Apple officially acquires 13% of Beats with share purchase from Vivendi/Universal Music Group

Apple officially acquires 13% of Beats with share purchase from Vivendi/Universal Music Group

The process was always going to be a long one, but it looks like the acquisition of Beats Electronics by Apple has officially been completed, based on a once-sentence press release issued by Vivendi on August 1.

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iPhone 6 Home button parts hint at different designs from past models

iPhone 6 Home button parts hint at different designs from past models

As we inexorably roll closer to the end of the year, we continue to see more and more parts reportedly from the inside of Apple’s pair of unannounced devices. This time around, it’s the Home button flex from not only the 4.7-inch iPhone 6, but also the 5.5-inch iPhone 6/Air that’s raising some questions.

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Analyst: Apple likely to ship only 3 million iWatch units in 2014 due to sapphire production issues

Analyst: Apple likely to ship only 3 million iWatch units in 2014 due to sapphire production issues

Apple is widely expected to introduce its first wearable, popularly called the iWatch later this year.

KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who has a good track record when it comes to predicting Apple’s future product plans based on his supply chain sources, has issued a new research report.

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Download Captain America and other awesome paid apps for free

Download Captain America and other awesome paid apps for free

We have some great apps for you today that have gone free for a short duration on the App Store, including Captain America, Do Not Move, Be Smart and more.

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Facebook’s Slingshot updated with easier ways to reply, new My People section and more

Facebook’s Slingshot updated with easier ways to reply, new My People section and more

Facebook’s visual messaging app, Slingshot, has seen quite the attention since its launch earlier in July, and now the app has received its first feature-rich update to make using the app even easier for users.

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Facebook Messenger now supports fullscreen photo and video viewing in latest update

Facebook Messenger now supports fullscreen photo and video viewing in latest update

Facebook decided to kill Facebook Messenger inside the stock app just a few days ago, in an effort to move users over to the standalone Messenger app for mobile platforms, and now the app has received an update that should make those visual conversations less frustrating.

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Microsoft Office for iPad updated with Picture Tools, Export to PDF, Pivot Tables and more

Microsoft Office for iPad updated with Picture Tools, Export to PDF, Pivot Tables and more

Microsoft today released a major updated to its Office for iPad apps adding a number of widely requested features to Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Office for iPad was released in March this year, and the apps have collectively been downloaded more than 35 million times.

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iOS 8 Tips and Tricks published by Apple on new site ahead of public launch

iOS 8 Tips and Tricks published by Apple on new site ahead of public launch

When Apple officially unveiled iOS 8 at this year’s WWDC, they also offered up a glimpse at their new Tips app, which puts together a nice list (which can be updated when necessary) of tips and tricks for iOS 8 users to learn more about the software. Apple has launched a dedicated site with the same idea in mind.

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Apple’s CDN goes live with 10x capacity and ISP deals in place

Apple’s CDN goes live with 10x capacity and ISP deals in place

Back in May, a report said that Apple was working on building its own Content Delivery Network (CDN) to speedily deliver digital content like music, videos, apps, software updates etc. Apple’s CDN has reportedly gone live in the US and Europe, according to a new report.

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Typo 2 keyboard case can be pre-ordered for $99 and starts shipping in September

Typo 2 keyboard case can be pre-ordered for $99 and starts shipping in September

At the end of 2013, a keyboard case called the Typo was unveiled as the “perfect” accessory for your iPhone 5/5s. Immediately after the unveiling, Typo came under fire from its obvious design inspiration, BlackBerry, and so some changes needed to be made for the inexorable sequel. And here we are.

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