Editorial

Dear iTunes, love Peter

Tuesday marked the debut of iTunes, 12.2, which adds support for Apple Music. I wasn't expecting a major overhaul, but what we got reminded me of just how much iTunes needs a major reworking.

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Hooked on a Beats 1 feeling

"Live" is so cool. There's something downright exciting about following a show, or a cultural moment that you can't just turn around and download the next day. Beats 1 captures all of that and more.

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No, Apple is not adding DRM to songs on your Mac you already own

Yes, Apple Music has a DRM component. Yes, it sucks, but it's similar to every other streaming service. No, it does not overwrite the files on your Mac to make all your music DRM-laden. For those Googling in a panic, here's the deal.

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A plea for multiple months on Calendar for Apple Watch

Apple Watch has a month view, but it only shows the current month. Wouldn't it be great if you could swipe back and forth to the past... and the future?

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Okay, here's the deal with Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, and DRM

Folks are in a bit of a huff about Apple Music's DRM-clad files. Here's what (I'm guessing) is going on.

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OS X Yosemite and trim support: What is it and should you use it?

OS X 10.10.4's implementation of the "trimforce" command is great for some Mac users who have upgraded their systems with third-party SSDs. But there's a potential pitfall, too. Read on for details.

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Do you need the latest MacBook Pro or can you save money by going with last year's model?

Sometimes the newest thing isn't the best, depending on your needs. Take a complete look at specs before pulling the trigger to make sure you're getting the best bang for your buck.

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Safari isn't the new IE: it's the user-centric web

There's an op-ed that's making the rounds with a fairly provocative and sensational tile: Safari is the new Internet Explorer. What Safari actually is, however, is the new user-centric web.

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Apple finally improves OS X networking with 10.10.4 release

With 10.10.4's release, Apple has finally squashed some lingering networking problems in Yosemite.

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Ask Rene: The next iPhone, Force Touch, battery cases, and more

Rene gets sent dozens and dozens of questions a day. Since it's not even inhumanly possible to answer, let alone research, them all, we're starting a new column where he can post answers for everyone! This week: The next iPhone, Force Touch on multi-wondow, slim battery cases, and more!

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