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A look at Apple's rise in the enterprise with IBM's help

Apple inspires a level of excitement among IT pros today that every enterprise vendor should covet, thanks at least in part to progress in its deal with IBM. However, Apple remains plagued by a number of key shortcomings that keep it...

iPhone the most influential gadget of all time

The iPhone, deservedly so, was named the most influential gadget of all time by TIME Magazine.

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India has shot down Apple's plan to sell refurbished iPhones

India reportedly has rejected Apple’s plan to sell refurbished iPhones in the country, a blow to the company’s hopes for growth there.

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.

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Why your iPhone-unlocking fingerprint is susceptible to FBI search warrants

A judge is forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone with her fingerprints, but does this violate the Constitution?

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Intel's Atom architecture to live on despite smartphone chip cancellations

Intel's Atom processor architecture will live on despite the recent cancellation of next-generation smartphone chips.

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3 features that would make the iPhone 7 truly innovative

The iPhone 7 doesn't have to be mind-blowing to get us excited for an upgrade.

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China’s booming middle class augurs well for Apple, says Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook still sees great potential in the Chinese market despite a drop in its revenue from the country in the first quarter.

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Microsoft Surface Phone is expected in 2017

The relaunch of Microsoft’s smartphone business is said to be built around Redstone 2.

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iPhone 7 may immediately be followed by the iPhone 8

Apple's iPhone 7 may not have an iPhone 7s successor.

Intel ready to exit smartphone and tablet markets

Intel could be on the verge of exiting the market for smartphones and standalone tablets, wasting billions it spent trying to expand in those markets.

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As iPhone sales slump, Apple again talks up Services revenue

For the second quarter in a row, Apple execs talked up the growth of the company's Services category -- an attempt to highlight the earnings potential of devices now in customers' hands.

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As tablet sales take a dive, analysts expect smartphone vendors to launch convertibles

A new report from IDC tracks the tablet's ongoing decline, while detachable tablets like Microsoft's Surface rise in popularity. Now smartphone vendors are getting into the act, applying their mobile acumen to compete with PC vendors....

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Smartphone shipments dip as iPhone ‘fatigue’ sets in and China reaches saturation

The global smartphone market saw its first year-on-year decline in the first quarter, with both Samsung Electronics and Apple shipping fewer phones, according to a research firm.

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FBI isn't code savvy enough to explain iPhone hack to Apple

The FBI claims it doesn't actually know how its iPhone-hacking tool works, so it can't share the method with Apple.

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Why Tim Cook is still optimistic after Apple's growth stalled

Apple made $10 billion last quarter, but the rapid growth of 2015 has slowed, and Q2 2016 saw the first decline in year-over-year revenue in 13 years.

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Apple stumbles in the world's biggest smartphone market

Last year, Apple was on a gravy train in China. Sales of the iPhone were booming, and the country looked poised to overtake the U.S. in terms of its contribution to Apple’s business. Suddenly, things don't look so rosy.

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Apple's quarterly revenue drops for the first time since 2003

Apple last quarter made billions, but overall product sales and profits came in below expectations.

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