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With Stickers commercial, Apple wants us to connect with our devices

A new commercial from Cupertino shows MacBook Airs like you've never seen them--at least in an Apple commercial. Contributor Marco Tabini thinks it carries a deeper message.

Do the math: Figuring out what Apple's really worth

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The formula is pretty simple: Number of Mac users plus number of iOS users times how much money Apple makes on each one, plus what it's making from all those iTunes accounts, equals a pretty healthy company.

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13 things OS X Yosemite beta testers need to know

Apple last allowed public testing of a pre-release OS 14 years ago, but now it's letting OS X 10.10 out for an early spin.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Should you re-rip your CDs?

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss such topics as missing album artwork, when re-ripping CDs makes sense, and how to save Internet radio stations.

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Comixology goes DRM-free on select comics

You won't see the latest Spider-Man or Superman stripped of anti-copying measures, but some independent publishers are going DRM-free.

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Numi 2.0.1 review: Not your typical Mac calculator

Numi eschews the traditional keypad in favor of casual, text-based equations that let you see exactly what's been added and subtracted.

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You Should Play: Steampunk Tower

You literally defend a tower. A steampunk tower.

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Apple faces privacy suit following Chinese TV report

The lawsuit alleges that Apple has been disclosing iPhone user data to third-parties

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How to make a bootable OS X 10.10 Yosemite install drive

You can install the OS X Yosemite beta directly from your Mac's hard drive. But creating a bootable installer drive lets you install it on multiple Macs and also makes a handy emergency drive. Here's how to set one up.

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Apple still top tablet company, but its grip is loosening

Android and Windows tablet vendors are creeping in on Apple's top spot, IDC said.

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OS X Yosemite public beta arrives

Apple starts distributing a pre-release version of the new OS X to a million testers.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Government made easy

A new app promises to help you make up your mind about big issues--and to let Congress know about it. Plus, we have new apps for gaming, making movies, hearing music, and more.

No way to win

Apple might be announcing a larger iPhone this fall which naturally means trouble for ... Apple.