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Noon News: Apple Share Prices Cross $500 Mark, Firefox 10.0.1 Released, PlayStation Vita OS Coming to Phones & Tablets?

Online file sharing platform The Pirate Bay is planning to stop hosting most of the torrent files in its database from February 29th, according to new reports. "In following with our decision to skip .torrent-files in the nearby future one of the biggest steps will come on the 29th of February. We will stop serving torrent files for all torrents that has has more than 10 peers from this date," The Pirate Bay stated in a blog post.

On Monday, Cupertino based tech giant Apple's shares crossed the landmark figure of $500 for the first ever time in the company's history. This rise came two weeks after the company disclosed its impressive sales and profits figures during last year's holiday quarter.

According to recent declaration by Air Mobility Command, the US Air Force is looking to replace the heavyweight paper documents required by flight crews and trainers with the more convenient iPads. Capt. Kathleen Ferrero, a spokeswoman for the command at Scott Air Force Base explained that the Apple tablet would replace 30 - 40 pounds of paper flight manuals, navigation charts and a whole array of documents that a pilot usually needs, AirForceTimes reports.

Sony has plans to bring PlayStation Vita operating system to tablet computers, in addition to smartphones. This move by the company is to expand their platform to other gadgets, beyond just mobile gaming. The news has been confirmed by Kazuo Hirai who will be appointed as the company's new CEO very soon, where he has also been driving force behind the PlayStation efforts, from the last few years.

Mozilla has released a patch to fix a bug in the recently released Firefox 10, the company announced. The new version - Firefox 10.0.1, as claimed by the company, is free from the annoying "crash bug" which could also provide hackers an opportunity to successfully breach into the users' system. Mozilla labelled the bug as "critical"- which means it was a highest ranking threat with potentially serious consequences.