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Latest Siri prank has more idiots calling emergency services

Today, 12:06 AM

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Siri has become an accessory to even more bullcrap from the Internet as pranksters have found another way to trick Apple’s digital assistant into contacting emergency services. And it’s only slightly less dumb than you think. The prank claims that

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Swiss custom Apple Watch offers Edition style at (relativ...

Yesterday, 11:11 PM

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If you like the look of the high-end Apple Watch Edition, but the $10,000+ price point makes your heart and wallet hurt, a Swiss company might have a nice alternative for you. Golden Dreams of Geneva specializes in classing up

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Innovation isn’t dead; people are just slow to catch it

Yesterday, 11:00 PM

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If you’re one of the people out there who haven’t taken the plunge on an Apple Watch, you’re not alone. While Apple’s latest wearable has gotten a ton of press and sold really well, a lot of the rank and

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Apple’s P2P payment patent has a focus on security

Yesterday, 09:09 PM

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In a few years, “Sorry, I don’t have any cash on me” may no longer be a good enough excuse to give that chronically money-strapped friend when they come around asking to borrow a few bucks. That’s because a newly<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...security/">Readmore ›</a></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194128029/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194128029/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194128029/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194128029/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194128029/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194128029/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194128029/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194128029/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/233194128029/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/47c9e6a8/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/>

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Apple Music Tidbits: Nicknames, Playlist Management, and...

