Students with their eye on the University of Southern California have yet another good reason to attend: A recently launched undergraduate academy founded by the creative minds behind Beats Electronics. Our Thursday Morning Report has the 411 on what to expect, as well as a look at the new Yosemitzed Mac App Store user interface, and details on Paragon's latest NTFS for Mac 12 update. Click to read more!
Most commentators tend to agree that Apple mainly bought Beats for a head start into music streaming, but the Cupertino giant has repeatedly shown its willingness to support the headphone lineup that first made Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine's brand such a big name. According to a new report, that may also mean that Apple will start letting Beats customers take their devices up to their local Genius Bars for repair.
Oh, Beats — we hardly knew ya. For a while there it looked as though Apple would use the Beats streaming music service as its own entity, preferring to keep its own brand attached to iTunes Radio. But that's no longer the case (if it ever was), according to a new report. Indeed, only a couple of months after acquiring the service in May, Apple is reportedly getting ready to shut it down.
Now that Apple has finally acquired Beats Electronics and all the hurdles have been cleared, Apple users are finally starting to experience the benefits. If you've been wanting to get your hands on Dr. Dre's pricey headphones but have been scared off by the price, for instance, take heart — you can now save 10 percent when you purchase a pair.
One of our biggest frustrations with OS X is its inability to share files with iOS devices at the system level — a problem that OS X Yosemite will finally address with AirDrop with a new feature called Handoff.
We reported this morning that it looked as though Apple was going ahead with its hotly discussed acquisition of Beats Electronics, and now it's official. As of today, Apple is buying Beats Electronics and its associated Beats Music steaming service for $3 billion (a bit down from the $3.2 billion originally suggested).
The $3.2 billion deal between Apple and Beats Electronics continues to make headlines, with more details seeming to confirm our previous report that the arrangment is less about overpriced headphones or streaming music services than the tastemakers running the company.
Does a drunken video posted to Facebook count as confirmation that Apple is purchasing Beats Electronics? According to CNET, it could very well, with Beats co-founder Dr. Dre proclaiming himself to be the "first billionaire in hip-hop" in a obscenity-laced video clip. "The Forbes list just changed, in a big way," added singer-songwriter Tyrese Gibson. And that's just the first part of today's Apple-Beats related coverage...
This week saw the UK release of the latest dual-core smartphone - the Motorola Atrix - that can also act as a nettop computer when combined with a keyboard. We give you the full lowdown in our in-depth review.
We also spent some time testing out the Panasonic Lumix TZ20, the follow up to the TZ10 - the most popular compact camera in 2010. We've also dispelled some myths about the new Beats by Dr. Dre Solo headphones.
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Dr. Dre’s been known for crafting party-starting beats since the mid-1980s when he was part of the World Class Wreckin’ Cru. While the Cru’s break-dance tracks and electro slow-jams would later be eclipsed by his work with N.W.A. and as a solo artist, there’s no doubt that Dre’s been rocking our headphones since the days of the Walkman. And now we get a chance rock his ’phones.