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Powerbeats Pro Gets IPX4 Water Resistance Rating, But Here’s What That Means

You’ll be able to sweat through your entire workout while wearing the Powerbeats Pro thanks to its IPX4 rating. But maybe don’t wear it if you’re going swimming.

Wearable Tech May 9, 2019

Beats' Truly Wireless Powerbeats Pro To Launch On May 10

Beats' first truly wireless earbuds now has an exact release date. The Powerbeats Pro are set to go up for preorder on May 3 and hit the shelves on May 10.

Wearable Tech April 30, 2019

Apple AirPods 2 Or PowerBeats Pro — Which One Should You Buy?

If you like working out, the PowerBeats Pro will stay firmly in your ear even as you move. The new AirPods is more likely to fall off since it doesn’t have an in-ear design, but it’s cheaper.

Apple April 10, 2019

Beats' First Truly Wireless Powerbeats Could Be The Perfect Apple AirPods Alternative

According to a new report, Beats is getting ready to unveil a truly wireless version of the Powerbeats. It's said to sport the same H1 chip as Apple's new AirPods and feature hands-free 'Hey Siri' support.

Wearable Tech March 22, 2019

Students Only: Apple Gives Free Beats Headphones With Mac, iPad Pro Purchase

Get free Beats headphones when you buy a Mac or iPad Pro as part of Apple’s Back to School promotion. College students, parents, and faculty are all eligible.

Apple July 14, 2018

Apple HomePod Under Beats Brand With Cheaper $199 Price Tag In The Works?

A cheaper Apple HomePod is reportedly on the way, with a price tag of $199 compared to $349 for the current version. The new device will also allegedly be released under the Beats brand.

Apple May 21, 2018

Apple’s Rumored Headphones To Feature Noise Canceling, Likely To Launch Later This Year

Apple’s currently-in-development over-ear headphones will reportedly feature noise canceling. Pricing and other details remain scarce, but it’s supposedly launching before the end of the year.

Apple March 7, 2018

Apple To Expand Audio Accessories Line With High-End Over-Ear Headphones

The Apple AirPods may soon have a sibling in the form of branded high-end, over-ear headphones. According to famed Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the product will feature an 'all-new' design, but what that means is currently unclear.

Apple February 26, 2018

Jimmy Iovine Disputes Rumors He's Leaving Apple

Apple executive Jimmy Iovine has come out and denied recent reports that he is leaving Apple in fall 2018. Iovine stated that he is loyal to the company and has much more work to do.

Apple January 10, 2018

Apple Unveils $350 Beats Studio 3: Pure Adaptive Noise Canceling, 22-Hour Battery Life, And Apple’s W1 Chip Onboard

Apple has finally upgraded the Beats Studio line with a new pair of cans. It’s called the Beats Studio 3, featuring the same design but with Apple’s W1 chip baked-in, enabling Pure ANC noise-canceling and a long battery life.

Gadgets September 5, 2017

Apple Won't Replace Exploding Beats Headphones, Says Third-Party Batteries Are At Fault

An Australian woman's Beats headphones exploded while she was wearing them on a flight, burning her hair, face, and hands. The woman only sought to have the headphones and her clothes reimbursed, but Apple said it's not its fault.

Gadgets May 20, 2017

Bose QuietComfort 35 vs Beats Studio Wireless: Which Wireless Headphone Should You Buy?

In an era steadily choosing to go wireless, finding a pair of Bluetooth cans can be difficult. Hopefully this comparison between the Beats Studio Wireless and the Bose QuietComfort 35 helps you decide.

Gadgets April 22, 2017

Apple To Finally Launch BeatsX Wireless Earbuds On Feb. 10: Here Are The Details

Apple will finally release the delayed BeatsX wireless earbuds on Feb. 10. The earphones are powered with the same low-energy W1 chip that is found in the AirPods, and feature up to eight hours of battery life.

Apple February 7, 2017

Apple Kicks Off Chinese New Year Promos With Free Beats Solo3 For Mac, iPhone Purchase

Apple has announced its first promotion in celebration of the Chinese New Year, offering Mac and iPhone customers the $299.95 Beats Solo3 wireless headphones for free. However, there is a catch.