Yesterday, 09:08 PM

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Apple's new subscription-based music service launched earlier this week, and even if you've taken advantage of Apple's free three-month trial to see if it is worth your dime and time, there are a few things you may not have discovered yet about its features. <br/> <br/> While our <a href="http://www.macrumors...music/">GettingStarted guide</a> gives an overview of how to get up and running, this article gives more details on some of the things you can do with Apple Music and how to make it work for you. If you've noticed any other features we haven't listed yet, feel free to let us know in the forums. <br/> <br/> <h2>Add a Nickname to Your Profile</h2> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-456263" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/Apple-Music-Nickname.jpg" alt="Apple Music Nickname" width="600" height="297" />You could stick with your full Apple ID name, or change it to something that fits you better. Apple lets you add a nickname to your ID, which will be displayed on playlists and comments. Nicknames are unique, so the earlier you grab one, the better. <br/> <br/> <strong>On iOS:</strong> <br/> <ol> <br/> <li>Open the Music app and tap on any of the main section icons in the bottom toolbar if you're not already on a main page.</li> <br/> <li>Tap the silhouette profile icon in the upper left corner of the main screen.</li> <br/> <li>Tap your name. Then tap the Edit button to add a nickname.</li> <br/> </ol><strong>In iTunes:</strong> <br/> <ol> <br/> <li>Click on the arrow next to your name, and then click on your Apple ID.</li> <br/> <li>Enter a nickname in the fill-in form.</li> <br/> </ol><h2>Start a Station Based on a Song or Album</h2> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456266" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/Start-a-Station-Apple-Music-800x706.jpg" alt="Start a Station Apple Music" width="800" height="706" /> <br/> You can start a new station based on a song or album in either your music library or Apple Music. Tap the three dots next to the song or album to call up additional options. Then, tap "Start Station" on iOS or "New station from artist or song" on OS X to begin listening to tracks. <br/> <!--more--> <br/> <h2>Create a Playlist</h2> <br/> You can create a playlist and add songs to it right from within the Music app or in iTunes. <br/> <br/> <strong>On iOS:</strong> <br/> <ol> <br/> <li>Open the Music App and tap on the My Music section.</li> <br/> <li>Select the Playlist section at the top of the screen.</li> <br/> <li>Tap "New" under the All Playlists and enter a name and description for the playlist.</li> <br/> <li>Tap "Add Songs" and add tracks from your music library or Apple Music.</li> <br/> <li>You can also add songs to a playlist at any time from your library or Apple Music by tapping the three dots next to the song or album. When the list of options appears, tap "Add to Playlist."</li> <br/> </ol><strong>In iTunes:</strong> <br/> <ol> <br/> <li>In iTunes, select the Playlists tab and click on the add (+) icon in the bottom left corner of the screen. Or, click "File" in your computer's tool bar and hover over "New." Then, select "New Playlist."</li> <br/> <li>Name the playlist. Then click "Edit Playlist.</li> <br/> <li>Add songs from your music library.</li> <br/> <li>To add a song from Apple Music, tap the three dots next to a song or album to call up the options. Select "Add To," and then select the playlist you wish to add the music to.</li> <br/> </ol><h2>Change Library and Playlist View Options</h2> <br/> On iOS, you can adjust the way you see music in your library or playlists to show such categories as artists, albums, songs, and Apple Music playlists, and you can choose to only show music available offline (in other words, only music downloaded to your device). Under the Playlist or Library tab in the My Music section of your Music app, tap the category (like Albums, Songs, or All Playlists) to switch to a different view. <br/> <br/> <strong>Tip:</strong> If you have the "Music Available Offline" feature turned on, you will not see songs or albums that you add to My Music on iOS. Follow the instructions above and toggle the Music Available Offline switch to the off position. <br/> <br/> <h2>Add to My Music</h2> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456264" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/My-Music-Apple-Music-800x706.jpg" alt="My Music Apple Music" width="800" height="706" /> <br/> You can add any song or album to your iTunes library from Apple Music. When added, iTunes will play these songs as part of random shuffling. Find a song or album and select the three dots next to it. Then, select "Add to My Music." On iOS, you can also tap the add (+) icon next to an album to add it with one tap. Remember, if you have the "Music Available Offline" feature on, you will not see new music added