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Nike CEO hints at 'stylish' Apple wearable plans

Apple's adventures in wearable computing won't begin and end with Apple Watch -- CEO Tim Cook's company is forging deep partnerships to help it embrace the emerging universe of connected things.

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Phone maker Xiaomi moves data outside China over privacy concerns

Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi is moving customer data and its Internet platforms to servers outside China, only months after the company apologized over privacy concerns.

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I thought the iPhone 6+ was too big; I was wrong

A month ago, columnist Michael deAgonia bought an iPhone 6 based on the assumption that the larger iPhone 6 Plus would be too big. Then he had a chance to use the larger phone.

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About this "iPad is DOOMED" foolishness

Can we put a stop to the ridiculous narrative that Apple has an iPad problem? At best it is just foolishness, at worst it's mendacious FUD.

Your online TV watching is now being tracked across devices

Showing all viewers the same commercial six minutes into, say, an episode of "Modern Family" might soon be over. If you're watching it online.

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Workers use their own devices at work, without boss's knowledge

Many workers use their personally owned smartphones and other computers for job tasks, but a new survey shows a big percentage are doing so without their employer's knowledge.

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Motorola Solutions unveils the Symbol TC70 rugged handheld

Motorola Solutions announced the Symbol TC70 rugged handheld computer with a 4.7-in. touchscreen that can accommodate wet fingers, gloves or a stylus.

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An easy guide to Apple iMessage troubleshooting

If you can't get iMessages to work consistently or just want to activate the new SMS Relay feature then you may need this short guide.

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NSA approves Samsung Knox devices for government use

The certification may help Samsung establish itself as a serious player in secured devices

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Apple Pay could be a big deal for Android users

The launch of Apple Pay on Monday has brought considerable publicity to a technology that's already embedded in millions of Android smartphones yet has so far failed to take off.

IPhones dial up larger Apple profit in Q4

While Apple's iPad shipments declined, strong iPhone 6 and 6 Plus sales buoyed the company's profit in its fiscal fourth quarter.

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iOS 8.1 arrives, which means Apple Pay is also here

Apple's iOS 8.1 is packed with major features like Apple Pay, iCloud Photo Library and support for Continuity so your phone and your Mac will work in perfect harmony.

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Expect anemic mobile phone growth in U.S. through 2018

The overall mobile phone market in the U.S. will decline this year by 1% even as many emerging countries around the world see robust growth, an IDC analyst said Monday.

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You'll pay a lot more for an unlocked Nexus 6 smartphone

Google's new Nexus 6 smartphone will start at $649, unlocked, when pre-orders begin Oct. 29. The price is nearly double the $349 starting price charged for the Nexus 5 a year ago.

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How well are Apple's products doing? Here's what we know

Here's what we know about OS upgrades and iPhone and iPad sales based on what we've learned in the last few days. Top line summary? Apple is cooking up a storm.

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Bigger screen size draws Beijing customers to the iPhone 6

After waiting a month for the new iPhones to officially arrive in mainland China, Apple fans in Beijing lined up on Friday to get their hands on the devices.

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Apple's #iPadAir2 event: 3 thoughts

The sub-$500 Mac mini; Apple's line-up grows its reach and company's 5K iMac display means it has a path to disrupt display prices.

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FBI director calls for greater police access to communications

Apple and Google should reconsider plans to enable encryption by default on their smartphones, and the U.S. Congress should pass a law requiring that all communication tools allow police access to user data, FBI Director James Comey...

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