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Apple hit with second lawsuit over DRM-related patents

Though it won a patent suit against Apple to the tune of $533 million just yesterday, Smartflash LLC is suing the company yet again. The suit involves the very same patents involved in the previous trial, but as applied to devices introduced after the original case started. Additionally, the case alleges that Apple has infringed on four other patents not included in the previous trial.

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And this is how Verizon failed at trolling the Internet

The FCC took a strong step today in ensuring net neutrality. Verizon... threw a childish hissy fit in Morse Code.

If you hadn't heard, the FCC took a historic vote today to reclassify broadband Internet as a utility under Title II of the Communications Act. In plain speech, this gives the FCC the same rights to regulate Internet providers as it currently does phone companies. This also means that the FCC is now also allowed to impose those net neutrality rules it proposed earlier this month.

Now, even with today's events, the net neutrality fight is far from over: Undoubtedly there will be lawsuits and challenges from broadband companies to try and get the courts to overturn the FCC vote.

But the first shot across the bow of the FCC's Title II usage wasn't a subpoena or a lawsuit. Instead, someone at Verizon thought it would be just hilarious to deride the decision with a press release in dahs and dits.

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Web-only iWork apps leave beta, become free for all

Apple is now letting anyone create a free Apple ID on iCloud.com and use Pages, Keynote, and Numbers for free.

This comes just two weeks after the initiative was first rolled out in beta. It lets anyone — Apple device owner or not — create an Apple ID and get 1GB of free iCloud Drive storage that they can use to store documents created by the iWork for iCloud web apps.

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Firehouse Subs lets Apple Pay users purchase their big sandwiches

iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus owners can now walk into a Firehouse Subs location and purchase their big and juicy sub sandwiches via Apple Pay.

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Apple will live stream their 'Spring Forward' special event on March 9

As they have often done for recent events, Apple will stream their March 2015 special event live on their website. As previously announced, the event will take place on Monday, March 9 at 1 p.m. EDT/10 a.m. PDT.

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FCC votes 3-2 to reclassify broadband as a utility, sets new net neutrality rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 today to regulate broadband providers like telephone and cable utilities under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. The FCC will also enforce a set of net neutrality rules for those companies. The changes were first proposed earlier this month.

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Apple animates two London landmarks in Maps 3D Flyover

Apple has added a small treat for Maps users with careful eyes. People using the 3D Flyover feature found in Maps should notice that Apple has added animations to two London landmarks: the Big Ben clock tower and the London Eye.

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Apple holding 'Spring Forward' special event on March 9!

Apple has just sent out invitations for a Monday, March 9, 2015 special event called "Spring Forward" that'll take place at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco at 10am PT, 1pm ET.

While Apple hasn't provided an agenda for the event, it's hard not to imagine the Apple Watch will be front and center. Pricing for the Apple Watch and Apple Watch Editions, along with variances for the different size and band options, details on final hardware and software features, and much more remains to be discovered.

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Wunderlist's 2015 plans include new features, integrations, and a public API

Wunderlist has announced some of its plans for 2015, including the addition of important and powerful features to its apps on iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The company has also announced that they will launch service and app integrations, as well as a public API.

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Chinese government removes Apple and other U.S. vendors from state purchases list

The Chinese government has removed Apple along with other prominent U.S. technology vendors from its state purchase lists in favor of local vendors. According to Reuters, the change comes on the heels of cybersecurity concerns, with Chinese government officials reported to be wary of surveillance from Western government agencies.

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