Apple is well known for securing patents for its many products. That may bode well for the company in the face of less-than-desired sales performance surrounding the wrongfully skewered iPhone 5. PC Mag cites Manotti Jenkins, a patent attorney with Chicago-based Valorem Law Group, as claiming that those poor sales figures
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.
SGN's highly anticipated WWII aerial combat game Skies Of Glory [App Store, Free] was released on the App Store today, and boy does it look good. Skies Of Glory puts you in the seat of a WWII-style air fighter, ready to destroy enemy planes on single player missions and multiplayer combat over Internet, Bluetooth, or WiFi.
Interestingly, SGN has decided to go with a "freemium" business model. This means that the initial purchase is free, but there are quite a few add-ons available for purchase within the game. For example, local multiplayer actually costs $1.99, although Internet multiplayer is free for a limited time. However, there are several skirmish, campaign, and training missions available in the free version.