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Post-Apple Music, should Apple form its own label?

Yesterday, 07:00 PM

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Apple Music probably couldn’t have gotten off to a much better start. Following its launch on Tuesday, the service has been widely praised by fans and critics for its user experience and terrific Beats 1 radio — but what’s next for<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...wn-label/">Readmore ›</a></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194197784/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194197784/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194197784/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194197784/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194197784/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194197784/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194197784/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194197784/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/233194197784/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/47d12c5b/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/>

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Urban Armor Gear Video Review: Hands-On With the Company...

Yesterday, 08:15 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
Back in January, we shared a video of <a href="http://www.macrumors...s-to-space/">aniPhone 6 that went into space</a>, protected by an iPhone case constructed by <a href="http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/collections/all">Urban Armor Gear</a>. The iPhone 6 came out unscathed, so when Urban Armor Gear offered us the chance to get our hands on a few of its cases to check out for a review, we agreed. <br/> <br/> Urban Armor Gear's line of cases are definitely unique, with an industrial-looking armored shell and an impact resistant inner core. Cases are available for several devices, but we checked out the company's Rogue Folio for the iPad Air 2, its Rogue Folio for the iPhone 6 Plus, and its Navigator case for the iPhone 6 Plus. <br/> <br/> <center><iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mQQOlnDkDpY" width="560" height="315" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen"></iframe></center> <br/> We liked the lightweight, rugged protection offered by each of the cases, but we had some qualms with each of the folio cases. The Rogue Folio for the iPad works as expected, keeping the iPad safe from drops and serving as a stand that offers multiple viewing positions, but when holding the iPad with the case on, the flap is loose and hard to grip. <br/> <br/> The same goes for the Rogue Folio for the iPhone. It offers all-around protection, leaves the buttons easy to press, and holds credit cards, but the of the folio is bulky, covers the camera, and feels downright sloppy. <br/> <br/> The company's line of non-folio iPhone cases, which all have a different name based on color, are thin and light, and for the protection they offer, they don't add a lot of bulk to the iPhone. Ports are left open, buttons are easy to press, and a screen protector keeps the display safe. There's also a lip around the phone to prevent the display from touching a surface like a desk when facedown. <br/> <br/> Urban Armor Gear's standard iPhone cases can be <a href="http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/navigator-1">purchased from the company's website</a> for $39.95, and are available in white, blue, orange, black, pink, and clear. The company's folio cases for the iPhone and iPad are available in red and black and can <a href="http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/rogue-folio-iphone-6-plus">be purchased for $39.95</a> and <a href="http://www.urbanarmorgear.com/products/case-ipad-air-2-red">$49.95</a>, respectively. <br/> <br/> <em><small>Note: MacRumors received no compensation for this review.</small></em><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/a2.img" border="0"/></a><br/><a href="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/ach.htm"><img src="http://adchoice.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/ach.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi2.feedsportal.com/r/233194191337/u/49/f/648326/c/35070/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/a2t2.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.feedsportal.com/c/35070/f/648326/s/47d17bd3/sc/23/mf.gif' border='0'/><div class="feedflare">
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Apple Music Debuts Eminem's New Music Video, Announce...

Today, 02:29 AM

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In late June, it was revealed that Apple had rounded up celebrity partners to host radio shows on its Beats 1 programming schedule, including Elton John, Pharrell and Dr. Dre. Today, the company announced that Dre's show, The Pharmacy, will premiere Saturday, July 4 at 3 PM PST and will broadcast every week thereafter at the same time.

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The hour-long show will be co-hosted by Dre and Eddie Francis and feature recording artists Wyann Vaughn and DJ Pooh with music from DJ Jus Incredible, according to Billboard. Apple debuted the premiere date with a trailer for the program on Twitter.

Additionally, Apple Music today exclusively debuted the new music video for Eminem's latest single, "Phenomenal", promoting the event with a tease on the service's Instagram. The 7-minute video, which is referred to as a "music film" by Apple, features cameos from actors John Malkovich and Randall Park, Dr. Dre and both the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch. Previously, Eminem was the subject of the first Beats 1 guest interview with DJ Zane Lowe.


Oh you gonna watch Magic Mike this weekend? Cool, we’re good with @Eminem’s new music film, #Phenomenal. Now on Apple Music.

A video posted by Apple Music (@applemusic) on Jul 3, 2015 at 2:12pm PDT


The Cupertino company has been trying to secure a wealth of exclusive content for Apple Music in hopes of luring customers to its service rather than competing music streaming services. Most recently, Pharrell's new single "Freedom" has been exclusive to the service as well as Dre's album The Chronic. It's likely Apple will continue to leverage its music industry contacts for future exclusives in the coming weeks and months.


