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Wednesday Highlights: Tim Cook goes to Washington, under fire from the US Senate over offshore tax shelters including Ireland, China, makes no apologies, defending his company and telling senators they need to fix the tax system; Cook even plays a little Genius Bar as Senator John McCain complains of having to constantly update apps on is iPhone; plenty more in our Apple/Macintosh, Op/Ed, and Finances sections; Apple claiming Samsung Galaxy S4 infringes on five patents including customizations Samsung has done on the Android Jelly Bean OS; a "sophisticated 'operation hangover' gang in India" said to be responsible for new OS X Oslo malware; .
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"Oracle v. Google can't MAKE APIs copyrightable -- they HAVE BEEN for more than 20 years" Foss Patents
"Apple defends offshore decisions that result in low taxes: The company pays every tax dollar it owes, Tim Cook tells senators during a hearing" Macworld UK 8:24 AM
"How Apple scores its lower tax bill: Apple is one of America's most profitable companies. And it pays a substantial income tax bill to the U.S. government: by its own account, $6 billion in 2012 and an estimated $7 billion this year." CNNMoney 8:02 AM
"Apple Got No Sweetheart Accord on Corporate Tax Bill, Irish Say" Bloomberg 8:16 AM
"Ireland feels the heat from Apple tax row" Reuters 8:23 AM
"Apple's tax practice in China subject of fierce debate: Technology giant's income from its App Store subject of hot discussions amid US scrutiny over claims of sheltered US$100 billion stash" South China Morning Post 8:12 AM
"Samsung's Galaxy S4 infringes on 5 patents, Apple says" IDG News Service 8:10 AM
"myPhoneDesktop Review: myPhoneDesktop won't win any prizes for its looks, but it's a useful app for those who want to transfer information between their PC or Mac and their iOS device." 148Apps 9:08 AM
"Chasing Yello Friends Review: Straightforward and cute, Chasing Yello Friends is also a little lacklustre in terms of content." 148Apps 8:53 AM
"How and Why to Use Private Browsing in iOS" TekRevue 11:27 AM
"PadGadget's DIY iPad Project Spotlight: Modified Solar Powered iPad Charger" PadGadget 9:05 AM
"Share To Flipboard Magazines From Drafts" MacStories 10:42 AM
"On Using Your iPhone Abroad Without Getting Totally Screwed" Gizmodo 10:14 AM
"Hack an iPhone Carrier Update to Get Faster Data Speeds" Lifehacker 9:41 AM
"Industry needs to up its research game, says Intel" EE Times 10:33 AM
"New Intel CEO creates 'New Devices' division focused on 'cool technology': Brian Krzanich shakes things up at an organizational level a mere five days after taking the reins as the new CEO of Intel" PCWorld 10:45 AM
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