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iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus

How to decide which iPhone 6 is right for you

iPhone 6, or iPhone 6 Plus? It's a conundrum, and with pre-orders starting on Friday, you have to decide soon. Columnist Michael deAgonia offers advice on what to consider before buying.

Apple iOS 8 on iPhone

Apple likely to release iOS 8 at 1 p.m. ET, 10 a.m. PT Wednesday

Apple will probably release iOS 8 at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) tomorrow, the traditional time of its mobile operating system upgrade launches.

iPhone 6 / iPhone 6 Plus

'Phablet,' the word we love to hate

"Phablet" is a word that people love to hate but continue to use. With Apple's late arrival to the category with the iPhone 6 Plus, it's sure to skyrocket in usage, if not in popularity, even though Apple, shuns the word.

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Apple releases ban-Bono tool after customers complain of free music

Apple today provided a tool to customers who want to delete the free U2 album, Songs of Innocence, that the company automatically downloaded to their iPhones and other devices.

Appeals court tosses $368M patent judgment against Apple

A federal appellate court today threw out a 2012 judgment against Apple that required it to pay $368 million to VirnetX for patent infringement by the company's FaceTime video calling service and its implementation of VPN.

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Apple Watch under scrutiny for privacy by Connecticut attorney general

Connecticut's attorney general is concerned about the privacy implications of Apple Watch's handling of consumers' health information.

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Why mobile payments people are drinking Apple Pay Kool Aid…

The financial tech sector seems incredibly excited at the potential of Apple Pay. This is what some players in that sector are saying about Apple's new mobile payment system.

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10 years in tech: The crazy cellphone ideas of 2004

In 2004, Apple had just started development of its iPhone and no one outside the company knew about it, Samsung was focused on the South Korean market, and the hottest thing in wireless was the I-mode mobile Internet service in Japan....

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Why the iPhone 6 won't hurt Windows Phone

Apple did its usual big-bang, glitzy rollout today for the iPhone 6. The new phone may well hurt competing Android devices. But Windows Phone won't feel a thing.

iPhone 5 / 6 / 6 Plus comparison

The iPhone 6 completes Apple's mobile line-up

The new smartphones Apple unveiled this week fill gaps in a product line-up that now stretches from the iPhone 5C to the iPad Air.

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Apple starts selling lower-cost iCloud storage, adds iCloud Drive to beta website

Apple on Wednesday flipped the switch on its new iCloud storage plan prices.

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China state-run media dreams up conspiracy theories about missing iPhone 6

Government-controlled media outlets in China yesterday speculated that the iPhone 6 will not be immediately sold there because Apple retaliated against carrier partners who leaked details of the new models before their launch.

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Apple to expand, recast iPhone portfolio today

Apple will restructure its 2014-15 iPhone portfolio today, analysts said, by dumping the iPhone 5C but keeping the three-year-old iPhone 4S to sell at even lower prices in overseas markets.

Microsoft's haul on Apple's big day: 2.5 million page views of anti-Siri ad

Microsoft was happier than you might have thought with Apple's big iPhone 6 announcement day. The company rolled out another ad slamming Siri as being inferior to Windows Phone's Cortana digital assistant, and gotten big viewer...

Apple iWatch [three models]

With new iPhones -- and a watch -- Apple moves on from Jobs

Tuesday's big Apple event, at which the company unveiled new iPhones and the Apple Watch, represented a milestone: It was the first truly post-Steve Jobs Apple product launch.

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Apple Pay: What you need to know

While we wait for Apple's iPad launch event in a few weeks, here's what you need to know about Apple Pay.

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More evidence of the Windows Phone app gap: FTC doesn't bother to sue Microsoft

Here's one more piece of evidence that Windows Phone lags far iOS and Android in app availability: The FTC, which has gone after Google, Apple, and Amazon for unlawful app billing, hasn't even bothered to target Microsoft.

Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and the Apple iwatch

Apple Watch steals show from biggest iPhone ever

Apple CEO Tim Cook and several other top execs today pulled the wraps off the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, and showed the company's long-awaited wearable -- the Apple Watch -- to a large audience in Cupertino, Calif.

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