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Why Apple's awkward approach to enterprise is paying off

Apple inspires a level of excitement among IT pros today that every enterprise vendor should covet, thanks at least in part to progress in its deal with IBM. However, Apple remains plagued by a number of key shortcomings that keep it...

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Smartphone camera shootout: Galaxy S7 vs. iPhone 6S

Let the games begin: We tested the Samsung Galaxy S7 against Apple's iPhone 6S to see which flagship device is the best overall smartphone camera.

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A brief history of the humble airport cell phone lot

In addition to heightened security, the horrific Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks resulted in at least one more enhancement to the modern air travel experience: the cell phone lot.

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India has shot down Apple's plan to sell refurbished iPhones

India reportedly has rejected Apple’s plan to sell refurbished iPhones in the country, a blow to the company’s hopes for growth there.

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21% off LG Nexus 5X Unlocked Smartphone 32GB - Deal Alert

This unlocked, multi-mode phone will work on all US carriers including AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint, as well as most international carriers. It's currently available for $80 off its list price of $429.99.

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3 features that would make the iPhone 7 truly innovative

The iPhone 7 doesn't have to be mind-blowing to get us excited for an upgrade.

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China’s booming middle class augurs well for Apple, says Tim Cook

Apple CEO Tim Cook still sees great potential in the Chinese market despite a drop in its revenue from the country in the first quarter.

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Why your iPhone-unlocking fingerprint is susceptible to FBI search warrants

A judge is forcing a woman to unlock an iPhone with her fingerprints, but does this violate the Constitution?

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The death of Intel's Atom casts a dark shadow over the rumored Surface Phone

Windows phone fans have dreamed of a Surface phone that can natively run existing Win32 apps. But with Intel's decision to discontinue its Atom processors for smartphones, that dream is probably dead.

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As tablet sales take a dive, analysts expect smartphone vendors to launch convertibles

A new report from IDC tracks the tablet's ongoing decline, while detachable tablets like Microsoft's Surface rise in popularity. Now smartphone vendors are getting into the act, applying their mobile acumen to compete with PC vendors....

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What Apple's first down quarter in 13 years really means

All eyes are on Apple after the company suffered its first period of revenue decline since 2003. The next iPhone release will be a defining moment for the company, according to analysts.

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Smartphone shipments dip as iPhone ‘fatigue’ sets in and China reaches saturation

The global smartphone market saw its first year-on-year decline in the first quarter, with both Samsung Electronics and Apple shipping fewer phones, according to a research firm.

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iPhone sales drop in Q1 reflect a market that remains flat

Apple iPhone sales declined 16% in the first quarter, but it's important to remember that the overall smartphone market has also flatlined.

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Apple stumbles in the world's biggest smartphone market

Last year, Apple was on a gravy train in China. Sales of the iPhone were booming, and the country looked poised to overtake the U.S. in terms of its contribution to Apple’s business. Suddenly, things don't look so rosy.

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FBI won't share its iPhone hack with Apple because it's unfamiliar with the code

The FBI claims it doesn't actually know how its iPhone-hacking tool works, so it can't share the method with Apple.

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T-Mobile cashes in big time at AT&T's expense

T-Mobile, the self-styled 'Uncarrier,' definitely isn't unprofitable, and it delivered solid first quarter 2016 results at the expense of rival AT&T.

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Financial analysts forecast first-ever year-over-year decline in iPhone sales

Apple will announce downbeat results from the first quarter of 2016 later today, according to nearly three dozen financial analysts.

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Microsoft launches two-for-one Lumia phone deal to slash excess inventory

Microsoft will toss in a free Lumia 950 when customers buy a $649 unlocked top-tier Lumia 950 XL.

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