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You Should Play: Wayward Souls

With 16-bit graphics reminiscent of classic SNES-era Final Fantasy titles and a fairly intuitive set of touchscreen controls, Wayward Souls is a surprisingly fun and immensely challenging game.

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Stream Web for iOS actually makes mobile web browsing fun

This browser app is refreshingly mobile-first.

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Apple and Beats Music: What you need to know

As rumored, Apple has acquired Beats Electronics and Beats Music. Chris Breen lays out everything you need to know about the deal.

Hot Deals Thursday: 30% off iPad 4, 30% off an HP Laptop, Lowest Price Ever on Inspiron PC, and more

Don't miss out on LogicBuy's hottest deals, including a discounted 64GB iPad 4, a Samsung 32" LED HDTV, and a bargain on Microsoft Windows 8.

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Apple's Jimmy Iovine, Eddy Cue liveblog at 2014 Code Conference

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On the heels of the Beats acquisition, Apple's Eddy Cue and Beats's Jimmy Iovine sit down onstage with Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher to detail the deal, talk Apple's product pipeline, and more.

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The Week in iOS Apps: Call and response

This week's roundup of apps for iPhone and iPad includes a new way to make sure you don't accidentally leave your phone behind. There are also games for fantasy fans and comic book lovers, plus some actually useful stuff.

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The Week in iOS Accessories: Totally tubular

This week's roundup of new gear for your iOS devices includes a little bit of everything: Bluetooth, wood, power, and even old-fashioned, tube-powered speaker with a 21st-century twist.

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Apple officially acquires Beats for $3 billion

After much discussion and many theories, Apple has officially plunked down $3 billion to buy Beats Music and Beats Electronics.

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Lookout's latest feature puts phone thieves on alert

The Theft Alert featured introduced to the Lookout Premium mobile app Wednesday sends an email alert anytime it detects that someone's doing something suspicious with your smartphone.

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Apple's lost future: phone, tablet, and laptop prototypes of the ’80s

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As Steve Jobs once said, innovation is saying 'no' to a thousand things. This collection of abandoned Apple prototypes shows just a few of the products that never made it to the finish line.

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Apple hints password reuse, not iCloud hack, at heart of locked iDevice ransom attacks

A compromise of Apple's services is not to blame for the recent ransom lockouts via Find My iPhone, according to the company.

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Reading List: iCloud story has a silver security lining

Apple says iCloud wasn't hacked; meanwhile, the iPad comes to Japan's largest cellular network and gets a break for school.

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Amazon 'not optimistic' about ending book standoff with Hachette any time soon

Amazon recommends buying affected titles from its third-party sellers or competitors

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