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Column: The iPhone in China, and Apple's American opportunity

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For the nation’s most popular smartphone, the iPhone 5S is a surprisingly elusive creature. Supply problems dogged the handset when it was first released, and by early November -- two months after launch -- wait times still exceeded two weeks. Like Sasquatch, the 5S was often seen but rarely caught, and only in the last month has it been reliably spotted at Apple stores around the country.

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City looking at way to curb rising number of Apple product thefts

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As thefts of Apple products rise in New York, the NYPD and the City Council are thinking differently to curb the surge.

During a hearing of the council's Consumer Affairs Committee Monday, the NYPD said there were 16,000 thefts of Apple products last year, accounting for 14% of all crimes in the city in 2012.

To curb the trend, the council is mulling a bill that would mandate that all...

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Column: Where's Apple going with the next iPhone?

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Has it really only been six years since Apple unveiled the original iPhone?

Since 2007, the world has been blindsided by a wealth of revolutions and innovations in tech, especially in the mobile field, rendering the pre-iPhone world as antiquated as a sparkly animated gif on a MySpace profile.

And yet, compare the original, Mark I iPhone with the iPhone 5S from this year, and the similarities...

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Column: Apple users can now 'knock' on iPhone to unlock Mac

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If you are an Apple devotee with both a Mac and an iPhone, there is a cool new way to use both in tandem. Knock, a new app, allows you to unlock your Mac with just two taps on your iPhone.

It’s pretty simple, but it seems just magical in the promo video. And it isn’t just a parlor trick. Compared to the tired old process of typing passwords, it’s actually more secure. Knock uses Bluetooth...

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