News An email exchange in April 2011 between Rebekah Brooks and her husband, Charles Brooks, referred to her losing an iPad

One phone on the list may have been a duplicate, another may have belonged to someone else and one iPad may have been lost

iPads seized in copyright row

More Chinese cities have seized iPads from retailers in a dispute between Apple and a local company over ownership of the tablet's name.

Archie Bland: There is no 'i' in 'brand', but I see myself reflected in it

When haughty people say they don't buy stuff on the basis of a brand, what they tend to mean is that they buy stuff on the basis of a slightly more rarefied brand. I am one of these people. I sneer at those grotty teenage boys who buy Lynx deodorant because they think it will make them irresistible to women, but I buy Apple products, nominally because they work really well and are aesthetically pleasing, but probably really because I believe they imbue me with an appealingly hip kind of efficiency that I would otherwise altogether lack.

Trademark row could lead to iPad shortages

A Chinese firm which claims that it owns the iPad trademark in China is to ask customs officials to block shipments of Apple's iconic device in a move that could potentially disrupt the technology giant's supply chain.

Tim Cook, Apple’s chief executive, at a media event to introduce the new iPhone 4s at the company’s headquarters in California last October

Apple admits it has a human rights problem

After years of complaints and workers' suicides in China the technology giant faces up to the human cost of its gadgets

Chinese seize iPads in legal row

Apple's iPads have been banned from sale in part of China after a local firm claimed it had rights to the tablet computer's brand name.

Trending: Mac addicts looking for a fruity partner? There's an app for that

Some of us meet our partners in boozy bars, others come together over art or books – and some, this St Valentine's Day, will be drawn, magnet-like, to their future bit of stuff's electronic device.

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Staff working on Murdoch's 'secret' project were offered redundancy packages but almost all refused

Digital setback for Murdoch as 'secret' iPad project folds

Team working on sport and entertainment content for tablets sent back to Wapping

Apple posts record quarterly results

Technology giant Apple posted record quarterly results after it sold a greater-than-expected 37 million iPhones worldwide in the last three months of 2011.

David Hockney at the RA with The Arrival of Spring in Woldgate, East Yorkshire, in 2011

David Hockney RA: A Bigger Picture, Royal Academy of Arts, London

Someone should have stood up to Hockney over this uneven show full of wonders ... and horrors

Lisa Markwell: May I have your attention please? Hello?

A tweet this week praising an author who writes on a computer not connected to the internet made me... Wait, what? Sorry, I just had to check emails and scan Twitter again. Where was I? Oh yes, attention spans. It made me think that disabling the internet is an idea to adopt into my household. In fact, there's an app for it – Freedom (with a hat-tip, presumably, to Jonathan Franzen, who famously does the no-internet thing when he writes).

Apple promises an iPad revolution in the classroom

Channelling the grand ambition, the razzmatazz and the hyperbole typical of the late Steve Jobs, Apple promised to revolutionise classroom learning with a new interactive textbook for its iPad tablet computer.

England captain Andrew Strauss trudges from the field in Dubai yesterday after being given out in controversial fashion by the third umpire

Strauss's case puts DRS back on trial

England's travails were already significant when Andrew Strauss, their captain, was out yesterday. It was the worst possible start to their second innings and put the Umpire Decision Review System on trial again.

Apple eyes interactive textbooks revolution

Channelling the grand ambition, the razzmatazz and the hyperbole typical of the late Steve Jobs, Apple promised to revolutionise classroom learning with a new interactive textbook for its iPad tablet computer.

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Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
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MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
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Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
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Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

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Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee
World War Z author Max Brooks honours WW1's Harlem Hellfighters in new graphic novel

Max Brooks honours Harlem Hellfighters

The author talks about race, legacy and his Will Smith film option to Tim Walker
Why the league system no longer measures up

League system no longer measures up

Jon Coles, former head of standards at the Department of Education, used to be in charge of school performance rankings. He explains how he would reform the system
Valentine's Day cards: 5 best online card shops

Don't leave it to the petrol station: The best online card shops for Valentine's Day

Can't find a card you like on the high street? Try one of these sites for individual, personalised options, whatever your taste
Diego Costa: Devil in blue who upsets defences is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

Devil in blue Costa is a reminder of what Liverpool have lost

The Reds are desperately missing Luis Suarez, says Ian Herbert
Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Ashley Giles: 'I'll watch England – but not as a fan'

Former one-day coach says he will ‘observe’ their World Cup games – but ‘won’t be jumping up and down’
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Greece elections

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Holocaust Memorial Day: Nazi victims remembered as spectre of prejudice reappears

Holocaust Memorial Day

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Fortitude and the Arctic attraction: Our fascination with the last great wilderness

Magnetic north

The Arctic has always exerted a pull, from Greek myth to new thriller Fortitude. Gerard Gilbert considers what's behind our fascination with the last great wilderness