Apple January 3, 2017

Best Black Friday 2016 Headphone Deals: Grab Beats, Bose, Harman Kardon, Skullcandy From Best Buy, Amazon, Target And Other Retailers

Black Friday brings a number of good deals to customers on tech items. Here are some of the best 2016 Black Friday deals on headphones this holiday season.

Gadgets November 22, 2016

You Can Now Buy Beats Powerbeats 3 With W1 Chip: How Is It Different From Powerbeats 2?

Apple recently launched Powerbeats 3, running on an improved W1 chip. Read on to see how the upgraded technical spec makes the wireless headset better than the Powerbeats 2.

Apple October 27, 2016

Plantronics' Wireless Headphones BackBeat Pro 2 Adds Noise Cancelling To The Mix For Only $200

Plantronics' new BackBeat Pro 2 competes with the best in wireless, noise-cancelling headphone segment. Its advantage is driven by its low price-point and decent sound quality.

Gadgets October 18, 2016

Beats Not Releasing New Studio Wireless Headphones Update For 2016

Beats announced that its much-raved-about noise-canceling headphones, Studio Wireless, won’t get an update this year. Considering the features found in the company’s headsets from 2016, Beats’s decision makes sense.

Wearable Tech September 26, 2016

Apple Sept. 7 Event: iPhone 7, New Apple Watch Will Share Stage With New Beats By Dre Products

Apple may launch a number of Beats by Dre products along with the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus on Sept. 7. iFans may see wireless earphones for the next-gen iPhone from Beats at the Apple event.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 2, 2016

Apple Promo Offers $60 iTunes/Apple Music Gift Cards Bundled With Beats Purchases

Apple has joined the platoon of companies offering holiday season deals. Buyers who purchase a select number of discount audio accessories receive a $60 bonus, a move that may lure users into getting Apple Music subscriptions.

Gadgets December 5, 2015

Beats Launches Rose Gold Solo2 Wireless Headphones And urBeats Earbuds To Match iPhone 6S

Apple launches new rose gold color options for two Beats by Dre headphones to match the iPhone 6S and Apple Watch.

Wearable Tech November 20, 2015

Beats Music Will Shut Down On Nov. 30: How To Keep Your Playlists

Beats Music will be shutting down on Nov. 30, a little over a year after Beats was acquired by Apple and five months since the launch of Apple Music. Users can keep their preferences and playlists by migrating to Apple Music.

Apps/Software November 13, 2015

Some Macs, iPods And Beats Gadgets Reach 'Obsolete' Status In December, Losing Repair Support Eligibility

Apple announced its latest obsolete and vintage list, which is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 8, 2015. Until then Mac, iPhone, Beats Gadgets or iPad owners can still repair their devices in Apple stores or authorized third party repair shops.

Gadgets November 2, 2015

Apple Launches Its Second-Ever Android App For The Beats Pill+ Speaker

Apple released the Beats Pill+, its second app for Google's Android platform and one that allows users to manage and control the speaker.

Apps/Software October 30, 2015

Apple Makes Its Mark On Beats With The New Pill+ Speaker

Beats Electronics revealed the new Pill+ speaker Wednesday. The redesigned speaker comes with a Lightning cable to charge the device, just like an iPhone.

Gadgets October 7, 2015

Dr. Dre Set To Release First Album In 16 Years Aug. 7 Exclusively On Apple Music

Rapper and entrepreneur Dr. Dre announced that he will be releasing a new album titled 'Compton: The Soundtrack' via Apple Music on Aug. 7.

Arts & Culture August 5, 2015

Apple Back To School Promo: You Get Beats Solo 2 Headphones When You Buy A New Mac

Apple has launched its annual Back to School promotion, offering customers free Beats Solo 2 Ear-On headphones for the purchase of an eligible Mac.

Computers July 24, 2015

Beats 1 Radio Goes Off The Air For About 30 Minutes On Launch Day

Beats 1 radio went offline for over 30 minutes just after eight hours from its launch. The reason behind the outage has not yet been determined.

Internet July 1, 2015

Apple Music Beats 1 Line-Up Will Include Big Names In Music And Jaden Smith

Apple Music's Beats 1 live radio station will feature shows hosted by Drake, Elton John, and even Jaden Smith.

Apps/Software June 25, 2015

Beats Headphones Reportedly Contain Metal Weights To Make Them Feel Premium

Beats headphones are discovered to contain four non-functional metal parts that make up 30 percent of the weight of the product, to make the headphones feel premium.

