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Apple features 'communication to protect consumers' in Italy

Apple has apparently complied with a recent ruling by the Italian government that the company did not do enough, when selling its extended one-year warranties in stores, to let customers know that its products already came with a two-year warranty, as per consumer laws there. The company has...

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Apple spending some of its cash in US Capitol

Apple has a large cash reserve and it's using some of the those funds to lobby Congress. Judging by the money that's passing hands, Apple is taking its lobbying efforts seriously. In the second quarter of 2011, Apple spent a whopping US$790,000 on lobbying. This is more than double what the...

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House passes bill protecting Apple, others from lithium batteries classification

The House approved legislation that would prevent the U.S. from enacting a proposed rule limiting lithium-ion battery shipments by classifying the batteries as hazardous materials. The legislation addresses a rule proposed by the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)...

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Using your iPhone in the city? Be careful!

I've lived in big cities for almost ten years now, first in Chicago and now in Los Angeles, and I could have told you exactly what this New York Times piece does: that you've got to be careful while using your iPhone while walking the city streets. We've heard about this before with the iPod, but an...

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iPod crossing ban reactions

Not everyone is happy about the whole iPodoblivion anti-Zombie regulation introduced by a state legislator in New York, which proposes to ban crossing the street while using an iPod. Okay, to be fair, pretty much absolutely everyone who has heard about this proposed legislation thinks it's well...

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