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Kahney’s Korner: Apple could learn from the Amazon Echo

Yesterday, 04:00 PM

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I’ve had the Amazon Echo sitting on my desk for the last couple of months and it’s an odd device – and I actually think it’s pretty great. It’s a voice-controlled, speaker com, shopping tube that can go in your<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...zon-echo/">Readmore ›</a></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194182296/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d0579e/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194182296/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d0579e/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194182296/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d0579e/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194182296/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d0579e/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194182296/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d0579e/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194182296/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d0579e/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194182296/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d0579e/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194182296/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d0579e/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/233194182296/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d0579e/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/47d0579e/sc/3/mf.gif' border='0'/>

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Run the Jewels are getting their own Beats 1 Radio show

Yesterday, 10:17 PM

Posted By x-bot in iDevice News
Beats 1 already boasts a superstar cast of DJ’s but they’re about to get a new pair of hosts in the form of rap group, Run the Jewels. Killer Mike and El-P are set to take over Beats 1 every<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...dio-show/">Readmore ›</a></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188276/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188276/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188276/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188276/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188276/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188276/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194188276/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194188276/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/233194188276/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/47d1fd36/sc/15/mf.gif' border='0'/>

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Sea change: Apple Music & Beats 1 hit all the right n...

Yesterday, 10:30 PM

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This week was all about the launch of the surprisingly fantastic Apple Music streaming service and the Beats 1 24/7 radio station here at Cult of Mac, and we’ve pulled all the cool info you’ll want about these two new<span class="ellipsis">…</span><div class="read-more"><a href="http://www.cultofmac...ht-notes/">Readmore ›</a></div><br clear='all'/><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188549/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/rc/1/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188549/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/rc/1/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188549/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/rc/2/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188549/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/rc/2/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188549/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/rc/3/rc.htm" rel="nofollow"><img src="http://rc.feedsportal.com/r/233194188549/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/rc/3/rc.img" border="0"/></a><br/><br/><a href="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194188549/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/a2.htm"><img src="http://da.feedsportal.com/r/233194188549/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/a2.img" border="0"/></a><img width="1" height="1" src="http://pi.feedsportal.com/r/233194188549/u/3/f/606249/c/33797/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/a2t.img" border="0"/><img width='1' height='1' src='http://cultofmac.com.feedsportal.com/c/33797/f/606249/s/47d1fe5c/sc/28/mf.gif' border='0'/>

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Waterfield 'Dash MacBook Sleeve' Review: Slim Wit...

Yesterday, 06:43 PM

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Since its debut in April, the new 12-inch Retina MacBook hasn't seen that much in the way of functional, protective travel cases showing up either online or in brick-and-mortar stores. Fortunately, San Francisco-based accessory manufacturer Waterfield has released not just a single travel sleeve for Apple's newest MacBook, but an <a href="https://www.sfbags.c...d-cases">entireline</a> of bags and cases for early adopters of the device. <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/Waterfield-Review-2-800x517.jpg" alt="Waterfield Review 2" width="800" height="517" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456376" /> <br/> Waterfield sent me the "Dash MacBook Sleeve" to review, and the case is covered in a black ballistic nylon outer shell but houses a plush, smooth inner liner to ensure your brand-new MacBook won't scratch or scuff while resting inside the case. The Dash's backside comes packed with a mesh netting that will hold accessories like cables and headphones, and to ensure your MacBook doesn't tumble out, there's a single elastic band attached on top. <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/Waterfield-Review-1-800x541.jpg" alt="Waterfield Review 1" width="800" height="541" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456374" /> <br/> After a few days taking my MacBook around with the Dash sleeve, I barely have any big quibbles with the case. While certainly a downside for some, I found Waterfield's decision to stick to stark, bare-bones color options -- all-black or with a copper trim -- refreshing over some of the more out-there case options on the market. Notable as well, the case barely gains any thickness while housing the Retina device, retaining the 12-inch MacBook's sense of lightness even in a protected environment. <br/> <!--more--> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/File-Jul-03-1-24-28-PM-800x513.jpeg" alt="File Jul 03, 1 24 28 PM" width="800" height="513" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456395" /> <br/> The added mesh compartment on the back will add weight, though, especially once you begin adding content like the MacBook's USB-C charging cable. It'll also make the well-proportioned case slightly less seamless if placing the Dash within another bag or compartment while traveling. But, otherwise, the Dash's outer nylon shell is as protective and reassuring as Waterfield promises, and even feels like it can shirk any sort of moisture or accidental spill pretty easily. The material is also satisfying to grip, and won't easily leave your hands when walking for extended periods with the case. <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/Waterfield-Review-3-800x430.jpg" alt="Waterfield Review 3" width="800" height="430" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456386" /> <br/> Moving away from aesthetics, the Dash's one big hindrance may be the single elastic band that determines whether your MacBook is secure or not. The band is simple to move back and forth, meaning it won't be a hassle in speedy moments when you need to get to your MacBook quickly. But that's also a downfall, because I'm not sure I'd feel entirely positive about placing the Dash on its own within another bag -- which is what most do with sleeves like this -- for fear of the band popping open and releasing the computer to the bag's other contents. <br/> <br/> The bigger, more likely concern is other contents getting into the Dash, since the case's top opening has no definitive closing mechanism, leaving your MacBook exposed on one side at all times. Waterfield angles that into a positive, in that you can charge your computer while it rests in the case, but users searching for absolute protection may not find what they're looking for here. The opening may hinder drop protection as well, with the elastic strap not fully keeping the MacBook behind the protective barrier of the inner foam when tilted upside down for a period of time. <br/> <br/> <img src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/07/Waterfield-Review-5-800x542.jpg" alt="Waterfield Review 5" width="800" height="542" class="aligncenter size-large wp-image-456383" /> <br/> The Dash MacBook Sleeve sells for $59 on <a href="https://www.sfbags.com/products/dash-laptop-sleeve#product-tabs2">Waterfield's official website</a> in Black and Copper, and is even available for the traditional 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook options. 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How to Troubleshoot Apps Overusing Energy in OS X [Mac Blog]

