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Apple Music and DRM explained: What you need to know

Apple Music and DRM explained: What you need to know

Let's stop the FUD already, okay? 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. Anything you download...
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 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...
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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...
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'...

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