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iPhone 6 and 6 Plus drop and drown tests results are in

The new iPhones are out in the wild, but not everyone is taking the best care of the coveted new devices. Check out the latest torture test results.

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Don't panic: Those iPhone 6 carrier trade-in deals are still available

iPhone fans, you can still take advantage of carriers' hot deals, but see the new devices in person to ensure you're getting the right one, says CNET's Marguerite Reardon in this edition of Ask Maggie.

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How Android Wear could come to the iPhone

Commentary: The Apple Watch may be the device that Apple plans as an accessory for its phone users. But companies selling Android Wear would still want iPhone customers, and some iPhone owners might want Android Wear.

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30 tips every new iOS 8 user should know

Though it looks just like iOS 7, iOS 8 is packed with more features than any other update. Get to know the best, most useful features right here.

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Compact, comfy Samsung Galaxy Avant (pictures)

The small, 4.5-inch phone is easy to maneuver in one hand and has a softly textured backing that's good for grip.

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Compact, budget Samsung Galaxy Avant rocks Android 4.4

This wallet-friendly Android phone fits nicely in the hand, but has a few drawbacks you'll want to know about before you buy.

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Scan your credit card instead of keying in number for purchases in iOS 8

With Safari and at least the Zappos app, you can scan your credit card to enter your payment information for a purchase, saving you from having to key in your digits manually.

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Measuring Apple Pay's success: Give it years, not months

Apple Pay could realistically be a huge business, but adoption will depend on sales of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, consumer willingness to change and retailer IT infrastructure.

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Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

You know it's a good lineup when the TV with the "Best. Picture. Ever." isn't even near the top of the list. CNET's editors have full reviews of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus -- and yes; they're outstanding -- some WeMo LEDs made our smart-home reviewers happy, and more.

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iPhone 6 Plus vs. Samsung Galaxy Note 3: SwiftKey shootout

Living with the iPhone 6 Plus, part 2: In our post-review check-in, Tim takes a deeper look at living with SwiftKey on the iPhone 6 Plus versus his current go-to phablet phone, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.

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Your handy Amazon Kindle Fire cheatsheet

There are several different Kindle Fire tablets now available. We help make sense of them all here.

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How to hide (but not delete) a photo in iOS 8

Learn how to hide and unhide photos, plus where hidden photos are in the Photos app on iOS 8.

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