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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

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Apple gets patent for 3-year-old smartwatch design labeled 'iTime'

The patent is for a wrist-worn gadget that has a touchscreen and can communicate with a smartphone

World Tech Update, July 17, 2014

Coming up on WTU Microsoft announces lay off plans, IBM and Apple team up and Google tests out Project Tango in space.

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Apple agrees to pay up to $400 million in e-books price-fixing case

The amount Apple pays out depends on the outcome of its appeal of a 2013 antitrust ruling.

Hot Deals Thursday: 30% off iPad 4, 30% off an HP Laptop, Lowest Price Ever on Inspiron PC, and more

Don't miss out on LogicBuy's hottest deals, including a discounted 64GB iPad 4, a Samsung 32" LED HDTV, and a bargain on Microsoft Windows 8.

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Why the Apple-IBM deal matters

Times have changed since Apple's '1984' commercial bashing IBM.

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IBM to sell business-optimized iPads in unexpected partnership

IBM says it will develop business-optimized apps for the iOS platform, and will sell both iPhones and iPads to business customers, too.

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Murderers, fakers throw bizarre twists in high-tech lawsuits

Two filings in two weeks bring unexpected moments to Silicon Valley high-tech trials

Samsung invokes Alice to challenge two Apple patents

Samsung cited a Supreme Court ruling that tightened patent standards when it asked a court to find two Apple patent claims invalid

Tech talks to Obama: Lighten up with the NSA

President Obama met with top tech executives to discuss issues with the healthcare website but NSA concerns dominated the discussions.

Wearables Right or Wrong? It's good for Apple that Tim Cook isn't masterminding the iWatch

In Episode 6 of his weekly video show, Jon Phillips riffs on iWatch development, wearables at Google I/O, and a breathing monitor that should never have been made.

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Apple settles e-book antitrust dispute with U.S. states, consumer group

Payments under the settlement agreement will depend on the outcome of Apple's appeal of a New York court's order.