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There's a reason why we tech writers are so endlessly fascinated by the story of Apple. The rise, fall and stunning rise again of the tech company has, over several decades, been like watching a really good, long-running cable TV drama -- in particular, a relentlessly tense and engrossing one called "Breaking Bad."

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Apple verdict: Set to stifle or spur innovation?updated: Thu Aug 30 2012 11:13:00

In the wake of Apple's patent infringement victory over Samsung, many are asking: "What are the practical implications and repercussions of the verdict?"

Apple ruling will hurt - but not for longupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 05:42:00

On August 24, a jury of nine in a California federal court handed down a ruling that sent shockwaves through the global wireless phone industry. Samsung, the world's largest phone maker, was found guilty of infringing on key Apple hardware design and software elements. Samsung got Apple's attention because of its size, but every Android device manufacturer now needs to consider potential exposure areas that could put them in the crosshairs as Apple tries to slow Android growth.

Should Google be running scared from Apple?updated: Tue Aug 28 2012 10:39:00

Apple sue us next? Not a chance.

Samsung share price drops on Apple patent rulingupdated: Mon Aug 27 2012 05:26:00

The share price of Samsung Electronics dropped nearly 7.5% in trading Monday as investors had their first opportunity to react to the more than $1 billion decision against the Korean electronics giant by a California jury for infringing on Apple patents.

Samsung to fight court ruling in Apple patent dispute updated: Sat Aug 25 2012 10:54:00

Samsung plans to challenge a U.S. court ruling that recommends more than $1 billion in damages to Apple over a patent dispute.

Jury: Samsung should pay Apple more than $1 billionupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 22:47:00

A federal jury in California on Friday recommended that Apple be awarded more than $1 billion in damages after finding Samsung was guilty of "willful" violations of a number of Apple's patents in the creation of its own mobile products.

Apple, Samsung both lose in South Korean courtupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 10:57:00

A South Korea court ruled that both Apple and Samsung violated each other's patents, in a case that mimics legal battles between the electronics giants around the world.

Apple vs. Samsung legal warupdated: Fri Aug 24 2012 10:57:00

Dan Simon on the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung, which is now in the hands of a California jury.

Rare look inside Foxconn factory campusupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 11:49:00

Marketplace's Rob Schmitz describes his rare glimpse inside Foxconn, the Chinese factory that makes Apple products.

Report: Apple supplier in China shows improvementupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 11:49:00

The Fair Labor Association released a report Wednesday that Chinese plants of Foxconn, a major supplier of Apple products, have improved worker conditions.

Apple vs. Samsung case goes to juryupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 02:17:00

Technology giants Apple and Samsung have to wait for the jury to decide who is in the wrong. CNN's Dan Simon reports

Apple account hack raises concern about cloud storageupdated: Mon Aug 06 2012 22:28:00

On Friday night, Wired technology journalist Mat Honan was brutally hacked. In a chain of events that Honan would unravel in the following days, hackers took advantage of security holes at Amazon and Apple to gain access to his iCloud account. They then took over his Gmail account, remotely wiped all data from his MacBook Air, iPhone and iPad, and took over his Twitter account as well as the Twitter account of his former employer, Gizmodo.

Apple design chief: We nearly scrapped iPhoneupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 16:20:00

It is the device, arguably, that led the smartphone revolution.

The Apple versus Samsung patent showdown explainedupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 12:04:00

Did Apple rip off Samsung's intellectual property to create the iPhone, or did Samsung pilfer Apple's patents when it took on the iPad and iPhone with a slew of mobile devices and tablets?

CNNMoney: Stocks: Apple drags tech, Caterpillar boosts Dowupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 08:39:00

U.S. stocks were headed for a choppy open Wednesday. Apple was poised to be a big drag on tech stocks, while the broader market could get a boost from Caterpillar's strong results.

Apple's Mountain Lion coming July 25?updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 10:16:00

Some Apple Store employees have been told to plan an all-nighter for July 24, leading to speculation that the company's new Mac operating system, OS X Mountain Lion, will be released the next day.

Apple: No wait, we're green againupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 17:07:00

Calling its decision to abandon a green certification system for electronics "a mistake," Apple on Friday announced it would again submit its products for EPEAT certification.

