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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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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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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.

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How hospitals will use HealthKit to monitor your vitals

New details emerge on Stanford and Duke’s upcoming trials with Apple’s HealthKit.

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Microsoft buys Minecraft maker Mojang for $2.5 billion

The rumors turned out to be true. Minecraft is about to become a Microsoft property.

on pcworld.com

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Apple iPhone 6 and 6 Plus pre-orders top 4 million in 24 hours

Unsurprisingly, Apple sold a lot of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus devices last Friday. And it's going to sell a lot more at 8 a.m. on September 19 at Apple Stores.

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Want lithium-ion batteries to last? Slow charging may not be the answer

For the first time, scientists have examined how a battery operates on the particle level

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