Friday, April 29, 2011

Sony may Compensate Users For Playstation Network Hacks

Tej Kohli brings a good news for the play-station users. Sony may give users some compensation for the disruption of the play station network and Qriocity online services, said the company's US unit. Read the complete report on Tej Kohli IT blog.

Both these networks were taken offline by Sony after it found out they had been hacked, and the personal information of its 77 million registered account holders had been stolen. The company also fears that the credit card numbers and other personal information could have been stolen too, but an ongoing investigation has revealed no evidence of that until now.

In the latest post on its Play Station blog, the company hinted towards offering compensation. Tej Kohli brings some excerpts:

"We are currently evaluating ways to show appreciation for your extraordinary patience as we work to get these services back online," it said.

Users get access to the PlayStation network free of cost, so the compensation (if it comes) is not likely to be monetary. Some users do subscribe to the PlayStation Plus service, which allows them to play beta versions of the games and other perks for an annual fee.

The blog posting also said subscribers to Sony Online Entertainment's MMO (massively multi-player online) games "DC Universe Online" and "Free Realms" would also see something from the company.

"To thank players for their patience, we will be hosting special events across our game portfolio," the blog said. "We are also working on a 'make good' plan for players of the PS3 versions of DC Universe Online and Free Realms."

The latest blog posting didn't provide any updates as to the status of the PlayStation Network, the Qriocity service for consumer electronics devices, or an ongoing investigation into the hack.

It did say gamer trophies and game data files storied on Sony's servers will be available once the service is back online.

Tej Kohli is an entrepreneur from San Jose, Costa Rica who loves blogging and has a special bent towards the IT and software sector. Keep reading Tej Kohli blog for latest updates on IT world.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Apple running out of remaining stock of discounted original iPads

Tej Kohli IT blog keeps you informed with all the latest news in the information and technology sector. Apple has run out of the remaining stock of the discounted original iPads. Read the complete report at Tej Kohli Blog.

Apple has none left of original 16GB Wi-Fi iPads as online stock of refurbished and clearance first-generation iPads runs low, even as its successor, the iPad 2, continues to sell out.

The Apple Online Store is no longer offering the Wi-Fi only version of the original iPad in its clearance section and has run out of the first-generation 16GB Wi-Fi iPad in the refurbished section, as noted by MacNN.

All three of last year's 3G iPad models remain on sale in the clearance section, priced at $529, $629 and $729 for the 16GB, 32GB and 64GB models respectively. The refurbished versions of the 32GB and 64GB Wi-Fi iPads sell for $429 and $529, while refurbished iPad 3Gs sell for $479, $559 and $659.

Shortly after unveiling the iPad 2, Apple began offering remaining stock of the original iPad for a discount. Unopened models of the iPad are on sale for a $100 discount, while refurbished models sell for as much as $170 off the original price.
Tej Kohli is an entrepreneur and philanthropist based in San Jose, Costa Rica. Tej Kohli is an IT enthusiast and likes to share his views on the IT world. Tej Kohli blog is a place to find all the latest news related to IT.