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Dr Dre speaks with Apple onstage at WWDC 2014

Dr Dre speaks with Apple onstage at WWDC 2014

Today in a demonstration of how OS X Yosemite was able to use an iPhone as a relay to make phone calls, Apple made a call to Dr. Dre. His phone number - almost certainly a single-use number - called up Dre on stage. "Hey how you doing, this is Dre," said Dre, "I'm glad you called. I heard Tim gets in early — what time should I show up for work."

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Apple WWDC 2014: we’re here with the big black banner

Apple WWDC 2014: we’re here with the big black banner

The ominous big black banner looms overhead as we prepare to enter the 2014 WWDC keynote presentation for Apple. This year’s event is sure to bring on some big updates in the software world for Apple’s various mobile and desktop machines, with at least one new name coming in hot. That’s what black banners are for, after all.

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New WWDC banner suggests iOS 8 will arrive next week

New WWDC banner suggests iOS 8 will arrive next week

As they are wont to do, Apple has begun erecting banners ahead of WWDC. The various posters are meant to welcome attendees, but give us all a hint at what’s to come from the conference. While we previously saw a banner with Apple’s tagline for the event, we now see that iOS 8 will, indeed, be showing up at Moscone West.

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iOS 7 cements iPhone and iPad base as iOS 8 beckons

iOS 7 cements iPhone and iPad base as iOS 8 beckons

The latest iOS usage data suggests Apple is headed into its big iOS 8 reveal with the old version dominating installs, with nearly nine out of ten iPhone users in North America believed to be on iOS 7. Crunching browser data from serving ad impressions, Chitika discovered that of the "tens of millions" of iPhone and iPad users spotted in the seven days up until May 28th, 89.7-percent had iOS 7 on their phone, and 84.8-percent on their tablet.

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Apple Beats: The Next Episode

Apple Beats: The Next Episode

The acquisition of Beats by Apple was not about shutting down a rival company, nor was it about grabbing patents. Apple didn’t intent on purchasing Beats because they wanted good designers or because they didn’t already have good enough headphones themselves. Instead, this purchase was the first in Apple’s public transformation into a company that isn’t forced to retain its excellence by strict regulation of hardware and software. Now begins Apple’s diversification.

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