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Apple making big leaps with new iPhones, iOS

When it comes to adding new features to its mobile devices and handheld operating system, Apple usually sticks with incremental progress. But with its new iPhones and the latest version of its operating system, Apple Read More →

The Apple effect: on Sprint, PayPal, watchmakers

We've rounded up some news about how Apple's product launches and announcements this week are affecting/may affect other companies: • Sprint shares are up more than 6 percent today, and more than 20 percent since it announced this week an "iPhone Read More →

New iPhones set off flurry of pre-orders

The new iPhones are selling like hotcakes. Shortly after Apple’s latest phones went up for pre-order on Friday, the major carriers appeared to have drained their supplies. At a star-studded event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino Read More →

Apps run roughshod over user privacy, study says

You've been there: There's an app you want on your smartphone or tablet but first you get a prompt asking for access to your location data or the device ID. What do you do? Worry about your privacy rights and say Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your tech news links right here. Who's U2? Free album on iTunes irk some. Walmart, Best Buy won't be accepting Apple Pay. Netflix looks to Europe for growth, but it won't be easy. LinkedIn says China Read More →

Facebook wants more ad feedback from you

Don’t like the ads you see on Facebook? Now you can tell Facebook exactly why. The social network, which says it shows millions of ads every day, from more than 1.5 million advertisers, has long offered users the option to block Read More →

Quoted: Jack Ma on Alibaba conquering the world

"In the past decade, we measured ourselves by how much we changed China. In the future, we will be judged by how much progress we bring to the world." — Jack Ma, Alibaba CEO, in a letter to investors Read More →

Off topic: Chart-topping songs, restaurant reservations, fingerprint words, picking fruit

No. 67 makes me laugh: Charts of chart-topping songs. (Also, remember charts of famous movie quotes?) Ticketing, shaming: what restaurants do to try to ensure people show up for their reservations. What word(s) do Read More →

Has Android’s wearable platform already trounced Apple’s?

Few were surprised by Apple’s belated entry into the smartwatch market – the company is famous for its reluctance to release a product until it’s just right. But this time, it may have cost Apple precious time in the race Read More →

Net neutrality: Protest’s effect, Google’s support

A day after the Internet Slowdown protest calling for net neutrality — the principle that all online traffic should be treated equally — here's what we know. The protest, which used "loading" symbols to signify sl0w-loading websites, encouraged enough people to Read More →
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