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What Apple needs to do now that Google’s made an iPhone

Google's Pixel phones are not unlike the iPhone, so Apple has to stand out in the mobile services department.

Google made an iPhone, so now what?

Google’s new Pixels phones look and cost the same as the iPhone. Now that Google is in Apple territory, what can the original iPhone-maker do to stand out?

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Supreme Court wrestles with size of damages for Apple design patents

The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court, hearing arguments in a long-running Apple and Samsung patent dispute on Tuesday, seemed to question a 19th-century law that allows huge infringement damages in design patent cases.

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Supreme Court will hear dispute over Samsung vs. Apple damages on Tuesday

The U.S. Supreme Court is to hear arguments Tuesday in a closely-watched dispute between Samsung Electronics and Apple on the procedure for calculation of damages for the infringement of design patents.

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Court reinstates $120 million patent award for Apple in Samsung case

A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a US $119.6 million award for Apple in a long-running smartphone design patent dispute with rival Samsung.

Mingis on Tech: Google rolls out the hardware

With the Google Pixel smartphone, Google Home and Google Wifi, it looks as though someone's trying to build a well-rounded tech ecosystem. Executive News Editor Ken Mingis and Multimedia Editor Keith Shaw explain.

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Why Google can't truly compete against Apple without retail stores

Google's new hardware is promising, but it needs outstanding customer support to make it worth the higher prices.

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Best Deals of the Week, September 26th - September 30th - Deal Alert

Check out this roundup of the best deals on gadgets, gear and other cool stuff we have found this week, the week of September 26th. All items are highly rated, and dramatically discounted!

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Should I drill a hole into my iPhone 7 to give it a headphone jack?

A new joke tutorial on YouTube has gone viral—making some people believe the impossible.

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Why the iPhone 7 Plus proves Apple is gearing up for augmented reality

The dual-camera technology can be used for a lot more than creating a cool bokeh effect.

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Why Apple didn't ditch the headphone jack just to help sell wireless Beats

Beats may be the largest maker of wireless headphones in the world, but Apple still has a retail strategy to consider.

Did Apple make the iPhone 7 just to sell more Beats headphones?

Apple’s jack-less iPhone 7 may help boost sales of Beats, the world's biggest wireless headphone company. But is that the only strategy?

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iPhone 7 review: Its speed and camera are crazy-good, but it still drives me crazy

The A10 Fusion chip screams. The camera takes great photos with no effort. But the iPhone 7's missing headphone jack has made my life a little harder, and that's too bad.

iPhone 7 Review: Big steps forward, but little steps back

Apple improved almost everything about the iPhone 7, from the processor to the camera. Then they took away the headphone jack. Do the iPhone 7’s drawbacks ruin the experience?

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iPhone 7 glitches: What to do if your new iPhone 7 or 7 Plus is acting up

New iPhone 7 owners have reported several technical and software bugs. Here's what to do if you've experienced them.

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17% off Sensi Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Alexa Compatible - Deal Alert

Sensi thermostat makes it easy to remotely control and schedule the comfort of your home using your phone, tablet or PC. Currently discounted 17% on Amazon.

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iPhone 7 Plus may be outselling its smaller sibling

Preliminary data from U.S. sales of Apple's newest iPhones suggested that the larger 7 Plus was outselling the smaller 7, which would be a first, a market research firm said.

Rapid review: Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod

Hands on with the Hasselblad True Zoom camera Mod for Motorola's Z Droid smartphones.

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56% off Poweradd Pilot X7 20,000mAh Power Bank for Smartphones and Tablets - Deal Alert

Charge your mobile devices quickly and several times over without needing to recharge this power bank from Poweradd, currently discounted 56% off its typical list price on Amazon.

Mingis on Tech (Apple edition): To iPhone 7 or not?

The iPhone 7 represents an evolutionary upgrade from its immediate predecessor, but does it evolve enough to tempt our Apple-centric executive news editor into buying a new phone?

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Where, when, and how to preorder your iPhone 7 and 7 Plus

Preorders for Apple's shiny new iPhone start on Friday, September 9—right at midnight. T-Mobile even has a trade-in offer to get iPhone 7 for free.