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What to expect from Apple at WWDC next week

  Next week Apple will host its annual Worldwide Developers Conference at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Apple CEO Tim Cook’s keynote speech will start at 10 a.m. Pacific time on June 2 and if you click here, you will be able to watch it live. However, if you want to watch along, you’ll need Safari 4 or later on OS X 10.6 or later;…

Could Beats acquisition mean more cross-platform apps from Apple?

While Apple is certainly known for its inability to play nice with other operating systems in the mobile world, there could be a shake up in that statement coming soon. With today’s acquisition of Beats Electronics, it means that Apple now has an Android app in the form of Beats Music. Now most will dismiss this as a small and minor fact in the grand scheme…

Apple still wants Beats to help with transition to streaming

The potential acquisition of Beats Electronics by Apple was all the talk last week. The potential $3.2 billion buy-out was huge news, but there was unfortunately no official or new information coming from either party since the original news surfaced. However, a new report has surfaced today, which claims that a large part behind the acquisition of…

Why iTunes on Android makes no sense

There has been quite a bit of talk recently about Apple launching an iTunes app on Android. The prospect is certainly interesting, even if the rumors are somewhat dubious, and it got me thinking about the likelihood of Apple branching out iTunes.  Firstly, Apple launching iTunes on Android would be a big deal. To set the context a bit, providing Apple…

5 of today’s top Apple News stories, March 25th – new emojis coming soon, iPhone engineer discusses secret development, and more…

Well once again, today was a busy day in the world of iPhone news. In order to make sure that you, our readers, don’t miss anything going on in the crazy world of iPhones, iPads, and other Apple news, we’ve rounded up five of the top Apple stories that hit the web today, covering everything from the iPhone’s secret production process to an update to the…

Why iTunes isn’t as relevant as it once was [Editorial]

Today, the UK government announced that from 2015, digital purchases in the UK would be subjected to the same 20% VAT rate that is currently charged on every other store-purchase in the UK. This certainly means that, with the higher tax rate, iTunes prices will increase. Despite this fairly disparaging news, I found myself relatively unscathed by the…