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IPhone 6S launch in Palo Alto

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iPhone 6s now available in 40 more countries

The second phase of Apple's iPhone 6s launch has begun

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Quick iPhone 6S case review: Ballistic Tungsten Tough

I risked carrying around my new iPhone 6S for a week before finally stopping by Best Buy to pick up a case: the Ballistic Tungsten Tough model.

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Microsoft's Lumia 950 XL looks deceivingly like a flagship Android phone

Microsoft's recently announced Lumia 950 XL Windows Phone benefits from Android's reference designs in its aim to replicate the success it had with its Surface tablet in the smartphone market.

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Can Microsoft's new phones save its mobile ambitions?

Microsoft wants its new phones to drive interest in Windows 10 Mobile. Will that work?


Lumia 950: What you need to know

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL can connect to a full size monitor and keyboard to run like a desktop.

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First Look: Microsoft’s big new device announcements

Microsoft makes a splash with a host of brand new gadgets.


Microsoft's flagship Lumia 950 and 950XL will lead Windows 10 Mobile with premium specs

The first Windows 10 flagship phones have high-quality cameras, liquid-cooled processors, and Continuum support.

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Apple's new strategy for fighting off Android, retaining customers

With the release of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus, Apple's new one-year upgrade plan serves as an "iPhone as a Service" plan that could help keep its customers from defecting to Android.

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Sharp's Robohon is both a cute robot and a smartphone

From the country that brought you pretty much every crazy robot you've ever seen, Sharp on Tuesday showed off a prototype robot that doubles as a smartphone -- or is that a smartphone in the form of a robot? It's not entirely clear,...

Microsoft to live-stream Tuesday's Surface Pro 4, Lumia event

Microsoft on Tuesday will live-stream the New York City event where it's expected to unveil a new Surface Pro 2-in-1 and a pair of flagship smartphones.

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Black Friday 2015: Not too early to plot your tech buys

Work up your gift list, bookmark your favorite shopping sites and if you're really hardcore, get your tent ready. Black Friday 2015 will be here before you know it and bargains on everything from the new iPhone 6S and 6S Plus to the...

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Apple iOS 9 Wi-Fi Assist: Threat, Menace or Neither?

The web has practically been clogged this week with posts providing tips about Apple's new iOS 9 mobile operating system: Good thing Apple added Wi-Fi Assist to make sure you're on the best connection possible to read all that stuff....


Hands-on: LG V10

LG’s new phablet smartphone offers a few new creativity-focused features.

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Windows slips to third place on Gartner's latest device forecast

Microsoft's Windows will become a third-place operating system by 2017, research firm Gartner said. By then, Apple's combination of iOS and OS X will have slipped by Windows on the number of devices shipped during the year.

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32 free iOS apps that take advantage of 3D Touch on the iPhone 6s

3D Touch is bringing us a whole new way to interact with our favorite third-party apps. Here's what you can do with it on free apps like Instagram, Dropbox, Shazam, Evernote, Twitter, and WeChat.

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Let's hope the new iPhones are waterproof, for Verizon Wireless's sake

With flooding at a local Verizon Wireless store, let's hope rumors of iPhone 6S and 6S Plus being waterproof are true and that we don't have to wait for iPhone 7


Hands on with the new iPhone 6S Plus

Computerworld's Michael deAgonia tries out the iPhone 6S Plus's new 3D touch, live pictures and touch ID features.

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Apple gives iFixit app the boot

Apple might be spiting itself by giving the iFixit app the boot from its App Store this week.

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