Whenever you plug an iPhone or iPad into a Mac and check its data storage in iTunes, a chunk of space is always mysteriously taken up by "Other." If you've ever wondered exactly what that data is and how to get rid of it, you've come to the right place!
In case you haven't heard, there's a currently a major legal battle being fought between Amazon.com and Hachette Book Group. While the battle wages on, Amazon is refusing to sell books by the popular publishing company. Apple isn't, however, and Re/code reports that the Cupertino company is even taking advantage of the situation by offering a sale on digital copies of Hachette titles.
Apple is a little late to the music-streaming revolution with its acquisition of Beats Music; that much is clear. According to a new Buzzfeed report, however, that tardiness has as much to do with willful ignorance on the part of Apple's executives as it does with maintaining sales on iTunes.
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 news over the last few days has been swirling with speculation about Apple's possible acquisition of Beats Electronics, and most commentators assume that the Cupertino company wants to buy it for its pre-built music streaming service that's similar to Spotify. But Steve Jobs biographer Walter Isaacson believes that's not the case. Instead, he states in an interview with Billboard, Apple primarily wants to secure Beats for the industry connections of co-founder Jimmy Iovine.
Did you know Samsung now has its own terminal at Heathrow Airport in London? According to Android Central, the Korean smartphone giant managed to cut a deal with one of the world's busiest airports to rebrand Terminal 5 as "Terminal Samsung Galaxy S5" starting today (May 19), and running for the next two weeks. And hey, if that type of advertising sways you, the company's latest flagship handset will be available for purchase at Dixons Travel stores in the very same terminal. But that's far from the only big deal going down this past weekend, as our recap reveals...
The long wait for Mac OS X 10.9.3 ended this morning when Apple released it to general users after close to two months of developer testing. Along with several minor improvements, the update enhances 4K display support for the new Mac Pro and the 15-inch MacBook with Retina display. Also included in the update is a significant improvement to iTunes's podcast interface.