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Appeals court kicks back ITC decision in Apple case against Motorola

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has given Apple new life in its patent claims against Google-owned Motorola Mobility.

London mayor joins NY, SF in battle against smartphone thefts

London Mayor Boris Johnson has signed on to a smartphone anti-theft initiative recently launched by top law enforcement officials in New York and San Francisco. He is the first official outside of the U.S. to join the effort pushing for major smartphone makers to include technology that would render a smartphone useless if it's lost or stolen.

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No, U.S. smartphone costs aren't highest in the world

Sure, our phone bills are high, but so are everyone else's. We compare smartphone costs and plan rates for several countries around the globe.

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In China, Apple overtaken by Xiaomi in smartphone rankings

Apple saw a dip in its smartphone market share in China as the company was overtaken by local rival Xiaomi, a seller of low-priced handsets that has been making waves in the country's tech industry.

Remains of the Day: Bizarro world

Things are topsy-turvy in the land of customer satisfaction, your free iCloud space will soon reach its end, and how do you pronounce "OS X." Trick question: You’re wrong.

Apple snaps up wireless chip-maker to beef up Bluetooth

Apple's latest acquisition came in the form of Passif Semiconductor, a small California-based maker of low-power wireless chips that work with the Bluetooth LE spec. That bodes well for Apple's current devices, as well as new products that might be coming down the pike.

The Week in iOS Apps: Beautiful words

We have two apps this week that take the words you write and make them more beautiful. Also, there's a vampire game, so there's that.

Remains of the Day: Way, way up

Google's app marketplace takes a shot across Apple's bow, Tim Cook talks turkey--and iPhones--with China's largest carrier, and a little dose of nostalgia for Siskel and Ebert fans.

Remains of the Day: Televisionary

Your Apple TV experience may soon improve, with ways to keep your movie queues separate, and a quick and easy setup. Elsewhere, a London Apple Store isn't falling down, falling down--it's getting renovated!

Remains of the Day: What about Bob?

What's going on with Apple's Bob Mansfield? Will the new iPhone know you--I mean, really know you? And when is it okay for Apple to search its employees belongings?

Apple will investigate new claims of labor violations at Pegatron

A report on Monday blasted labor conditions at a manufacturing company in China used by Apple and other hardware makers.

Remains of the Day: Talk to the hand

Apple's brand is still riding high in all of its key markets; an under-the-radar group from the company is working on speech-recognition in Boston; and Apple's drafted academics to help increase its responsibility.

T-Mobile drops upfront costs for iPhone, Galaxy, and other top-shelf phones

Starting tomorrow, the carrier will drop the upfront payment on several elite phones (and one tablet) and allow users to spread the costs over two years.

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