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Five hidden shortcuts in the new Music app you need to know!

Five hidden shortcuts in the new Music app you need to know!

Is your iPhone's Music app giving you a headache? Here are five hidden shortcuts that will make your life easier. The new Music app packs a lot of functionality into itty bitty viewing space. As such, there are a lot of features in hidden in small and unusual corners that you might not have been...
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...
How to play Apple Music and Beats 1 on Sonos

How to play Apple Music and Beats 1 on Sonos

Built-in Sonos support for Apple Music is coming sometime before the end of the year. In the meantime, here's what you can do. According to both Apple and Sonos, full on, proper Apple Music support is coming as soon as possible, which means sometime before the end of the year. Why it's going to...
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Ask Rene: New iPod touch, Jony Ive reports, Skylake Macs, and more!

Ask Rene: New iPod touch, Jony Ive reports, Skylake Macs, and more!

When you combine Twitter, email, forums, and all the other channels, 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. So, if you want to share...
How to reset the Mac Dock to default

How to reset the Mac Dock to default

Made a mess of your Dock? It's easy to undo. I've offered a bunch of power tips to customize the contents of your OS X Dock: Adding spaces between applications, for example, or adding recently-added apps and documents. If you went overboard, however, and your Dock is now far too disorderly for...
How to play Apple Music and Beats 1 on Sonos

How to play Apple Music and Beats 1 on Sonos

Built-in Sonos support for Apple Music is coming sometime before the end of the year. In the meantime, here's what you can do. According to both Apple and Sonos, full on, proper Apple Music support is coming as soon as possible, which means sometime before the end of the year. Why it's going to...
How to set a sleep timer for Beats 1 and Apple Music

How to set a sleep timer for Beats 1 and Apple Music

Want to listen to Beats 1 or Apple Music while falling asleep but don't want it to keep you up? There's a timer for that! If you like to listen to music while falling asleep, both Beats 1 and Apple Music can be really attractive options. With Beats 1 you get an old-fashioned radio experience...
How to use Up Next in Apple's new Music app

How to use Up Next in Apple's new Music app

Up Next is is like a priority intercept playlist—it lets you listen to music you're suddenly in the mood for without killing the rest of what you had lined up. In the old days, if you were in the midst of a killer mix, but one track led you to remember another not in the mix, you could either...
Apple Music subscriptions explained: The difference between free and paid accounts

Apple Music subscriptions explained: The difference between free and paid accounts

What do you get with a free subscription or a paid one? We break it down. When you sign up for Apple Music, you'll get access to all the features of a paid account for the first three months of your subscription. After those initial 90 days, however, you'll have to choose whether you're going to...
No, Apple is not adding DRM to songs on your Mac you already own

No, Apple is not adding DRM to songs on your Mac you already own

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...
Want to listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once? Get a Family plan

Want to listen to Apple Music on multiple devices at once? Get a Family plan

Even without a family, you can use Apple Music's Family plan to play your music on multiple devices at once. If you happen to live in a household where you'd like to be able to listen to Apple Music on multiple devices simultaneously, you can do so by signing up—or switching your Apple Music...
Five hidden shortcuts in the new Music app you need to know!

Five hidden shortcuts in the new Music app you need to know!

Is your iPhone's Music app giving you a headache? Here are five hidden shortcuts that will make your life easier. The new Music app packs a lot of functionality into itty bitty viewing space. As such, there are a lot of features in hidden in small and unusual corners that you might not have been...
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...

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