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knockoff

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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

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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

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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

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'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

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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

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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

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Apple triples down on security by 'hiring' Stephen Colbert

In an amusing attempt to show just how seriously it takes security, Apple reveals comedian Stephen Colbert to be its new security czar. Was it just slightly tone deaf?

By October 16, 2014

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Cop cracks woman's iPad passcode to rescue her after crash

After a driver's OnStar alert system reportedly gives inaccurate locations for a crash, the local police department's tech geek thinks fast, breaks into the driver's iPad at her home and finds her via an Apple app.

By October 15, 2014

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Google's latest ads depict Apple users as conformists

In three news ads for Android, teasingly released this week, Google has one simple message: Apple users are all the same, while Android users are just cool individuals who like to hang together.

By October 15, 2014

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Why I'm done buying cheap Lightning cables

A high failure rate forces me to re-examine the "value" of cheapie cables, at least for iPhones.

By September 10, 2014