Apple's green image continues to be dirtiedupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 05:39:00

Apple prides itself on being green.

Hands-on with Apple's New MacBook Proupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 05:39:00

The new MacBook Pro with Retina display has the sharpest screen on the market, but its price may be too high for many.

2010: iPhone gets face-liftupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 12:09:00

In June, Apple CEO Steve Jobs unveiled the new iPhone 4 equipped with a glass front and stainless steel edges.

Apple abandons U.S. green certificationupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 12:09:00

Is hip design is more important than being green?

Apple: We've fixed glitch causing apps to crashupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 11:17:00

Apple says it has fixed a glitch that was causing apps downloaded from its online store to crash this week.

Apple wins ban on two Android devices: What it means for youupdated: Tue Jul 03 2012 15:07:00

Last week, a U.S. District judge dealt a serious blow to Google and Samsung by slapping an injunction on the Galaxy Nexus phone and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in a patent infringement lawsuit.

Finally, Apple owns the name 'iPad'updated: Mon Jul 02 2012 10:35:00

More than two years after releasing its game-changing tablet computer, Apple now actually owns the name "iPad."

Apple's Siri is becoming a better conversationalistupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 13:50:00

You've probably seen the new Apple TV ads with actor John Malkovich having what looks like the most charming chat of his life with Siri, the voice-activated "personal assistant" on the iPhone 4S.

WWDC was all about Apple's big bet on mobileupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 12:29:00

Almost exactly 2 years ago, Steve Jobs outlined his view of personal computing. We used to be an agrarian nation, he explained, and as a result our vehicles were largely trucks. As the country became more urban and suburban, we moved to an era where the highways were dominated by cars, not their lumbering counterparts.

Apple's new mobile operating system snubs Googleupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 10:56:00

The MacBook Pro, with a shiny new high-definition screen, may have been the sexiest star of Apple's keynote address at its Worldwide Developers Conference on Monday.

Apple's 'thermonuclear war' on Google?updated: Tue Jun 12 2012 10:56:00

Business Insider's Jay Yarow on how Apple's changes on its mobile devices is being viewed as a message to Google.

Apple announces high-res laptops, a smarter Siriupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 07:35:00

Faster, thinner laptops with hi-res screens. FaceTime video chatting over cellular networks. And a smarter Siri.

Apple announces upgrades to laptopsupdated: Tue Jun 12 2012 07:35:00

Apple Senior VP Phil Schiller says the upgraded MacBook Air laptops are faster, has better graphics and $100 cheaper.

What to expect from Apple's event todayupdated: Mon Jun 11 2012 11:29:00

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference, the annual gathering where the secretive company hosts folks who make a living writing software for its products, kicks off today.

Google to offer more 3-D, offline mapsupdated: Wed Jun 06 2012 17:36:00

Google unveiled some upgrades to its mapping software on Wednesday ahead of Apple's expected announcement that it will ditch Google Maps on iPhones and iPads in favor of its own technology.

Foxconn audit shows 'excessive overtime'updated: Fri Jun 01 2012 05:34:00

CNN's Pauline Chiou talks to Auret Van Heerden, CEO of the Fair Labor Association, about its Foxconn investigation.

Report: Poor conditions continue at Apple's China suppliersupdated: Fri Jun 01 2012 05:34:00

The biggest manufacturer of iconic Apple products including the iPhone and the iPad has again come under fire for the alleged treatment of its workers -- this time by a Hong Kong-based rights group.

IBM bans 'Siri' over security concernsupdated: Thu May 31 2012 11:26:00

Christine Romans explains IBM's decision to ban the "Siri" app from it's corporate networks because of privacy issues.

Apple CEO Cook guarded on AppleTV, bullish on Siriupdated: Wed May 30 2012 20:49:00

Apple CEO Tim Cook would someday like to see an Apple product manufactured in the United States, he told attendees of a technology gathering Tuesday.

IBM worries iPhone's Siri has loose lipsupdated: Thu May 24 2012 09:05:00

If you work for IBM, you can bring your iPhone to work, but forget about using the phone's voice-activated digital assistant. Siri isn't welcome on Big Blue's networks.

Apple designer 'winces' over some past product choicesupdated: Thu May 24 2012 06:38:00

Apple's prized product designer Jonathan ("Jony") Ive is a constant source of fascination among the press -- doubly so after the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs.

