Apple accused of price fixing, RIM looks for a radical shift, Google gets a massive redesign (which Chris doesn’t like) and does our theme music suck? Well, find out at this week’s TECHGEEK Weekly.
Recorded much earlier than when we usually record, Stewart, Terence and Chris delve into this week’s tech news.
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Microsoft has finally ended mainstream support for Vista – meaning that the company will start charging for non-security patches to the OS. So, don’t worry, if there is a major security hole in Vista, Microsoft will patch it for free – well, until 2017 when it ends support completely.
AOL has struck a $1 billion patents deal with Microsoft, with the company selling 800 of its patents to Redmond and Microsoft getting a non-exclusive licence to use. It basically shocked Wall Street as expectations of a sale would be in the $200-300 million range. At least AOL has some money to spend to become a big blogging empire
Germans won’t be getting push email anytime soon with Apple’s appeal to the Mannheim regional court failed. The court basically sided with Motorola Mobility, and agreed with an earlier decision that saw the company forced to remove the service in Germany earlier in February. Now it will have to pay compenstation to Motorola – but the court has not decided the amount.
A US court has basically destroyed that if you lied on a social media website – the US government can’t use it to prosecute you in a criminal case. So, lying about your birthdate won’t send you to jail. But does that mean you can no longer read those stupid terms of service agreements? No – since you can still be sued in a civil case.