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Courts OK Apple group's $4.5 billion Nortel patent buyout

U.S. and Canadian courts have approved the sale of thousands of patents from bankrupt Nortel Networks to a consortium including Apple and Microsoft for about $4.5 billion.

Verizon to drop unlimited data plans beginning July 7

Verizon has confirmed it will cease offering an unlimited data plan to new smartphone customers beginning July 7.

Apple, Microsoft consortium beats Google for Nortel patents

A consortium consisting of Apple, EMC, Ericsson, Microsoft, Research In Motion, and Sony successfully bid $4.5 billion for Nortel Networks' remaining patents and patent applications. The consortium outbid Google.

Gigabit Wi-Fi spec edges closer to reality

Wi-Fi that can sustain multi-gigabit data rates edged closer to reality as the WiGig Alliance published the latest spec for gigabit Wi-Fi.

Apple quietly updates AirPort Extreme base station

Though the new AirPort Extreme's specs match its predecessor's, sources tell Macworld that there's new equipment under the updated base station's hood.

Apple ups Time Capsule capacity to 3TB

Apple on Tuesday quietly upgraded the Time Capsule, its wireless backup drive and base station, introducing a new 3TB drive alongside the 2TB model.

20 NYC parks score free AT&T Wi-Fi

AT&T is launching 26 new Wi-Fi hot spots in 20 different parks in New York's five boroughs.

AT&T says it needs T-Mobile spectrum

AT&T defended its reasons for proposing to acquire rival T-Mobile, dismissing complaints from critics that it's hoarding spectrum.

Google unveils mobile wallet service

Google on Thursday unveiled a mobile wallet platform and field tests in New York and San Francisco that will let people with special phones pay for goods.

Five U.S. cities to hit AT&T LTE jackpot this summer

Five lucky cities will be the first to get access to AT&T's LTE network this summer, the company announced Wednesday.

iPad corporate security gets boost from GroupLogic

Businesses can now grant iPads safe remote access to files using new software designed to meet enterprise management and security concerns.

Remains of the Day: Money money money

Appleā€™s getting sued (again), Foxconn employees want more money, and Apple employees generate insane amounts of profit.

Elgato releases HDHomeRun networked TV tuner

On Monday, Elgato introduced the HDHomeRun bundle, SiliconDust's networked, dual-tuner device that lets you watch and record over-the-air (ATSC) or unencrypted digital cable (Clear QAM) signals on of two Macs at the same time using Elgato's EyeTV 3 software.

iOS, Android devices corralled by new device manager

Android and iOS mobile devices now can be corralled by a Smith Micro device management application unveiled this week at the Interop show in Las Vegas.

U.S. launches wireless public safety network

The major U.S. telecommunications carriers join the U.S. government in creating a public safety network