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Contract or no contract for iPhone 6? Which is better?

Apple fans are eager to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. But what's the best way to buy one of these new devices? CNET's Marguerite Reardon answers in this Ask Maggie column.

When it comes to wearables, Intel takes anti-Apple approach

Intel is confident wearables are the next frontier. But the chipmaker's approach to developing the gadgets is the polar opposite of that taken by the industry's biggest contenders.

Why doesn't Amazon sell iPhones?

Amazon sells virtually everything, but it has never offered the newest iPhones on its site, a testament to the complicated relationship it has with Apple.

T-Mobile CEO on Sprint: 'Put a fork in it. They're done'
There's no 'i' in Apple's Team Cook
Google's Web-video ambitions bump into hard reality
Hi, Apple Pay. Bye, credit cards? All bets off

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People have put 100 million images into catalogs for the mobile version of Adobe's photo-editing software. It only works on iOS devices now, but Android support should arrive this year.

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iPhone 6 scalpers have taken to eBay to auction off their preordered Apple smartphones to those who weren't so quick on the draw.

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Samsung's US wing was troubled this week when its Korean office released somewhat stark ads mocking Apple. Tomorrow, it launches its own attack. It's a little more subtle. A little.

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Reasons not to buy an Apple Watch

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Why doesn't Amazon sell iPhones?

Amazon sells virtually everything, but it has never offered the newest iPhones on its site, a testament to the complicated relationship it has with Apple.

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The market for used iPhones has always been hot compared with other mobile devices, but it's gotten even more active since the new iPhone 6 was introduced this week.

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Apple fans are eager to get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus. But what's the best way to buy one of these new devices? CNET's Marguerite Reardon answers in this Ask Maggie column.

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In a two-part interview, Apple's CEO expounds on the company's past, present and what lies ahead.

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Science and art team up to create cancer cell and bacteria portraits, Ep. 174

This week on Crave we check out a light-​based Rube Goldberg machine complete with melting ice, Godzilla gets the 8-bit treatment we have come to love,​ and the hit song "​99 Red Balloons"​ is performed using red balloons. And also art made with cancer cells and bacteria...yummy! It's time for Crave!

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2015 Chrysler 200C: A dud no longer (CNET On Cars, Episode 50)

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