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Weekly Wrap: Haiku edition

Lots of reviews, how-to advice, and the latest Apple news from the past week -- all presented in haiku form.

Remains of the Day: Lego my Apple Store

Someone finally figured out how to recreate the Apple Store, brick by brick; at least one judge thinks patent lawyers are animals; and Steve Jobs apparently was influenced by more of France than just its citizens' penchants for black turtlenecks.

Remains of the Day: Promises, promises

Mozilla makes promises about its phone OS, the App Store promises to add a Food & Drink category, and there are new iCloud.com features promised with the release of iOS 6. The remainders for Tuesday, July 3, 2012 are looking forward to a promising day off tomorrow.

Apple announces July 24 earnings call

Apple has been notable in recent years for its big-bigger-biggest financial success, driven largely by iPhone and iPad sales. Can the company sustain that growth? Investors are about to find out.

Remains of the Day: Head down, power through

What would you do to polish up an Apple project? An ex-contractor stuck around for several months without pay, California Governor Jerry Brown pulled some legal strings, and the company's retail division tried a new trick. The remainders for Monday, July 2, 2012 are pulling overtime.

Apple hardware engineering chief Mansfield retires

The Apple executive in charge of hardware engineering for the iPhone, iPad and other Apple products is retiring from the company, Apple said Thursday.

Remains of the Day: Cereal killers

How does Apple cram so much graham into Golden Grah--er, functionality into iTunes? Can severe weather alerts on your mobile warn you of snaps, crackles, and pops (caused by lightning)? And silly Facebook, HTML5 is for kids.

Apple's Chinese suppliers violate worker rights, says labor group

There are serious violations of worker rights at Apple's other suppliers in China, even as Foxconn tries to improve working conditions, according to a labor group's latest report.

Kensington unveils security devices for iPad, iPhone, Macs

Accessory maker Kensington this week unveiled a line of security devices to help iOS and Mac users keep their devices from ending up in the hands of thieves.

Remains of the Day: Folsom data center blues

Apple puts its money on Reno; Orbitz takes Mac users for a ride; and Apple's working on fixing its spoooookiest hardware problem yet.

Ultimate MacBook Air 2012 models put to the test

Macworld Lab ran performance benchmarks on two MacBook Air build-to-order (BTO) models, and the results show that while both custom systems were faster than the high-end stock MacBook Airs, the upgrades to the 11-inch gives a bigger performance bang for the buck.

Remains of the Day: Check in before you wreck in

It's a Google-heavy day: One blog uncovers what may be the company's new tablet; a company executive says that Google Maps and iOS aren't totally splitsville; and Mac news is now de rigueur for Mountain View.

Remains of the Day: Veni, vidi, vici

The App Stores come to more than 30 new countries, Facebook comes to a deal with a new recruit from Apple, and Acer's founder comes to terms with the new Microsoft.