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Apple drops 'thermonuclear' patent bombshell

April FoolApple has launched a new patent assault on its competitors, one that appears to unleash the nukes that Steve Jobs reportedly told his biographer Walter Isaacson he was going to drop on Google's Android.
Rik Myslewski, 01 Apr 2012

RIM retracts denial on consumer devices: Pulls out, spins in circle

April FoolIn an unprecedented retraction of a retraction, a RIM press officer has stated that their company is pulling out of the consumer market "once and for all."
Team Register, 01 Apr 2012

Tweet dreams: Goldilocks, porridge AND the money dance

April FoolAs a young boy, my favourite story was the one about Goldilocks and the three bears. I'm sure you remember how that fairy tale went: a curly-haired blonde girl greedily gobbles up the porridge from different bowls until she gets to the taste sensation that is "just right".
Timothy Smith, 01 Apr 2012

Angry Birds want to be Donald Duck

Angry Birds short form content is coming to every connected device as creators Rovio move deeper into becoming an entertainment company in the style of Disney.
Natalie Apostolou, 01 Apr 2012

Champagne at CSIRO after WiFi patent settlement

Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has won another round of its long-running patent battle with US carriers AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile offering a settlement worth more than $AU220 million.
Richard Chirgwin, 01 Apr 2012

The best April 1 gags … or were they?

April 1 has come and gone for another year and as usual the technology industry got up to no good.
Simon Sharwood, 01 Apr 2012

Australians love mobile devices, but not mobile downloads

The next time you queue up to buy an iPad, 3G wireless broadband dongle, or an Android phone or tablet, ask yourself: why are the data plans so expensive, when they deliver so little?
Richard Chirgwin, 01 Apr 2012

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