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Apple iOS 8 messaging features on the iPhone

Apple releases iOS 8, starts serving upgrade downloads

Apple today shipped the free upgrade to iOS 8 for existing iPhone and iPad owners, opening up the download floodgates at 1 p.m. ET, as expected.

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iPhone 6 reviews are IN (by friends of Apple, at least)

The press embargo is over, so here's what the reviews say: One iPhone 6 review after another just hit the Web. Don't have time to digest them all? Instead, read Richi's review roundup. In IT Blogwatch, bloggers can't agree what they...

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Why the entry-level iPhone 6 has just 16GB of storage

While Apple offered several new features to its entry-level iPhone 6, it didn’t bump up the onboard storage capacity beyond where it was two years ago.

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iOS 8 gets off to sluggish start

The initial uptake for Apple's iOS 8 has been less than half of its predecessor, iOS 7, an online ad network said today, citing North American traffic.

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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.

New Moto X vs. Original: Camera Shootout

New Moto X vs. the original: Smartphone camera shootout!

How good is the new Moto X's camera -- and how does it compare to the first-gen model? See for yourself in this head-to-head photo face-off.

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eBay scalpers hawk iPhone 6 Plus at prices up to $6K

Profiteers hoping to turn a quick buck on the shortage of Apple's new 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus have listed their pre-ordered phones on eBay for as much as $6,000.

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Apple closer to green light for iPhone 6 sales in China

The iPhone 6 has received two of the three licenses needed in China before it can be sold there, according to an official government news report Thursday.

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10 iPhone 6 features you may have missed

Apple's thinner, lighter, faster and larger iPhones are here, confirming almost every credible expectation. Here's a rundown of some little-known iPhone 6 facts.

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12 iOS 8 features you'll want to use

Apple's iOS 8 is upon us, so here is a short collection of some of the new features you'll certainly want to try.

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Hands on: The new Moto X in leather, wood, and plastic

The new Moto X comes in a choice of some interesting and eclectic materials. Here's an up-close look at the three main options.

Samsung flexes enterprise muscles with Tab Active and Knox

Samsung promoted enterprise uses for its upcoming Galaxy Tab Active rugged tablet, its Knox security and management software, and even its Gear VR headset at its recent Super Mobility Week event.

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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Is Panasonic's CM1 a camera or a smartphone?

You'd be forgiven for thinking Panasonic's latest gadget is a smartphone. It's a slim rectangle with a touchscreen and LTE connectivity.

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 bungles iPhone 6 pre-orders

Apple today quickly exhausted its pre-order supply of the larger iPhone 6 Plus as the company bungled an online effort for the second time this week.

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Google debuts first low-cost Android One phones in India

Three Indian vendors have launched smartphones based on a Google reference design starting at around $100 without operator subsidy, in a bid to grab a share of a growing but competitive segment of the country's smartphone market.

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.

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