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Twelve secret Siri commands for Apple Music

Twelve secret Siri commands for Apple Music

With Siri you're only ever a press and a sentence away from controlling Apple Music. With the launch of Apple Music, the iPhone and iPad's personal virtual assistant, Siri has gotten even more musical. Now you can not only call up anything from the Apple Music library, you can queue up What's...
How to send iOS 9 public beta feedback

How to send iOS 9 public beta feedback

What good is testing iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad if you can't tell Apple how it's working? There's no amount of planning or internal quality assurance in the world can equal thousands or millions of customers hitting your software. That's why companies large and small have betas—so real people can...
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...
How to download the iOS 9 public beta

How to download the iOS 9 public beta

With the iOS 9 public beta comes a new and slightly different way to download and install iPhone and iPad system software. iOS 9 marks the first time Apple has ever released a new version of the iPhone and iPad operating system as a public beta. That means more people than ever before will be...
How to resume local iPhone and iPad device backups on your Mac

How to resume local iPhone and iPad device backups on your Mac

To take up less space on their Mac hard drive, some users opt to move iTunes backups externally. I wrote a Mac Help piece about this quite some time ago and still get mail regularly. What happens when you don't want to use an external drive to back up your iOS devices anymore? Well, no panicking...
On iOS 9, El Capitan, bugs, and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)

On iOS 9, El Capitan, bugs, and app compatibility (or, please don't be a jerk)

With beta software comes beta responsibility iOS 9 for iPhone and iPad, and OS X El Capitan have just gone into public beta. And that means it's time once again to gently remind everyone—including ourselves!—that Wheaton's Law is in full effect. So, what does that means? Betas are not advanced...
How to back up to iCloud before updating to iOS 8

How to back up your iPhone or iPad before updating to iOS 9

Always have a backup before updating your operating system. Whether you haven't updated to iOS 8.4 yet or you're considering joining iOS 9's public beta, it's always a good idea to make sure you've backed up your iPhone and iPad first. While you likely won't see any data loss after an upgrade,...
iOS 9 FAQ: What you need to know!

iOS 9 FAQ: What you need to know!

If you have iOS 9 questions, we have your answers! iOS 9 was unveiled at WWDC 2015 and is currently in developer preview and public beta. It won't ship until this fall, but we're already fielding tons of questions about it. So, we're collecting all those questions and, better still, providing...
Apple launches its public beta program for iOS 9

iOS 9 public beta preview launches

Apple has released the first public beta of iOS 9. Following the release of iOS 9 beta 3 for developers, some members of the Apple Beta Software Program can now download the software to their devices. This is the first major release of iOS to receive the public beta treatment though earlier...
iOS 9 to bring albums for selfies and screenshots, bigger grids for iPad folders

iOS 9 to bring albums for selfies and screenshots, bigger grids for iPad folders

Note for readers: We will not be posting screenshots or videos of these features due to the conditions of Apple's non-disclosure agreement. With the release of the third beta of iOS 9 to developers, Apple Music has come to the development track. But that's not all the release brought with it,...
iOS 9 beta 3 seeds Apple Music support to developers

iOS 9 beta 3 seeds Apple Music support to developers

Apple has seeded the third beta for iOS 9 to developers, adding support for the Apple Music streaming service. It can be downloaded from Apple's iOS Developer Resource site, or over the air on a device with the previous beta installed. Coming just one week after the previous beta version, iOS...
What you need to know about Accessibility in iOS 9

What you need to know about Accessibility in iOS 9

With iOS 9, Apple continues to push forward its support for the accessibility community. As Apple famously did with Snow Leopard on the Mac, this year's version of iOS primarily focuses on better stability and more polish. While there may be fewer "big" features in iOS 9, that doesn't mean that...
Eddy Cue says that Home Sharing for music will return in iOS 9

Eddy Cue says that Home Sharing for music will return in iOS 9

In iOS 8.4, Apple removed Home Sharing for music, a feature that allows users to stream music from their iTunes Library to other devices on their Wi-Fi network. While Home Sharing for video is still available for users to stream their video content, the service's music streaming component was...
Home Sharing for music missing in iOS 8.4

Home Sharing for music goes missing in iOS 8.4

While Apple's latest iOS 8.4 update has brought the much anticipated Apple Music and Beats 1 to the world, a number of users are reporting one glaring issue: Home Sharing for music on iOS has seemingly disappeared. A number of users have already taken to Apple's support forums with complaints...
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Eddy Cue: iOS 9 beta seed with Apple Music coming early next week

Apple Music is now available on devices running iOS 8.4, but developers testing iOS 9 beta are not yet able to access the streaming service. That's set to change next week, as Eddy Cue revealed on Twitter that a new iOS 9 beta seed will be rolled out with Apple Music integration "early next week...
iBooks gets audiobooks, iBooks Author content for iPhone in iOS 8.4

iBooks gets audiobooks, iBooks Author content for iPhone in iOS 8.4

As part of the iOS 8.4 update, which brought Apple's new Music app and streaming service, Apple has also added a number of improvements to its iBooks app. One of these changes means that iBooks is now the destination for your audiobooks. You can find, download, and listen to audiobooks from the...
Apple launches iOS 8.4 with Apple Music

Apple launches iOS 8.4 with Apple Music

Apple has released iOS 8.4 to the public, and with it, the Apple Music streaming music service. The service allows users to stream music an unlimited number of tracks on-demand from the iTunes catalog, brings along Beats 1, a live radio station broadcasting globally 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...
How to download iOS 8.4 on your iPhone or iPad

How to download iOS 8.4 on your iPhone or iPad

iOS 8.4 with Apple Music will be here soon, and when it arrives, here's what you need to know to download, install, and enjoy it!. The new Music app has great new features like Up Next, and Apple Music includes streaming, Beats 1 radio and the Connect social network. But before you can use any...
iOS 8.4 reportedly launching June 30 at 8am PT, Beats 1 at 9am

iOS 8.4 reportedly launching June 30 at 8am PT, Beats 1 at 9am

Apple announced that iOS 8.4 along with its premiere features—a new Music app, Apple Music, Beats 1, and Connect—would be launching on June 30, 2015. The company even created a Facebook event for the launch. Now, however, Ian Rogers, former CEO of Beats and current Senior Director of Apple Music...
Apple Watch and watchOS 2 FAQ: Everything you need to know

Apple Watch and watchOS 2 FAQ: Everything you need to know

Here's what you can expect from your Apple Watch this fall. At WWDC 2015, Apple previewed updates for all of its major operating systems—watchOS included. Yes, watchOS 2 is coming this Fall to an Apple Watch near you. Here's everything we know about it currently, for your reading (and salivating...

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