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Troubleshooting Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide

Troubleshooting Apple Music: The Ultimate Guide

Running into trouble with Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, or iTunes Match? You've come to the right place. While Apple's music subscription services offer a lot of great features—streaming songs from your library or the Apple Music collection on any device, or rocking out to Beats 1—they have...
How to switch between Apple Music Individual and Family plans

How to switch between Apple Music Individual and Family plans

Want to add more devices (or people) to your Apple Music subscription? Here's the deal. Apple Music offers two different plans for its users—a $9.99 individual plan and a $14.99 family plan that supports up to six Family Sharing accounts (or devices connected concurrently on one account). If...
OS X El Capitan public beta 2 now available for testers

OS X El Capitan Public Beta 2 now available for testers

The second public beta version of OS X El Capitan is now available to download for members of the Apple Beta Software Program. The new version can be downloaded from the Update section of the Mac App Store. This is the second major release of OS X to receive a public beta, with last year's...
iOS 9 bublic beta 2 now available for download

iOS 9 Public Beta 2 now available for download

Apple has released the second public beta version of iOS 9 to members of its Beta Software Program. This release comes hot on the heels of the latest developer beta. Testers with the previous version of the public beta installed on their device can download the new update over-the-air. iOS 9...
How to use Apple Music without iCloud Music Library

How to use Apple Music without iCloud Music Library

Want to turn off iCloud Music Library? No worries: Here's how you can still use Apple Music without it. Apple Music and iTunes Match both offer access to iCloud Music Library, an uploading-and-matching service that lets you access all your Mac's songs from up to 10 of your devices. If you'd...
Microsoft Send puts an instant messaging spin on email

Microsoft Send puts an instant messaging spin on email

Microsoft has launched a new take on email, Send, for iPhone. Send approaches email as though it were instant messaging, focusing on quick conversations, without the need for subject lines or other trappings of normal email. Send lets you start conversations easily. Just tap the '+' button and...
GoPro

GoPro plans to release a new video editing app later this summer

According to GoPro president Tony Bates, the company is in the final phase of testing for a new video editing mobile app. The new suite will enable consumers with GoPro cameras to trim and share video straight from their smartphones. GoPro aims to have the app made available by the end of summer...
UE Roll review: Waterproof Bluetooth speaker that's fun to play with

UE Roll review: Waterproof Bluetooth speaker that's fun to play with

This fun outdoor Bluetooth speaker is waterproof and produces ample sound for its size. It's one thing to bring your iPhone to the pool or to the beach, another thing to be able to listen to music while you're bobbing in the water. If you're looking for a speaker that you can get wet, you should...
How the Apple Watch is pushing me to better health

How the Apple Watch is pushing me to better health

I knew the Apple Watch would help me improve my health, but I didn't quite understand how much until recently. True confession: I've never jogged or run in my life. Well, at least not since physical education was a required class in my high school. I've spent the bulk of my 45 years on this...
Home Sharing for music is back in the latest iOS 9 beta

Home Sharing for music is back in the latest iOS 9 beta

Apple removed Home Sharing for music in iOS 8.4, which was likely a result of licensing deals with record labels following the launch of Apple Music. Eddy Cue confirmed earlier this month that the feature would be coming in iOS 9, and the latest beta version — launched yesterday for develoers —...
Starbucks

Starbucks teams up with The New York Times to bring free news to your phone in 2016

Starbucks and The New York Times have announced plans to bring free news and content from the publication to the official Starbucks app in 2016. Top news stories of each day, as well as a selection of other articles will be made available for free via the app for My Starbucks Rewards loyalty...
You can no longer post app reviews from prerelease iOS versions

You can no longer post app reviews from prerelease iOS versions

Beta testers running the latest iOS 9 beta can no longer post app reviews on the App Store. Considering the nature of prerelease software and the inherent bugs associated with unfinished builds, it is likely Apple removed the feature to prohibit testers from posting reviews based on non-final...
FCC chairman recommends approval of AT&T's pending DirecTV acquisition

FCC chairman recommends approval of AT&T's pending DirecTV acquisition

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has officially come out in support of AT&T's proposed $49 billion acquisition of DirecTV, recommending that the regulatory commission approve the deal. However, in order for the deal to go through, Wheeler is asking AT&T to agree to some conditions, including...
Apple seeing more people switch from Android to iPhone than ever before

Apple seeing more people switch from Android to iPhone than ever before

Some customers start with iPhone. Others switch to it. Apple has been tracking the number of new iPhone customers who switched from Android for a while now. As part of the Q3 2015 conference call, Apple's CEO Tim Cook revealed that this quarter saw the highest number of Android switchers ever...
Tim Cook: Apple Watch making inroads to medicine

Tim Cook: Apple Watch making inroads to medicine

The Apple Watch's usefulness for fitness tracking is obvious, but it's making a bit impact on medicine, too. That's the word from Apple CEO Tim Cook, who talked a bit about the Apple Watch's impact during Apple's third-quarter 2015 conference call with analysts. Cook cited work being done at...
See Apple's third-quarter revenue (and more) in chart form

See Apple's third-quarter revenue (and more) in chart form

Do numbers make your head hurt? Six Colors has a wide variety of wonderful earnings charts in all the colors of the Apple logo rainbow. Jason Snell routinely creates beautiful charts every quarter for Apple's financial calls over at Six Colors, and this quarter is no different. If you want to...
Apple Watch sales were higher in June than April or May

Apple Watch sales were higher in June than April or May

During the company's Q3 2015 conference call, Apple CEO Tim Cook ended things off with a revelation about Apple Watch sales numbers: On the Watch, our June sales were higher than April or May. I realize that's very different than some of what's being written, but June sales were the highest...
This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPhones, iPods, Apple Music, and Apple Watch

This is Tim: Apple's CEO on iPhones, iPods, Apple Music, and Apple Watch

Apple CEO Tim Cook took to the phones today to talk with analysts about Apple's third-quarter results for 2015, along with Apple Watch, iPhone, China, and more. Follow along below with our live-updating transcript of his remarks. Tim's opening remarks Thanks, Nancy. Good afternoon, everyone,...
Another smashing quarter for Mac sales, while PC sales continue to drop

Another smashing quarter for Mac sales, while PC sales continue to drop

Apple's third quarter results show continued historically strong demand for the Mac, while PC sales continue to falter. By now it's a familiar story: Apple's sales of the Mac continue to grow and bolster, despite the PC industry's continued downward trend. For Apple's third fiscal quarter, which...
Apple Q3 2015: 47.5m iPhones, 10.9m iPads, and 4.8m Macs sold; 10.7b in profit

Apple Q3 2015: 47.5m iPhones, 10.9m iPads, and 4.8m Macs sold; 10.7b in profit

Apple (AAPL) has released the company's Q3 2015 financial results and the big numbers are: 47.5 million iPhones sold, 10.9 million iPads sold, 4.8 million Macs sold, and 10.7 billion in profit earned. It's not a holiday quarter. It's not the quarter after a holiday quarter. But those are still...

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