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Judge urges Apple, Samsung lawyers to seek "global peace"

Samsung and Apple faced off again on Thursday in a California courtroom. The pair met with Judge Lucy Koh to discuss a variety of topics including Apple’s injunction against Samsung, the fairness of the US$1 billion award and the credibilty of jury foreman Velvin Hogan.

During the proceedings, Koh encouraged the two sides to settle their differences, saying it would be good for consumers and for the industry. The two sides have repeatedly tried to negotiate a compromise, but they have failed to reach an agreement.

My Mac mini is my 2012 tech boyfriend

As 2012 draws to a close, I’m happy to report that I am totally in love with my new Mac mini. It boots like a dream. Its Fusion drive seamlessly and invisibly manages my data, keeping the files system snappy and responsive. Even Xcode, bane of my existence, crashes faster and more smoothly than it did on my old system.

My new setup, which set me back just under $1100 after all was said and done, is a fully loaded 2.6GHz Intel Core i7. I self-service upgraded the memory to 16GB (thanks Josh for convincing me that I could do it all on my own!). I connected existing monitors (courtesy of sales at Costco), keyboard and mouse, saving me a bundle over the iMac.

T-Mobile USA to get iPhone in 2013

At long last, it appears that T-Mobile USA will become the last of the “Big 4″ wireless carriers in the country to carry Apple products. Deutsche Telekom, the parent company of T-Mobile USA, made an announcement today that the carrier will begin selling iPhones in 2013.

To make its network iPhone-friendly, T-Mobile is investing in making its existing 3G network compatible with iPhones and will be deploying a next-generation LTE network in 2013. The company is also actively pursuing current iPhone owners to unlock their devices and move to the magenta network.

Apple signs lease for new store in The Hague

Apple is reportedly moving into a new space in The Hague (Netherlands), but its arrival may disappoint holiday shoppers next year. According to a report in ifoAppleStore and iPhoneClub.nl, Apple has allegedly signed a lease to occupy a three-level space that once housed the Selexyz bookstore. As part of the terms of its lease, Apple prohibits the decade-long tradition of displaying a large Christmas tree in the rotunda of the mall because it will block the company’s retail storefront.

The new Apple store will occupy an 18,800 square foot space in the historic The Passage mall, which was built in a Neo-Renaissance style and dates back to 1882. Apple will officially open in mid-2013 after the bookstore finishes moving out of the premises.

Tim Cook discusses manufacturing, Maps in Bloomberg interview

Tim Cook discusses manufacturing, Maps in Bloomberg interviewApple CEO Tim Cook has given an interview to Bloomberg Businessweek, in which he discusses his first year at Apple, the company’s manufacturing practices, Maps and much more.

Regarding Apple’s overseas manufacturing partners, Cook noted that many Apple employees spend time in China:

“We have hundreds of people that reside in China in the plants on a full-time basis that are helping with manufacturing and working on manufacturing process and so forth. The truth is we couldn’t innovate at the speed we do if we viewed manufacturing as this disconnected thing. It’s integrated.”

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