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Tim Cook explains the motivation behind Beats acquisition

Confirming earlier reports, Apple today officially announced a blockbuster deal to acquire Beats Electronics for $3 billion. While the notion of Apple acquiring Beats initially resulted in a slew of questions and raised eyebrows, the wisdom of the acquisition now makes a lot more sense; digital...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for May 14, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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The Onion: Apple to re-arrange earth to match Maps app

Now this is just funny. A hilarious video from The Onion states that Apple will respond to errors in its Maps app by rearranging the earth and its physical laws so that they match. Tim Cook is "quoted" in the parody as saying, "Apple is committed to making the best user experience possible. That's...

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With dividends and stock buybacks, Tim Cook forges a path separate from Steve Jobs

"This would have never happened if Steve Jobs were still alive." When it comes to Apple, this is a quip that's repeated so frequently that it has essentially become a laughable cliche. The aforementioned quip is typically bandied about whenever Apple makes a misstep or even takes a step in a new...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for April 24, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Tim Cook calls mobile payments an "interesting area" in new WSJ interview

In the wake of Apple's stellar earnings report, CEO Tim Cook sat down for a brief interview with the Wall Street Journal. Echoing a sentiment he put forth during the company's earnings conference call, Cook explained Apple's underlying goal is to release the best products as opposed to rushing...

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Lunch with Tim Cook up for auction

Have a couple of hundred grand burning a hole in your pocket? Want to ask Tim Cook some burning questions about the iWatch or Apple HDTV? Now's your chance! CharityBuzz and The Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights announced the 8th Annual RFK Center Spring Online Auction, with...

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Tim Cook says Apple is "on the prowl"; acquired 24 companies in the last 18 months

During Apple's earnings conference call yesterday, an analyst pointed out that companies like Google and Amazon are increasingly diversifying their business while Apple doesn't seem to be following suit. The analyst subsequently asked about Apple's business philosophy and laser like focus given...

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Tidbits you might have missed from Apple's earnings call

While the big focus of Apple's Q2 earnings call was the stock split and dividend increase, a number of other interesting tidbits were announced during the call. A few of them, culled from our liveblog of the call, include: More than 20 million Apple TVs have been sold, netting a business that's...

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No TUAW TV today; Join us at 5 PM ET for Apple Q2 2014 earnings call liveblog

Time flies when you're having fun. It seems like it was only yesterday that we were sitting down to report Apple's first quarter results for the 2014 fiscal year. Today at 5 PM ET, TUAW TV Live will be pre-empted for the second quarter earnings call, and we'll be here to report the news for you as...

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iPad owners are willing to hold onto tablets longer and other news from March 21, 2014

Here's an interesting report to consider: those who purchase iPads are more willing to hold onto them longer than those who get an iPhone. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners says that iPad replacement cycles tend to be longer than the iPhone. As MacRumors writes: The CIRP report, which...

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The TUAW Daily Update Podcast for March 18, 2014

It's the TUAW Daily Update, your source for Apple news in a convenient audio format. You'll get some the top Apple stories of the day in three to five minutes for a quick review of what's happening in the Apple world. You can listen to today's Apple stories by clicking the player at the top of...

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Tim Cook calls Yukari Kane's new Apple book "nonsense"

In case you missed it, I recently posted a not-so-nice review of Yukari Iwatani Kane's new book about Apple. Titled Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs, the book characterizes Apple as a company on the decline as it struggles to recapture the innovative spirit it allegedly lost when Steve Jobs...

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Haunted Empire: An unflattering and misguided look at the Tim Cook era

I really wanted to like Yukari Iwatani Kane's new book about Apple, Haunted Empire: Apple After Steve Jobs. Based on over 200 interviews with current and former executives and other industry insiders, I was anticipating an intriguing look behind the secretive walls of 1 Infinite Loop. More so, I was...

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Why what you think about that "new category" thing may be all wrong

Spectacle. We love it. That moment when technology changes and our minds are blown. It's easy to forget that many "one more thing" things were actually pretty boring: the iPod mini, Safari for Windows, the Power Mac G5. Our current obsession with "new categories" derives from the heroin-like...

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