Former Apple employee explains 'upside-down' logoupdated: Tue May 22 2012 08:01:00

Those new to the cult of Mac may not realize it, but there once was a time when that iconic logo that shines from the top of Apple notebooks used to be positioned, well, upside down. Anyone gazing at the back of an open PowerBook or iBook saw Apple's logo balancing on its stem, almost as if in the middle of a pirouette.

Smartphone patent warsupdated: Sun May 20 2012 21:26:00

Kristie Lu Stout explains the long-running legal fight between Apple and Samsung

Apple and Samsung begin settlement talksupdated: Sun May 20 2012 21:26:00

"It's very important that Apple not become the developer for the world," Tim Cook, Apple chief executive, told analysts last month. "We need people to invent their own stuff."

Opinion: Sci-fi nightmares of a world ruled by Facebook, Apple and Googleupdated: Mon May 14 2012 11:28:00

By 2023, hideously powerful technology companies like the Weyland Corporation will rule the world. At least that's the storyline in "Prometheus," Ridley Scott's much-anticipated prequel to "Aliens," which will be released next month.

Puma takes bite out of Apple to head ethical business listupdated: Wed May 02 2012 22:07:00

Tech giants Apple and Google may get an unofficial A grade when it comes to stock price, but they can only manage a D grade when it comes to sustainability.

Samsung set to unveil iPhone challengerupdated: Tue May 01 2012 22:56:00

If Apple were to challenge its smartphone competitors to a contest with its all-conquering iPhone 4S, Samsung's Galaxy S would probably be the model thrown into the arena to compete.

MYB: Apple's stellar earnings reportupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:47:00

Poppy Harlow looks at how Apple was able to double its profits in the second quarter due to strong iPhone sales.

Apple schedules June conference, but iPhone hopes dimupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 12:47:00

It's a tantalizing bit of expectation building. Apple's invitation to its annual developers conference is tagged with this phrase: "It's the week we've all been waiting for."

Apple sales bolstered by demand in Chinaupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 11:41:00

Wired.com's John Abell discusses the lucrative relationship between Apple and China.

CNNMoney: Apple literally does rule the worldupdated: Thu Apr 26 2012 08:01:00

If you are waiting for the Apple "bubble" to pop, you might be doing so for a very long time. Apple defied the skeptics Tuesday, blowing away earnings and sales forecasts.

CNNMoney: U.S. stocks: Apple, other earnings to provide liftupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 09:06:00

Stronger-than-expected results from Apple and other major companies have U.S. stocks poised for a higher open Wednesday.

Chinese official backs Proview in Apple disputeupdated: Wed Apr 25 2012 04:57:00

A senior Chinese official has sided with a company battling with Apple over the right to use the iPad name in China's lucrative market.

CNNMoney: Investors eye housing dataupdated: Tue Apr 24 2012 09:17:00

U.S. stocks were poised for a mixed open Tuesday as investors turn their attention to two reports on housing and await Apple's earnings after the close.

A dark day for the future of booksupdated: Sun Apr 15 2012 22:01:00

Wednesday was a dark day for the future of books.

Apple: Update will fix Mac 'Flashback' virusupdated: Fri Apr 13 2012 16:06:00

Apple says a new software update provides tools to get rid of the so-called "Flashback" virus that has infected hundreds of thousands of Mac computers.

Will Apple lawsuit mean cheaper e-books?updated: Wed Apr 11 2012 18:44:00

For consumers, the news that the Department of Justice is suing Apple and several publishers, accusing them of price-fixing, boils down to one kitchen-table question: Will this mean my e-books will get cheaper?

CNNMoney: Priceline investors keep naming a higher priceupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 12:52:00

William Shatner's Priceline Negotiator character plunged off a bridge in a TV commercial earlier this year. Are Priceline shareholders at risk of following him over the edge?

CNNMoney: Apple's value soars to $600 billionupdated: Tue Apr 10 2012 11:55:00

Apple's rocket trip into the stock-market stratosphere took it to a lofty new height Tuesday morning, when Apple's valuation briefly crossed the $600 billion mark.

