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Apple and Qualcomm End Their Legal Beef and Drop Lawsuits

Apple and Qualcomm End Their Legal Beef and Drop Lawsuits

The convoluted legal battle between Apple and chipmaker Qualcomm may be coming to an end. The companies said Tuesday that they're dismissing all litigation against each other. Apple will pay Qualcomm an undisclosed sum as part of the settlement, which includes a six-year licensing agreement between the two.The settlement also covers suits brought by Apple's…

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Withing’s New Smartwatch Is a Few Steps from Greatness

Withing’s New Smartwatch Is a Few Steps from Greatness

In 2014, the French brand Withings debuted the Activité watches. They were remarkable—classic, understated analog watches that also functioned as a simple fitness trackers. (Disclosure: I bought an Activité Steel.)Withings' line of health care products were so beautiful and well-designed that Nokia bought the company in 2016. For the next two years, it befuddled everyone…

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