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Apple asks court to dismiss iTunes DRM case after curious plaintiff twist

It turns out that the class-action plaintiffs may never have owned iPods affected by DRM.

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Why Apple wiped some of your iPod songs without telling you

The company is embroiled in a class-action lawsuit that claims it removed rival music services’ songs from iPods without telling users.

Apple's Eddy Cue explains his side of the e-book pricing scandal

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Cue told Fortune that he would "take better notes" if he could relive the book publisher negotiations that landed Apple in hot water.

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Apple faces trial in decade-old iTunes DRM lawsuit

Plaintiffs complain that Apple married iTunes music with iPod players, and they want $350 million in damages.

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Apple's $450 million e-books settlement gets final approval

The final amount still depends on whether Apple loses an appeal on another ruling.

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Here in my car: Ewww-ber and Alpine's CarPlay plans

Susie Ochs and Chris Breen discuss the week's news including Uber alternatives, Alpine's CarPlay head unit, FCC smackdown, and iOS and Yosemite updates.

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Podcast: Net neutrality isn't a left/right fight

Sometimes it's all about the money, not where your ideology lies. We also talk free Office iOS apps, OS stability, and iMessage purgatory.

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Apple denied retrial in Samsung patent case

The court also denied most of Apple's other motions

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Apple will keep pushing for a sales ban on Samsung products

Apple will appeal an order from this week that denied the ban

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Apple loses bid for sales ban in Samsung patent case

Apple failed to show that it suffered enough harm as a result of Samsung's infringement

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California passes law mandating smartphone kill switch

The law is likely to affect smartphones sold around the world

on pcworld.com

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You can legally unlock your smartphone -- so now what?

In the short term, not much has changed, even with the new law that makes it OK to unlock your smartphone. But longer term, this should benefit both phone owners and carriers.

on techhive.com

Apple, Samsung agree to settle patent disputes outside US

The two rivals will continue to pursue existing patent lawsuits in the U.S.

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Judge approves Apple e-books price-fixing settlement

Apple's agreement to pay $400 million to consumers depends on the outcome of its appeal

Phone unlocking bill clears US House, next step is president's signature

The bill reverses a 2013 decision that phone unlocking by consumers ran afoul of copyright laws.

on pcworld.com