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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.

on techhive.com

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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.