Blizzard has announced Whispers of the Old Gods, the next major expansion pack for its Hearthstone collectible card game. The expansion will be released in late April or early May, and players can pre-order a 50 card pack for Whispers of the Old Gods starting March 14 for $49.99.
PopCap Games and Electronic Arts have announced Plants vs. Zombies Heroes, an upcoming collectible card mobile game. Much like Blizzard's hit game Hearthstone, players can assemble a deck from hundreds of characters and use them in single and multlplayer battles.
The anime studio Funimation has officially launched FunimationNow, offering iPhone and iPad owners access to hundreds of anime movies and TV shows on the go. The service is available for free, but there are also two optional subscription tiers that add more content and features.
TuneIn has announced a deal with the National Basketball Association that will allow the streaming service to live stream all of the games in the pro basketball league, startin in the 2016-2017 season for subscribers to TuneIn Premium.
The first working example of 'ransomware' on OS X has been discovered by a security firm. The ransomware, which encrypts files and then asks the user to pay money to decrypt them again, was found in the Transmission BitTorrent client installer.
Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Facebook and other tech companies have jointly filed their own amicus brief supporting Apple's side in their current legal fight against the FBI over unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects.
A group of 16 tech companies, including Twitter, eBay, Reddit and Kickstarter, filed a joint "friend of the court" statement supporting the FBI in its legal fight to prevent it from creating a backdoor to an unlocked iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects.
AT&T has filed an amicus brief, or “friend of the court” statement, supporting Apple in its current legal fight against the FBI over unlocking an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects. AT&T stated, "Only Congress can address these issues in a sufficiently comprehensive, uniform, and fair manner."
Samsung has issued a statement offering some indirect support for its rival Apple in its current legal fight with the FBI over access to an encrypted iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooting suspects.
The American Apparel fashion chain of stores will soon support purchasing clothes and other items via Apple Pay. There's no word on when this support will be added, but it will be handled on the back end by the retail software company Index
A new report claims that Chinese residents signed up 3 million credit cards for Apple Pay during its first two day in mid-February. China Merchants Bank says its customers signed up 1 million of those cards in its first two days.
Amazon has announced two new hardware device that use the same Alexa voice command technology that is use in the Amazon Echo speaker. The Echo Dot is a smaller version of the Amazon Echo that is available for $89.99, and Amazon Tap is a portable speaker that is available for pre-order for $129.99.