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Understanding Apple Music

Some people whose opinions I could not value more highly have wondered out loud why Apple Music, the new Music app for iOS, and latest version of iTunes on the Mac turned out the way they did. I've not spoken to anyone at Apple about the development process but I've spent years trying to understand the company, have a background in design and product marketing, and been thinking about exactly this. A lot. Here are some of those thoughts.

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Apple Music Wish List: Let me know when this song gets added to Apple Music

Beats 1 plays lots of great unreleased content. I want to know when it gets added to the Apple Music catalog.

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Apple Music licensing, explained: Why some Beats 1 shows won't be podcasts

Why can't you favorite certain Beats 1 songs or add them to your library, or download some past Beats 1 shows as podcasts? It's all about the Benjamins, baby—and the song licensing issues that follow them.

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Comic: Choosy Moms Choose Macs

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: Choosy Moms Choose Macs

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Apple Watches are coming to Best Buy, and this is a good thing

The Apple Watch's expansion into Best Buy signifies the first major retail milestone for Apple's wearable, and it won't be the last. Not by a longshot.

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Apple Camp: Free summer fun for kids!

Apple Camp is a program Apple Retail has been offering during the summer months. Sessions are offered weekly and are open to kids ages 8 to 12. Their goal is to help introduce kids to new ways they can express their creativity—and themselves—using devices like the iPad and Mac, and apps like iMovie and GarageBand. Best of all, Apple Camp is offered absolutely free.

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Regarding built-in iOS apps being split out into the App Store

The idea of Apple unbundling the built-in apps so they can be split out and updated at any time via the App Store is an old one. There are some merits to the idea but also some drawbacks. In theory it would allow for bugs to be fixed and features to be rolled out faster that operating system updates would otherwise allow. In practice, it much more complicated. That's why it's one of those things everyone suggests but few go further than the suggestion. So lets go further.

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We review the Apple Watch, 3 months later

Three months in, here's how the iMore staff (and friends) are liking the Apple Watch.

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Trust no one when it comes to your data, not even Apple

If you're depending only on Time Machine to back up your Mac's hard drive, you've failed. If you're depending on iCloud alone to back up the data on your iPhone, your photos, and other important information, you've failed. And if you're depending on iCloud Photo Library or iCloud Music Library to keep your pictures, videos, and music safe, you've failed.

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Apple Watch: A brilliant addition to my life

I knew I wanted an Apple Watch since I first saw it announced it last September. My son has told the story already, but when he called me to tell me he was flying home from the event, I told him I was replaying the video again, and already figuring out which one I wanted and how I was going to use it. Little did I know just how much!

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