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How Apple sets its prices

Have you ever wondered why it's so hard to find Apple products on sale? It's no accident, and it's not illegal: Here's a peek at Apple's surprisingly simple recipe for keeping tabs on its prices.

Customer satisfaction with Apple online store falls

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Survey says customers less satisfied with website functionality.

How to return your gadget gifts without any runaround

Unhappy with a gift or other seasonal tech purchase? Here’s our advice for hassle-free returns and exchanges, online and in person.

Last-minute online gifting for apps, movies, music, and books

Stuck without a gift close to Christmas? Never fear: If your relatives like apps, books, movies, musics, or TV shows, there's a very simple solution to this dilemma -- electronic gift certificates.

FTC tightens privacy rules for kids’ apps

App platforms such as Apple’s App Store are exempt from new FTC regulations that require apps to obtain parental consent before following children’s online behavior.

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Eddy Awards 2012 - In The Office

As we drain the last days out of 2012, we celebrate the best of the year by way of Macworld’s Editors’ Choice Awards—an annual tribute to the best hardware, software, technologies, and services in the Apple-centric world. For this episode I’ve drafted Roman Loyola and Dan Miller—the two editors largely responsible for putting together those awards—to discuss the process we use to choose the winners as well as talk about some of the products that got the nod.

Avoid gift card gotchas this holiday season

If your holiday shopping list includes gift cards for electronic retailers and other stores, here are some simple tips to make sure you're giving -- and receiving -- the most value.

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Online charitable giving for the holidays

Make sure that your charitable donations reach their intended recipients and aren’t intercepted by conscienceless fraudsters.

8 great free Mac gifts

If you don't have any money, these gifts might just be right up the alley of that special Mac user in your life.

Speak up: Fill out our audience survey

In order to better serve you, we're conducting an audience survey--and giving you the chance to win a $500 Amazon gift card!

AT&T introduces personalized 'video bills'

AT&T’s wireless subscribers will soon see their monthly bills as videos with detailed explanations for all charges.

Holiday Guide: How to buy Apple gear, affordably

It’s the holidays. That special person in your life is a big Apple fan, ready and hopeful for some new gadgets to unwrap. But you’ve got a problem: The bank account isn’t quite as robust as it needs to be to pay full price for an iPhone 5 or the latest Mac. What to do?

How to beat the line at the Apple Store

No one likes waiting in a long checkout line. Here are a few tips and tricks for making your holiday visit to the Apple Store a little more pleasant.

Apple faces EU-wide probes into misleading warranty practices

Apple's warranty offerings could be pulled in the European Union after it emerged that the E.U. Justice Commissioner has asked member states to look into possible misselling.

Obama tech adviser says re-election sets stage for progress on spectrum

Federal initiatives to make more spectrum available for mobile services are likely to take off running after President Barack Obama's re-election on Tuesday, a member of a presidential technology commission said.

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AT&T to pay $700,000 fine and refund wireless customers over billing error

FCC fines AT&T over forcing customers to switch from pay-as-you-go to monthly data plans.

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