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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.

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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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Get to know Beats Music, the streaming service that could make Apple spend billions

Curious as to why Apple is reportedly going to part with $3.2 billion for Beats Electronics? Look no further than the Beats Music streaming service and how it can beef up what Apple offers.

Why the Beats deal shows Apple is actually listening

Despite the scoffing of the crowd, the Beats deal is a smart move for Apple, argues Michael Simon. It brings technology, star power, and street cred all in one convenient package.

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.