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Survey: A quarter of the world's households now have Wi-Fi

Market research company Strategy Analytics says that 439 million households around the world had installed a Wi-Fi-based home network at the end of 2011, equivalent to 25 percent of all households.

Hitachi releases first enterprise-class 4TB hard drive

Hitachi Global Storage Technologies today announced its first enterprise-class 4TB desktop hard drive.

Asavie launches pay-as-you-go VPN for iPad users

Asavie Technologies launched a cloud-based secure VPN service for iOS devices for corporate workers to access data from anywhere in the world.

Weekly Wrap: iPads new and old, Foxconn, and Mac tips

Get the 411 on what happened this past week in the latest edition of Macworld's Weekly Wrap.

Retrospect's long and twisted road

Launched in 1989, it was once the most successful backup app for the Mac. Then it it was passed from one corporate owner to another in a series of mergers and acquisitions. Through it all, Retrospect managed to survive. Here's how.

Remains of the Day: Sleep is for the weak

Looks like you can't teach a new iPad old Smart Covers. Elsewhere, HP shareholders want to know why everything it can do Apple can do better, BlackBerry lets the homefront slip through its fingers, and the iPhone might soon get all the G's.

DOJ sues AT&T over billing for text-based communications service

The U.S. Department of Justice has accused AT&T of overcharging the government by millions of dollars by failing to crack down on scammers using a text-based Internet service for hearing-impaired people.

Remains of the Day: Tactical dispersal

We've got Tim Cook calling in an air strike on AT&T, a stealth Siri feature of iOS 5.1, and Microsoft nuking Apple devices from orbit.

Apple battles Nokia, RIM, Motorola over nano-SIM standard

Next week, two proposals for a new, smaller SIM card, dubbed nano-SIM--one backed by Apple and the other by Nokia, Research In Motion and Motorola Mobility--will go head-to-head before a European standards board.

Analyst: Only one in ten tablets sold has a cellular connection

It's clear that people are willing to pay for new tablets, but it's also clear that they aren't yet ready to take on the fee for cellular connectivity to their tablets.

Seagate promises 60TB drives this decade

Seagate said it is the first hard-drive maker to achieve the milestone storage density of 1 terabit (1 trillion bits) per square inch on a disk platter.

Cell-to-Wi-Fi roaming is on the way, but may come with a price

Getting your phone onto Wi-Fi networks may get a lot easier starting in about a year, but it won't necessarily get cheaper.

Microsoft, Apple free to flex Nortel patent muscles

Apple, Microsoft and a handful of other tech companies are now free to license $4.5 billion in patents they bought at auction last year from bankrupt Nortel.