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China cuts rare earth export quotas

Republic reduces its first batch of rare earth export quotas for 2011 by more than 11 percent, in the face of a threat by the U.S. to complain to the WTO over the limits.

By Dec. 28, 2010


How to limit user disk space with partitions and quotas in OS X

One drawback to having multiple users on OS X is there is no easy way to limit the amount of disk space used by that user. If a user has write access to a file system, then they can fill the drive until there is no space left for others.

By Sep. 23, 2010


Stupid hybrid tax incentive quotas

If you buy a hybrid vehicle, don't assume you'll get a tax credit. The federal government has a quota system based on manufacturers and brands of cars.

By May. 30, 2008


European regulators scrutinize iPhone contracts with carriers

The informal antitrust probe comes after carriers complain that Apple's strict terms squelch competition.

By Mar. 21, 2013


Microsoft ups storage limits for SkyDrive Pro

SharePoint and Office 365 users now get more storage with their SkyDrive Pro, the company's cloud storage product for businesses.

By Aug. 27, 2013


EU regulators reportedly probing Apple's iPhone sales tactics

Antitrust regulators send questionnaire to wireless carriers to determine whether Apple is using anticompetitive sales tactics to squeeze out rival handset makers.

By May. 27, 2013


Basis brings better smarts to its advanced fitness band

Body IQ adds contextual, automatic fitness tracking to the Basis B1.

By Nov. 5, 2013


Restrict printer usage in OS X

With the OS X printer configuration, you can impose limits on which accounts are allowed to print to specific printers on your system.

By Mar. 8, 2013


China to reform rare-earth exports after WTO ruling

But China says it regrets the WTO's decision, a ruling that could have implications for the legality of the country's rare-earth export quotas. China insists its policies are based on environmental and resource protection.

By Jul. 6, 2011


The roads to freemium: Turning downloaders into customers

commentary With paid apps a tough sell and mobile advertising a slog, app makers are getting craftier at finding ways to to get paid.

By Oct. 7, 2013