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iOS 8 update fail and Bendgate: Heads may roll at Apple

The introduction of the new iPhone, Apple Pay and the Apple Watch should be the moment Cupertino turned years of criticism around.

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iPhone 6 deep-dive review: A major new step in design and performance

Apple's latest smartphone, the iPhone 6, marks a major new step in design and performance, although there have been some major problems with its new OS 8 along the way.

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ICYMI: Apple now offers a free iPhone

Apple's free iPhone 5C seems on course to steal a huge chunk out of the low end smartphone market -- but analysts and media seem blind to the significance of that.

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Tim Cook's Apple rises to 'Bendgate' challenge

This has been a fascinating chapter that underlines just how well Tim Cook's Apple deals with adversity.


iPhone owners rip Apple over botched iOS update

iPhone owners are angry -- really angry -- about yesterday's crippling update for iOS 8.


Welcome to the age of pervasive supercomputing

The emergence of supercomputing in everyday life will require a new kind of literacy that will allow us to appreciate what the technology can — and can’t — do.

8 most common ios 8 questions answered

Apple's most common iOS 8 questions answered

When you write about Apple your chums ask for tech advice each time a software upgrade is released. Here are answers to some of the iOS 8-related questions that have cropped up:

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FBI director worries about encryption on smartphones

TheFBI is concerned about recent moves by Google and Apple to include encryption on smartphones.

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Apple says just nine customers reported bent iPhones

Apple downplayed the Internet furor over supposedly bendable phones, during a week full of PR nightmares for the usually smooth-operating company.

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BlackBerry Passport sells out; CEO foresees profitability in 2015

BlackBerry's new qwerty Passport smartphone quickly sold out just hours after going on sale online, with another 200,000 back orders waiting in line, BlackBerry CEO John Chen said in an earnings call.

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Apple yanks iOS 8 update after crippling iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Apple today released, then quickly yanked, its first update for iOS 8 after customers flooded its support forum with reports that their iPhone 6 and 6 Plus smartphones could no longer connect to a cellular network.

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Living with the Moto G (2014): How good can a budget phone be?

With its second-gen Moto G, Motorola again pushes the limit of what it means to own a low-cost phone.

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Apple quickly replaces bungled iOS 8 update

Apple late Thursday released iOS 8.0.2, a replacement for the botched update that shipped the day before and crippled iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus devices by knocking them off their mobile carriers.

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BlackBerry Passport: Hello, innovation. Goodbye, BYOD?

Square display is not for squares: We have seen the future, and it's square. At least, that's what BlackBerry would have us believe. Early reactions to its new Passport smartphone are... Well, read on to find out. In IT Blogwatch,...

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Apple tells iPhone 6 users in trouble to revert to iOS 8

Apple is telling iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus smartphone users to reinstall iOS 8 after an update Wednesday led to lost cellular service and functionality on the Touch ID fingerprint identity sensor.

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Review: First impressions of the new iPhone 6

Apple's new iPhone 6 hits the mark for technological excellence and stylish design, with a bigger brighter display, upgraded hardware and millions of buyers clamoring to get one.

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BlackBerry goes for qwerty keyboard, again, with Passport smartphone

BlackBerry announced its Passport smartphone today and bet large that there are users who will want a qwerty physical keyboard with a wider, square, 4.5-in. display.

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New iOS 8 APIs trigger higher app crash rate

iOS 8, Apple's newest mobile operating system, has exhibited an app crash rate significantly higher than iOS 7 did last year.

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