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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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The iWatch coming to destroy your iPod

The iWatch coming to destroy your iPod

Supposing there really is an iWatch headed your way via Apple, there’s a good chance the device will take out a big chunk of Apple’s focus on the iPod. Brian Blair of Rosenblatt Securities suggests that the complete absence of a 2013 refresh of the iPod line suggests Apple is bringing in a new force to supplant it. I believe that Apple’s age of the wireless music player will take shape in the form of the iWatch, either holding the music itself or bouncing the music to one’s car stereo (smart stereo, that is) from the iPhone.

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Equil Smartpen now available, digitizing your notes in real-time

Equil Smartpen now available, digitizing your notes in real-time

Truly mobile note taking can be possible without your device camera. While some simply take a photo of their notes and save to the cloud, the Equil Smartpen aims to digitize your notes as you write them. Even better, you get advanced editing features, making it useful in all kinds of circumstances. A device we saw at CES, the Equil is now available for purchase.

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iPhone 6 release on September 19th says German carrier

iPhone 6 release on September 19th says German carrier

The iPhone 6 is well on its way to a full unveiling. Germany mobile device carrier Deutsche Telekom has decided to pull the trigger early and make a guess at what date the next iPhone will be released, promising prospective users that they’ll have the machine by September 19th. This date is almost certainly based on previous iPhone reveal events and the tracking of dates in accordance with previous iPhone releases.

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Apple smart home tipped for WWDC

Apple smart home tipped for WWDC

Apple will turn the iPhone into a smart home hub at WWDC 2014 in early June, insiders claim, revealing a "big play" to make iOS the heart of home automation. One of the technologies announced at the annual Worldwide Developer Conference, which kicks off on June 2nd, will aim to make setting up and using a smart home system more straightforward, it's said, potentially using a new Apple TV as the core.

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iPhone 6 backlight display leaks, dummy runs rampant

iPhone 6 backlight display leaks, dummy runs rampant

There should be no doubt now that the iPhone 6 - or whatever it ends up being called - is in full production. Today’s leaks include one of a very close-up and detailed nature in a hands-on video, while the other includes a display component on its own. While the first dummy we’re seeing today is just that - not a final product - this display component may indeed be the real deal.

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