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Trade-in volume signals 'tremendous' sales for iPhone 6

Early sales of Apple's iPhone 6 will likely be 'tremendous,' buyback vendors said today, basing their predictions on recent activity by consumers locking in prices for their old smartphones.
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Carmakers put Apple's CarPlay in the slow lane

Some car manufacturers are delaying their rollout of CarPlay, the software platform from Apple that synchronizes an iPhone to a vehicle's infotainment system.

What matters in the fall smartphone lineup: brand, display size, battery life, LTE

Given that at least five top-flight smartphones will be launched in September, would-be buyers will have plenty of choices.

iPhone 5C's China bust raises questions about Apple's pricing for '14 models

Apple's iPhone 5C, the lower-priced model introduced last year -- by many accounts to boost sales in countries like China -- has done poorly in the People's Republic.

Microsoft whacks Apple with new Surface Pro 3 ads

Microsoft is taking on Apple's MacBook Air with a trio of new ads, doubling down on its contention that the Surface Pro 3 is a better laptop than the real laptop.

Circle the date: Apple's iPhone 6 event slated for Sept. 9

It looks like Apple will hold its annual iPhone event on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Android grabs record 85% smartphone share

Google's dominance of the smartphone market has reached new heights, with its Android operating system now accounting for a record 84.6 percent share of global smartphone shipments, according to research by Strategy Analytics.

Samsung, Apple still dominate smartphones, but their shares slip

Samsung and Apple, in the second quarter, sunk to their lowest shares of the global smartphone market in recent years as Chinese smartphone vendors came on strong, market research firm IDC said.

Apple will 'set the world on fire' with iPhone 6 sales

Look for Apple to "set the world on fire" later this year with huge sales of the next iPhone.

Apple is losing its grip as the top tablet company

Apple's grip on the tablet is loosening, with the iPad losing ground during the second quarter this year to Android and Windows tablets.

iOS In Depth

Rise of the Planet of the Lockscreens

The humble lockscreen is about to become the most important interface on your smartphone, says columnist Mike Elgan.

Timeline: How Apple's iOS gained enterprise cred

In the seven years since the first iPhone arrived, iOS has morphed from a consumer-centric OS into one with a wealth of enterprise-worthy features.

Apple and IBM: A winning combo for IT

One thing is clear about the Apple-IBM partnership: It will change the dynamic of the enterprise mobility market in significant ways.

Google shows Apple how to buy a music service

Google's purchase of music streaming service Songza will be a boost for the Google brand as well as its search, Play, Glass and other services. Maybe Apple could learn a thing or two from the deal.

Apple's iBeacon gets fun

Apple's iBeacon location technology used to be ignored or used on boring retail applications. Now it's showing up in consumer apps and being deployed in increasingly fun places.

Apple's Continuity tack brings ubiquitous computing to Yosemite and iOS 8

At this year's WWDC, Apple showcased a variety of new technologies under the Continuity umbrella that take device communication to a more sophisticated level. Users are the winners, says columnist Michael deAgonia.

At WWDC, continuity across devices is the theme

Apple's "Continuity" initiative is all about using the right device for the right task at the right moment and shifting between those devices seamlessly. Columnist Ryan Faas explains.

WWDC preview: For Apple, it's all about platforms now

Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference is the company's one big chance to talk up hardware, operating systems and services -- and explain where Apple is headed. Ryan Faas explains what to look for on Monday.

WWDC 2014

Continuing coverage of Apple's WWDC 2014

'Oleg Pliss' hack makes for a perfect teachable IT moment

Earlier this week, some iOS device owners woke up to discover that "Oleg Pliss" had hacked their iPhones and iPads and locked them up. The hack could have been worse, says Ryan Fass, which is why it's a good lesson in security that IT staffers should use.