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Why Kinect for Windows Is Cooler Than Apple's Siri

Microsoft Kinect -- the camera-based motion controller for the Xbox 360 -- is coming to a computer near you next month. How will an accessory that seems more suited to video games fit with the way you use your PC? Much better than you might guess.

Your New iPhone's Defaults Put Your Privacy at Risk

If you care about your privacy at all, you might want to muzzle Siri. The groundbreaking voice-recognition personal assistant on the brand-new Apple iPhone 4S turns out to be quite the chatterbox when you least expect her to be, and doesn't go to sleep when the phone is locked.

Why Apple's Late iPhone Harvest Hurt Its Stock Price

Apple has had a great few weeks of sales with the iPhone 4S, but somehow, it's latest quarterly report sent the stock down nearly 6%. The new CEO blamed the rumor mill for cutting into last quarters iPhone sales, but the real issue may have been more a matter of timing.

7 Key Numbers Investors Need to Know About Apple

Apple finds itself in an unfamiliar place this week. The iEverything giant posted quarterly results on Tuesday that missed Wall Street's expectations. That hasn't happened in years. While the iPhone 4S delay was the key culprit, the real story is in these seven key numbers that Apple investors should keep in mind.

3 Ways to Save $300 With the New iPhone

The early numbers are in, and they're impressive: Apple has sold more than 4 million iPhone 4S handsets during its first three days on the market. And buying a 4S could actually be a smart money move. Unlike past iPhones, the 4S isn't just another well-designed handset -- this one promises tangible productivity gains that could save some serious moola.

The Big Blackout: Time to Dump Your BlackBerry?

This week, Research In Motion's Blackberry network suffered a massive outage that spanned continents and cut off the cellular oxygen to millions. Competing phone carriers and handset makers are certain to jump on the chance to woo some of those frustrated customers.

What to Watch Next Week on Wall St.

There's never a dull moment on Wall Street, especially when new iGadgets hit the shelves and earnings season kicks off in earnest. Let's go over some of the items that will help shape the week ahead.

NRF Forecasts a So-So Holiday Season for Retailers

The National Retail Federation is forecasting a less cheerful holiday season for America's stores, which means shoppers can expect to scoop up big discounts as retailers work harder to get cash registers ringing. But if you want the hottest gifts, you might want to buy early.

The Cheapest Way to Get the New iPhone

The skeptics can say what they like: Chances are that many of us will upgrade to an iPhone 4S. But you may also be on a budget, and tight-fisted enough to resist a fully-loaded new phone -- unless the right deal presents itself. Smart, because there's a way to pay the price you seek; Craigslist and eBay aren't your only options.

Why Apple Will Never Be Great Again

The market wasn't exactly blown away by Apple's iPhone 4S announcement yesterday: Shares of Apple bucked the trend on a day when the general market rallied. Where were the special features already beginning to appear on Android smartphones? And where was the salesmanship of former CEO Steve Jobs, sorely lacking in Tim Cook?

4 Reasons You Will Buy a New iPhone 4S

It took awhile -- 16 months since last year's iPhone 4 rollout -- for Apple to pull the wraps off its latest smartphone. Was it worth the wait? Consumers will be the ultimate judges, but there are several reasons to believe that your next wireless phone will be the one that debuted in Cupertino Tuesday.