Yesterday, 07:16 PM

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Even though most developers work their hardest to ensure that the programs you download onto your Mac run smoothly, sometimes, things go wrong. One issue that may arise is an app using an exorbitant amount of energy or memory, causing your Mac to overheat or suffer severe battery drain. <br/> <br/> Sometimes, simply closing an app doesn't do the trick. For example, if a program includes a helper tool, that tool may be the culprit. Closing the program may not solve the problem. <br/> <br/> We've got a troubleshooting guide for finding out which apps are using the most percentage of processes on your computer. <br/> <br/> <h2>Check Energy Consuming Apps</h2> <br/> If you experience a fast drain on your MacBook's battery, it may be caused by certain programs running in the background. While you may have intended to run something like Spotify, it is possible that you have a program open that you didn't know about. <br/> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-454654" src="http://cdn.macrumors...nt-energy.jpeg"alt="Apps using significant energy" width="289" height="143" /> <br/> You can quickly check to see which apps are using a significant amount of energy by left clicking on the battery icon in the upper right corner of your laptop's tool bar. From the dropdown list, wait a few seconds until your Mac finishes collecting power usage information. Any apps that are using a lot of energy will be listed. <br/> <br/> You can then find the app by searching in Finder and quit the program. Or, you can right click on the app to open Activity Monitor. <br/> <!--more--> <br/> <h2>Using Activity Monitor</h2> <br/> Sometimes, issues causing overheating come from programs that are overusing memory and CPU. The Activity Monitor provides information on how activities are affecting your Mac based on CPU, Memory, Energy, Disk, and Network. <br/> <br/> <strong>CPU</strong> <br/> The CPU pane can help you identify processes that affect your Mac's performance, battery, temperature, and fan. Click the "%CPU" column to sort percentages and see which apps are using the highest percentage. <br/> <br/> <img class=" size-full wp-image-454655 aligncenter" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/06/CPU.jpeg" alt="CPU" width="799" height="597" /> <br/> Individual CPU usage should not be very high. Processes should use less than one percent when not actively in use. Most apps that are in use should not be using more than 10 percent, and that is for such programs as content streaming (like Spotify or Plex). If a program is using a large percentage of your CPU (above 50 or 60 percent) it is probably the culprit. <br/> <br/> <strong>Memory</strong> <br/> The memory pane shows how memory is being used on your Mac. Apps using a lot of memory will affect your startup drive. Click the "Memory" column to sort memory usage. If a process is using an excessive amount of memory, it might affect the performance of your Mac. <br/> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-454658" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/06/Memory.jpeg" alt="Memory" width="677" height="597" /> <br/> <strong>Energy</strong> <br/> The energy pane shows how much energy is being used altogether, and by individual processes. Click the "Energy Impact" column to sort energy consumption. Processes at the top of the list are using the most energy. If a process seems to be gobbling up more energy than you think they should, even when it is closed, there may be a problem with the program. <br/> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-454657" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/06/Energy.jpeg" alt="Energy" width="677" height="596" /> <br/> <strong>Disk</strong> <br/> The disk pan shows the amount of data being written to and read by your disk. It also provides information on the amount of times your Mac accesses the disk to read and write data. <br/> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-454656" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/06/Disk.jpeg" alt="Disk" width="676" height="595" /> <br/> <strong>Network</strong> <br/> The network pane shows how much data your Mac is sending or receiving over your network. You can check which processes are sending or receiving the most data from this view. <br/> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-454659" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/06/Network.jpeg" alt="Network" width="684" height="592" /> <br/> <h2>Quitting a Process</h2> <br/> If you've discovered the process that is overworking your Mac, you can quit it from Activity Monitor. Highlight the item by selecting it. Then, click on the X in the upper left corner of the screen. <br/> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-454653" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/06/Activity-Monitor.jpeg" alt="Activity Monitor" width="443" height="130" /> <br/> You will be provided with the option to quit the process, force quit, or cancel the action. If you quit a process that that could cause data loss or is being used by another process, it won't quit. Nothing will happen. <br/> <br/> <img class="aligncenter size-full wp-image-454660" src="http://cdn.macrumors.com/article-new/2015/06/Switch-Views-in-Activity-Monitor.jpg" alt="Switch Views in Activity Monitor" width="253" height="249" /> <br/> If you force quit a process that is being used by another application, it may cause a problem with its performance. You can check to see if a process is being used by another program by changing the window view. Select View from the tool bar. Then select "All Processes, Hierarchically" from the dropdown menu. 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