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Google Play $25 Credit Amps Android Downloads

Nexus 7 owners who get a nudge to go shopping at Google Play are finding many interesting and budget-priced apps available.

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Apple Patents Hint of iPhone Equipped with NFC

Near Field Communication technology could enable a future iPhone to act as a Universal Remote Control for cameras, game consoles, thermostats, and more.

7 Reasons to Beware Bitcoin

The virtual currency BitCoin is interesting from a technical perspective and problematic from a business viewpoint.

Google's 16GB Nexus 7 Disappears from Play Store

The popular tablet is still flying off the shelves, with many retailers taking back-orders and impatient buyers turning to gray markets.

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iPad Launch in Beijing Quiet, Orderly

Apple's new iPad went on sale in China Friday with a sparse, orderly line at one of Beijing stores, as the company used a reservation system to distribute the tablet.

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System Sales Estimates Disputed

Gartner's research suggests only Apple is increasing its market share in the PC market, but other trend-watchers say all worldwide shipments are down.

Back to School Sales Aren't Only for Students

Deals are already appearing, so it's not too soon to shop around for laptops, tablets, accessories and the seasonal Apple back-to-school special. Here's an overview.

Chinese Reportedly 'Don't Want' New iPad

After a legal dispute delays Apple selling its newest iPad in China, the device may not be as successful as earlier versions.

Samsung-Apple Rivalry Spreads to Retail Stores

All the talk about who's knocking off whom is getting old, and consumers don't want to be caught in the middle of the wrangling between the two consumer electronics makers.

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The Best Time to Buy a Laptop May Be Now: Prices at Record Lows

Price-predicting service Decide.com says right now is one of the best times to buy a new laptop.