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Flipboard 3.0 is both more and less personal than before

The popular reading app for phones and tablets adds thousands of topics--including some oddly specific ones--and a “Daily Edition” for everyone.

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Apple downplays disruptive potential of Apple SIM, while carriers rush to protect turf

Everyone wants to know whether the carrier-agnostic SIM built into new iPads will ever reach iPhones. Users would love it, but carriers would hate it, and Apple's not pushing the issue.

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The golden age of cord-cutting is upon us. Don't let scare tactics tell you otherwise

Despite what cable apologists may tell you, a la carte pricing is poised to change everything.

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The fate of iPhone's sapphire screen looks dubious, per DisplayMate report

The sapphire display that didn't show up on iPhones may have been problematic anyway, but it's still slated to be an Apple Watch feature.

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4 key takeaways (and 1 non-news tidbit) from Apple CEO Tim Cook's WSJD talk

Apple's boss was his usual coy self at an industry conference, but still revealed a few hints of the future.

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Fitbit gets fancier with Charge activity trackers, fitness-focused Surge 'super watch'

The fitness tracking heavyweight resists the race to the bottom with three new devices, including one with smartwatch features.

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iFixit teardown of iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 reveals mystery NFC chip

Cracking open Apple's latest tablets reveals a secret.

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Apple unveils 27-inch iMac with 5K Retina, the 'world's highest resolution display'

Apple gives its 27-inch iMac all-in-one the Retina treatment, but the non-Retina models are sticking around.

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Fitbit Charge reportedly adds new features and addresses that nasty skin rash problem

Leaked fitness band details show a larger display and optional heart rate monitor

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HBO shoots back at Netflix with plans for standalone streaming video service

HBO's new standalone streaming video service will launch in 2015, but details are scarce.

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Apple Pay launch tipped for October 18

Rumors reveal fresh details on Apple's mobile payment service

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81 million people listened to U2's iTunes giveaway

Maybe the iTunes freebie wasn't a disaster after all! Apple says 'Songs of Innocence' was fully-downloaded 26 million times.

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Apple is now 5th largest PC maker in the world

IDC says Apple surpassed Asus to crack into the top 5 global PC makers--though numbers from rival firm Gartner disagree.

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Fitbit says no to Apple's HealthKit for now

One of the most popular health tracking platforms has no plans to integrate with iOS 8.

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Tzukuri's smart sunglasses send alerts when you've left them behind

The solar-powered beacon pings paired iPhones over Bluetooth LE, and the Kickstarter-funded project plans to launch an API to add more functions.