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Samsung to get another crack at questioning Apple's Schiller

Apple executive Phil Schiller will have to provide further testimony to lawyers for Samsung Electronics as part of the appeal proceedings related to their big patent infringement case, a California court ordered Thursday.

Hundreds greet Apple's new store in Palo Alto

A queue of several hundred people, snaking around the block, greeted Apple's new store in Palo Alto, Calif., over the weekend.

Apple to open Palo Alto store on Saturday

Apple plans to open a retail store in downtown Palo Alto, California, on Saturday. The new store, less than two blocks from Apple's existing location, appears set to share the all-glass front common on Apple retail outlets but was still covered in black sheeting on Friday morning.

Thin laptops, including MacBook Air, meet eco-standard

An investigation of ultrathin laptops has found that they conform to the EPEAT environmental standard after all.

Australia kicks off launch of Apple's iPhone 5

The global launch of Apple's iPhone 5 began early Friday morning in Australia when stores in the country opened their doors at 8 a.m. The phone has attracted massive attention from consumers, and some analysts expect it to be Apple's biggest phone launch ever.

Apple scores big win in Samsung patent case

A nine-person jury found that Samsung did indeed violate Apple patents and ordered the smartphone maker to pay Apple a little more than $1 billion in damages.

Apple v Samsung: Five experts, five questions

Five experts with knowledge of the legal system, patent litigation and trials, and the U.S. smartphone market offer their assessment of the Apple-Samsung trial, as the jury begins deliberations.

Apple-Samsung patent battle now in jury's hands

A nine-person California jury begins deliberating Wednesday in the landmark patent battle between Apple and Samsung.

Closing arguments begin in Apple vs Samsung patent trial

Closing arguments have begun in the high-profile patent-infringement case between Apple and Samsung.

Court preparing Apple-Samsung jury for deliberations

Jurors hearing arguments between Apple and Samsung have been warned not to accept software updates or install apps on mobile gadgets they receive while deliberating the merits of the patent-infringement case, as such updates could alter the appearance of some things under dispute in the trial. Also, the judge in the case promises to keep the blood flowing during the reading of the more than 100 pages of jury instructions.

Apple-Samsung jury to face 700-plus questions on verdict form

Imagine the longest, most complex government form you've ever had to fill out and you start to have an idea what jurors will face as they begin to consider their verdict in the patent infringement case between Apple and Samsung.

Jobs burglary suspect enters no plea, case to continue next month

The man accused of breaking into the home of late Apple CEO Steve Jobs appeared in a California court on Monday morning but did not enter a plea.

OnLive under new management, will continue service

Cloud gaming service OnLive has been acquired by a new owner. The move meant an unknown number of staff were laid off, but the company pledged to continue its operations.

How police tracked down Steve Jobs's stolen iPads

The digital breadcrumbs left behind when people use Internet-connected gadgets are what led California investigators to recover iMacs, iPads and other items stolen from the home of the late Apple CEO Steve Jobs this week.

In U.S., Apple sells an iPad for every 9 people

Just how much does Apple dominate Samsung in the U.S. tablet market? Thanks to data released as part of the lawsuit between the two companies, now we know.