unless you make it available offline. <br/> <br/> <h2>Make Music Available Offline</h2> <br/> On of the best things about Apple Music on iOS is the ability to listen to tracks, even when you are not connected to the Internet. To download music to your device, select the song or album and tap the three dots next to it to call up the options. Then, select "Make Available Offline." <br/> <br/> <h2>Get More Recommendations Based on Likes (or Hearts)</h2> <br/> <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/02/apple-music-liking-system-customization/">Apple Music will learn your tastes</a> and have more recommendations for you the more you "like" songs. Tap the heart next to the song in the Now Playing view to show that you like it. As Apple Music learns your preferences, new songs and playlists will be added to the "For You" section. <br/> <br/> <h2>"Replay" Beats 1 Shows</h2> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456265" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/Replay-Beats-1-Apple-Music-800x706.jpg" alt="Replay Beats 1 Apple Music" width="800" height="706" /> <br/> Did you miss out on a Beats 1 show that you were looking forward to? While you can't replay the show as it aired with DJ commentary, you can access playlists of tracks from featured shows on demand on iOS. <br/> <ol> <br/> <li>Open the Music app and select the Radio section.</li> <br/> <li>Tap the Beats 1 banner (do not tap "Listen Now").</li> <br/> <li>Select a featured show. Then, select the show date you wish to listen to. You can even listen to specific tracks instead of the entire playlist from the show. Tap on a show to see the playlist.</li> <br/> </ol>In iTunes on the desktop, the best way to find a Beats 1 playlist is to search for the DJ you wish to hear and select the playlist you missed from his or her profile page. <br/> <br/> <h2>Turn Off Apple Music</h2> <br/> <img class="aligncenter wp-image-456267" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/Turn-off-iCloud-and-Apple-Music-800x706.jpg" alt="Turn off iCloud and Apple Music" width="800" height="706" /> <br/> If you gave Apple Music a try and decided that it is just not for you, you can remove the service from the Music app and go back to the old way of listening to music. <br/> <ol> <br/> <li>Open the Settings app on iOS and select Music from the menu.</li> <br/> <li>Toggle the "Show Apple Music" switch to the off position. This can easily be switched on or off without causing any storage or download issues. Songs you've downloaded for offline listening will still be in your music library.</li> <br/> </ol><h2>Turn Off iCloud Music Library</h2> <br/> The iTunes Match functionality users may already be familiar with has been converted to iCloud Music Library in Apple Music. If you have the feature turned on, it will allow you to store your music in iCloud so you can access it from any device with the feature enabled. Users should be aware that tracks downloaded using iCloud Music Library <a href="http://www.mcelhearn.com/the-real-difference-between-itunes-match-and-icloud-music-library-drm/">contain digital rights management (DRM)</a>, so users should make sure they have backups of their owned music uploaded to iCloud Music Library. If you wish to disable the feature, you can turn off your iCloud Music Library on any device. <br/> <br/> <strong>On iOS:</strong> <br/> <ol> <br/> <li>Open the Settings app on iOS and select Music from the menu.</li> <br/> <li>Toggle the "iCloud Music Library" switch to the off position. If you disable iCloud Music library, it will remove all Apple Music songs from your device.</li> <br/> </ol><strong>In iTunes:</strong> <br/> <ol> <br/> <li>Open iTunes, and then select iTunes -> Preferences from the main menu bar.</li> <br/> <li>Under the General tab, uncheck the "iCloud Music Library" box. If you disable iCloud Music library, it will remove all Apple Music songs from your computer.</li> <br/> </ol><h2>Replace 'Connect' Tab with 'Playlist' Tab</h2> <br/> If you are not a big fan of social networking, you may not care for the Connect feature in Apple Music. Luckily, you can replace it with a Playlists tab instead. <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/2015/07/01/replace-connect-with-playlists-apple-music/">Check out our how-to guide</a> to find out how. <br/> <br/> <h2>Turn Off Auto Renew</h2> <br/> So, you've tried Apple Music and have decided it's not worth the $10 per-month price tag. No problem. Just make sure you turn off Auto Renew before the three-month trial period is up. See our <a href="http://www.macrumors.com/how-to/disable-apple-music-subscription/">guide to managing your subscriptions</a> to find out how to turn off Auto Renew so you don't get a surprise charge to your credit card in three months. <br/> <br/> These are just a few things you can do with Apple Music. 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Kate Winslet says upcoming Steve Jobs biopic ‘like Hamlet’

