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Everyones favourite image format, PNG, seems to be under threat from the most unlikely source… Apple. It has been revealed that they own a patent for a component of PNG that allows for alpha transparency. PNG is supposed to an open source project that provides a royalty-free alternative to image formats like GIF, so the fact that it's at threat is bad news indeed. Read more at The Register.Why not spend 300 quid on an iPod then hack it to pieces? [via Splorp]