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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.
In the latest twist in a saga that has dragged on for seven years, a federal judge refused to set aside a $675,000 fine that a jury imposed on a former college student for illegally downloading 30 songs.
The nonprofit consumer advocacy group is dialing up its criticism of the proposed privacy settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and Google.
The Federal Trade Commission has cleared Facebook's proposed acquisition of mobile photo-sharing service Instagram in an unanimous vote.
Hulu has redesigned its streaming video site to simplify content discovery and make it more appealing.
Mozilla will drop support for Apple's OS X 10.5, or Leopard, after it ships Firefox 16 in October, according to company developers.
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.
Adobe Systems has released fixes for six critical vulnerabilities affecting its Flash multimedia application and AIR runtime, five of which could allow for remote code execution on a system.
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'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.
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.
Cloud gaming service OnLive has been acquired by a new owner. The move meant an unknown number of staff were laid off, but the company pledged to continue its operations.
Facebook users will be able to broadcast live iPhone video on their Timelines using an app from Ustream.
Apple and Facebook this week each filed plans to expand data center operations in Prineville, Ore., a little community that's on its way to becoming one of largest data center locations in the U.S.
How are Amazon and Apple shaping up when it comes to the amount of digital content available? TechHive breaks down the numbers for music, ebooks, movies, and more.