Poll: Google more popular than Apple, Facebookupdated: Mon Apr 09 2012 17:05:00

America's top technology companies have approval ratings that most politicians can only dream of, according to a new poll.

CNNMoney: Silicon Valley is desperate for designersupdated: Fri Apr 06 2012 10:29:00

In the Silicon Valley hierarchy, coders have always ruled the roost, but right now there's a different skill set on the industry's most-wanted list: designers.

Report: Apple investigating Wi-Fi issues with new iPadupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 12:42:00

Apple is investigating several issues with its new iPad's Wi-Fi connectivity, according to an internal AppleCare document unearthed by MacRumors.

iPad users, beware of data costsupdated: Thu Apr 05 2012 12:42:00

The new iPad can burn through monthly 4G data plans in a matter of hours, resulting in loads of additional charges.

Apple has an obligation to help solve America's problemsupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 16:37:00

Americans have become used to the fact that most of the jobs created by Apple are in China. We know that Steve Jobs told President Barack Obama that "those jobs aren't coming back." Recently, an executive at Apple said that the company has no obligation to solve America's problems by moving some of those jobs back to the United States.

Audit of Foxconn finds major violationsupdated: Tue Apr 03 2012 16:37:00

CNN's Felicia Taylor reports on the Foxconn report from the Fair Labor Association and the response from Apple.

Half of U.S. households own at least one Apple productupdated: Thu Mar 29 2012 12:23:00

Apple has taken firm root in America. Just over half of all households in the country own at least one Apple product, a new survey says, showing just how far the reach of the company has come in the last decade.

CNNMoney: Revenge of the tech geezers!updated: Tue Mar 27 2012 07:18:00

Apple continues to be the market darling as investors eagerly anticipate more news about the iPad 3, and perhaps a dividend. The stock is up 24% in 2012.

Are you a neophile?updated: Wed Mar 21 2012 12:41:00

Psychologists say neophilia is behind the iPad excitement. CNN's Josh Levs reports.

Does the new iPad have an overheating problem?updated: Wed Mar 21 2012 12:41:00

The new iPad may be a hot item in more ways than one.

CNNMoney: Stocks: Choppy trading aheadupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 09:36:00

After strong gains last week, trading could be choppy Monday, with little major economic or corporate news expected.

Goodbye maps, hello apps: Planning travel on the goupdated: Tue Mar 20 2012 08:38:00

Apps -- those bite-sized portals to mass information and services -- have not only revolutionized the way we communicate, but also how we travel and how we maximize our time on the road.

CNNMoney: Stocks juiced by Appleupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 16:41:00

After a year filled with uncertainty, 2012 has so far been a strong one for stocks. Stronger economic data has helped push the Dow up more than 8% since January.

Analysis: Apple, China, Foxconn and the fabulistupdated: Mon Mar 19 2012 13:32:00

A story that helped catapult the issue of poor work conditions for Chinese workers at Foxconn -- a primary maker of iPads and other devices for Apple Inc. -- back into the spotlight in January has unraveled.

Playwright targets Appleupdated: Sat Mar 17 2012 09:28:00

Playwright Mike Daisey talks about his one-act performance looking at working conditions in Apple factories in China.

10 top road trip appsupdated: Tue Mar 13 2012 17:18:00

Spring breaks are starting up across the country, which means it's the beginning of road trip season.

CNNMoney: Apple: To infinity and beyond?updated: Tue Mar 13 2012 12:30:00

Many investors thought Apple was due for a post-iPad sell-off last week. How could Apple live up to the considerable hype?

CNNMoney: Expensive is the new cheapupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 08:18:00

One of the biggest mistakes an investor can make is getting all worked up about the share price of a stock.

Apple unveils new iPadupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 05:30:00

Apple on Wednesday unveiled its long-awaited next-generation iPad.

Why doesn't the 'new iPad' have a name?updated: Thu Mar 08 2012 05:30:00

At the pep rally where Apple debuted its third-generation tablet computer, one question was on everyone's lips: So, what do we call this thing?

The new iPad: A video-game changer?updated: Wed Mar 07 2012 19:23:00

Since the iPad first appeared in 2010, video gaming has been one of the key features Apple has touted for the device, alongside video viewing, electronic reading and Web browsing.

