Catlateral Damage for Mac review

Catlateral Damage for Mac lets you control a cat from a first-person point of view, challenging you to knock down as many household items as you can within a limited time. The gameplay proves to be quite fun and addictive so long as you use a mouse or joystick. In terms of graphical and sound effects, however, the app leaves much to be desired.

When launched, Catlateral Damage for Mac presents you with a settings window where you can choose the level of graphical detail, screen resolution, and keyboard controls. You can optionally play in a window or have the … Read more

Channel your inner feline mischief with Catlateral Damage

As someone who shares a house with a cat, I have observed, firsthand, the phenomenon whereby a feline, with an innocent, nonchalant expression, will with a single paw clear a flat surface of objects. There seems to be no rhyme or reason. There is an object. There is a cat. Only one can survive.

"Why?" you ask your pet, which will not answer, because it is a cat and can't speak. But you ask anyway, because you really want to know.

We think Chris Chung has found the answer with his game Catlateral Damage, which is kind of really fun.… Read more

How to bypass damaged-application warnings in OS X

Apple's Gatekeeper security system in OS X allows you to limit running applications to those that are created by trusted developers. With this feature enabled, if you open an unsigned program directly instead of using the contextual menu, then you will get an error message and the program will not execute.

However, Gatekeeper also detects whether a program has potentially been altered, and will prevent such a program from running. This is an effort to prevent programs, signed or otherwise, from being tampered with by malware and hackers. When this happens, the system will issue a similar Gatekeeper warning … Read more

BMW's M6 Gran Coupe, a big, effortless rocket ride (CNET On Cars, Episode 30)


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In this episode:

BMW's M6 Gran Coupe, a new member of the M family. Bumper impact tech may not save your life, but perhaps you wallet. Detail your car instead of buying a new one (see the products list below). Five top performance technologies that used to be only on high-end cars Safety tech that has trickled down from high-end cars E-mail: When and how will Alfa ever return to the US?

Here's the list of products I like … Read more

Jurors: Samsung didn't make its case in Apple damages retrial

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A jury on Thursday ruled in Apple's favor in a damages retrial because Samsung didn't provide enough evidence to make its argument, jurors said following the verdict.

"I wish Samsung could have come up with more evidence to support its case," forewoman Colleen Allen told reporters outside the courthouse following the verdict. The 36-year-old from Aromas, Calif., works as a nurse in a community hospital. She formerly served as a combat medic in the US military.

An eight-person jury on Thursday ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $290.5 million in additional damages for patent infringement,Read more

Samsung owes Apple $290M more in damages, jury says

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A jury on Thursday ruled that Samsung must pay Apple $290,456,793 in additional damages for patent infringement, slightly less than the $380 million Apple had requested.

That brings its total award to about $930 million. Samsung believed it owed Apple only $52 million more in damages.

"For Apple, this case has always been about more than patents and money," Apple said in a statement. "It has been about innovation and the hard work that goes into inventing products that people love. While it's impossible to put a price tag on … Read more

Jury reaches verdict in Apple v. Samsung damages retrial

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- A jury on Thursday reached a verdict in a retrial to determine what additional damages Samsung owes Apple, ruling the Korean company must pay $290,456,793 more to its rival. That brings Apple's total award to about $900 million.

The amount is close to the $380 million more Apple requested but much higher than the $52 million Samsung said it owed.

Check out our further coverage of the verdict here.

The jury of six women and two men reached the decision slightly before noon PT Thursday after deliberating since midday Tuesday. Wednesday, the jury … Read more

Apple: Samsung's motion to stay crosses 'bounds of reason'

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Apple late Wednesday disputed Samsung's arguments to put a damages retrial on hold, saying the Korean company's strategy to delay the trial related to Samsung's patent infringement "has crossed the bounds of reason."

"Terminating the jury's deliberations would render the entire trial a nullity, and cause an extraordinary waste of the court's and Apple's resources in preparing for and conducting the trial," the company's attorneys said in a filing. "Apple would suffer extreme prejudice from having the deliberations aborted, which ultimately would require a … Read more

Samsung asks judge to halt Apple damages retrial

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Samsung on Wednesday asked a judge to halt the Apple damages retrial, currently under jury deliberation, after the US Patent and Trademark Office said an Apple patent might not be valid.

According to court documents, the Patent Office questioned whether Apple patent No. 7,844,915, also known as "pinch to zoom," is a valid patent. The '915 patent covers technology that can distinguish whether a user is scrolling with one finger versus using several touch points at once for a pinch-to-zoom action.

The Patent Office has been re-examining the claims of the '915 … Read more

Apple will now pay you for a water-damaged iPhone or iPad

Want to get rid of that iPhone you dropped in the bathtub? Apple may now give you something for it.

Apple's Reuse and Recycling Program promises you an Apple Store gift card in exchange for your used iPhone, iPad, MacBook, or Mac desktop. You can then use that gift card toward a new Apple device or accessory.

Until Monday, water-damaged devices weren't accepted as trade-ins. But the Reuse and Recycling Program site now asks if the device you wish to send in has been damaged by water. How can you tell?

Most iPhones and iPads have a liquid … Read more