Yesterday, 08:28 PM

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Actress and one of the stars in the upcoming biopic aptly named Steve Jobs Kate Winslet, dished about some details of the movie. It seems she’s pretty enthusiastic about it, proudly boasting about how the film was made. She also had<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...eve-jobs/">Readmore ›</a></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194138025/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c952cd/sc/14/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194138025/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c952cd/sc/14/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194138025/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c952cd/sc/14/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194138025/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c952cd/sc/14/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194138025/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c952cd/sc/14/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194138025/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c952cd/sc/14/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194138025/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c952cd/sc/14/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194138025/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c952cd/sc/14/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/233194138025/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47c952cd/sc/14/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/47c952cd/sc/14/mf.gif' border='0'/>

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Buyer's Guide: Discounts on iPhone, iPad Air 2, iPad...

Yesterday, 08:28 PM

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Happy almost Fourth of July! With the holiday approaching, retailers are offering celebratory holiday sales, discounting a wide range of products. Sales are available at big box stores like Best Buy and at smaller websites, so if you've been waiting to pull the trigger on an Apple product or accessory, make sure to see if it's on sale this week. <br/> <br/> There's a new feature in the Buyer's Guide, which will let you know when a product is available at the lowest price we've seen. Look for the products that are tagged with "Lowest Price Ever" to see some of the best discounts available. There are several this week, on an older 2014 Retina MacBook Pro that's available for $600 off and on several older MacBook Air models. <br/> <br/> We've rounded up the best deals we could find, on Apple products like the iPhone and on Apple accessories. As always, we've also got a list of great apps and games that are on sale this week. <br/> <br/> <h2>iPhone</h2> <br/> Best Buy is <a href="http://click.linksyn...41281">offeringa free <strong>$50 Best Buy gift card</strong></a> with the purchase and activation of any iPhone on a Verizon Edge, AT&T Next, Sprint Easy Pay, or Sprint Leasing plan. It's also available for two-year agreements through Verizon and Sprint. <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/bestbuyiphone-800x315.jpg" alt="bestbuyiphone" width="800" height="315" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456282" /> <br/> Prices for the iPhone 6 start at $199 with a two-year contract, or $21.67/month on a plan like AT&T Next. <br/> <br/> <h2>iPad Air 2</h2> <br/> Staples is <a href="http://weeklyad.staples.com/StaplesSD/WeeklyAd?storeid=2396840#!/store/2396840/category/5202138">discounting several of its iPad Air 2 models</a> by <strong>$100</strong>, dropping the price of the 16GB Wi-Fi only model to $399. iPads on sale include all 16GB Wi-Fi only models and 64GB Wi-Fi only models in Gold and Space Gray, which are priced at $499 instead of $599 with the discount. <br/> <!--more--> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/staplesipadairsale-800x364.jpg" alt="staplesipadairsale" width="800" height="364" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456283" /> <br/> The deal is available in-store only and will last through July 4th. <br/> <br/> B&H Photo is offering a small discount on <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ntt=ipad+air+2&N=0&InitialSearch=yes&sts=ma&Top+Nav-Search=kw/APIPA2A16G/BI/2696/KBID/3612">most of its iPad Air 2 models</a>, dropping prices by $30 to $50. With the discount, <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1086718-REG/apple_mgkl2ll_a_64gb_ipad_air_2.html/kw/APIPA2WF64SG/BI/2696/KBID/3612">64GB model Wi-Fi only model in Gold</a> is priced at <strong>$559</strong> and the <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1086733-REG/apple_mh1j2ll_a_128gb_ipad_air_2.html/kw/APIPA2WF128G/BI/2696/KBID/3612">128GB model</a> is priced at <strong>$659</strong>. Prices vary somewhat by model, but there are slight discounts to be had on all of the site's iPads. <br/> <br/> <h2>iPad Air</h2> <br/> Both Best Buy and B&H Photo have deep discounts on some remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad Air models, as listed below. <br/> <br/> - <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1011246-REG/apple_me906ll_a_128gb_ipad_air_wi_fi.html/kw/APIPAWF128S/BI/2696/KBID/3612">iPad Air Wi-Fi Silver 128GB</a> - <strong>$575</strong> <br/> - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00G2YD32K/?tag=macrumors-20">iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 64GB</a> (AT&T) - <strong>$523.99</strong> <br/> - <a href="hhttp://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-ipad-air-with-wi-fi-cellular-128gb-verizon-wireless-silver/7574058.p?id=1218858779485&skuId=7574058&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">iPad Air Cellular Silver 128GB</a> (Verizon) - <strong>$663.99</strong> <br/> - <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1011258-REG/apple_mf016ll_a_128gb_ipad_air_verizon.html/kw/APIPAWFV128G/BI/2696/KBID/3612">iPad Air Cellular Space Gray 128GB</a> (Verizon) - <strong>$679</strong> <br/> <br/> <h2>iPad mini 3</h2> <br/> Staples is discounting <a href="http://weeklyad.staples.com/StaplesSD/WeeklyAd?storeid=2396840#!