Purveyors of aging technology can rejoice as the U.S. preliminary injunction to ban state-side sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been reversed. The Nexus is still currently Google's flagship smartphone, retaining the title since the time that the injunction had been granted, although the court had found that the reasoning behind the initial ban was not strong enough to withstand another major Samsung blow.
In a move that seems to be one mainly out of greed like 95% of the other cases where Apple has been sued, a Chinese developer is claiming that the Siri voice assistant infringes on a patent that had been filed in 2004. Perhaps it may be fine for the Shanghai developer to believe that Siri takes after its ambiguous patent, however the developer crosses a line of their own by releasing an update to the product that they claim Siri copied, with the company effectively copying the look and feel of Apple's Siri implementation.
Jumping back into the groove, today's holiday-themed app is almost as fun to play as it is cute! The game is Snow Brawlin' [App Store, Free] and it puts you in control of a cute little squirrel named Risoo who needs your help. You see, a gang of rogue rodents wants to take over his turf and his supply of nuts. So what's a squirrel to do but start a snowball fight!
Gameplay is simple; chuck snowballs at your furry foes while dodging their attacks. It's tons of fun, especially for a free game! If you like the game, an upgrade pack can be purchased in-game to add lives, four bonus levels, and access to the global leader board. Video below!