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Google agrees to settle with Microsoft-backed Rockstar

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Patent-holding consortium Rockstar, which counts Microsoft, Apple, and BlackBerry among its members, has reached a settlement agreement with rival tech giant Google from a lawsuit originating last October. In its suit, Rockstar alleged that Google had infringed on seven search-related patents that it owned after winning a bid to acquire Nortel's intellectual property portfolio.

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Weekly photo contest: Paths

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection patch detailed, coming later today [Update: is now live]

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Update: As of 7 pm ET, the MCC patch is now available and comes in at 1437 MB in size. Thanks, Thomas W., and others!

343 Industries, the developers behind Halo, have published the massive changelog that's coming in today's patch update to The Master Chief Collection.

The game launched last week but has had severe matchmaking issues for the majority of players. A patch was scheduled for yesterday but was delayed until today (11/20). Today's patch should alleviate all issues that resulted in extended matchmaking times and low matchmaking success rates. Plus there's a bunch of fixes for the different campaigns and a few UI tweaks.

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Microsoft wants a bigger cut of the revenue from Windows developers

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Wunderlist gains desktop app for Windows, updates Windows Phone app

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Popular list-making app Wunderlist is now available for your desktop. Wunderlist officially released updated apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 this past September. Now your cloud-synced lists will be available on your desktop, especially useful for any machines you have still running Windows 7. To top it off, the team at Wunderlist has updated their Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps!

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Getting crusts-on with the Domino's app for Xbox One

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This week Domino's Pizza jumped into the world of Xbox One applications. Or in the UK and Republic of Ireland it did, at least. It's not the first time a pizza delivery app has been available on a games console, but Domino's latest joins its apps for Windows, Windows Phone, iOS and Android.

So, while we're waiting on it getting out into a few more countries we've fired up a British console and gone for a test order. All in the name of, er, science. Or something.

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Offline data for Maps on Windows Phone 8.1 is getting updated

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If you are using a Windows Phone 8.1 device and use the offline maps option, you may want to check for an update. Users are reporting to us, and we have confirmed that multiple states in the U.S. – and likely elsewhere – are flagged for some map refreshes.

We can confirm that at least New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and California all have fresh maps to install. To clarify, this is not an update to the HERE Maps app, but rather the downloaded maps data for offline usage.

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Windows Store is currently down for at least some Windows 8.1 users [Update: It's back]

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Bing's homepage now shows HD widescreen photos for all users

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Three new indie games are coming to Xbox One tomorrow

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Xbox One reportedly outsold PlayStation 4 in the UK for the past three weeks

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A new report says that sales of the Xbox One are catching up to the PlayStation 4 in the UK. Figures from that country's GfK Chart-Track state that Microsoft's game console has outsold Sony's machine, in terms of sell through from retailers to consumers, for the past three weeks in the UK. It has also recently broken the one million unit sales milestone in that country since it launched nearly a year ago.

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Telltale's Game of Thrones will include some of the actors from the HBO TV show

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Google Contribute to make ad-free blogs a reality

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Windows 10 will allow businesses to buy Windows Store apps in bulk

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Foursquare gets quick update after major redesign on Windows Phone

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