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iCloud Drive hits Windows ahead of Mac

The software lets Windows users tap into Apple's new iCloud Drive to save and retrieve documents, photos and other files.

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Apple fan buys iPhone 6, promptly drops it

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Info on Lumia smartphones is moving to new digs as Microsoft continues to assimilate the goodies it got in its big Nokia deal.

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Home Depot breach exposes a whopping 56M credit cards

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Microsoft cuts 2,100 employees worldwide

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Using iOS 8's QuickType keyboard

Apple is introducing a new stock keyboard for iOS users with the release of iOS 8.

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iOS 8 adoption lags behind that of iOS 7

The latest version of Apple's mobile OS isn't yet gaining the traction that its predecessor did last year. Why might that be?

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iPhone 6 launch mania: Bigger phones, bigger lines

The now-annual iPhone launch spectacle seemed different this time around. At Manhattan's marquee Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, a line that stretched several blocks degenerated into a chaotic crowd. But the chaos didn't consist of super fans. Most in line planned to resell it.

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Alibaba's blockbuster IPO: Why you should care about the Chinese giant

CNET breaks down Alibaba's sprawling e-commerce empire and explains why everyone's been talking about the Chinese company's initial public offering.

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Tech Retrospect: iPhones ahoy, new Kindles too

There are some new iPhones on the streets today, and Amazon has announced a flotilla of new devices. That, plus the latest multibillion-dollar acquisition in our overview of the week in tech news.

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Best tablets under $250

CNET's top five Android tablets that can be had for less than $250.

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