Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

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Martyn Williams covers Silicon Valley and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Apple is said to be extending iPhone refreshes to once every three years

Apple is looking to make evolutionary rather than revolutionary changes to its iPhone this year as it extends the major refresh cycle to once every three years, according to a report in Tuesday's Nikkei newspaper.

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Apple’s 5 best and 5 worst products

As Apple turns 40, here's a look back at some of the hit products that shaped an entire industry—and some that did not.

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Apple at 40: Seeing promise in the ‘blossoming’ home computer market

When Apple launched the Apple II in 1977, it was still far from certain that consumers would need or want a home computer. In this article from the IDG archives, Apple lays out its predictions for the home PC market in 1978 and beyond.

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Apple at 40: Here’s what The Woz had to say about the Apple II and phone phreaking in 1984

Steve Wozniak describes an early use for the Apple II computer, in an Infoworld article from the IDG archives.

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DOJ cracks San Bernardino shooter's iPhone

The U.S. Government has managed to access the iPhone used by San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, bypassing a passcode that had the Federal Bureau of Investigation stymied for several weeks.

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Apple sees weakness in FBI hearing request

A last-minute request for witnesses could indicate a change in the FBI's thinking, says Apple.

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FBI director admits mistake was made with San Bernardino iCloud reset

The director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation has conceded it was a mistake to ask San Bernadino County to reset the password of an iCloud account that had been used by gunman Syed Farook.

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Facebook to begin testing its Internet drone this year

Facebook will begin test flights of its solar-powered Internet drone later this year, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said on Monday.

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Mark Zuckerberg says VR is the future of Facebook

The CEO first dreamed of virtual reality as a teen and now sees it as the future of social media.

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Apple hit with $626 million in damages in patent case

A jury in Texas has ordered Apple to pay $626 million for infringing four patents held by a Nevada-based patent licensing company.

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As video surges, Facebook considers a dedicated service

Facebook is considering a dedicated service or page where users will be able watch videos and not be bothered by other content.

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Samsung makes last-chance appeal to Supreme Court on Apple verdict

Samsung is attempting to take its years-old patent fight with Apple to the U.S. Supreme Court. On Monday it filed an appeal to the court asking it to take a look at the rules regarding design patents -- rules that haven't been touched in 120 years.

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Here's a look at Walmart Pay in action

On Thursday Walmart announced a payment system of its own that uses barcodes and it doesn't look too clumsy.

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Watch out, Venmo: Person-to-person payments may be coming to Apple Pay

Apple is in talks with major banks on an extension of its Apple Pay service that would allow person-to-person payments, according to a report.

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VW snags leading self-driving car expert from Apple

Volkswagen just hired an expert on car automation technology away from Apple, signaling its intention to become a serious player in the next-generation and self-driving car markets.