Caitlin McGarryStaff Writer, Macworld

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More Beats 1 details emerge: Elton John, Dr. Dre, and Pharrell get their own shows

Apple enlists famous artists to help Beats 1 capture listeners.

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Apple Music wins over indie labels with royalty payment promises

Adele and Arcade Fire will stream at launch thanks to 11th-hour deals with the major indie hold-outs.

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Meet Twist, the AirPlay light-bulb speaker designed for apartment renters

Home automation gets ultra simple with this smart light bulb that also streams music.

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How Taylor Swift convinced Apple to switch gears on music streaming

America's pop princess decided to withhold her latest album from Apple Music over royalty payments.

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No, Apple won't ban artists from iTunes for opposing Apple Music

Musicians who are waiting for the streaming service's free three-month trial to end before signing on won't be punished, Apple says.

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Apple Music turns iTunes into a streaming service

The new app debuts June 30 with social and radio features to set it apart from Spotify.

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The first 5 HomeKit accessories are finally here

Start building your iOS-powered house with the first wave of HomeKit-compatible devices.

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Hands-on with the new Spotify: Still the streaming service to beat

Smarter running playlists and podcasts will keep you coming back for more.

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iOS 9 may include a HomeKit hub called Home

The next version of iOS and an overhauled Apple TV could put HomeKit over the finish line.

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Spotify turns itself into entertainment 1-stop shop with videos and podcasts

The overhauled app, out today, now offers original content and new features for runners.

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Report: Apple pulled the plug on its long-rumored HDTV project


The company reportedly couldn't find a good enough reason to wade into the cutthroat TV wars.

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Siri checks in: Welcome to Starwood’s hotel room of the future

From robot bellhops to RFID carpet, Starwood is betting big on technology as the future of hospitality.

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Apple may give social networking another shot with Beats Music reboot

The overhauled Beats Music streaming service is rumored to have a social element for musicians.

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Beats Music relaunch drama: FTC may be probing Apple's Spotify-squashing tactics

Apple is taking heat from rivals like Spotify and the government before its revamped streaming service gets off the ground.

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HBO Now's contract-free, stand-alone streaming comes to iOS and Apple TV today

You can sign up for HBO Now at this very moment.