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Apple continues to tell support reps: do not help with Mac malware
Apple continues to maintain a public silence on the current outbreak of Mac malware, which may have affected more than 60,000 Mac owners.

Microsoft shows off new Windows Phone 7 features
The software giant demonstrates new features for its lagging phone operating system, including smoother social-networking and multitasking services.


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Little divides Apple, music publishers on cloud deal
Negotiations between Apple and music publishers to license an iTunes cloud music service are going well. Hopes are high that an agreement will be reached soon, but it’s not a slam-dunk

Laser sets data transfer record
Researchers have set a record for the amount of data that can be transferred via laser. A single laser can transfer 26 terabytes of data in a second.

Smartphone app tracks wages
The Department of Labor has released a new smartphone app. The app lets workers keep track of their own wages. Proponents say the app can help in a labor dispute. But employers worry that it could drive litigation over unpaid wages.

Man pleads guilty in online poker case
Bradley Franzen has pleaded guilty to Internet gambling charges. He acknowledges creating websites and companies to hide gambling payments.