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Behold! The body part being compared to the self-comparing rapper

Profile: Diana Ross

Game-changer: The late Apple boss Steve Jobs with the iPad

Simon Kelner: 2011: the year that taught me to value friends

This is the last of these daily musings before Christmas, so it is an appropriate moment to ask what – if anything – we have learnt from 2011.

Britain's Greatest Codebreaker

Last Night's TV - Britain's Greatest Codebreaker, Channel 4; The Boarding School Bomber, BBC3

There's always a question, with drama-documentary, as to which is the crutch and which the invalid.

The global visionary: Steve Jobs launches iTunes in Europe

Steve Jobs, By Walter Isaacson

It was one of the Sunday papers that got it. Not the serialisation rights to Walter Isaacson's exemplary biography of Steve Jobs (though it got that, too), but the epitome of the coarse-grained, dullard response to the story of Jobs's life. The puff on its front page read: "ACID TRIPS. WEIRD DIETS. THE DEMENTED GENIUS OF STEVE JOBS."

Jimmy Wales: The internet's shy evangelist

Millions of people have seen his face, but Wikipedia's co-founder is still a backroom geek at heart. Emily Dugan meets Jimmy Wales

Book lays bare the secret world of Steve Jobs

The hitherto secret world of Steve Jobs in which the Apple founder eschews conventional cancer treatment in favour of a vegan diet while bitterly feuding with Google bosses over its smartphone is revealed in an authorised biography published next week.

LSD, diets and a war with Google: book lays bare Jobs' secrets

Authorised biography reveals how Apple founder planned to beat cancer – and his big rival

Stephen Foley: Apple disappointment is less than it seems

Outlook In retrospect, the news that Apple had sold 4 million iPhone 4S smartphones in the three days since its launch should have been a clue.

Stephen Foley: The death of Steve Jobs may have left Apple with the wrong chief executive

US Outlook: I may have underestimated the importance of love.

Letter from the i editor: He made a difference

I was home in bed for once by the time Apple announced Steve Jobs had died. The news came too late for yesterday’s i.

Stephen Foley: The dictator is no more. Now Apple must adjust to democracy

The man who would brook no compromise, miss no detail, suffer no fools will be an impossible act to follow

Hamish McRae: QE may increase the risk of inflation but it should help the UK avoid a recession

Economic Life: Maybe we should not blame QE for the surge in inflation; maybe the roots of the problem go back to the unsustainable nature of the Brown boom

New Apple boss tunes into £235m

The new chief executive of Apple has received an eye-popping share award of $384m (£235m) as he prepares to take over from Steve Jobs, who quit last week.

Apple's new chief executive to face shareholder revolt

Apple's new boss, Tim Cook, is expected to face a corporate governance revolt from the computer company's shareholders at his first annual meeting as chief executive.

Apple's new boss is a logistics genius, but he's no Steve Jobs

Tim Cook ignored best advice and threw 'caution to the wind' to join the then struggling computer firm in 1998. Now he's stepped into the shoes of the ailing chief executive who built it into a $350bn goliath. That's a hard act to follow
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Caustic she may be, but Joan Rivers is a feminist hero, whether she likes it or not
voicesShe's an inspiration, whether she likes it or not, says Ellen E Jones
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The Doctor and the Dalek meet
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3D printed bump keys can access almost any lock
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The 'three chords and the truth gal' performing at the Cornbury Music Festival, Oxford, earlier this summer
music... so how did she become country music's hottest new star?
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The spy mistress-general: A lecturer in nutritional therapy in her modern life, Heather Rosa favours a Byzantine look topped off with a squid and a schooner
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The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

The other Mugabe who is lining up for the Zimbabwean presidency

Wife of President Robert Mugabe appears to have her sights set on succeeding her husband
The model of a gadget launch: Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed

The model for a gadget launch

Cultivate an atmosphere of mystery and excitement to sell stuff people didn't realise they needed
Alice Roberts: She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

She's done pretty well, for a boffin without a beard

Alice Roberts talks about her new book on evolution - and why her early TV work drew flak from (mostly male) colleagues
Get well soon, Joan Rivers - an inspiration, whether she likes it or not

Get well soon, Joan Rivers

She is awful. But she's also wonderful, not in spite of but because of the fact she's forever saying appalling things, argues Ellen E Jones
Doctor Who Into the Dalek review: A classic sci-fi adventure with all the spectacle of a blockbuster

A fresh take on an old foe

Doctor Who Into the Dalek more than compensated for last week's nonsensical offering
Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

Fashion walks away from the celebrity runway show

As the collections start, fashion editor Alexander Fury finds video and the internet are proving more attractive
Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy

Meet the stars of TV's Wolf Hall...

... and it's not the cast of the Tudor trilogy
Weekend at the Asylum: Europe's biggest steampunk convention heads to Lincoln

Europe's biggest steampunk convention

Jake Wallis Simons discovers how Victorian ray guns and the martial art of biscuit dunking are precisely what the 21st century needs
Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Don't swallow the tripe – a user's guide to weasel words

Lying is dangerous and unnecessary. A new book explains the strategies needed to avoid it. John Rentoul on the art of 'uncommunication'
Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough? Was the beloved thespian the last of the cross-generation stars?

Daddy, who was Richard Attenborough?

The atomisation of culture means that few of those we regard as stars are universally loved any more, says DJ Taylor
She's dark, sarcastic, and bashes life in Nowheresville ... so how did Kacey Musgraves become country music's hottest new star?

Kacey Musgraves: Nashville's hottest new star

The singer has two Grammys for her first album under her belt and her celebrity fans include Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams and Katy Perry
American soldier-poet Brian Turner reveals the enduring turmoil that inspired his memoir

Soldier-poet Brian Turner on his new memoir

James Kidd meets the prize-winning writer, whose new memoir takes him back to the bloody battles he fought in Iraq
Aston Villa vs Hull match preview: Villa were not surprised that Ron Vlaar was a World Cup star

Villa were not surprised that Vlaar was a World Cup star

Andi Weimann reveals just how good his Dutch teammate really is
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef ekes out his holiday in Italy with divine, simple salads

Bill Granger's simple Italian salads

Our chef presents his own version of Italian dishes, taking in the flavours and produce that inspired him while he was in the country
The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

The Last Word: Tumbleweed through deserted stands and suites at Wembley

If supporters begin to close bank accounts, switch broadband suppliers or shun satellite sales, their voices will be heard. It’s time for revolution