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Surprise, surprise: At developer conference, Apple releases slew of new developer tools

From home automation to fingerprints, Apple delivers a basket of goodies for third-party developers, which could eventually mean a bunch of goodies for regular users, too.

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Slideshow: Apple WWDC 2014 keynote highlights

Missed the keynote? Here are the highlights.

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iOS 8 additions promise to streamline how you communicate and share

Due out this fall, Apple's latest mobile device promises a lot of new features and enhancements. Here are the ones that caught our eye.

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Live blog: WWDC 2014 keynote

Jason Snell, Dan Moren, and Serenity Caldwell will be live in San Francisco for Apple's 2014 developer's conference keynote.

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How Apple and Beats could shake up the streaming music scene

Spending $3 billion to add Beats Music to its portfolio is a big deal for Apple. But will it also have big implications for the other top streaming music providers?

So long, TrueCrypt: 5 alternative encryption tools that can lock down your data

Don't trust TrueCrypt anymore. Take a look at a few of the options available to you.

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Why Apple's opacity with developers is bad for users

Getting Cupertino's attention when things go wrong can be a hard proposition and can ultimately damage the user experience, say third-party developers.

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Appeals court denies Apple bid to delay e-books damages trial

An appeals court denied Apple's request for a stay during appeal.

Self-driving cars, medical wristbands, home automation, and oversharing

It's like Johnny Cab without the guy! Google's ride is here, and it's a cute little car. Plus we talk about Samsung's Simband, what an Apple entry into the home-automation market might mean, and Facebook's latest attempt to cut back on the oversharing. With guests Jason Cross and Leah Yamshon.

on techhive.com

A tale of two Apples: How Apple follows Steve Jobs's lead by not following it

The acquisition of Beats is only the latest example of how Tim Cook has transformed Apple into more than the House that Steve Built, says Jason Snell.