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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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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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Apple doesn't need its own gadgets to dominate the smart home

Vendors of connected-home hardware would love to get shelf-space in Apple Stores. And they'd be willing to do almost anything Cupertino asked to get it.

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Report: Apple plans to introduce a connected home platform at WWDC

You might be able to soon tell Siri to open the garage door—assuming a new rumor is accurate, anyway.

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Missed connections

Pundits are looking for answers in all the wrong places.

Four myths about Apple design debunked

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Former Apple designer Mark Kawano contradicts some common misconceptions about the roles of design and engineering at Apple, and explains how things really work in Cupertino.

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Apple refreshes WWDC iOS app for 2014

With WWDC right around the corner, Apple has released the annual update to the conference's companion iOS app.

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Podcast: Nicely done!

Serenity Caldwell and Chris Breen discuss the news of the week including corporate hook-ups, changes at Apple retail stores, and why iTunes updates can be problematic.

Apple and Samsung fail to settle patent dispute in California

A news report has said that the two companies are working towards a settlement

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Apple and Google agree to drop all patent suits

The deal will see the two work toward patent reform, they said