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Control your cables: 10 ways to combat desk clutter

These 10 nifty cable organizers will help you stay on top of that rat’s nest behind your desk.

Apple gives Tim Cook 51 percent salary increase

Apple CEO Tim Cook received compensation totaling $4.17 million in 2012, down 98.9 percent on last year -- although his 2011 compensation of $378 million consisted mostly of a one-off stock grant, worth $376.2 million at the time.

Mac users get an official Ubuntu One client

Unlike Google Drive, which lacks Linux software, Canonical's cloud storage service is now fully cross-platform.

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iPad family aces battery tests while Android tablets lag

Android tablets, large or small, can’t seem to match the battery life of the iPad. In a recent set of battery life tests, Apple’s new iPad has the longest battery life among 10-inch tablets; in the 7-inch category, the iPad Mini comes out on top as well.

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News Corp.'s tablet publication The Daily closes December 15

News Corp. announced Monday that The Daily, the company's tablet-only digital newspaper, will stop publishing December 15 after the publication failed to find an audience large enough to support it.

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Apple asks court to add 6 more Samsung devices to patent suit

Apple is seeking to add six Samsung products in a patent infringement lawsuit between the electronic giants scheduled to start in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in March 2014.

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Samsung asks to see terms of Apple-HTC patent settlement

Samsung Electronics has asked a California court to compel Apple to produce a copy of its settlement and patent license agreement with HTC, claiming the document is relevant to its own patent dispute with Apple.

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A Halloween treat for Linux and Mac users: CrossOver is free today

Now available with 12 months of support, this software lets Windows apps run on other platforms.

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This is Tim: Cook on Apple's fourth-quarter earnings, the iPad mini, and more

A transcript of Tim Cook's answers to questions on the iPad mini, iPhone, Apple TV, and more.

Live Blog: Apple fourth-quarter earnings conference call

Apple announces its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings on Thursday, and we'll be on hand to break down the numbers.

Fourth-quarter revenue, profit up for Apple on iPhone, iPad sales

Apple reported revenue of $36 billion and net profit of $8.2 billion for its fiscal fourth quarter, both increases from the previous year. Those numbers were driven by iPhone and iPad sales growth. Mac sales were also up slightly at a time when other PC makers are struggling to move merchandise.

Tim Cook: Apple by the numbers

Apple CEO Tim Cook came to Tuesday’s media event armed with numbers to demonstrate his company’s continued dominance. The biggest number? In the month since its release, iOS 6 has been downloaded to more than 200 million devices.

Adobe bolsters security in Reader, Acrobat XI with added features

Adobe provides a closer look a the improved sandbox in the recently launched Adobe Reader and Adobe Acrobat XI aimed at making the products harder to attack and exploit.