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Hands-on: Pebble gets a boost with lower price and new firmware

App shortcuts and better fitness tracking make Pebble a solid smartwatch on the cheap

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Apple Watch leans on the iPhone for app management and heavy lifting

A hands-on report reveals a few new details on Apple's first smartwatch

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Hands-on with Pebble Firmware 2.5; iOS 8 users get better notifications

A small tweak to notifications makes the Pebble smartwatch much more useful. And there's new compass support too.

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iOS 8 adoption nears 50 percent after just 6 days

Third-party firms see slower adoption than iOS 7

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Amazon, Apple updates let families share apps and media across devices

Families can share their apps, books and more across devices, as long as everyone can agree on an operating system.

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Apple offers iPhone migration guide for Android converts

With oversized iPhones in hand, Apple helps Android users make the switch

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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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Recent iCloud subscribers receiving partial refunds after price cuts

As prices drop, Apple is covering the cost difference from now until the next subscription period.

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Apple Watch tidbits: One-day battery life, but a smart anti-theft trick

A couple more details on Apple's first smartwatch are falling into place.

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Apple Watch vs. Android Wear: A reality check

The first Apple smartwatch doesn't bury Google's efforts, but it shows the way forward

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Look but don't touch: Apple wearable won't ship until 2015, report says

A September announcement seems likely, but a 2014 launch doesn't

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Pixlr's free photo editor goes native on Windows and OS X

Native Windows and Mac versions arrive, but the full-featured editor is still online-only

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Report: Apple wearable on track for September debut

Fitness and home controls could play a big role in Apple's latest gadget

Google may offer accounts for kids, controls for parents

Children's accounts could go legit if Google can satisfy privacy requirements

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Activision's Skylanders bridges the gap between tablets and game consoles

The next installment of Activision's $2 billion gaming franchise will launch on tablets with a bundled controller.

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