Store regulations

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                    Apple on Friday issued an ultimatum to Adam Howell, developer of sticker pack &quot;Phoneys,&quot; saying he must fundamentally change the content of his top-selling iMessage App Store title or face removal.     

The Week in iOS Apps: New offerings for iMessage

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iOS 10 has brought apps to iMessage—this week’s roundup features some of the new offerings. Read on!

Chess42

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If you enjoy playing chess with friends, Chess42 ($1) offers the game as an iMessage app. No account is needed; just tap and play. And you can play on multiple devices—start a game on an iPhone, then shift to iPad and keep going until somebody yells “Checkmate!”

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More than 400 malicious apps infiltrate Google Play

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Google Play was recently found to be hosting more than 400 apps that turned infected phones into listening posts that could siphon sensitive data out of the protected networks they connected to, security researchers said Thursday.

One malicious app infected with the so-called DressCode malware had been downloaded from 100,000 to 500,000 times before it was removed from the Google-hosted marketplace, Trend Micro researchers said in a post. Known as Mod GTA 5 for Minecraft PE, it was disguised as a benign game, but included in the code was a component that established a persistent connection with an attacker controlled server. The server then had the ability to bypass so-called network address translation protections that shield individual devices inside a network. Trend Micro has found 3,000 such apps in all, 400 of which were available through Play.

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Amazon adds Twitch perks to $99/year Prime subscription

Amazon has unveiled yet another add-on for its paying Prime subscribers, and it represents the company’s biggest tie-in yet with Twitch, the game-streaming service that Amazon acquired in 2014 for nearly $1 billion.

The new add-on, Twitch Prime, will dole out monthly gaming-related goodies to any Amazon Prime subscriber who links their shopping account with a Twitch user ID. Upon doing so, Twitch users will get a few Twitch-specific bonuses. The first is a series of free game downloads, which change every month and can range from full-game unlocks to DLC add-ons for games you already own (much like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live Gold). Twitch Prime’s first month includes a full download of the Twitch-enabled multiplayer game Streamline and add-on bonuses for free-to-play games Hearthstone and Smite.

Twitch Prime appears to be enabled for Prime subscribers in the US, UK, Spain, Germany, France, Canada, and Italy.

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Apple’s iOS 10 now running on more devices than iOS 9

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                    Adoption of iOS 10 has surpassed the halfway mark in just two weeks of availability, as research shows more than 55 percent of compatible devices are running Apple's latest mobile operating system.