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Patent wrangles and Twitter strangles

Macworld's Dan Moren and Lex Friedman join host Chris Breen to discuss the recent Samsung v Apple patent case as well as some unwelcome Twitter changes.

Kindle-exclusive ebooks get lots of business

Kindle-exclusive books have been purchased, downloaded or borrowed more than 100 million times, Amazon announced Tuesday.

iBookstore introduces welcome support options for publishers

When it comes to electronic publishing, the waters of ebook creation are murky and deep, full of confusing exceptions, varied formats, and non-existent support. But despite these problems, publishers may now at the least be able to seek solutions from Apple itself, thanks to a new telephone support option from the company.

Weekly Wrap: Mountain Lion 10.8.1, tons of apps, and more

This week, Macworld solved mysteries like The Case of the Sleepless Mac, How To Stop Google From Endlessly Checking for Updates, and What to Call a Big Group of iOS Apps. The Weekly Wrap is here to catch you up on those and other stories. form the week gone by.

Remains of the Day: Live long and prosper

The latest update to Mountain Lion may restore some MacBooks' battery life, but the OS can also stop certain applications in their tracks. Meanwhile, Facebook's iOS app gets a new lease on life, thanks to the injection of some native code

The Week in iOS Apps: Diamond edition

This week’s roundup of iOS apps will help you find a cup of coffee, get in shape, take notes, and finally discover what happens when pigs fly. And, oh yeah: Neil Diamond makes an appearance.

TechHive: Updates to iOS Facebook app offers plenty to like

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On Thursday, the company announced that it had rewritten its Facebook app for iPhone and iPad from the ground-up.

Facebook gets FTC clearance for Instagram acquisition

The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Facebook's proposed acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram in an unanimous vote.

Drafts iPhone app gets update and iPad version

Software developer Agile Tortoise has updated its note-taking app for the iPhone and created a separate, iPad-only version at the same time.

AT&T responds to FaceTime-over-cellular plan criticism

AT&T is sticking to its plan to limit FaceTime calls over cellular to Mobile Share plan customers only, come iOS 6. In a stern blog post, the company defends its planned FaceTime limitations as both legal and necessary.

Hands on with Skype photo sharing for iPhone, iPad

Skype on Tuesday announced that it has added a few new features to version 4.1 of its iPhone and iPad apps, including the ability to send and receive photos.

Twitter app makers trying to figure out the future

Twitter's recent API rule changes place various limits on what third-party app developers can offer. Staff writer Lex Friedman spoke to the developers behind several popular Twitter clients to find out what the future holds.

Researcher: Obama, Romney apps gather personal data

The smartphone apps created to promote the campaigns of President Obama and his Republican election rival Mitt Romney gather a slew of personal data about the folks who use them.