AMNews: Surge in PS3 Sales, Apple Changes Stance on iOS UDID, Vodafone Operator Billing for Android Apps

Tech giant Sony’s decision to introduce a cut down in the price of the PlayStation 3 has paid off, as the sales of the gaming console has taken a steady upward turn, new reports revealed. According to a report by the technology site MCV, UK, the sales figure of the console registered a steady growth at near about 65 percent week on week after the company brought down the price for the device to just £199.99.

iPad maker Apple has asked its developers to refrain from using a tracking feature in iOS, which allows them to keep a track of users’ activities. The controversial UDID or Unique Device Identifier is used by application developers to gather personal data about the users including the manner in which they use applications.

US based enterprise networking equipment maker Cisco has decided to acquire certain software assets belonging to a UK subsidiary of Comptel Corporation. The company will be acquiring the AXIOSS service fulfilment software suite along with the related employees for around $31 million in cash.

Soon Android users on Vodafone will be able to pay for applications from their monthly phone bills, the European wireless carrier has announced. In what is being touted as a first in Europe, Vodafone Android customers in the UK and Germany will be able to pay for apps purchased from Google Android Market, via phone bills without having to give their credit card details.

One of the top-most open source solution providers in the world Red Hat Inc. has unveiled the beta version of the Red Hat Virtualisation 3.0, the company announced. With this new offering, the company has finally stepped into the process of delivering what it claims to be the “next generation version of the company’s end to end virtualisation solution.