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Remains of the Day: Oversharing

Tim Cook shares and cares at the annual Apple shareholders meeting, Samsung nicks Apple's wallet, and Sergey Brin's smartphone is mocking him.

Apple to settle lawsuit on in-app purchases by minors

Apple has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit that claimed that its app purchase policy did not prevent minor children from running huge expenses for in-app purchases.

Remains of the Day: iMod squad

Apple won't have a little bundle of shareholder joy next week, iOS developers can now get their map data from Mountain View, and one team of cops has mission--if they choose to accept it.

The Apple stock suit: What it all means

One of Apple's larger shareholders is suing the company. Why is that happening and what does it mean to you? Marco Tabini explains.

Remains of the Day: A wristed development

Apple is likely watching the wearable devices market, Tim Cook may have been soft on Samsung, and Bill Gates is all about the Apple products.

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Appeals court considers software patents

U.S. companies shouldn't be able to get patents on abstract ideas when they combine those ideas with a computer process, a lawyer argued in an appeals court Friday.

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US appeals court asks whether to limit software patents

Should an abstract idea written into software and run on a computer be patentable? That's one question a U.S. appeals court will consider Friday when it hears arguments in a case with broad implications for software patents for companies as diverse as Google and Red Hat.

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Remains of the Day: Small change

More "information"--if it can be called such--about the iPad mini's rumored Retina display, Mac OS X 10.9 may soon roar onto the scene, and Apple's shrinking yet another of its products (sort of).

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Court refuses Apple's request to ban Samsung Galaxy Nexus

A U.S. appeals court has denied Apple a rehearing on the rejection of an injunction on sales of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

Remains of the Day: The question beast

Is a supersized iPad on the way? Will Apple's low-cost iPhone be an unholy chimera? Will Steve Wozniak taint a Steve Jobs movie by association? Would any of these questions ever be asked in polite conversation?