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Portables (Apple)

Submission + - iPhone App Store's "Non-Compete" Clause (twitter.com) 1

Khakionion writes: "Recently an iPhone app was denied placement in the iPhone App Store because it "duplicates iTunes functionality." This sort of "non-compete clause" has many iPhone developers upset. Ars Technica's John Siracusa is thinking about the effectiveness of a boycott of the Apple Design Awards. Says Siracusa, "it doesn't cost developers any money and it hits Apple where it hurts the second-most: ego.""
PC Games (Games)

Submission + - Good Old Games store, first impressions (kingofgng.com)

KingofGnG writes: "A month after the announcement of the Good Old Games beta broadening, the CD Projekt folks have finally sent to me the access code for the retrogaming store, the digital delivery portal that would become a reference point for gamers with a folk memory to protect and above all the desire to replay the good old times of the former videogaming. Waiting for the store's public opening and to spend some money for the first purchases, in the next paragraphs I'll begin to report some preliminary considerations drawn from the brief "tasting" sessions of what GOG has currently to offer. Story here."

Machines take me by surprise with great frequency. - Alan Turing