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Why ComiXology ditched Apple's in-app purchase system

The maker of the digital comics reader has taken heat for removing in-app purchases from its iOS app. But if you look at things from ComiXology's perspective, the move makes sense.

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Comic: The Fuelband Rebellion

Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: The Fuelband Rebellion.

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This is Tim: Apple's CEO on the iPad, Apple TV, future products, and China

Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke at length during Apple's second-quarter earnings call, touching on the iPad's recent sales decline, Apple TV, and the numbers from China.

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Hands on with iPhone 5s

Apple offers free recycling of its products worldwide

In some countries like the U.S. and Australia, Apple is offering to recycle some third-party products for free as well

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Gaming exclusivity wars hit mobile app stores

Apple has nabbed a few high-profile game exclusives for iOS in recent months. A new report says these may the first skirmishes in a larger platform war for mobile gaming.

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Your old beater could get a bite of Apple CarPlay action soon, via Alpine aftermarket unit

Alpine Electronics is reportedly working with Apple to develop an installable upgrade that includes CarPlay, the iOS-based infotainment system for cars.

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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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Battle of the digital assistants: Windows Phone Cortana vs Google Now vs Siri

Even in beta, Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has an impressive amount to say for itself. But is it enough to keep up?

You wouldn't like Phil Schiller when he's angry

The Apple-Samsung trial reveals some irate emails from Apple SVP Phil Schiller, the iWatch has another rumored release date, and Apple has released official iOS 7 adoption numbers on its website.

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Macworld/iWorld Highlights: State of Apple

Watch video highlights from the State of Apple discussion at Macworld/iWorld 2014 featuring Jason Snell, Christina Bonnington, Dan Moren, Rene Ritchie, and Ben Bajarin.

Rapid Reaction: What to expect at the Apple-Samsung trial

Apple expects more than $2 billion from Samsung for repeated infringement of Apple. The trial got underway this week, with Martyn Williams of IDG News Service in the courtroom for opening arguments.

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Report pegs Apple, Microsoft as some of the world's most popular brands

The PC wars may be all but forgotten, but the two heavyweights from that battle are still the tech industry's biggest brands, according to a new study.