/store/2396840/category/5202138">several models of the iPad mini 3</a> by <strong>$100</strong>, dropping the price on the entry-level Wi-Fi only tablet to $299. The sale applies to the 16GB Wi-Fi only iPad mini 3 models in Gold and Space Gray and will last through July 4th. <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/staplesipadminisale-800x289.jpg" alt="staplesipadminisale" width="800" height="289" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456284" /> <br/> Amazon has a couple iPad mini 3 models available at a low price. The <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OSKRPU6/?tag=macrumors-20">16GB Silver Wi-Fi only model</a> is available for <strong>$345.97</strong>, while the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OSKRJ5W/?tag=macrumors-20">16GB Space Gray Wi-Fi only model</a> is available for <strong>$334.88</strong>. <br/> <br/> B&H Photo is offering <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?atclk=Category_Computers&sts=ma&ci=9581&N=4294250123&Ntt=ipad+mini+3/kw/APIPM3W64S/BI/2696/KBID/3612">some modest discounts</a> on various iPad mini 3 models, dropping the price by up to $50. The <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1086711-REG/apple_mh3f2ll_a_16gb_ipad_mini_3.html/kw/APIPM316S/BI/2696/KBID/3612">16GB WiFi + Cellular iPad mini 3</a> in silver is available for <strong>$479</strong> and the <a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1086714-REG/apple_mh3m2ll_a_128gb_ipad_mini_3.html/kw/APIPM3128S/BI/2696/KBID/3612">128GB version</a> is available for <strong>$669</strong>. <br/> <br/> Discounts for each model and color vary, but most models are being offered at a lower price than you'll find at the Apple Store, and buying from B&H, you won't have to pay sales tax unless you're in New York. <br/> <br/> <h2>iPad mini 2</h2> <br/> Amazon has some discounts on current iPad mini 2 models, offering the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQFERRK/?tag=macrumors-20">16GB Silver Verizon iPad mini 2</a> for <strong>$329</strong> and the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQFDK8C/?tag=macrumors-20">16GB Space Gray Verizon iPad mini 2</a> for <strong>$329</strong>. Amazon also has the <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQFDUO6/?tag=macrumors-20">32GB Verizon iPad mini 2 in Space Gray</a> for <strong>$375</strong>, the lowest price we've seen. <br/> <br/> Best Buy, B&H Photo, and Amazon have remaining stock of now-discontinued higher-capacity iPad mini 2 models, which are a good deal if you're looking for an iPad mini. Compared to the iPad mini 3, the iPad mini 2 only lacks Touch ID. <br/> <br/> - <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-ipad-mini-2-with-wi-fi-cellular-128gb-at-t-silver/7734056.p?id=1218858780354&skuId=7734056&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB</a> (AT&T) - <strong>$449.99</strong> <br/> - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQE0ZJA/?tag=macrumors-20">iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB</a> (AT&T) - <strong>$498.99</strong> <br/> - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQE0FY0/?tag=macrumors-20">iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB</a> (AT&T) - <strong>$379.99</strong> <br/> - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQFGSHC/?tag=macrumors-20">iPad mini Cellular Silver 128GB</a> (Verizon) - <strong>$495</strong> <br/> - <a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-ipad-mini-2-with-wi-fi-cellular-128gb-verizon-wireless-space-gray-black/7575048.p?id=1218858776198&skuId=7575048&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 128GB</a> (Verizon) - <strong>$534.99</strong> <br/> - <a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GQFE5V8/?tag=macrumors-20">iPad mini Cellular Space Gray 64GB</a> (Verizon) - <strong>$429.99</strong> <br/> <br/> <h2>iMac</h2> <br/> - 2013 21.5-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/1TB (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1006607-REG/apple_me086ll_a_21_5_imac_desktop_computer.html/kw/APIMME086LLA/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) (<a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-462641-10785534-1432255263137?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACME086LLA.html&cjsku=ACME086LLA">Adorama</a>) - <strong>$1,199.99, $100 off</strong> <br/> - 2013 21.5-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/1TB (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1006608-REG/apple_me087ll_a_21_5_imac_desktop_computer.html/kw/APIMME087LLA/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) - <strong>$1,359, $250 off</strong> <br/> - 2013 27-inch 3.2GHz/8GB/1TB (<a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-27-imac-all-in-one-computer-8-gb-memory-1-tb-hard-drive/5852008.p?id=1218695416606&skuId=5852008&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">Best Buy</a>) (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B004YLCJXC/?tag=macrumors-20">Amazon</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1006609-REG/apple_me088ll_a_27_imac_desktop_computer.html/kw/APIMME088LLA/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) - <strong>$1,679.99, $120 off</strong> <br/> - 2013 27-inch 3.4GHz/8GB/1TB (<a href="http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-462641-10785534?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACME089LLA.html&cjsku=ACME089LLA">Adorama</a>) - <strong>$1,794.99, $204 off</strong> <br/> -2014 27-inch 3.5GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (<a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-27-imac-with-retina-5k-display-intel-core-i5-3-5ghz-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-white/9034004.p?id=1219385144900&skuId=9034004&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">Best Buy</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1086734-REG/apple_mf886ll_a_27_imac_with_retina.html/kw/APIMMF886L/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) (<a href="http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-462641-10273684-1435310863503?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macmall.com%2Fp%2F8924790%3Fdpno%3D13312160%26source%3Dzwb12166&cjsku=13312160">MacMall</a>) - <strong>$2,119.99, $179 off</strong> <br/> - 2015 3.3GHz/8GB/1TB Retina iMac (<a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-27-imac-with-retina-5k-display-intel-core-i5-3-3ghz-8gb-memory-1tb-hard-drive-silver/7815078.p?id=1218860884056&skuId=7815078&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">Best Buy</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1086734-REG/apple_mf886ll_a_27_imac_with_retina.html/kw/APIMMF886L/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) (<a href="http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-462641-10707517-1433351334071?