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How to check if your Mac's songs are uploaded, matched, purchased, or Apple Music DRM-laden

How to check if your Mac's songs are uploaded, matched, purchased, or Apple Music DRM-laden

Can't figure out what Apple Music is doing to your songs on your Mac? Here's how to check. With Apple Music introducing a new form of DRM for its streaming catalog and songs you've re-downloaded from your library, it's easy to get nervous over which songs on your Mac are yours. Here's a quick...
Apple Music vs iTunes Match: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs iTunes Match: What's the difference?

Confused about what you get with Apple Music versus what you get with iTunes Match? With the arrival of Apple Music—and its broad claim to make your library's songs streamable alongside its primary streaming collection—those with iTunes Match accounts might be a wee bit confused as to whether...
How to downgrade from iOS 9 back to iOS 8.4

How to downgrade from iOS 9 back to iOS 8.4

If you decide the iOS 9 public beta just isn't for you, you can downgrade to iOS 8.4. The iOS 9 public beta is a way to try out the next generation of iPhone and iPad software. But it may not be for you, at least not right now. If you downloaded the iOS 9 public beta but now you want to go back...
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Can't favorite songs on Beats 1 or add them to iCloud Music Library? Here's why!

Can't favorite songs on Beats 1 or add them to iCloud Music Library? Here's why!

Can't fave a song you love from Beats 1? A cocktail of bugs and music licensing are at fault. I listen to a lot of Beats 1 throughout my day. In part, it's to find new music I haven't heard yet; I also appreciate hearing the occasional human conversation in my otherwise solitary office. But...
How to delete all locally-stored music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

How to delete all locally-stored music from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Want to save some space and get rid of all the tracks stored on your iOS device? Here's how. Especially in these Apple Music days, it's easy to amass a sizeable offline music collection on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch—and a sizeable storage deficit along with it. To clear your device of...
How to listen to Beats 1

How to listen to Beats 1

Want to rock out with the DJs of Beats 1? Here are all the ways to do so. One major component of Apple Music is the company's new 24/7 live radio station, Beats 1. Comprised of three keynote DJs, three local stations from major cities around the world, and special highlight programming, Beats 1...
How to use Apple Pay: The ultimate guide

How to use Apple Pay: The ultimate guide

Apple Pay — or Pay if you're fancy — is Apple's mobile payment service. It stores your credit and debit card information on a Secure Element and lets you use it to pay online via apps on the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2, or iPad mini 3, or in-store via near-field communications (NFC) on...
How to show only active apps in your OS X Dock

How to show only active apps in your OS X Dock

You can streamline your OS X Dock to show only the apps that are active in memory with a quick Terminal trick. Obviously you can customize your Dock to show whatever apps you'd like, but if you're using the Dock as a quick way of navigating between open apps, this can help. In truth, I use...
Here's the complete Beats 1 weekday and weekend schedule

Here's the complete Beats 1 weekday and weekend schedule

Not sure when that next episode of St Vincent is airing? Here are a few places you can check. Beats 1 has been running for a few weeks now, and while it's had a variety of fantastic programming, it's sometimes hard to figure out. Here's what we know so far about the Beats 1 schedule, as well a...
How to fix 'This version of Safari is no longer supported' messages

How to fix 'This version of Safari is no longer supported' messages

When you see a 'This version of Safari is no longer supported' message, it's time to upgrade your Mac. Older versions of OS X don't get the newest fixes from Apple. That's just the way software works. If the old version of OS X you're running doesn't get important updates to Safari anymore, you'...
Apple Music FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple Music FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple Music is here. We've got the beats and the deets. On Tuesday, June 30, Apple unleashed Apple Music in all its glory — Beats 1 radio, a redesigned music app, and more custom playlists than you can shake a stick at. Here's what Apple Music is, what it's not, how it compares to other services...
Troubleshooting Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide

Troubleshooting Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide

Running into trouble with Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, or iTunes Match? You've come to the right place. While Apple's music subscription services offer a lot of great features—streaming songs from your library or the Apple Music collection on any device, or rocking out to Beats 1—they have...
How to switch between Apple Music Individual and Family plans

How to switch between Apple Music Individual and Family plans

Want to add more devices (or people) to your Apple Music subscription? Here's the deal. Apple Music offers two different plans for its users—a $9.99 individual plan and a $14.99 family plan that supports up to six Family Sharing accounts (or devices connected concurrently on one account). If...

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