Apple Music arrives tomorrow. Learn everything you need to know in 2 minutes 1:59

Should you switch from Spotify to Apple Music when it arrives on June 30? On this episode of Explained, we offer a quick run-down of the features on Apple's new streaming service to help you decide.
Home Theater

Beats By Dre headphones teardown finds metal parts included just to add weight

Maybe the most striking part of a recent Beats By Dre headphones teardown was the discovery that about a third of the overall weight of the product comes from four metal parts included “for the sole purpose of adding weight.”
Home Theater

Too hot to handle: Apple recalls Beats Pill XL after speakers cause burns

Apple's issuing a voluntary recall of the Beats Pill XL after some units were found to overheat. One unit caused burns, and another damage to a desk. The company's offering refunds to those who mail in the defective speaker.

Apple limiting free options on its upcoming streaming music service

We haven't had any official confirmation of a new music streaming app from Apple, but most people agree one is on the way — and it sounds like there won't be much free material on offer.

After hiccups, Jay-Z’s forray into the streaming music biz moves forward (Update)

Jay Z's multi-million dollar bid to take on Spotify and iTunes with new streaming music service appears to be a go after minority shareholders initially attempted to block the sale.

Is Twitter Music in trouble? Project’s leader, Bob Moczydlowsky, calls it quits

Bob Moczydlowsky is abandoning his post as head of Twitter Music. We've got the details, plus analysis on what this means for Twitter Music.

Monster slaps Beats and co-founders Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine with a lawsuit

Monster filed a lawsuit against Beats, alleging that Beats purposely left out Monster from its dealings and that Beats was essentially bullying Monster around. Beats has yet to reply to the lawsuit.

Bose kit is about to be pulled from the Apple Store

If you want to pick up some Bose kit straight from the Apple website, you'd better be quick — rumors suggest that Apple is about to ditch the audio company's gear to focus on its own Beats products.

Bose and Beats put down the gloves, agree to settle patent lawsuit privately

While the two headphone brands continue to battle it out in the headlines, their recent courtroom battle has ended as Bose and Apple's Beats agreed to settle their patent dispute privately.

Colin Kaepernick fined $10K for wearing Beats headphones at NFL press conference

After signing exclusive rights to put Bose headphones on the sidelines, the NFL fined 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick $10K for wearing his sponsored brand Beats headphones to a press conference.
Health & Fitness

Beats, Bose battle over brand exposure on NFL broadcasts

Attempting to promote the brand more effectively during NFL broadcasts, a sponsorship deal between Bose and the NFL effectively boots headphone maker Beats off the playing field during broadcasts.