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macmall.com%2Fp.pdp%3Fdpno%3D13547052%26source%3DMWBCJHOTDEALFEED&cjsku=13547052">MacMall</a>) - <strong>$1,899.99, $150 off</strong> <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2014/10/retina-imac-27.jpg" alt="retina-imac-27" width="500" height="426" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-425787" /> <br/> <h2>Mac mini</h2> <br/> - 1.4GHz/4GB/500GB (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1086735-REG/apple_mgem2ll_a_mac_mini_1_4_ghz.html/kw/APMMMGEM2LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) - <strong>$464, $35 off</strong> <br/> - 2.6GHz/8GB/1TB (<a href="http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-462641-10785534-1434329886281?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMGEN2LLA.html&cjsku=ACMGEN2LLA">Adorama</a>) - <strong>$664, $35 off</strong> <br/> - 2.8GHz/8GB/1TB (<a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-462641-10785534?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMGEQ2LLA.html&cjsku=ACMGEQ2LLA">Adorama</a>) - <strong>$938, $60 off</strong> <br/> <br/> <h2>MacBook Air</h2> <br/> - 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (<a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-462641-10785534?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMJVM2LLA.html&cjsku=ACMJVM2LLA">Adorama</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1128832-REG/apple_mjvm2ll_a_11_6_macbook_air_notebook.html/kw/APMBAMJVM2LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) - <strong>$824.99, $75 off</strong> <br/> - 2015 11-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (<a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-macbook-air-latest-model-11-6-display-intel-core-i5-4gb-memory-256gb-flash-storage-silver/1581803.p?id=1219056204727&skuId=1581803&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">Best Buy</a>) (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UGEA5IM/?tag=macrumors-20">Amazon</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1128832-REG/apple_mjvm2ll_a_11_6_macbook_air_notebook.html/kw/APMBAMJVM2LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) (<a href="http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-462641-10785534?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMJVM2LLA.html&cjsku=ACMJVM2LLA">Adorama</a>) - <strong>$1044.99, $50 off</strong> <br/> - 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/128GB (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00UGEBB94/?tag=macrumors-20">Amazon</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1128834-REG/apple_mjve2ll_a_13_3_macbook_air_notebook.html/kw/APMBAMJVE2LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) - <strong>$939, $60 off</strong> <br/> - 2015 13-inch 1.6GHz/4GB/256GB (<a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-macbook-air-latest-model-13-3-display-intel-core-i5-4gb-memory-256gb-flash-storage-silver/1581903.p?id=1219056465164&skuId=1581903&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">Best Buy</a>) (<a href="http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-462641-10785534-1433258796349?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMJVG2LLA.html&cjsku=ACMJVG2LLA">Adorama</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1128835-REG/apple_mjvg2ll_a_13_3_macbook_air_notebook.html/kw/APMBAMJVG2LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H PHoto</a>) (<a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-462641-10707517-1433170274586?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macmall.com%2Fp.pdp%3Fdpno%3D13446729%26source%3DMWBCJHOTDEALFEED&cjsku=13446729">MacMall</a>) - <strong>$1,139, $60 off</strong> <br/> - 2014 11-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (<a href="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-462641-10785534-1435625734616?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMD712LLB.html&cjsku=ACMD712LLB">Adorama</a>) - <strong>$798, $200 off</strong> (Lowest Price Ever) <br/> - 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/128GB (<a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-462641-10785534?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMD760LLB.html&cjsku=ACMD760LLB">Adorama</a>) - <strong>$829.99, $170 off</strong> <br/> - 2014 13-inch 1.4GHz/4GB/256GB (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1047475-REG/apple_md761ll_b_13_3_macbook_air_notebook.html/kw/APMBAMD761LB/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) - <strong>$899, $300 off</strong> (Lowest Price Ever) <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2013/09/macbook_air_yosemite_roundup.jpg" alt="macbook_air_yosemite_roundup" width="494" height="284" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-426502" /> <br/> <h2>Retina MacBook Pro</h2> <br/> - 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/128GB (<a href="http://www.dpbolvw.net/click-462641-10785534-1435107455123?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMF839LLA.html&cjsku=ACMF839LLA">Adorama</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1128836-REG/apple_mf839ll_a_13_3_macbook_pro_notebook.html/kw/APMBPMF839LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) (<a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-462641-10273684-1435743439027?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macmall.com%2Fp%2F9059348%3Fdpno%3D13446711%26source%3Dzwb12166&cjsku=13446711">MacMall</a>) - <strong>$1,229.99, $70 off</strong> <br/> - 2015 13-inch 2.7GHz/8GB/256GB (<a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-462641-10785534-1434535855943?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMF840LLA.html&cjsku=ACMF840LLA">Adorama</a>) (<a href="http://www.kqzyfj.com/click-462641-10273684?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macmall.com%2Fp%2F9059349%3Fdpno%3D13446712%26source%3Dzwb12166&cjsku=13446712">MacMall</a>) - <strong>$1,424.99, $74 off</strong> <br/> - 2015 13-inch 2.9GHz/8GB/512GB (<a href="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-462641-10785534-1433278403406?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMF841LLA.html&cjsku=ACMF841LLA">Adorama</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1128849-REG/apple_mf841ll_a_13_3_macbook_pro_notebook.html/kw/APMBPMF841LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) (<a href="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-462641-10707517-1434642005598?