SlashGear Evening Wrap-Up: December 20, 2012

Dec 20, 2012
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Welcome to Thursday evening everyone. It looks like Samsung may soon be hit with antitrust charges from the European Commission after taking Apple to court with numerous patent disputes, and there's a new iOS 6 jailbreak scam on the scene that wants you to shell out $28. Acer might be looking to beat the rumored $99 Nexus tablet to the punch with its leaked Iconia B1, and Google announced today that it has no plans to enter the retail space as originally suspected.

The makers of the POP charger are now being forced to refund Kickstarter pledges after they failed to secure the rights to use Apple's Lightning cable, and Adobe has acquired Behance to improve its Creative Cloud offerings. We heard today that HTC might have suspended a number of smartphone orders for 2013, while the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone was leaked with a couple of different color combinations. Speaking of BlackBerry, RIM released its Q3 2013 earnings today, showing a slight profit gain but also some subscriber loss.

The Steam holiday sale kicked off today, so hopefully you have some money left in your bank account after all of your holiday shopping. GM is recalling more than 145,000 mid-sized trucks after a hood latch issue, and Facebook is testing a new feature that will let you send messages to strangers for a fee. Polaroid will be showing off a mirrorless Android camera at CES 2013, while the FTC clarified some of the amendments in its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule today.

Amazon has ordered six original TV shows and will let viewers vote on the pilots, and Foxconn has purchased a 9% stake in GoPro for $200 million. Flipboard landed on Android tablets today, while Borderlands 2's next DLC was given a release date. Final Fantasy IV is now available on the iOS App Store, while the makers of the eagle-stealing-baby video that has been such a hit on YouTube revealed that it was a fake. Those who purchased a Windows 7 PC and now want to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro might need to supply their product key to do so, and finally tonight, we go hands-on with Rockmelt for iOS. That does it for tonight's Evening Wrap-Up, we hope you enjoy the rest of your night folks!


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