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Clockwise Podcast 23: Google Eyeball

We debate the innovative aspects of Google and Apple, question the reliability of our personal technology, ponder what cutting-edge technologies will soon be obsolete, and analyze Facebook's new Paper app. Plus, mystery sports!

Once skyrocketing tablet sales growth sees a slowdown

Market-research firm IDC says that tablet shipments grew 28.2 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013. That's a far cry from the 75.3 percent growth in sales during the 2012 fourth quarter.

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Apple patents solar-powered MacBook

A case made of switchable smart glass could appear both translucent and opaque.

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How do you like them apples: Google, Samsung ink patent deal

The move will make it easier for them to collaborate, and is a defensive move against Apple

Report: Apple planning a move into mobile payments service

The company would compete against Google, PayPal, Square and others if it enters this zone.

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The Mac at 30: The next 30 years

As the Mac celebrates its 30th birthday, Dan Moren looks at where the influential computer has been and what that might mean for where it’s headed.

on macworld.com

Samsung's Apple damages equivalent to 16 days' profit

Samsung owes Apple a check for smartphone patent infringement, but the multimillion-dollar award is equal to several days' profit for each company.

Apple gobbled up the most chips in 2013 -- is that bad?

Apple easily outspent every other technology company in buying up chips during 2014, according to a new report. But does that give the edge to Samsung?

on pcworld.com

iBooks textbooks and iTunes U courses come to Italy, Japan, and more

Apple on Tuesday announced that iBooks textbooks and the iTunes U Course Manager would be available in new countries within Asia, Latin America, and Europe.

on macworld.com

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Apple, FTC settle over in-app purchases by minors

In a settlement with the FTC, Apple has agreed to make changes to its in-app purchase system as well as providing millions in refunds to customers whose children made unauthorized purchases.

on macworld.com