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Okay, here's the deal with Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, and DRM

Okay, here's the deal with Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, and DRM

Folks are in a bit of a huff about Apple Music's DRM-clad files. Here's what (I'm guessing) is going on. Earlier today The Verge's Chris Welch posted his concerns with one aspect of Apple Music: iCloud Music Library, Apple's next-generation version of iTunes Match built specifically for the...
How to find Apple Music songs you've added to your library

How to find Apple Music songs you've added to your library

Want a playlist of all the songs you've added from the Apple Music streaming catalog? Here's how. I don't know about you folks, but I've already added a bunch of Apple Music's streaming catalog to my library in the last 24 hours. Apple Music's "Add to Library" button makes it devilishly easy to...
Snapchat gives your finger a rest in latest update

Snapchat gives your finger a rest in latest update

Snapchatters, there are some big improvements coming to everyone's favorite ephemeral messaging app. Perhaps the biggest change hitting Snapchat is that users no longer have to hold their finger to the screen to view snaps — something people have been asking for for a while. Also included in...
OS X Yosemite and trim support: What is it and should you use it?

OS X Yosemite and trim support: What is it and should you use it?

If you've upgraded your Mac with a third-party solid state drive, a new Terminal command in 10.10.4 may improve performance. OS X Yosemite has been updated to version 10.10.4 and with it Apple has surfaced a trim command in Terminal. Trim enables more efficient "garbage collection" on Macs...
Clash of Clans snags new leagues, spells, and more in big update

Clash of Clans snags new leagues, spells, and more in big update

Wildly popular free-to-play title, Clash of Clans, has scored a pretty big update. Coming along for the ride is the new Dark Spell Factory, units, and all new leagues for the best of the best to compete in. Here's the breakdown of what's new in Clash of Clans: The Dark Spell Factory is here...
iCloud outage takes iCloud Drive, back ups, and more down for some

iCloud services back online after extended service disruption

Update: And it's back. According to Apple, the outage was resolved just before 4:00 p.m. EDT. Original story: A number of iCloud services are down for some users. The disruption, which render services unavailable for some, has been taking place since about 11:30 a.m. EDT. Affected services...
Olloclip's Studio system wants to turn your phone into a mobile photography powerhouse

Olloclip's Studio wants to turn your phone into a mobile photography powerhouse

Olloclip, the company behind popular iPhone camera lens accessories, has come back to Kickstarter for help funding their next product, the Olloclip Studio system. The system is a new protective case for your iPhone that also incorporates a custom mounting solution, along with multiple photography...
new iPod colors

iTunes 12.2 points towards possible iPod line refresh with new colors

Apple may be preparing a bit of a refresh for its iPod lineup, possibly adding brand new colors to multiple devices. When setting up or restoring an iPod in the recently-released iTunes 12.2, the following image is displayed at the beginning of the process: Currently, Apple does not offer any...
How to listen to Beats 1 shows you've missed

How to listen to Beats 1 shows you've missed

Missed a live set or interview you wish you hadn't? Here are a few ways to catch up with the Beats 1 crew. Beats 1 has been live just over 24 hours now, and there's been a ton of great content played already—my personal favorite of the bunch being St. Vincent's Mixtape Delivery Service, wherein...
Take a look at the full official trailer for the Steve Jobs movie

Take a look at the full official trailer for the Steve Jobs movie

Universal Pictures has released a new official trailer for their upcoming Steve Jobs biopic. Originally produced by Sony, the film is directed by Danny Boyle, written by Aaron Sorkin, and stars Michael Fassbender as Steve Jobs. Set backstage at three iconic product launches and ending in...
BlueStacks

Mac owners can now play all those Android apps with the BlueStacks player

Mac owners who have been jealous of all those apps and games being released on Android can now join the party. BlueStacks has now officially released its Mac version of its Android App Player, which was previously released for Windows (BlueStacks did briefly release an alpha version of its Mac...
The week's best iPad games: SimCity Build It, LEGO Batman, and more

The week's best iPad games: SimCity Build It, LEGO Batman, and more

The sunniest, sparkliest picks of the week for iPad gamers. Gray skies will clear up in these new iPad games and updates, featuring sandy beaches, dreamlike vistas, and cape-clad adventures. 1. SimCity Build It The newest update to this virtual city-builder includes a beach boardwalk and...
The iPhone 6s might offer LTE speeds of up to 300Mbps

The iPhone 6s might offer LTE speeds of up to 300Mbps

The next iPhone may feature up to double the LTE data speed than its predecessor, thanks to a new LTE chip. The iPhone 6s will reportedly contain Qualcomm's new MDM9635M chip, which can provide up to twice the speed over LTE as the current Qualcomm chip in the iPhone 6 line. Currently, the iPhone...
YouTube

YouTube app now supports playing HD videos at the smooth rate of 60fps

Google previously added support for YouTube videos to play at 60fps on the desktop site, and later added that same frame rate for live streaming videos. Now the official YouTube iPhone and iPad app can handle 60fps playback, if the video already supports that high of a frame rate, and the mobile...
Do you need the latest MacBook Pro or can you save money by going with last year's model?

Do you need the latest MacBook Pro or can you save money by going with last year's model?

Don't be afraid to buy the older model, if it suits your needs better. Apple regularly refreshes its products, but sometimes newer isn't better. It's important to figure out how you're going to use a MacBook Pro—or any Mac—before you can be sure you're getting the best bang for the buck. I...
It's Canada Day! Save 20% on iPhone accessories through July 3

It's Canada Day! Save 20% on iPhone accessories through July 3

You heard right. Starting today, our iMore Canada store is offering 20% off absolutely everything. There are many ways to celebrate Canada Day, whether it's rocking your favorite maple leaf tee, enjoying the local parade, or scooping up some sweet accessories for your Apple device. Until...
OS X Yosemite

OS X 10.10.4 brings TRIM support for third-party SSDs

Apple has implemented TRIM support on third-party Solid State Drives in OS X 10.10.4, without the need to utilize workarounds or extra software. The move sees Apple expand TRIM support beyond SSDs shipped with Macs, better optimizing hard drives used with OS X, even those bought aftermarket. The...
Apple Music

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...
Apple Music

Apple Music costs just ₹120 ($1.8) per month in India, family plan priced at ₹190 ($3)

Apple launched its new Music service globally yesterday, with India being one of the launch countries. While the service costs $9.99 a month in the U.S., Indian customers will be able to subscribe to Apple Music for just ₹120 ($1.8) per month. The family plan — which costs $14.99 monthly in the U...
Apple Music vs iTunes Match: What's the difference?

Apple Music vs iTunes Match: What's the difference?

Confused about what you get with Apple Music versus what you get with iTunes Match? With the arrival of Apple Music—and its broad claim to make your library's songs streamable alongside its primary streaming collection—those with iTunes Match accounts might be a wee bit confused as to whether...

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