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macmall.com%2Fp.pdp%3Fdpno%3D13446716%26source%3DMWBCJHOTDEALFEED&cjsku=13446716">MacMall</a>) - <strong>$1,699.99 $100 off</strong> <br/> - 2015 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1151713-REG/apple_mjlq2ll_a_15_4_macbook_pro_notebook.html/kw/APMBPMJLQ2LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) - <strong>$1,819, $180 off</strong> (Lowest Price Ever) <br/> - 2015 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (<a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-macbook-pro-15-4-display-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-512gb-flash-storage-silver/8532548.p?id=1219343246943&skuId=8532548&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">Best Buy</a>) (<a href="http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00XZGUL8W/?tag=macrumors-20">Amazon</a>) (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1151722-REG/apple_mjlt2ll_a_15_4_macbook_pro_notebook.html/kw/APMBPMJLT2LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) (<a href="http://www.jdoqocy.com/click-462641-10707517-1433883582279?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.macmall.com%2Fp.pdp%3Fdpno%3D13547048%26source%3DMWBCJHOTDEALFEED&cjsku=13547048">MacMall</a>) - <strong>$2,374.99, $125 off</strong> <br/> - 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/128GB (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1072685-REG/apple_mgx72ll_a_13_3_macbook_pro_notebook.html/kw/APMBPMGX72LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) - <strong>$1,149, $150 off</strong> <br/> - 2014 13-inch 2.6GHz/8GB/256GB (<a href="http://www.anrdoezrs.net/click-462641-10785534-1434329886291?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMGX82LLA.html&cjsku=ACMGX82LLA">Adorama</a>) - <strong>$1,229, $259 off</strong> <br/> - 2014 13-inch 2.8GHz/8GB/512GB (<a href="http://www.tkqlhce.com/click-462641-10785534-1434329886292?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.adorama.com%2FACMGX92LLA.html&cjsku=ACMGX92LLA">Adorama</a>) - <strong>$1,499 $300 off</strong> <br/> - 2014 15-inch 2.2GHz/16GB/256GB (<a href="http://www.bestbuy.com/site/apple-macbook-pro-with-retina-display-15-4-display-16gb-memory-256gb-flash-storage-silver/6238612.p?id=1218721469552&skuId=6238612&cmp=RMX&ky=2kt0Wn64vup7DyfTcwWJdjP2ByVNu3RHJ">Best Buy</a>) - <strong>$1,799.99, $200 off</strong> <br/> - 2014 15-inch 2.5GHz/16GB/512GB (<a href="http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1072689-REG/apple_mgxc2ll_a_15_4_macbook_pro_notebook.html/kw/APMBPMGXC2LL/BI/2696/KBID/3612">B&H Photo</a>) - <strong>$1,899 $600 off</strong> (Lowest Price Ever) <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/04/retinamacbookpro-800x333.jpg" alt="retinamacbookpro" width="800" height="333" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-447764" /> <br/> <h2>Apps</h2> <br/> There are quite a few apps that are on sale at discounted prices or available for free for a limited time. We'll highlight a few here, but make sure to <a href="http://appshopper.com/prices/">check out our sister site <em>AppShopper</em></a> for a complete list. <br/> <br/> <em><a href="http://appshopper.com/games/infinity-blade">Infinity Blade</a></em> is available for <strong>free</strong>, down from $5.99. <em><a href="http://appshopper.com/games/fearless-fantasy">Fearless Fantasy</a></em> is available for <strong>$0.99</strong>, down from $3.99. <em><a href="http://appshopper.com/games/super-hexagon">Super Hexagon</a></em> is available for <strong>$0.99</strong>, down from $2.99. <em><a href="http://appshopper.com/games/thomas-was-alone">Thomas Was Alone</a></em> is available for <strong>$1.99</strong>, down from $4.99. <em><a href="http://appshopper.com/games/lifeline-3">Lifeline...</a></em> is available for <strong>$0.99</strong>, down from $2.99. <br/> <br/> Apple Watch app <em><a href="http://appshopper.com/utilities/power-glance-at-battery-life">Power</a></em>, which lets you see the battery of your iPhone at a glance on your Apple Watch, will be available for <strong>free</strong> on July 4th, so make sure to download it on Saturday to get it at no cost. <br/> <br/> Star gazing app <em><a href="http://appshopper.com/education/star-walk-2-guide-to-the-sky-day-and-night">Star Walk 2</a></em> was named Apple's App of the Week, so it will be free to download until next Thursday when a new app is picked. <br/> <br/> <h2>Apple Accessories</h2> <br/> <a href="https://slickwraps.com/">Slickwraps</a> is offering <strong>40 percent off</strong> sitewide on all of its skins for Macs and iOS devices using the code FIREWORKS at checkout. The deal lasts through July 6. <a href="http://store.apogeedigital.com/store/index.php/4th-of-july-2015-sale.html">Apogee</a> is offering <strong>$50 percent off</strong> select refurbished products, including the Apogee JAM and Apogee ONE. <a href="http://griffintechnology.com">Griffin's</a> offering <strong>30 percent off</strong> sitewide using the promo code ID30. <br/> <br/> <a href="http://tracking.groupon.com/r?tsToken=US_AFF_0_201898_310559_0&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fgg-beats-urbeats-20-nicki-pink%3Fz%3Dskip%26utm_medium%3Dafl%26utm_source%3DGPN%26utm_campaign%3D201898%26mediaId%3D310559">Beats UrBeats Nicki Pink earbuds</a> are available for <strong>$64.99</strong> from Groupon, down from $99.95. Groupon is selling the <a href="http://tracking.groupon.com/r?tsToken=US_AFF_0_201898_310558_0&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fgg-beats-by-dr-dre-studio-headphones%3Fz%3Dskip%26utm_medium%3Dafl%26utm_source%3DGPN%26utm_campaign%3D201898%26mediaId%3D310558">Beats by Dre. Studio headphones</a> for <strong>$169.99</strong>, down from $299.99. <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/beatsearphones.jpg" alt="beatsearphones" width="500" height="374" class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-456288" /> <br/> Groupon is selling a combo <a href="http://tracking.groupon.com/r?tsToken=US_AFF_0_201898_310556_0&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.groupon.com%2Fdeals%2Fgg-apple-5-watt-usb-power-adapter-and-33ft-lightning-to-usb-cable-2%3Fz%3Dskip%26utm_medium%3Dafl%26utm_source%3DGPN%26utm_campaign%3D201898%26mediaId%3D310556">Apple 5-Watt Power Adapter</a> and Lightning Cable for <strong>$16.99</strong>, down from the regular price of $19 each. 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Apple shares video of its San Francisco Pride Parade part...

