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The quest for the rumored knockoff Apple Watch at CES 2015

The Apple Byte checks out the best rugged iPhone case we've seen and the first compatible HomeKit smart plug. But its search for the Apple Watch is the Holy Grail.

By January 8, 2015


iMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China

Text message spam is best ignored, but when a security researcher followed a trail of deception laid out on Apple's iMessage he became the proud owner of cheap designer accessories from China.

By October 24, 2014


ESPN: NFL's highest-paid player describes Surface as an iPad knockoff

Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says, despite Microsoft's NFL sponsorship, that he has no idea who makes the Surface tablets or what they're called, ESPN reports.

By October 14, 2014


Shameless iPhone 6 and iWatch knockoffs on sale soon

China's GooPhone is back with an iPhone 6 clone and companion watch, available at least weeks before the real things are expected from Apple.

By July 22, 2014


iPhone 6S and 6S Plus cases and screen protectors: 5 things you need to know

If you're wondering what the differences are between "old" iPhone 6 cases and new 6S cases, you've come to the right place.

By September 30, 2015


Get a Xiaomi Yi action camera for $68.88 shipped

Before you drop $300-$500 on a GoPro, consider this extremely capable competitor.

By June 18, 2015


Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

By May 22, 2015


'Bubble 2.0' is the hint from a glut of blogs about a glut of tech knockoffs

Or maybe not. Still, back-to-back blog items on tech-product rip-offs does make you wonder a little.

By December 7, 2013


BlackBerry delays BBM for Android and iOS, cites knockoff

The app was supposed to hit iOS and Android this weekend, but BlackBerry is pausing the roll-out after an unofficial version was released.

By September 22, 2013


Apple replacing knock-off chargers after iPhone owner dies

If you're taking your life in your hands by using a third-party charger to power your iPhone, Apple's offering to swap it for a proper one.

By August 6, 2013