Apple has been fined $1.2 million for misleading Italian consumers on the warranty period of their products, says Ars Technica. There’s a law in Italy that guarantees consumers a two-year warranty period on all products they purchase — including Apple products — and apparently Apple hasn’t been clear enough about that with Italian Apple enthusiasts, leading to two fines; one for violating the consumer law by only providing a standard one-year warranty period, and another for leading consumers to believe they needed to purchase an AppleCare Protection Plan in order to extend their warranty.

It’s taken a little work, but developers Steve Troughton-Smith and a developer going by the name of TheMudkip have re-written parts of the Apple TV software in order to allow iOS apps to be run on the platform. It’s by no means a complete implementation, but is definitely a step in the right direction for iOS apps on the Apple TV.

Star Wars: The Old Republic is the new MMO on the block that is seeing a whole new generation of gamers get into a sprawling multiplayer world, but the only thing holding it back is the fact that it’s only available on PC. However, Bioware agree that a Mac version is important — but I wouldn’t hold your breath for a Mac version.

An app that is available on both Mac and PC is Fireplace, an app that can only be described as "a controlled pixel art fireplace for your computer".