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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...
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...
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...
How to set up and use iCloud on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

How to set up and use iCloud on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

iCloud lets you sync and store all the data that's important to you, from photos and documents to calendars and contacts. Apple's online storage service, iCloud includes a wide range of features like iCloud Drive for your files, iCloud Photo Library for your pictures and videos, iTunes in the...
How to enable iTunes Match on your Mac or PC with iTunes

How to enable iTunes Match on your Mac or Windows PC with iTunes

Not only does iTunes Match let you store your iPhone and iPad music on the cloud, but it lets you do the same across Mac and Windows PC computers as well. For example, if you have your entire music library on your iMac, you may not want to use the hard drive space on your MacBook Air. Instead,...
How to manually update iTunes Match on your Mac or PC

How to manually update iTunes Match on your Mac or PC

iTunes Match is a great way to access all your music from all your devices. It can also free up precious storage space. While music purchases should automatically sync with your iTunes Match subscription, there may be a time or two when music is missing on one device or another. If this ever...
How to set up and use iTunes Match

How to set up and use iTunes Match

iTunes Match allows you to stream purchased music from iTunes along with any other music you have saved in your iTunes library to any of your registered iOS devices. That means you can listen to your tunes — any purchased music + up to 25,000 songs from your personal library — anywhere you have a...
Music app using tons of data on your iPhone or iPad? Here's how you can stop it!

Music app using tons of data on your iPhone or iPad? Here's how you can stop it!

The Music app that comes built into every iPhone and iPad is responsible not only for storing your music collection from iTunes, it also houses iTunes Match and lets you access iTunes Radio, both of which can eat tremendous amounts of data. And that's not counting any iTunes in the Cloud...
How I saved 140 GB of hard disk space using iTunes Match

How I saved 140 GB of hard disk space using iTunes Match

Have a large iTunes library? Consider getting it off your hard drive and into the cloud Ever since I started using Macs with SSDs, I've become keenly aware of how much storage space I use. Over the years I've built up a great library of archived articles I've written, files I've saved,...
Having issues with iTunes Match and duplicate songs? Here's how to fix it!

iTunes Match showing duplicate songs? Here's how to fix it!

Using iTunes Match on your iPhone or iPad and keep finding duplicate songs in your albums? Turns out you aren't alone. Sometime during the days of iOS 6, a lot of iTunes Match subscribers started reporting the same problem. Unfortunately Apple hasn't yet provided a permanent fix. However, there...

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