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+ - Apple Swaps "Get" Button for "Free" To Avoid Confusion Over In-App Purchases

Submitted by lazarus
lazarus writes: Apple is falling in line with the European Commission's request that app sellers do more to stop inadvertent in-app purchases.
Following Google's lead, Cupertino has removed all instances of the word "free" within its iOS and Mac app stores (with the exception of its own apps, like iMovie), and replaced them with the term "Get."
The new label clarifies what users can expect when downloading an app. Apps previously labeled as "Free" will now have a "Get" label. If those apps include in-app purchases, a small gray "In-App Purchase" label will appear below the "Get" button.

+ - Virus Killer Magnate McAfee Wanted for Murder->

Submitted by lazarus
lazarus writes: John McAfee, who sold his anti-virus company to Intel in 2010 is wanted for murder in Belize. Gizmodo reports that his on-going disputes with builder Gregory Faull and his alleged abuse of psychosis-inducing hallucinogens has made him the prime suspect in Faull's murder. Some high-tech entrepreneurs go on to build electric supercars and spaceships while others move to Belize and attempt to purify bath salts.
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+ - Duke Nukem Forever Finally Released->

Submitted by lazarus
lazarus writes: "Take-Two Interactive Software Inc., which publishes the game, launched in Europe and Australia on Friday. The game debuts on Tuesday in the U.S., Canada and Mexico for the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PCs.

Despite the long wait, the game launched to tepid reception from critics. The website Metacritic.com, which aggregates reviews, gave the Xbox 360 version a score of 55 out of 100. The game did better on the PC with a "metascore" of 76 out of 100. There is no score currently available for the PS3 version."

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+ - Open Medicine Magazine Launched in Canada

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lazarus writes: "A group of editors having been fired or quit from the prestigious Canadian Medial Association Journal allegedly over questions of censorship and the influence of big drug companies on the magazine have started their own. Open magazine is a not-for-profit peer reviewed medical journal only available on-line which its founders claim is all about open access and editorial independence. CBC has the full story as well as some background on the problems at the CMAJ."

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