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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...
Getting error code -54 in iTunes on Windows 10? Here's your fix

Getting error code -54 in iTunes on Windows 10? Here's your fix

If you are having trouble syncing your iPhone, iPod, or iPad after the Windows 10 update, don't worry. With just a few clicks you will be back up and running, and able to sync your device with your computer again. It appears as though the Windows 10 update is marking the iTunes folder as Read Only...
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...
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How to clean up your Mac's desktop

How to clean up your Mac's desktop

Don't leave your Mac desktop untidy and cluttered—clean it up today! Most of us have a tendency to use our Mac desktops as a dumping ground, saving files there that we access frequently; unfortunately, those files can pile up, turning your desktop into a hot mess. As such, this is your Friday...
Yes, iCloud Music Library has metadata-matching issues, but you don't need to panic

Yes, iCloud Music Library has metadata-matching issues, but you don't need to panic

Matching songs is hard, and Apple Music's not doing too well with it. But you can keep it from messing up your library pretty easily. Earlier this week, Kirk McElhearn posted a rather-worrying article about iCloud Music Library's "matching" algorithms. As you might know, Apple offers the iCloud...
How to make Apple Music's Connect not suck

How to make Apple Music's Connect not suck

Can't figure out how to use Connect? Don't panic: We're here to help. In theory, Apple Music's Connect is a wonderful part of the service: It lets you view and hear new images, videos, songs, playlists, interviews, and blogs from your favorite musicians, DJs, and Apple Music curators. "But..."...
How to permanently delete your Snapchat account

How to permanently delete your Snapchat account

Snapchat is fun, fast, and super-popular, but it's not for everyone all the time. And that's okay. Snapchat can be really fun for sending quick snaps to your friends or looking at specialty content like the Beats 1 DJs being silly. But it's not for everyone. If you made a Snapchat account and...
How to back up your iTunes library

How to back up your iTunes library

Want to use iCloud Music Library or just have peace of mind over your music? Here's how to back up your iTunes library. It's never a bad idea to have a full, local backup of important data you wouldn't want lost. My music—at least for me—is one of those must-backup items; I don't want to have to...
Everything you need to know about iCloud Music Library

Everything you need to know about iCloud Music Library

Apple Music and iTunes Match include a feature called iCloud Music Library. Here's what you need to know. Apple Music may have lots of great songs in its catalog, interesting DJs on Beats 1, and cool experimentation within Connect—but it also has the albatross in the room, iCloud Music Library...
Getting error code -54 in iTunes on Windows 10? Here's your fix

Getting error code -54 in iTunes on Windows 10? Here's your fix

If you are having trouble syncing your iPhone, iPod, or iPad after the Windows 10 update, don't worry. With just a few clicks you will be back up and running, and able to sync your device with your computer again. It appears as though the Windows 10 update is marking the iTunes folder as Read Only...
How to add a song from Apple Music to iCloud Music Library

How to add a song from Apple Music to iCloud Music Library

Want to save a song you love in Apple Music to your iCloud Music Library? Here's how. You can stream all day long from Apple Music, Beats 1, and Apple Music radio, but sometimes you want to save tracks that really resonate with you. That's where iCloud Music Library comes in: It collects your...
How to turn off auto playing videos on Facebook

How to turn off auto playing videos on Facebook

Facebook makes it easy to embed video to share with friends and family, but that video can be obtrusive and annoying. Facebook's default status is to automatically play the video once it loads. I'd prefer it not to do that, because I don't like my attention — or my Mac's attention — getting...
How to avoid Windows 10 upgrade problems with VMware Fusion

How to avoid Windows 10 upgrade problems with VMware Fusion

If you're using VMware Fusion 7 to run a Windows virtual machine, don't upgrade until you read this. For the most part it's a straightforward experience: VMware Fusion 7 offers a solid, predictable way to run Windows from your Mac safely, in a virtualized environment that's easy to quit out of...

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