News@5: Twitter Top Trends 2010, Google Releases Latitude iOS App & Call Of Duty: Black Ops

Micro-blogging giant Twitter has released the list of the top trending topics on the platform for the year with Apple's iPad being amongst the most popular subjects. According to The Guardian, the Gulf oil spill, FIFA World Cup and Inception were the top three overall trends for 2010, followed by Haiti Earthquake and Vuvuzela in the fourth and fifth positions.

Google has released a Latitude application for the iOS platform (v4.0 or later) which means that all recent devices excluding the iPhone 3G and old iPod Touch that are powered by Apple's mobile operating system will be able to use the geolocation tracking service.

Call of Duty: Blacks Ops has managed to retain its position at the top of the UK all formats gaming chart despite mounting pressure from FIFA 11 and World of Warcraft: Cataclysm. The new expansion for the record breaking MMORPG World of Warcraft, Cataclysm, entered the UKIE/GfK-ChartTrack All Formats gaming chart at number three.

Amazon UK has launched its new Video Games Trade-In Store, set to allow consumers to trade in old video games for Amazon Credits. In a move that is set to go down badly with video game publishers struggling to control the resale of their games, the scheme could well prove quite lucrative to customers looking to ship their unwanted games and accessories to Amazon in exchange for credits that will be deposited to their accounts.

Sony is planning to release a software update for its PlayStation 3 games console, set to allow broadband users to stream content on-demand from ITV and Channel 4. The update is timed to be release as the upcoming holiday season approaches and is targeted to lure in casual gamers looking to purchase an all-in-one entertainment unit.