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Tim Cook to explore tie-up with China's Alibaba on Apple Pay

Alibaba's Jack Ma also said he was interested in a partnership with Apple

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How CVS and Rite Aid’s wrongheaded war against Apple benefits Walgreens

The drugstore chains are betting on a competing mobile payments app that isn't even here yet.

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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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CVS disables NFC terminals, stops accepting Apple Pay, Google Wallet

Reports indicate that the company is working with other retailers on a separate mobile payment system due next year.

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The Week in iPad Cases: Keyboards, exotic designs, and protection for every season

This week’s roundup of new iPad cases brings an array of options for your tablet, from multi-function wonders to simpler but efficient designs.

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Apple mum as Mac owners tussle with Yosemite over Wi-Fi problems

Complaints continue to pour in from users whose Wi-Fi is malfunctioning after upgrading to the new Mac OS X version

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Apple Pay tops Tim Cook's to-do list in China

Apple CEO wrapped up a four-day trip to China on Friday

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Apple’s slipping iTunes sales prove streaming is the future

The company doesn’t break out music sales, but reports indicate downloads are falling fast.

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Rite Aid stores block Apple Pay, Google Wallet payments

Payments were accepted at Apple Pay's launch on Monday, but appear to have been blocked by the retailer.

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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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The Week in iPhone Cases: Belt, pouch, or bumper?

This week’s roundup of new iPhone cases has something for every occasion, whether you want to go for a run, buy a quick snack at the nearest convenience store, or simply enjoy your handset comfortably seated on your couch.

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5 ways Facebook’s Rooms stands apart from the anonymous app pack

Branch founder Josh Miller joined Facebook to improve conversations. The result is the new iOS app Rooms.

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You Should Play: Crush enemies in the mysterious endless-action game Helix

What's the best way to get rid of bugs? If this endless charmer is any indication, you'll simply spin circles around them.