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Are You Paying the iTunes Tax?

Nearly half of U.S. states charge sales tax on digital goods: If you live in one of them, you may be paying more for everything from downloaded music to streaming video.

Original Apple I Computer Goes on the Block at Christie's

An original Apple I -- the first computer developed by Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak -- will go under the hammer at Christie's of London, where it's expected to fetch up to $127,000. That's about 190 times the original price -- $666.66

As Seen on TV: Is the Music Bullet Worth a Shot?

We love that we can listen to nearly any song, instantly, on our computers. What we hate is the flat, tinny sound from their cheap built-in speakers. As Seen on TV has a $20 solution: the shot-glass-sized Music Bullet. Sound too good to be true? We tested it out, and here's what we heard.

Music Lovers, Get Ready to Say Goodbye to CDs

We've seen 78s, vinyl, 8-track tape, and cassettes come and go. Why should the CD be any different? Side-Line Music Magazine reports that major record labels plan to abandon the CD by the end of 2012 -- if not sooner.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dies at 56

After a lengthy battle with his health, co-founder and the face of consumer technology giant Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," the company said in a statement.

Apple Co-Founder Steve Jobs Dead at 56

After a lengthy battle with his health, co-founder and the face of consumer technology giant Apple, died Wednesday at the age of 56. "Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," the company said in a statement.

E-Book Soundtracks: The Next Revolution in Reading?

New startup Booktracks is creating soundtracks for e-books with technology that tracks your reading speed and syncs the sound perfectly to the text. The company promises it will revolutionize reading, and authors like Salman Rushdie and Jay McInerney are giving it a try. But do books really need a Hollywood makeover?

My 3 Cents: Fix It or Nix It? A Gadget Conundrum

Your favorite gadget just broke, and is no longer under warranty. Should you repair it or replace it? DailyFinance consumer advisor Regina Lewis examines the best options for your ongoing consumer electronics happiness.

Could Samsung Suit Leave U.S. Without iPads and iPhones?

The intellectual property battle between Samsung and Apple has grown a bit more serious: Samsung has asked the U.S. International Trade Commission to block the importation of iPads, iPhones, and iPods into the United States for patent violations. It's not a hollow threat.

A Bear Outlook for Apple? Analysts Cautious on Sales

Apple's shares are trading at about $347, just shy of their all-time high of $364.90, which they hit in February. Its second quarter earnings were record-breaking. So why are some analysts beginning to worry about Apple's stock?

Steve Jobs Ordered to Testify in iTunes Antitrust Case

Apple CEO Steve Jobs has been ordered by a federal judge to answer questions in an iTunes antitrust lawsuit, according to Reuters. Jobs will respond to allegations that Apple designed its software in a way that prevented competitor RealNetworks' music files from playing on iPods.

Apple After Steve Jobs? Disney May Hold a Clue

To get a better idea how Apple might fare without Steve Jobs's leadership, it's helpful to look at another American company that decades ago lost its iconic CEO -- Walt Disney Co. After Walt passed away in 1966, his company didn't miss a step -- at least not for several years. . .

Steve Jobs Unveils Apple's Faster, Better iPad 2

Steve Jobs, who has been on medical leave, made a surprise appearance today at an Apple press conference to unveil the iPad 2, its next generation tablet. The iPad 2 will go on sale in the U.S. on March 11. The company's stock edged up on the news.

Without Steve Jobs, What Kind of Apple Would Carry On?

The company has already proved that it can thrive while the CEO is away. But what's still not clear is whether Apple can remain far more than a tech company once he truly retires. Whose vision can possibly keep Apple the cultural phenomenon that Jobs has made it?