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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.

on macworld.com

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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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VirusTotal releases file-scanning tool powered by 50-plus AV engines for Mac users

The desktop app allows Mac users to easily send files to be scanned with over 50 antivirus engines.

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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.

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

Apple may buy Beats Electronics for $3.2 billion, reports say

Beats is a popular maker of headphones and a new music streaming service

Apple's PR strategy, App.net, RSS, and a potential Surface Mini

With Apple's PR chief stepping down, we ask whether the company's public-relations strategy can translate elsewhere. Also, we discuss the relative merits of App.net, RSS, and a hypothetical Surface mini. With guests Caitlin McGarry, Dan Frakes, and Brad Chacos.

on techhive.com

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J.D. Power: Shoppers prefer iPad, but price matters, too

The iPad is still the best-loved tablet, but shoppers actually care more about price and features than the brand.

Apple-Samsung jury corrects verdict form but leaves Apple's damages at $119.5M

The jury returned Monday to fix an error it made Friday in its damages calculations