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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.

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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.

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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.

on pcworld.com

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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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