Martyn WilliamsSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service Follow me on Google+

Martyn Williams covers mobile telecommunications, Silicon Valley, and general technology breaking news for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

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Typo halts sales of iPhone keyboard as injunction takes effect

BlackBerry alleges the Typo keyboard is an 'obvious knock-off' of its own keyboards.

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Google details its ambitious Project Ara modular smartphone

The system will be based around a basic $50 skeleton with customizable modules

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Before Project Ara, others envisaged a modular phone, too

NTT DoCoMo, Modu and Microsoft have all showed modular concept phones, but Ara might be the most advanced yet.

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First sites admit data loss through Heartbleed attacks

Canada's tax authority and a popular British parenting site are the first to admit data loss.

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BlackBerry presses for immediate halt to Typo keyboards

A US judge blasts Typo's bond request as 'wildly inappropriate' as a sales ban looms

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Samsung's lawyers try to put a human face on Android

An insider's account of the early days of Android follows behind-the-scenes details from Apple.

Apple and Samsung spar over huge damages claim

As Apple rests its case, Samsung's top lawyer goes on the offensive

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Judge humiliates Apple staffer for using cell phone during Apple-Samsung trial

“You. Ma’am. You in the front row,” the judge ordered. Seems a few too many cell phones are gumming up the courtroom’s Wi-Fi.

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After movie studios, record labels sue Kim Dotcom and Megaupload

The RIAA says the site engaged in 'massive copyright infringement' of music.

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Apple details $2.2 billion damages claim against Samsung

Apple experts told a jury that Samsung's infringement was large and significantly hurt Apple.

Apple-Samsung jury discovers joys of subroutines, class libraries

Technical talk marked a day focused on the specifics behind one Apple patent

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This week in Apple v. Samsung: a 'holy war' for $2 billion

The trial began with Apple asking for $2 billion and executives taking the court behind the scenes of iPhone development

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Apple designer's court testimony recalls birth of iPhone

Apple vice president Greg Christie recalls the first two years of iPhone development, before the phone was announced, as part of Apple's patent litigation against Samsung.

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Nest tells users to disable key feature of Protect smoke alarm

The Nest Wave feature could delay the sounding of an alarm in an emergency, the company said

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A day into the trial, Apple and Samsung already annoying each other

Apple has complained that Samsung's opening statement was 'irrelevant, misleading, and even untrue'