News@10: Overheating iPod Nano Recall, Windows Phone 7 Gaming Studio & BlackBerry

Apple's Japanese division has agreed to replace all overheating first generation iPod Nanos following a request filed by Japanese authorities. The move is part of Apple's plans to deal with the increasing reports of iPod Nano music players overheating after being charged.

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has agreed to supply the code for its BlackBerry Messenger service to Saudi security agencies. The move will allow the company to avoid a ban on its services in the country.

The new UK coalition government has backtracked on its pre-election promise to review tax on fibre-optics-based broadband lines. The Minister for Communications, Culture and Creative industries Ed Vaizey has announced the government's decision to scrap its plan to review tax on fibre-optic broadband connections after a meeting with the Valuation Office Agency (VOA).

Apple has announced that it has released a patch for a critical iOS flaw that allowed hackers to install malicious applications onto iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads. The vulnerability were found by the iPhone Dev Team whilst trying to Jailbreak an iPhone via the web.

Microsoft has announced plans to open a new studio dedicated to developing mobile games and applications for its upcoming Windows Phone 7 platform. The company has posted a job listing on its website, advertising for game developers to help produce games specially designed for Windows Phone 7.