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Google, PayPal heat up mobile-payments fray

PayPal announces acquisition of mobile-wallet maker, while Google unveils another mobile-payments service, in the growing fight for a piece of the smartphone payments market.

By March 2, 2015

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Alpine iLX-007: a new CarPlay challenger appears

Users interested in adding Apple CarPlay to their car's dashboard have a new choice from Alpine.

By October 27, 2014

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Target joins iPhone 6 fray with trade-in offer

Like the carriers and other retailers, Target will offer the new iPhone for preorder on September 12 -- a week before it officially goes on sale.

By September 10, 2014

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Apple jumps into wearable fray with Apple Watch smartwatch

The new device, with a sapphire-crystal display and pulse-tracking sensors, starts at $349 and will be available early next year.

By September 9, 2014

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How long can Apple's iPhone stay above the smartphone fray?

Apple is expected to post strong iPhone sales in its latest quarter despite stiffer competition, a slowing smartphone market in general, and a new iPhone still months away.

By July 21, 2014

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Sharp enters 4K fray, for realzies this time

Up till now, Sharp had one 4K TV and a bunch of psuedo-4K models known as Quattron Plus. Now the company has announced a pair of new TVs with full-fledged 4K resolution.

By June 25, 2014

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How long can Verizon stay above the wireless pricing fray?

Verizon is hinting that it may respond to the competitive offers in the industry, an indication that it isn't immune to the looming wireless price war.

By January 21, 2014

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Microsoft to preinstall more apps on Android with Dell partnership

Windows apps are arriving on new devices from Dell and other hardware makers. Microsoft is also expanding its partnership with Samsung.

By March 23, 2015

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The last place I want to try on an Apple Watch is in an Apple store

Technically Incorrect: Rumors suggest Apple may redesign its stores to accommodate its new watch. But can the normally noisy, crowded Apple store really be the ideal place to try on a "personal" product?

By March 12, 2015

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Apple's Cook: 'Everyone has a right to privacy and security'

CEO Tim Cook, speaking at President Barack Obama's cybersecurity summit, also says consumers will be able to use Apple Pay at government locations, like national parks, in September.

By February 13, 2015