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Not breaking news: Smartphone subsidies are just a fact of modern life

The New York Times has made a startling discovery. From 2009.

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Get to know iOS 8: Five convenient new tricks in Safari

Apple's home-baked browser gets some nice little touches to let you search smarter and speed up entering passwords, form fields, and credit card numbers.

Exactly backwards: Apple's security statement is more a PR coup than a nightmare

Apple says it will protect its customers information. Naturally, huge fail.

Just your typical launch: Apple sells lots of devices, pundits see doom

Did Apple have problems this week? Sure. Were they unusual? Not so much.

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Apple quickly issues iOS 8.0.2 update

A day after pulling the flawed iOS 8.0.1, Apple issues the 8.0.2 update that reinstates the earlier update's fixes and improvements.

Unfair comparisons: stacking the iPhone against every Android phone feature

How do you make the iPhone pale in comparison? Pretend that you can get a mythical Android phone that has every possible feature.

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Makin' copies: How to preserve automatically deleted iOS installers

In the bad old days, Apple allowed iOS installer files to pile up. That's no longer the case but some people still want them. Chris Breen provides a way to automatically create them.

Standard reactions

Apple announced some stuff. Let's go to the pundit playbook.

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Get started with the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus

Just picked up an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus? Let us help you set it up, transfer data from your old phone, and get you playing with all its new features.