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4 key takeaways (and 1 non-news tidbit) from Apple CEO Tim Cook's WSJD talk

Apple's boss was his usual coy self at an industry conference, but still revealed a few hints of the future.

Keeping it real: When Apple derangement ruins an argument

Did Sony innovate more than Apple? Maybe. But that doesn't make Apple a slouch.

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Comic: The great big click-wheel in the sky

Macworld and Rich Stevens of Diesel Sweeties present Multitouch Theater, a weekly cartoon about Macs, iOS, and everything in-between. This week: Off to the great big click-wheel in the sky.

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The iPod classic plays its last

Unlike Mark Antony, Chris Breen comes to praise as well as bury the last of the hard-drive iPod line.

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Want an Apple watch? Just 3D print one

All right, so it's really just an iPod nano with a 3D printer-produced wristband. But it beats waiting for Apple to set a release date.

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Elegy for the iPod, the device that transformed Apple

Anticipating Apple's latest earnings numbers, one thing is likely: The decline of the iPod will continue. Before it disappears altogether, Kirk McElhearn pays tribute.

Buying Guide: Find the best speakers

Looking for a new set of speakers for your computer, smartphone, tablet, or media player? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our annual guide for picking the right speaker system.

Of iTunes and iBooks

Along with Mavericks came an iBooks desktop app. And that's caused a lot of confusion for iTunes users. Kirk tackles ebooks queries, plus a question about smart playlists with nested conditions, and a way to keep Christmas music from coming up in shuffle mode on an iPod.

Your tricky iTunes questions answered

Sometime the questions we get are head-scratchers. This week's column deals with tagging high-resolution AIFF files, making a music-only iTunes library, sorting music by date on an iPod classic, and more.