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Four myths about Apple design debunked

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Former Apple designer Mark Kawano contradicts some common misconceptions about the roles of design and engineering at Apple, and explains how things really work in Cupertino.

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Podcast: Nicely done!

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the news of the week including corporate hook-ups, changes at Apple retail stores, and why iTunes updates can be problematic.

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Apple to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion? Why?

The Financial Times reports that Apple is in talks to buy Beats, the headphone and music-streaming company. What's in it for Cupertino?

Jury finds Samsung infringed some Apple patents, must pay $120M in damages

Number of patents, jury award both less than Apple was seeking.

Reading List: Were you really expecting an iWatch or new Apple TV at WWDC?

Re/Code reports that Apple won't unveil a new wearable or set-top box at June's developer conference, Angela Ahrendts starts work at Apple, and Apple may be hiring a guy who's an expert at reading your pulse in your ears.

Steve Jobs: a fine line between pushing boundaries and breaking the law

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In the wake of revelations that Apple conspired with Google and other Silicon Valley giants not to hire each other's employees, the NYT asks: "If Steve Jobs were alive today, should he be in jail?"

Why Apple is winning in China

The Chinese market could be the key to Apple's future. Judging by the company's most recent quarterly earnings, that future looks good.

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Why ComiXology ditched Apple's in-app purchase system

The maker of the digital comics reader has taken heat for removing in-app purchases from its iOS app. But if you look at things from ComiXology's perspective, the move makes sense.

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Apple to Microsoft: Better late than never for Office on iPad

Apple CEO Tim Cook says Microsoft lost business by not bringing Office to the iPad earlier.

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Live Coverage: Apple's 2Q 2014 earnings briefing

We're listening in as Apple executives discuss the company's financial performance for the January-March quarter.

Why Apple is like a movie studio

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How so? Because, Walt Mossberg says, the company releases one big blockbuster every couple of years, then a bunch of sequels. And this fall it's blockbuster time.

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Netflix plans price hike for new U.S. customers

The company's rosy first-quarter results included a record $1 billion in revenue, but not all the news is good: get ready to pay a little more for your streaming fix.

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Earnings preview: No news is good news?

On Wednesday, Apple will dish on its second-quarter earnings. Dan Moren runs down what you can expect from the company's conference call.

Report: Yahoo hoping to woo Apple away from Google

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Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer reportedly has a secret plan: To convince Apple to use her company's mobile-search technology, rather than Google's. (If so, it's not much of a secret anymore.)

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Scheduling success: Four tech tricks for planning meetings

We all have to schedule and attend meetings, but for some reason they can still be a pain in the neck. Here are some techniques that'll make herding the cats a little easier.