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Browser comparison: How the five leaders stack up in speed, ease of use and more

Do you like your browser fast, easy on system resources, or simple to use? We tested Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, Opera, and Safari, and found surprising differences on these measures.

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iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus review: Bigger is in fact better (in the right hands)

Sure, there are lots of little improvements in Apple's new smartphones. But the biggest change is that, well, they're bigger—and that will be a big win for many.

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This is Tim: Cook talks to Charlie Rose about Apple Watch, Samsung, and the future

Apple CEO Tim Cook doesn't speak publicly often outside of events and the company's quarterly earnings calls, so it was a special treat to watch his interview with Charlie Rose this weekend. Here's edited transcript highlights from his first hour.

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Don’t pull the trigger on upgrading to iCloud Drive just yet

iOS 8 will offer you the option to upgrade to iCloud Drive. Wait.

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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

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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.

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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.