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Podcast: We got the Beats!

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell talk the news of the week including larger iPhones, Apple's possible acquisition of Beats Music, Katie Cotton's departure, and more FCC shenanigans.

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Lawsuits do not a creative Apple make

Apple's 'holy war' against Android is increasingly overshadowing the company's ability to wow its users with new products, argues contributor Marco Tabini.

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Apple's secretive acquisition past

The rumors of a deal between Apple and Beats Music provides a rare peek into Apple's thinking when it comes to acquiring companies.

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Get to know Beats Music, the streaming service that could make Apple spend billions

Curious as to why Apple is reportedly going to part with $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics? Look no further than the Beats Music streaming service and how it can beef up what Apple offers.

Why the Beats deal shows Apple is actually listening

Despite the scoffing of the crowd, the Beats deal is a smart move for Apple, argues Michael Simon. It brings technology, star power, and street cred all in one convenient package.

Apple's PR strategy, App.net, RSS, and a potential Surface Mini

With Apple's PR chief stepping down, we ask whether the company's public-relations strategy can translate elsewhere. Also, we discuss the relative merits of App.net, RSS, and a hypothetical Surface mini. With guests Caitlin McGarry, Dan Frakes, and Brad Chacos.

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Apple lays out what it can tell law enforcement about you

Worried about what data the police could get their hands on from your iPhone and iCloud accounts? Much--but not all--of it is safe from prying eyes, says Apple.

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J.D. Power: Shoppers prefer iPad, but price matters, too

The iPad is still the best-loved tablet, but shoppers actually care more about price and features than the brand.

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Apple PR's Katie Cotton departs: What it could mean for the press

Apple's VP of worldwide communications is leaving Apple after 18 years. Will her departure mean more open communication in the future?