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Weekly Wrap: Flashback malware, ebook litigation, and iPads for kids

The Department of Justice threw the book at Apple. Apple and several others threw their technical resources up against the Flashback virus. And Lex Friedman threw together this very edition of the Weekly Wrap, highlighting our most interesting and important stories from the past week.

Apple under fire for backing off IPv6 support

Apple came under fire for back-pedaling on its support for IPv6, the next-generation Internet Protocol, at a gathering of experts held in Denver this week.

AT&T's LTE network now in 32 cities

AT&T has added St. Louis, Mo., to its growing 4G LTE network, bringing the carrier's nationwide total to 32 cities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

See your Mac's screen remotely

Ever need to control your Mac while you're not at it? Fortunately, OS X includes built-in screen-sharing tools that make that a snap. Senior associate editor Dan Moren walks you through the basics of setting up and using screen sharing.