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Subway to accept NFC payments starting in October

The sandwich chain will roll out contactless payments at 26,000 restaurants

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Verizon bumps up early upgrades for iPhone 6 season

Anyone eligible for a new phone before November 15 can upgrade right now

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Apple locks NFC chip to Apple Pay while PayPal fires shot at security

Third parties won’t have access to the new iPhone models’ NFC capabilities, perhaps due to security reasons.

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Apple Watch's privacy details under scrutiny by Connecticut attorney general

Attorney General George Jepsen is particularly concerned about the protection of health information collected by the new wearable device

For the ultimate home cinema, start with NAS

Great home theater is about more than just the biggest, smartest TV and the most sophisticated sound system.

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When a door closes

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the news of the week including massive iPhone 6 pre-orders, our favorite iOS 8 features, Tim Cook taking charge, and changes at Macworld.

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Handy rebrands to be the name you remember for help around the house

The on-demand cleaning services platform dropped the "book" from its name to take its business to the next level.

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Why Apple changed my mind about smartwatches

Lex Friedman owns two smartwatches already. He doesn't wear either one. Here's why he thinks he'll wear the Apple Watch when it's released.

Staying in touch: great ways to save, manage, and recover your iPhone contacts

Never lose touch with your contacts using these handy apps and services.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Six-y thoughts

Most of the leading makers of iOS accessories aren't quite ready to ship items to go with your new iPhone 6—but some are ready to talk about the items they'll soon be selling to accommodate Apple's latest. Plus, we even have a few accessories ready to be used right now.

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Apple makes it super simple to get rid of its U2 gift to you

OK, OK, so you didn’t want Apple to put free music on your devices. Now you can delete it entirely.

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How hospitals will use HealthKit to monitor your vitals

New details emerge on Stanford and Duke’s upcoming trials with Apple’s HealthKit.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.

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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders top 4 million in 24 hours

Unsurprisingly, Apple sold a lot of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices last Friday. And it's going to sell a lot more at 8 a.m. on September 19 at Apple Stores.

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How to send multiple images from iPhoto for iOS

A reader needs help emailing multiple images from his online photo albums. Chris Breen lends a hand.