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knockoffs

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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

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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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Knockoffs of Apple's Lightning connector may be on their way

Unauthorized accessory makers have figured out how to make connectors that work with Apple's new standard by cracking Lightning authentication chips, MacRumors reports. (Can lawsuits be far behind?)

By October 9, 2012

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The search for an awesome Flappy Bird replacement

Now that Flappy Bird has been pulled from the app stores, I've put together a collection of knockoffs that get some things right, but mostly miss the mark.

By February 11, 2014

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Tablet knockoffs running rampant, brand firm says

A new study says knockoff tablets have become a big target online, with brand protection company MarkMonitor finding some 23,000 listings for fake or gray-market tablets in a single day.

By November 1, 2011