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6 things to love - and hate - about the iPhone 6

Let's just start with this: The iPhone 6 is the best smartphone ever made.<p>But it's not perfect. Like any smartphone, there are some things about the iPhone 6 that will drive you batty.<p>First, here's what you'll love about the iPhone 6.<p><b>1) The rounded edges.</b> The iPhone 6 feels really, really good in …

The guide to password security (and why you should care)

Passwords -- especially those not supported by two-step verification -- are your last lines of defense against prying eyes. This guide will help you understand how those passwords are exposed, and what you can do to keep them locked down.<p>How are passwords exposed?<p>Before we dive into the how-tos of …

Information Systems

Worst day for stocks in nearly two months; Apple hit

U.S. stocks declined on Thursday, with the benchmark indexes recording their worst session since July 31, as Apple tumbled on glitches tied to its …

Small stocks sink -- bad sign for economy?

Bigger is better in the stock market this year.<p>The Russell 2000, an index of smaller stocks, is down 4% this year and is trailing the other major market indexes.<p>It's a surprising turnaround, considering that the Russell 2000 was one the best performers last year, gaining more than 37% and coming in …

Stanford breakthrough might triple battery life

Annoyed by how often your cellphone needs recharging? Stanford researchers say they've made a major step toward the "holy grail" of energy storage — a pure lithium battery.<p>A team that includes former Energy secretary Steven Chu says it's building a lithium anode battery that might give electric …

Why gold just posted its biggest drop this year

(The following is a complimentary article from MarketWatch’s premium newsletters. For information on Mark Hulbert’s insightful commentary, including …

Stock Markets

IBM is Apple's simplest solution to selling more iPads

"There's no overlap, there's no competition, they're totally complementary."<p>Apple and IBM are now partners. Having once defined the opposing sides of the personal computer coin, the two American giants are now uniting in a wide-ranging partnership to transform the business world. Playing to their …

For size, for sports, and for ego - why Murdoch wants Time Warner

Turner Sports and Fox Sports One. The Warner Bros. studio and the 20th Century Fox studio. The TBS and FX cable channels.<p>The combinations are tantalizing for a media mogul like Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of 21st Century Fox, whose audacious $80 billion bid for Time Warner was made public on …

GoPro rocks Wall Street, shares surge on first day

Shares of GoPro surged more than 30% in their first day of trading Thursday, as investors snapped up shares of the maker portable video cameras.<p>The stock was up $7.33, or 30.5%, to $31.33 as investors in the initial public offering bet that the stock still has upside despite initial shares being …