Patent Troll Lodsys Attacks Another 10 iOS Developers Over In-App Purchases

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Remember Lodsys, the patent troll that began suing a bunch of indie iOS developers back in 2011 over their use of in-app purchases? Well, it’s back to do more trolling. The company has targeted another ten mobile game makers in its latest complaints, which it has been quietly filing in an East Texas court throughout 2013.

The studios named include Gameloft, Walt Disney, BackFlip Studios, and Gamevil.

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Amazon Brings Its In-App Purchasing Service To Games On Mac, PC & The Web

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Amazon has today announced that its in-app purchasing service, which is already available on the company’s Kindle Fire tablet and other Android devices, is coming to Mac, PC, and web games. This will allow developers to take advantage of Amazon’s service on those platforms to provide their customers with a new way to purchase additional content using their credit card or virtual Amazon currency.

While Amazon isn’t the first company to offer an in-app purchasing system, its service does come with some advantages that developers may not get from its rivals. One of those advantages is that their content will be available via Amazon.com.

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SkyDrive's official iOS app could disappear if Apple won't negotiate.
SkyDrive's official iOS app could disappear if Apple won't negotiate.

iOS 6 Fix For In-App Purchasing Exploit Cannot Be Bypassed

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Apple takes down the exploit that bypassed in-app purchases like this one.

Apple’s fight against Russian hacker Alex Borodin, who took advantage of an in-app purchasing exploit to provide users with paid content for free, has paid off. The Cupertino company has developed a fix that will make its debut in iOS 6, which is almost impossible to bypass, according to Borodin.

Apple Attempts To Block Russian Servers Circumventing iOS In-App Purchases

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The hacker circumventing in-app purchases like these is Apple's latest target.

Apple is working to block the Russian servers that are allowing users to circumvent iOS in-app purchases and obtain content for free. The Cupertino company reportedly began blocking certain IP addresses over the weekend, and had one server taken down. But despite its efforts, the service continues to work.