Gadgets June 20, 2015

Beats Was Reportedly Developing Sonos Rival Before Apple Axed It

According to recent reports, Beats was in the middle of developing a wireless speaker system to compete with Sonos when the company was bought by Apple and the project was shut down. Despite this, it's possible the project could be resurrected by Apple.

Gadgets June 14, 2015

Apple Recalls Beats Pill Speakers Over Concerns They Could Catch Fire

Apple has issued a recall for the Beats Pill XL speaker, saying that the speaker can overheat and even catch fire due to a wiring problem. For safety, it's asking cusomers to stop using the speakers now.

Gadgets June 3, 2015

Apple Courting Drake, Pharrell Williams, David Guetta For iTunes Radio Streaming Service To Rival Spotify, YouTube And Pandora

A new report indicates that Apple is currently courting major pop music stars Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta as guest DJ's for a revamped iTunes Radio. The company is planning on offering subscribers a free three-month trial to its new streaming service, in addition to free lyrics, although record labels are balking.

Apps/Software June 1, 2015

Apple Wants To Kill Spotify Free Music Streaming Service But Attracts Attention Of DOJ And FTC

Apple is currently wooing music labels to pull down their free-music-streaming licenses with Spotify. The move is in preparation for the company’s own music service set to debut in June.

Business May 6, 2015

Spotify Raises $350M At $8B Valuation As Music Streaming Rival Grooveshark Shuts Down

Spotify has raised $350 million in funding, which now values the music streaming company at $8 billion dollars. In contrast, former rival Grooveshark has finally closed its doors following a lengthy legal battle with record companies.

Apps/Software May 1, 2015

HP Drops Beats And Taps Bang & Olufsen As Audio Partner

After Beats sold its soul to the enemy, there is just no way HP can still work with Beats. The company is joining with the high-end Danish audiophile company.

Business March 25, 2015

Apple iTunes Boasts New Free Section Featuring Music, Movies and TV Shows

A collection of 40 music singles and full-length TV shows are now up for grabs under the 'Get' label on Apple iTunes. Apple's new Free on iTunes program is the latest overhaul of its digital distribution platform, but pending litigation could hinder some of its bigger plans.

Apps/Software January 26, 2015

The 9 Biggest Moments For Apple In 2014

In 2014, Apple got back on top with successful new product launches and exciting acquisitions. These were the most significant moments of the year for the tech giant.

Geek December 29, 2014

Why Bose Is Stepping into Streaming. Watch Out Apple, Beats

Bose is mulling entering the music-streaming business and that raises the question 'does it matter?' Yes, it does, as there are a number of reasons that a Bose streaming service could be a hit.

Gadgets December 19, 2014

Apple Wants iOS 8 Users to Dance to Beats Music: This Is What it Is Planning

Apple is planning to include Beats Music in the iOS in the future. The company looks to decrease the monthly subscription rates for streaming music.

Apps/Software November 20, 2014

Apple Beats Solo2 Headphones Boast Bluetooth And Hefty Price Tag

For just $100 more than the base model, Beats fans can enjoy music without wires. The Solo2 goes wireless, while the wired version gets more color options.

Gadgets November 12, 2014

Best Buy's Black Friday deals include cheap TVs, tablets and smartphones

Black Friday is coming, so don't bother trying to avoid it. You'll be unable to resist its allure — especially after you see these incredible deals being offered by Best Buy.

Internet Culture November 12, 2014

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West say baby North West loves Apple and Beats products

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s baby daughter North apparently loves Apple and its products as much as her famous parents. The 16-month-old loves listening to playlists curated by Kim, which include lullabies, pop music, and naturally, Kanye's tracks, which Kim revealed in a recent interview.

Gadgets October 28, 2014

Bono sorry for pushing 'Songs of Innocence' to your iTunes library

Bono of U2 apologizes for sending the group’s latest album straight into the music libraries of iTunes users for free. The apology came after one Facebook user complained about it.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 16, 2014

The beat will go on, says Apple as rumors swirl regarding Beats Music demise

With rumors that Apple is planning on shutting down the Beats Music part of Beats, Apple has come out and denied the rumors. Some now suggest the company will instead phase the Beats Music name into iTunes.

Internet September 23, 2014

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