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Hands on with the new iPhone 6S Plus

Computerworld's Michael deAgonia tries out the iPhone 6S Plus's new 3D touch, live pictures and touch ID features.

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Windows slips to third place on Gartner's latest device forecast

Microsoft's Windows will become a third-place operating system by 2017, research firm Gartner said. By then, Apple's combination of iOS and OS X will have slipped by Windows on the number of devices shipped during the year.

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Google announces the Nexus 6P and 5X, shipping in October

Google says it has the best camera to ever grace a Nexus smartphone, specifically touting its low-light performance.

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iPhone 6S, 6S Plus sales surpass 13M through first weekend

Apple today said it sold more than 13 million iPhone 6S and 6S Plus handsets through the first weekend of retail sales, a 30% increase over last year's sales claim for the 4.7-in. iPhone 6 and 5.5-in. 6 Plus.

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iPhone 6S doubles down on memory and speed

Now that iFixit has completed its annual iPhone teardown, rumors that the new smartphone would have 2GB of DRAM have been confirmed, along with a performance surprise.

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Here's what we expect Google to announce on Tuesday

Not one but two new Nexus phones? A new Chromecast? The final release of Android Marshmallow? Google could do it all tomorrow.

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Silent Circle aims at the enterprise market with Blackphone 2

The Blackphone 2 is designed to meet the management and security needs of enterprises, while not alienating workers who will end up using it for their personal affairs as well.

16 3d touch for iphone tips you need to learn

16 3D Touch tips iPhone 6S users must learn

3D Touch is the most important user interface innovation for mobile since iPhone 1...


Allstate delivers data in near real-time directly to a driver’s smartphone

With Allstate's Drivewise Mobile app, users can check their smartphones when they arrive at their destination and get feedback on their recent driving performance.

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First look: The new iPhone 6S Plus impresses

From the faster new A9 chip to updated cameras, a faster Touch ID system and a new pressure-sensitive multitouch display, the latest iPhone represents more than a typical evolutionary update.

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Apple iPhone 6s -- it's better, stronger, faster (Tim can rebuild it)

It's the iPhone 6s release date. Apple fans in the US and around the world rejoice (well, so long as you live in one of the other 11 countries blessed with the first wave of 6s and 6s Plus sales)...

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The future of Windows phones includes unlocking with facial recognition

Microsoft released a set of guidelines detailing what it expects from different tiers of Windows 10 phones and tablets, offering a glimpse at what the company's hardware plans may look like.

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Forget long lines; this woman bought an iPhone via telepresence

It might have been the most unusual customer to ever appear at Apple's Palo Alto store, but not entirely out of place in the heart of Silicon Valley.


A robot walks into an Apple Store...

The line outside Apple's Palo Alto store for the iPhone 6S wasn't entirely human. A tele-presence robot brought a touch of the future.

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iPhone 6S hits retail amid online shortages and profiteering

While Apple's new iPhone 6S an 6S Plus went on sale today in the company's retail stores, the smartphones remain backordered for weeks when purchased online.

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BlackBerry pins hopes on an Android phone, Priv, as handset losses continue

BlackBerry is moving away from its proprietary operating system and embracing Android as it seeks to turn around its loss-making handset business

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Apple’s iPhone 6S is setting new sales records

Expect 13 million or more sales this weekend alone.

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The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus arrive today

Missed the iPhone preorder? Head over to your local Apple Store or carrier shop—the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus hits shelves today.

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