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Apple said to be in talks to buy Beats Electronics for $3.2B

Tentative deal between iPhone maker and Beats is reportedly in the works and could be one of Apple's biggest buys yet.

By May 8, 2014


Apple snagged NeXT 15 years ago

Apple picked up NeXT 15 years ago to this day. Probably its most important acquisition ever because of the person who came along with the deal.

By December 20, 2011


Steve Jobs and NeXT: Genesis of the new Apple

The old cliche applies to Steve Jobs and NeXT Computer. Out of failure comes success.

By November 6, 2011


Erstwhile enemy Sculley: Jobs was 'greatest CEO'

John Sculley, who ousted Jobs from Apple, offered praise after his death. Also: tributes from U.K. leader David Cameron, mathematician Stephen Wolfram, and an XKCD cartoon.

By October 6, 2011


How Steve Jobs reshaped the tech industry

The brilliant, irascible impresario championed the transition from minicomputers and beige IBM boxes to the Macintosh, the iPhone, and the concept that technology should be fun to use.

By October 5, 2011


Apple co-founder, Chairman Steve Jobs dies

The technology pioneer, who also co-founded the Oscar-winning animation house Pixar and computer-maker NeXT, has passed away.

By October 5, 2011


Steve Jobs steps down from Apple

Jobs resigns as CEO of the iconic electronics company he co-founded 35 years ago. He has asked Apple's board to put chief operating officer Tim Cook in his place.

By August 24, 2011


Speed up common Mac OS X tasks with Services

Mac OS X has built-in universal services from its NEXTstep days that can speed some common tasks.

By July 2, 2009


Weekly Utilities Update: InterMapper, Data Rescue II, atMonitor, more...

Staff Pick: WhatSize WhatSize is a simple tool that allows the user to quickly measure the size in bytes of a given folder and all subfolders and files within it. You would be surprised at how many useless files might be laying around on your hard disk

By April 30, 2009


Next Photoshop will get 64-bit boost--on Windows only

Adobe's forthcoming Photoshop CS4 will take the 64-bit plunge, improving performance and support for big files. But Mac users will have to wait until the CS4 successor.

By April 2, 2008