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Just like last year, Apple has posted a well-produced video showcasing thousands of Apple employees participating in San Francisco’s annual Pride parade.

On June 28, 2015, thousands of Apple employees along with their families and friends joined together to march in the San Francisco Pride Parade. They came from all over the world to help demonstrate and celebrate our deep commitment to equality and diversity. Because at Apple, we believe that inclusion inspires innovation.

Apple CEO Tim Cook shared in a tweet over the weekend that more than 8,000 Apple employees plus friends and family participated in the parade. The company also featured App Store and iTunes sectionshighlighting LGBT apps and media. You can find the music from the video, “Different Colors” by Walk the Moon, on Apple Music.

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Everything you hate about Apple Music & what needs im...

Yesterday, 08:16 PM

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Many have praised Apple Music’s launch this week, although the focus has largely been on the free component of the service, a 24/7 streaming radio station called Beats 1. But how are users reacting to the rest of the Apple Music service? It received a lot of positive reviews in the media, but users have noticed some user experience issues and technical hiccups with Apple Music that might keep them from making a switch from the competition when the service’s free three month trial is up. Since the issues aren’t getting a lot of attention from the main stream media, I wanted to share everything we hate about Apple Music so far and what Apple needs to fix before converting potential switchers:
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Playlists &amp; User Experience
One example that readers have pointed out is the user experience for some features versus the competition. One example is playlist creation. If a user wants to listen to an entire discography of an artist, for instance, Apple Music makes things a little more complicated than necessary. Compare the process on Apple Music with Spotify, as pointed out by @YeslekGreb and several readers:apple-music.jpg?w=73&h=130for-you-apple-music.png?w=73&h=130
Where Spotify requires just four taps to start listening to a discography from a particular artist, the same process on Apple Music requires over 14 steps with additional steps required for each album in the discography. 
Our own Jeremy Horwitz detailed some of the other user experience frustrations users are running into, including a whole lot of confusion regarding how the service is laid out and presented to new users at the launch of the new Music app. A lot of users are confused about how the Beats 1 radio station and other radio features relate to the main Apple Music streaming service. Here’s a sample of the confusion courtesy of reader email:

Could you guys do an article explaining the difference between Apple Music, Apple Radio and Beats 1.
I have been following the stories up to now and still not sure if Apple Radio is free.  It has a 01 on the display that I am playing through iTunes, but thought that Beats 1 was the pay service.  Or am I listening to Beats 1 that apple is offing for free.  I never signed up for a 3 month free trial of Beats 1.

Ben’s launch day review noticed a lot of the same user experience issues:

The user interface in both apps is, I would say, a little clunky… Offering me albums I already own is silly, and Intro To artists I already own is absolutely crazy… I have to confess, I’m disappointed. From my brief trial of Beats, I’d been expecting great things of Apple Music – and so far it hasn’t delivered.

These are just a few examples of how Apple’s interface and user experience isn’t as smooth as many hoped. Curation and content aside, the UI is a mess. 
Content &amp; DRM
Content is another complaint users are vocal about. Prince is one example of an artist whose discography is available on other streaming services like Tidal and Google’s streaming service, but not on Apple Music. Other high-profile musicians like The Beatles and The Black Keys are holdouts on most streaming services, but their music remains available to buy digitally through iTunes and elsewhere, proof that Apple hasn’t worked out deals with all artists despite the addition of Taylor Swift being touted as a big win for the service. 
Others aren’t too happy about how Apple is handling DRM for its iCloud Music Library feature, Apple’s service for uploading and storing music in the cloud, forcing them to keep backups of original files or be forced into an Apple Music subscription for listening offline.
A related frustration comes from Apple’s decision to remove Home Sharing support for music with the iOS 8.4 update that introduced Apple Music. The feature previously allowed users to access their iTunes library on their home network from any of their iOS devices for both video and audio content. While Apple hasn’t said why exactly it’s removed the feature, we can only imagine it’s likely due to licensing agreements necessary for the new streaming service or to possibly encourage signups of the $14.99/month Apple Music family plan that allows access from up to 6 devices.
Features
Another complaint we’re hearing a lot from users is lack of a built-in lyrics feature, something Spotify and other services already offer.
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Spotify’s built-in lyrics/karaoke feature
Another popular Spotify feature that users have noticed lacking from Apple Music is collaborative playlists. The feature allows multiple users to both add tracks and share a playlist, adding a community/social feel to the service that Apple doesn’t offer an equivalent for. In addition, Spotify and other competitive services offer the ability to see what friends are playing while Apple is avoiding a Ping-like experience and not supporting this. Instead, you get what Beats 1 host Zane Lowe and friends are playing, 24/7.
And if you’re a Sonos user, you’ll have to wait a bit before Apple Music is supported on your connected speaker setup. It’s reportedly coming sometime later this year, although Beats Music was already supported.
These might not seem like must haves for all users, but for those that rely on them heavily on Spotify and other services, they could be the reason users hold off on making the switch to Apple Music.
Technical hiccups
Other users have run into some technical issues with the service, experiencing playlists that include multiples of songs or issues with some songs not appearing in playlists after being added. Other technical hurdles included many users experiencing an error message warning that “iCloud Music Library can’t be enabled,” meaning users wouldn’t be able to sync content across devices. Some users that managed to get iCloud Music Library enabled complained of missing or deleted music when finishing the process of merging their library to the new service.
While the Beats 1 24/7 streaming radio station received the most attention on launch day, it also wasn’t without technical problems including brief outages for most users. Hopefully that’s not a sign of things to come. If Apple Music outages are on par with iCloud services, for instance, it won’t do much to inspire confidence for those considering switching from competitive services.
While some of these initial problems with the service will more than likely be fixed with many of them likely amounting to launch week growing pains, others are user experience decisions or missing content that could sway users to opt for a competitive service.
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Apple Music could put a serious hurt on your iPhone battery

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