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'DVD Jon' beats iPhone activation

A noted Norwegian hacker claimed Wednesday to have come up with a way to activate an Apple iPhone without committing to an AT&T wireless plan.

Apple patches 'snap, crackle, pop' bug

Apple Monday issued a fix for the "snap, crackle, pop" audio problem that has bedeviled some Macintosh users since the June 20 operating system update to Mac OS 10.4.10.

The iPhone goes on sale, finally

As hundreds lined up in front of the Apple Inc. store in midtown Manhattan cheered, the first buyers of the long-awaited, <a href="http://www.apple.com/iphone/">much-coveted iPhone</a> emerged, holding small black bags over their heads.

Apple sells one of every seven notebooks

Apple got help from the update to its MacBook laptops to push its share of the laptop market up nearly two points in May, to 14.3 percent, a research firm said Friday.

IE7 goes into the ditch on some PCs

Some users aren't able to use Internet Explorer 7 (IE7) after installing this month's six-bug patch, the Microsoft security team acknowledged late Wednesday as it published a work-around for the problem.

Jobs 'greener' memo points to laptops with LEDs

To rebut environmental critics, Apple's CEO Steve Jobs Thursday not only had to spell out the company's recycling plans but also spill a few details about new Mac hardware slated for release later this year.

Microsoft unites Xbox, PC IM

Microsoft Monday promised that within four weeks it will expand instant messaging on its Xbox 360 game console so that players can chat with others running Windows Live Messenger on their PCs and mobile phones.

Apple passes 100M iPod mark

Apple has announced that it has sold 100 million of its iconic iPods since the popular music player's release five and a half years ago.

Apple unveils octa-core Mac Pro

Apple has added an option to its Mac Pro desktop line that lets customers build out systems equipped with two of Intel's fastest quad-core Xeon processors, marking the first time users have been able to buy a Mac powered by eight -- yes, eight -- pro...

EMI's decision to drop DRM good news for consumers

EMI Group's announcement that it will ditch digital rights management (DRM) restrictions on tracks sold through Apple's iTunes music store is a major win for consumers, a smart tactical move by both companies and may be the turning point in making di...

Is Xbox support staff helping hackers hijack accounts?

Microsoft Thursday blamed Xbox Live network account hacks on users' gullibility, but evidence shows that in some cases the gaming service's own support staff could be unwittingly helping hackers snare players' identities.

Microsoft probes Xbox Live hacks

Microsoft Wednesday acknowledged reports of hackers stealing player accounts on the company's Xbox Live gaming service and said it is launching an investigation.

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