Expo Notes: Livescribe hopes to make the pen mightier in the digital age

The smartpen maker came to Macworld/iWorld to show off its Livescribe 3 smartpen and tout the third-party apps that now work with the smartpen.

Macworld Best of Show 2014

Video report: Another look at Macworld's Best of Show winners

See the 11 products that captured Best of Show honors at Macworld/iWorld 2014 in action as we tour the showfloor in this video.

Macworld Best of Show 2014

Macworld/iWorld 2014 Best of Show winners

Hundreds of products are on display on the show floor at Macworld/iWorld, but a few stand out from the rest. We call these products the Best of Show.

How Apple created the iPhone

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Software engineer Greg Christie tells the WSJ how a "shockingly small" team, pushed hard by Steve Jobs, designed the first generation of Apple's smartphone

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IDG Founder Patrick J. McGovern dies at 76

MIT created the McGovern Institute for Brain Research with a gift from the McGoverns

CEO Tim Cook dismisses Apple book as 'nonsense'

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The Apple head honcho said 'Haunted Empire,' by former Wall Street Journal writer Yukari Iwatani Kane, 'fails to capture' anything about Steve Jobs or the company he co-founded.

Users complain that iOS 7.1 drains their batteries

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Have you upgraded to iOS 7.1 yet? If so, have you noticed that your phone's battery is draining faster than usual? If so, you wouldn't be alone.

Wearing Apple

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Developer Craig Hockenberry takes a look at the rumors of an Apple smartwatch, but suggests that the company may be looking in a different direction of wearables.

Apple Web services suffering from DNS problems

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Some Apple users are having a hard time connecting to the company's website and other online services, due to some apparent issues with DNS.

How iOS 7.1 runs on the iPhone 4

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Apple says iOS 7.1 brings performance improvements to the iPhone 4, but Ars Technica finds that there's only so much that software can do to compensate for aging hardware.

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Our favorite iOS apps, March edition

What iOS apps are Macworld's staffers loving this month? Check in with Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and the rest of the crew.

Protecting your iCloud keychain from snooping

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Frequent Macworld contributor Rich Mogull has pored over Apple's recently released security documents and summarized the impressive safeguards that go into the company's keychain syncing service and how to secure it even further.

Report: Apple talking to Tesla

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The Cupertino company is said to be in high-level discussions with electric-car maker. About what? Acquisition? Partnership? Friendly chat?

Apple's R&D spending from 1995-2013

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Yoni Heisler runs down Apple's research and development spending between 1995 and 2013. Though the amount spend has trended upwards over time, the last few years' worth account for almost half of its R&D spending in that 19-year period.

The iTunes Store: Not just an also-ran

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Asymco's Horace Dediu crunches the numbers and determines that not only does the iTunes Store alone bring in revenue of around half of Google's search business, but it would also come in at rank at 130 on the Fortune 500 list.