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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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Apple Music and DRM explained: What you need to know

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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NSFW: In praise of Mac User Groups (MUGs)

Mac user groups used to be tremendously influential. There's no doubt their heyday has passed, but they're still great fun, educational and useful places for you to talk with people who share your interests.

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