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How 'Likes' work in Apple Music

How 'Likes' work in Apple Music

There's a heart to Apple Music, and it's the 'like' button. Like buttons let you express interest in things, from the social activities of your friends on Facebook to the pictures and videos that are most special to you in Photos. In theory, it's a simple way to help a system understand how you...
Dr. Dre's Beats 1 radio show debuts tomorrow, July 4

Dr. Dre's Beats 1 radio show debuts tomorrow, July 4

Dr. Dre is set to debut his Beats 1 radio show on Apple Music tomorrow, July 4. Called "The Pharmacy," the premier episode of the show will air at 3 PM PT/6 PM ET and run for an hour. #ThePharmacy with @DrDre. Tomorrow, only on #Beats1. http://t.co/2x1IjySvXo https://t.co/SppK5byIz5— Beats 1 (@...
Social music discovery in the digital age

Social music discovery in the digital age

Two strangers, enjoying a concert, their only connection a mutual love of the music playing, their conversation cascading into all the other music they love. The modern, digital equivalent of that experience is not part of Apple Music, or any other music streaming service, but it's the experience...
Dear iTunes, love Peter

Dear iTunes, love Peter

Tuesday marked the debut of iTunes, 12.2, which adds support for Apple Music to the Mac. I wasn't expecting a major overhaul, but what we got reminded me of just how much iTunes needs a major reworking. And by "major reworking," I mean the whole thing should be taken apart, totally reconsidered...
The week's best iPhone games, outer space edition!

The week's best iPhone games, outer space edition!

This week's iOS gaming list is full of stars. I'd never have qualified for astronaut training, given that I can't even handle roller coasters, but I don't have to give up my spacesuit dreams thanks to this collection of new iPhone games. From interplanetary explorations to flight simulations to...
Hooked on a Beats 1 feeling

Hooked on a Beats 1 feeling

'Live' is so cool. There's something exciting about following a show, or a cultural moment that you can't just turn around and download the next day. There's something about the immediacy that makes programming that might not be my favorite thing in the world into something compelling that I don...
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...
What it's like to post on Connect, Apple's new music network

What it's like to post on Connect, Apple's new music network

Connect is the part of Apple Music that's meant to provide a way for artists to share more with their fans, from remixes to rough-cuts. So, what's it like to use? Dave Wiskus, who apart from being a frequent podcast co-host of mine, and well known iOS designer, is also a musician who joined...
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...
The best Mac games: Comedy Dating Sim Edition

The best Mac games: Comedy Dating Sim Edition

This collection of self-aware, humorous dating sims will charm you with cuteness. Many dating sims are available in the Mac gaming space, but few are as funny and adorable as this collection of dating sims featuring unusual prospects, from pugs to dinosaurs to sandwiches. 1. Hatoful...

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