3 Great iPhone Cables for Travel

1 minute ago · Kelly Guimont · Tips

A pile of cables tangled together.

As the (US) holiday weekend kicks off, lots of people are going on trips and taking their devices and might need a better cable than the one that came with their iPhone or iPad. Kelly has a roundup of tips for cable upgrades for summer.

iTunes 12.2 and iCloud Music Library: A Disaster for Your Music Collection

3 hours, 4 minutes ago · Jeff Gamet · News

Thinking about trying iCloud Music Library? Don't. It's a bag of hurt.

iCloud Music Library was introduced with this week's iTunes 12.2 and Apple Music release, and it's turning out to be a big bag of hurt. Instead of giving us a unified music library across all our devices, it's scrambling albums and tracks, and even adds DRM to songs you already own which will lock you out of albums you ripped from CD if you ever drop your Apple Music subscription.

$20 Off a Casetify Apple Watch Strap

3:47 PM EDT, Jul. 1st, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Casetify Apple Watch Straps

We have a deal for you today for a Casetify Apple Watch strap. The way the deal works is that you're buying a $70 credit from us for $50, which lets you get just about any strap they have—and they have a lot of straps. If you're looking to personalize your Apple Watch, definitely check out this deal.

First ‘Steve Jobs’ Movie Trailer Looks Amazing

12:31 PM EDT, Jul. 1st, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Cool Stuff Found

Universal Pictures released the first trailer for Steve Jobs Wednesday, and it looks amazing. Michael Fastbender doesn't look or sound like Steve Jobs, but he sure conveys "Steve Jobs" with his acting. Steve Jobs is a biopic written by Aaron Sorkin based on Walter Isaacson's biography of the same name. It's taken a circuitous route to get this far and seemed perilously close to getting canned along the way, but this first look teases a movie that looks very interesting. What do you think?

How to Disable Apple Music Auto Renewal

11:07 AM EDT, Jul. 1st, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · TMO Quick Tip

How to disable Apple Music auto renewal on your iPhone

Apple Music comes with a three month free trial, and after that a US$9.99 a month fee kicks in. If you aren't sure Apple's new streaming music service is for you and don't want to forget to disable automatic payments, read on to find out what to do.

Devs get New iOS 9 Beta Next Week with Apple Music Support

9:49 AM EDT, Jul. 1st, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

iOS 9 beta gets Apple Music support next week

Apple senior vice president of Internet Software and Services took to Twitter Tuesday evening to confirm a new beta of iOS 9 is coming next week. He also said Apple Music would be coming to the next version of the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch beta operating system at the same time.

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Seems developers want Apple Music right now in the iOS 9 beta. Looks like they'll have to practice a little patience while they wait for "early next week."

Apple Watch: Resuming to Your Last-Used App

8:55 AM EDT, Jul. 1st, 2015 · Melissa Holt · TMO Quick Tip

View your last used app on Apple Watch

Today's Quick Tip is truly quick but also truly useful. Do you want your Watch to keep, say, the music app active instead of switching to the clock face when you raise your wrist? Or would you like to make some third-party app stay open so you don't need to switch back to it constantly? We'll tell you how to turn on the setting to do just that!

Eight Weeks With the MacBook Keyboard: Total Love

7:15 PM EDT, Jun. 30th, 2015 · John Martellaro · John Martellaro's Blog

Apple's new MacBook uses a new keyboard mechanism. The keys are larger, and the throw is shorter. So when people try it out for just a minute ot two in the Apple store, it may feel strange, different and even undesirable. But John Martellaro has been using his MacBook for eight weeks and loves it. He explains.

Apple Updates GarageBand for Mac and iPhone: New Drummers, Apple Music Connect, Force Touch

6:42 PM EDT, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · Product News

GarageBand Icons

Apple released GarageBand 10.1 for OS X Yosemite on Tuesday, as well as GarageBand 2.0.7 for iOS 8. Both updates add support for Apple Music Connect, allowing artists to upload content directly to Connect. The Mac version also adds ten new drummers, new patches, 1,000 new Apple Loops, support for Force Touch trackpad (which is currently only available on Apple's new MacBook), and more.

Apple Releases iTunes 12.2 Update with Apple Music Support

6:25 PM EDT, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · Product News

iTunes gets updated for Apple Music

Apple released an iTunes update on Tuesday afternoon with support for Apple Music, the company's new streaming music service and Internet radio station. The version 12.2 update lets users try out and use Apple Music on their Mac and Windows PC—something we've already been able to do most of today on our iPhones and iPads.

How to Request Songs on Beats 1 Radio

6:16 PM EDT, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · How-To

Beats 1 has its own request show and you can call in your favorite songs

Apple's Beats 1 Internet radio is offering another feature familiar to traditional radio station listeners: call-in requests. Apple has phone numbers available in several countries, and Beats 1 DJ Travis Mills will host a requests show at 5PM pacific time.

Apple Music Turns to Tumblr for Beats 1 Show Schedule

5:22 PM EDT, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Jeff Gamet · News

Beats 1 Internet radio schedule gets its own Tumblr page

If you want to stay on top of Beats 1 programming for Apple Music, you can point your Web browser to Tumblr because that's where Apple has their Internet radio station schedule listed. And showing Apple's new found love of social networks, you can find Apple Music on Twitter and Instagram, too.

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Apple really is embracing social platforms, and that's really clear with Apple Music's presence on Tumblr, Twitter, and Instagram.

Pay What You Want for the iOS Designer Bundle

5:21 PM EDT, Jun. 30th, 2015 · Bryan Chaffin · TMO Deals

Pay What You Want for the iOS Designer Bundle

Check out the iOS Designer Bundle, a collection of five training courses that will train you to design for iOS. Better yet, you can pay what you want. It works like this: pay the minimum—even a penny—and you get the first training course. Beat the average price, which is currently $12.31, and you get all five. 10 percent of your purchase price goes to Creative Commons, and if you make the top of the leaderboard at any time, you'll get five entries into a giveaway for an iMac with 5K Retina display. Hit any spot on the leaderboard at any time and you'll get one entry. There are details on the deal page.