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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; Mactuts+ offers help for those having issues downloading apps from the Mac App Store; Macworld shows you where to get some nice, free or low-cost fonts; and the staff at Macworld have another tutorial for switchers from Windows to OS X; and here's how to sync calendars for those of you balancing between Mountain Lion and Snow Leopard systems; according to new stats, Samsung and Motorola have cut Apple's lead in customer satisfaction by half; Apple updates online store in preparation for Father's Day; TechHive shows you which major US carriers have the most LTE throughout the states; Tim Cook says the USA-made Macs are to be built in the great state of Texas, with Apple spending $100 billion in the endeavor; Flickr, Vimeo integration rumored for iOS 7, and a couple interesting iPhone 6 concepts hit the web; LAPTOP Mag gets a hands-on with LifeProof's Fre iPad mini case; is Apple held to different standards than other companies?; Rush Limbaugh has no love for the Senates "high-tech lynching" of Apple; Microsoft's Xbox One means "goodbye freedom".
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"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
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"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
"IBM Watson: Big data skills move into customer service arena" V3 11:33 AM
"IBM's Watson Moving Closer to Patient Care" CNBC 11:46 AM
"Lenovo ThinkPad Helix convertible Ultrabook now available from $1,679" ZDNet 11:38 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
"Intel CEO spring cleans his staff" TG Daily 11:26 AM
"AMD lags behind Samsung, Qualcomm" TG Daily 11:26 AM
"Game Consoles Aim to Revolutionize Your Living Room" [Video Report] Bloomberg TV 9:52 AM
"Touchscreens to be on a quarter of all notebooks by 2016: IHS" ZDNet 11:38 AM
"One-quarter of laptops to use touch screens by '16, IHS says" CNET News 11:51 AM
"Global semiconductor sales down" TG Daily 11:23 AM
"Despite poor work-life balance, IT pros like their jobs: survey/Fast pace of technology and poor work-life balance are highest stress factors of the job, IT pros told TEKsystems" Network World 11:06 AM
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