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According to Samsung, Apple is a slouchy, cool dude

We've heard plenty of internal tidbits about Apple's interworkings thanks to the company's current litigation, but tasty details about Samsung's laundry have been a bit slower to surface. Today brings a humorous look inside Samsung's walls thanks to a company-made slideshow that has been submitted...

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Apple brings warranty in line with Australian laws after watchdog cries foul

After an investigation by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Apple has agreed to bring its repair and replacement policies in line with the country's laws. The Wall Street Journal reports that the commission discovered Apple had misapplied much shorter return stipulations -- as...

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It turns out iPhone cookies can get you in trouble with the law after all

Remember yesterday when I told you about that comedian baking those tasty-looking iPhone cookies to trick a police officer into thinking he was talking on his phone while driving? Yeah... he got a ticket. After a series of tweets chronicling his search for a cop to trick, eventual pull-over,...

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Comedian bakes iPhone cookies to fool cops, but you probably shouldn't

Chatting on your iPhone while behind the wheel can get you into some serious trouble (not to mention an accident, so DON'T DO IT), but comedian Randy Liedtke thinks he's found a way to have some fun with the laws against such practices. Posting on his Tumblr account, Liedtke shows off a batch of...

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Thief arrested for snatching copper pipes at site of Apple's new campus

A man accused of attempting to steal copper hardware from the site of Apple's new "spaceship" campus in Cupertino has been arrested, San Francisco's CBS affiliate is reporting. The man, named Glenn Cartwright, (who may or may not own an Android phone) was apprehended by sheriff's deputies with the...

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Stolen iPhone cuts assault spree short, helps nab suspects

A group of three teen boys attacked a 30-year-old Winnipeg man and by the next day the three were placed in cuffs, thanks in large part to the fact that the suspects decided to steal the victim's iPhone during the assault. As CBC reports, after assaulting the first victim and snatching his Apple...

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Class action against Apple and others in anti-poaching lawsuit given the green light

A class action lawsuit against Apple, Google and a number of other high-profile tech companies has been given the green light by US District Judge Lucy Koh. The lawsuit stems from anti-poaching agreements that Apple and a number of other tech companies entered into from 2005 through 2009. Parties...

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iPhone keynote video used to invalidate patent in Germany

The Federal Patent Court of Germany has determined that Apple's patent for a "Portable electronic device for photo management" is invalid due to the fact that Steve Jobs himself showed off the feature months before the patent was filed. The portion of the patent that has become an issue has to...

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Judge throws out case involving faulty iPhone power button

GigaOM reports that a judge in San Jose this week threw out a case alleging that Apple sold the iPhone 4 and 4S knowing full well that the devices featured a faulty power button designed to malfunction after the warranty expired. The case was originally filed by two men in California who sought...

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Apple is now the undisputed No. 1 victim of all patent trolling

When you're one of the world's most valuable companies, it's not hard to find people hoping to lift a few bucks from your coffers by whatever means they can. And when it comes to patent trolling, the top target of patent trolls is none other than Apple, according to international law firm Winston...

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Amazon and Apple close out the 'app store' lawsuit

After many months of legal bickering over whether Amazon's use of the term "app store" somehow undermined Apple's own thriving digital marketplace, Cupertino has decided to drop the case entirely. Reuters reports that the case was officially dismissed today by US District Judge Phyllis Hamilton...

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Judge Koh reduces damages in Apple v. Samsung case by $450 million, orders new trial

There's been a significant development in the court case that saw Apple awarded US$1.05 billion in damages last August. According to The Recorder, Judge Lucy Koh has ordered that the amount Samsung must pay Apple be reduced by $450 million, or almost 40 percent, and that a new trial be held to...

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David Einhorn drops his lawsuit against Apple

Greenlight Capital hedge fund manager David Einhorn has decided to end what Apple CEO Tim Cook has referred to as a "silly sideshow" by dropping the lawsuit he'd brought against 1 Infinite Loop in early February. Filed in conjunction with other Apple shareholders, the lawsuit sought to force...

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Apple ordered to pay VirnetX $363K daily in patent dispute

Here's one way to force two warring companies to hash things out. A federal judge has ordered Apple to cough up more than US$360,000 daily to VirnetX until the two can come to an agreement on the former licensing four of the latter's patents. The penalties stem from a verdict delivered in...

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Apple fails to get Galaxy Nexus sales ban reinstated

After the US Court of Appeals reversed a proposed sales ban on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus this past October, Apple requested that the ban be reconsidered. The request was a long shot and it didn't swing in Cupertino's favor, as Reuters reports that the ban has been shot down by the court yet...

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