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BBC documentary highlights conditions at a Chinese iPhone factory, but is it all Apple's fault?

There's clearly a problem, but no one company deserves all the blame.

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Apple's 10 biggest hits, misses, and head-scratchers of 2014

The Cupertino company had a huge year full of major product releases, huge announcements, and a few extremely wacky moments.

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Apple's holiday push for AIDS-fighting nonprofit (RED) raised $20 million

The company donated a portion of your Black Friday and Cyber Monday purchases to The Global Fund for AIDS research.

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Heartbleed, Shellshock, Tor and more: The 13 biggest security stories of 2014

The security of the web itself was tested in unprecedented ways in 2014--but the news isn't all bad.

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Turn your Mac into the ultimate Blu-ray player

(Sponsored) A simple software solution to let you use your Mac to play Blu-ray discs.

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Forensic software gets around Apple's iCloud security features

Elcomsoft's Phone Breaker can pull data from iCloud accounts with a person's knowledge

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Apple beats iTunes antitrust case a decade in the making

The trial fell apart after the judge realized there were no plaintiffs.

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Why yes, that is an Apple Studio Display on my desk

Apple's first flatscreen still makes a great little secondary monitor, and you can get one for a song on Ebay.

iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have raised cameras.

Apple, Xiaomi win big as Samsung's smartphone struggles continue

A showdown between Samsung and Chinese will spur on better smartphone designs going forward