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Shut out on iPhone 6 Plus, buyers settle for smaller version

Apple fans who stood in line for hours in hopes of buying the 5.5-in. iPhone 6 Plus were disappointed to find none in stock at both the AT&T and Verizon stores in this college town west of Washington, D.C.

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Moto X (2014) deep-dive review: Android done right -- again

Motorola has introduced this year's version of its flagship Android phone Moto X, which offers a distinctive and customizable design, superb software and exceptional features.

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New iPhone 6 and 6 Plus are easier to repair

Apple's new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are slightly easier to repair than their forerunners, the iPhone 5C and 5S, iFixit said today after tearing apart the smartphones in Australia, where the devices first went on sale Friday.

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Are the iPhone lines turning nasty?

The grey market trade in iPhones means the lines have lost some of the innocence they once enjoyed.

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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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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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Screen size matters to Apple fans in line for iPhone 6

Apple fans were out early in full force in Boston and New York Friday morning to buy the larger screen iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.

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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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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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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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What Apple knows about smartwatches that Google doesn't

Instead of just being a peripheral device for your smartphone, the Apple Watch also functions as a peripheral to you, says columnist Mike Elgan.

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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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.

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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.

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