A new, high-definition iPad from Appleupdated: Wed Mar 07 2012 16:11:00

Apple rolled out a high-definition iPad on Wednesday with a faster processor, a better camera and a display screen that promises to be dramatically sharper than the current model, the iPad 2.

Activists take Apple workers'-rights campaign to Facebookupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 19:37:00

On Wednesday, Apple is expected to unveil the newest version of its iPad with all of the breathless hype that typically attends the consumer-tech juggernaut's public events.

CNNMoney: Chips slip. Dip or blip?updated: Tue Mar 06 2012 12:20:00

Spring training is finally here and baseball fans are wondering how the Sox will do this year.

In today's warp-speed world, online missteps spread faster than everupdated: Tue Mar 06 2012 07:14:00

You probably heard the story. It is, after all, so last week.

CNNMoney: At $500 billion, Apple is worth more than Polandupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 15:09:00

Apple's stock market value topped the $500 billion mark in early trading Wednesday, another record high for what was already the world's most valuable company.

Why Apple won't be introducing a touchscreen TVupdated: Mon Mar 05 2012 08:03:00

In the emailed invitation for its March 7 press event, Apple included an image that's provoked intense speculation.

What to expect from the iPad 3updated: Fri Mar 02 2012 12:46:00

When Apple holds a press event Wednesday, everyone who's paying attention expects to see the much-anticipated iPad 3.

Google and super-powerful phones the stars of mobile showupdated: Wed Feb 29 2012 11:57:00

The tech industry is currently all about mobile. Smartphones are seeing huge growth, and there are a huge number of players trying to get a slice of the money consumers are spending. Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is the one big opportunity for companies to show off the models they are hoping will capture the imagination of customers.

Will Apple's 'iPad' go bad in China?updated: Wed Feb 29 2012 02:58:00

The world's most valuable company is going head-to-head against a financially ailing Chinese electronics company over the right to use the iPad name in the vast market of China -- and the tech giant lost round one.

CNNMoney: Apple likely to unveil iPad 3 on March 7updated: Tue Feb 28 2012 17:39:00

Apple is expected to announce the iPad 3 at a "special event" in California next week.

Google tracks unknowing Apple usersupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 13:15:00

CNN's John King speaks with Jonathan Mayer, the grad student who cracked the code that allowed Google to track users.

Parents need more privacy info about kids' apps, feds sayupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 08:33:00

Is that app you just downloaded surreptitiously gathering data to push targeted ads to your 6-year-old? Quite possibly.

Why your computer is becoming more like your phoneupdated: Tue Feb 21 2012 07:56:00

Apple released Mountain Lion to developers last week, a new operating system that will make your desktop computer work more like your phone than ever before.

Apple settles class-action suit over iPhone 4 antenna problemupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 12:05:00

Nearly two years after tech blogs screamed "Antennagate!" over problems with the iPhone 4's reception, owners will be getting a little pocket change for their troubles.

Siri: Apple's new voice recognitionupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 07:56:00

Apple's Scott Forstall demonstrates Siri, the new voice recognition software for iPhone 4S.

Why Apple didn't include Siri in OS X Mountain Lionupdated: Mon Feb 20 2012 07:56:00

Apple's latest OS X update, Mountain Lion, adds a slate of new features, nearly all derived from iOS 5. There's one big omission, however: Siri, Apple's voice-controlled virtual assistant, does not make the migration from mobile to desktop.

Foxconn, leading iPad manufacturer, hikes wages of Chinese workersupdated: Sat Feb 18 2012 08:05:00

The largest supplier of Apple's iPads and iPhones said Saturday that it increased wages by up to 25% for workers at its factories in China.

CNNMoney: Google caught skirting Safari privacy settingsupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 18:09:00

In the latest high-profile flap over online data privacy, Google has been caught bypassing the privacy settings on Apple's Safari Web browser, letting advertisers track users in unintended ways.

When will workers share in Apple's wealth?updated: Fri Feb 17 2012 16:49:00

Apple's CEO Tim Cook says the company "cares about every worker" in its factories and that "no one in (the) industry is doing more to improve working conditions than Apple."

CNNMoney: Not everyone loves Apple's stockupdated: Fri Feb 17 2012 07:51:00

Apple shares may have closed at a record high on Valentine's Day, but not everyone is head-over-heels in love with the company.

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