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Apple Music

Downbeat: Apple Music not a hit with watchdogs, senators, and bloggers

Yesterday wasn't a good day for Apple's streaming music service. A consumer watchdog group, a U.S. senator, and a popular blogger weren't praising Apple Music, they were, in effect, burying it...

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Reasons behind Apple's growth in the enterprise

Chris Pearson, CEO of JAMF Software, chats with Computerworld at the MacIT Conference about the reasons why Apple is making in-roads into enterprise environments beyond the traditional markets.

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As Apple desktop use grows, IT adapts

The popularity of iPhones and iPads has yielded more enterprise use of Mac desktops and laptops, particularly among Millennials.

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PC market data is meaningless without mobile

The big picture: The computer world has undergone rapid transformation brought about by the increasing use, power and versatility of mobile devices.

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Apple goes public with iOS 9, OS X El Capitan betas

Apple today released public betas of iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan, giving non-developers a chance to preview a major release of its mobile operating system and replicating the practice of last year for its Mac OS.

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Apple sticks to schedule, releases second El Capitan beta

Apple today released the second developer preview of OS X 10.11, El Capitan, matching the pace of last year's Yosemite to the day.

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Apple listens to Taylor Swift, will pay artists during free music trial

Apple has backed down on its plans not to pay artists during the three-month free trial period for its upcoming music service, after stinging criticism from pop star, Taylor Swift. The company will "pay artist for streaming,...

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El Capitan's 5 biggest improvements

It may look a lot like Apple's current version of OS X, but El Capitan -- due out this fall -- offers a variety of tweaks and changes that should make using it a rewarding experience for Mac owners. Here's a look at what's most...

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Yes, Virginia…, Apple does need the Mac

Apple not only needs the Mac, but to propose otherwise is foolish, analysts said today in response to a Wall Street Journal story that said the company should no longer spend time and money on computers.

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Apple Mac OS X El Capitan looks like... WINDOWS (the horror!)

At WWDC 2015, Apple releases Mac OS X 10.11 to $99 devs. But parts of it seem strangely familiar...

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Apple unwraps streaming service, adds intelligence to iOS and OS X (video)

Apple CEO Tim Cook and a small crowd of his underlings touted the next iterations of the company's mobile, Mac and wearable operating systems before an exuberant audience of developers and unveiled Apple Music, the company's new...

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Sony Music chief confirms Apple streaming service unveils on Monday

Sony Music Entertainment CEO Doug Morris confirmed Sunday that Apple plans to launch a new streaming music service on Monday at WWDC.

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Apple to live-stream next week's WWDC keynote

Apple announced that it will live-stream the opening keynote at its Worldwide Developers Conference next week.

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WWDC: OS X 10.11 and iOS 9: K.I.S.S.I.N.G.

Why do we think we know so much about iOS 9 and so little about OS X 10.11?

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Apple to wind back the clock to '09 with focus on quality, not features, in next OS X

Apple looks poised to turn back the clock to 2009, when it released OS X Snow Leopard, and focus less on shiny new features in the next Mac OS and more on quality, performance and stability.

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5 details you may miss in Apple’s new Macs

Apple ships new MacBook Pro and cheaper 5K iMac

OS X edition shares April 2015

Even with free annual upgrades, Apple faces stubborn OS X fragmentation

While Yosemite powered the majority of Macs last month, Mavericks accounted for 21%, Mountain Lion and Lion for 6% each, Snow Leopard for 8%, and Leopard for nearly 2%. More than four in every 10 Macs ran an aged OS in April.

Some perspective on Flash Player bugs

Adobe's Flash Player has had 143 bug fixes in the last year. After 18 years of development, no software should be this flawed. Here are four Defensive Computing approaches to being as safe as possible when running Flash.

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