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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.

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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.

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Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been disclosing iPhone user data to third-parties

Apple reaches $400 million settlement with states over ebook price-fixing

If the decision against Apple is upheld in appeal, the company will pay out the funds to affected consumers in 33 states and territories.

Samsung invokes Alice to challenge two Apple patents

Samsung cited a Supreme Court ruling that tightened patent standards when it asked a court to find two Apple patent claims invalid

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Apple settles e-book antitrust dispute with U.S. states, consumer group

Payments under the settlement agreement will depend on the outcome of Apple's appeal of a New York court's order.

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Appeals court rules warrant required for cellphone location data

The first ruling of its kind in the US is being hailed by privacy advocates

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EU starts in-depth probe into Apple's tax affairs

Apple said it pays every euro of every tax it owes

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Appeals court denies Apple bid to delay e-books damages trial

An appeals court denied Apple's request for a stay during appeal.

Apple and Samsung fail to settle patent dispute in California

A news report has said that the two companies are working towards a settlement

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Apple and Google agree to drop all patent suits

The deal will see the two work toward patent reform, they said

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Lawsuits do not a creative Apple make

Apple's 'holy war' against Android is increasingly overshadowing the company's ability to wow its users with new products, argues contributor Marco Tabini.

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FCC, CTIA push against stolen phones went nowhere

A draft plan might have made it harder to resell stolen phones, if it had gone into place.

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