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Double header: Twice the Apple doom

The iPhone won't save Apple and neither will the Watch. The only question is, save it from what?


Never not wrong: Saying Apple should ditch its chips

iPhones are great and people love them so Apple clearly needs some advice on how to make iPhones.

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How to turn off iOS 9's Wi-Fi assist to save your data plan

This new setting is meant to help your connectivity, but it could cost you money.

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iPhone 6s and 6s Plus review: The best iPhone ever, by a wide margin

The iPhone 6s sports internal improvements and interface enhancements that set a new benchmark for smartphone excellence.


Bubble thinking: When Apple doesn’t fit your world view

Apple doesn't pass certain litmus tests but that doesn't mean it doesn't have advantages.

A robot walks into an Apple Store...

The line outside Apple's Palo Alto store for the iPhone 6S wasn't entirely human. A tele-presence robot brought a touch of the future.

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Apple disables iOS 9's space-saving 'app slicing' feature due to iCloud bug

The 'app slicing' feature in iOS 9 that would enable developers to target slimmer variants of their apps to specific devices is unavailable because of a bug in iCloud, Apple's cloud service for its devices.

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First Look: iPhone 6s brings major user interface enhancements

Jason Snell has a report on the new Apple iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. You'll change the way you use the iPhone.


Uninformative: Half the analysis, all the rage

Apple options are never good when you throw out the instances in which they are good.


We built this city: Was it on ads or content?

Apple allows ad blockers and destroys the web. Or was it already destroyed?

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AT&T says rogue employees secretly unlocked hundreds of thousands of phones

AT&T said three of its employees secretly installed software on its network so a cellphone unlocking service could surreptitiously funnel hundreds of thousands of requests to its servers to remove software locks on phones.

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How does the iPhone 6s camera stack up against other smartphones?

The iPhone 6s has a new and improved camera: 12 megapixels, 4K video recording and Live Photos. But is that enough to rival Samsung and LG's killer camera phones?

Short Take: Apple’s ‘monster' rollout delivers the goods

Computerworld Executive News Editor Ken Mingis offers his reaction to today’s Apple announcements, which delivered the iPhone 6S, 6S Plus, a revamped Apple TV and the new iPad Pro.

Apple iPhone 3D Touch adds pressure sensitivity

The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus will go on sale September 25.

Sights of IFA 2015

Here's a look at some of our favorite memories from the mammoth European consumer electronics show that saw countless new gadgets.


Saving Private Apple: A solution in search of a problem

New iPhones could save Apple! The only question is from what?

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T-Mobile threatens to impose limited plans on data 'thieves'

T-Mobile USA is going after data thieves, which it says are taking advantage of the company's unlimited high-speed data plan through excessive tethering.

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Apple, Samsung battle to the end over damages payment

It may take some time for Apple to see any damages from its patent infringement dispute against Samsung Electronics.

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Ex-Apple CEO Sculley's new firm preps stylish budget phones for Asia

Obi Worldphone, a company founded by ex-Apple CEO John Sculley has launched a set of low-cost yet stylish smartphones aimed for emerging wireless markets in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.