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Apple to challenge the VirnetX Facetime patent infringment ruling

Apple to challenge the VirnetX Facetime patent infringment ruling

Apple has decided that it will be challenging a ruling made last November that found it guilty of infringing on several of VirnetX's patents. The ruling required Apple to pay VirnetX $368.2 million in damages. However, in Apple's recent quarterly report, the company filed Form 10-Q with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) stating that it intends on challenging the verdict and has not "recorded a loss accrual at this time."

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Owners of Digg acquire the “read-it-later” app Instapaper

Owners of Digg acquire the “read-it-later” app Instapaper

Betaworks, the company that acquired Digg just last year, has just made a new acquisition. Marco Arment, the creator of the popular "read-it-later" app Instapaper stated on his blog that after much consideration, he has sold a majority stake of the app to Betaworks. He felt that Instapaper had grown "far beyond what one person can do" and decided that he needed to let it go in order for it to prosper.

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App Store affected by corrupt app updates

App Store affected by corrupt app updates

Apple provides an easy way to update your apps on iOS and OS X via both App Stores, but reports indicate that updates for some apps pushed to the store are causing crashes. Marco Arment, the developer behind Instapaper, first noticed the issue after posting an update to his app yesterday. Just a few minutes after pushing the update, users were sending emails and tweets reporting that the app was crashing despite the fact that the update was stable when submitted to the App Store.

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Instapaper for Android now available

Instapaper for Android now available

The developer of the iOS app Instapaper has long said that he’s only focused on providing a killer iOS experience and didn’t have the time to be working on additional platforms. Development for an Android Instapaper app was contracted out though, and the final product is available to download today for $2.99. As you’d expect, it features a simple UI for reading your saved webpages offline, although some critical features appear to be missing.

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Instapaper now available for Android

Instapaper now available for Android

Instapaper has been around for a while for the iPhone user and has turned out to be a popular application. The app allows you to save web pages for offline reading when you don't have access to a data or Wi-Fi connection. You can also download your favorite web pages at home using your Wi-Fi connection and then save your data allotment by reading off-line on the go.

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