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Connect is one of the coolest features of Apple Music to me. It allows artists to upload exclusive content for their fans—remixes, outtakes, videos, photos, and other posts—a direct connection between both sides. Apple posted a guided tour video for this element of Apple Music this week called Apple Music - Guided Tour: Connect. If you aren't familiar with Connect, or if you have questions about it, check out this video.
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Apple CEO Tim Cook said he doesn't think we will hear the U.S. National Security Agency asking for a back door into our iPhones, at least not any more. In an interview on NPR's All Things Considered on Thursday, Mr. Cook implied that even the FBI is coming around on the need for end-user encryption.
Apple has "sealed a deal" for a large 777,000 square foot office complex to serve as yet another major campus for the company. The Silicon Valley Business Journal reported that Apple has closed a deal with Landbank Investments LLC for an already-approved project at Central Expressway and Wolfe Road in Sunnyvale, CA.
This just in: Amazon thinks it's a platform. According to Bloomberg, Amazon has ordered Apple TV and Google Chromecast devices out of its stores because they aren't compatible with Amazon's own Prime television subscription content.
Check out the ChargeIt! Dual-Output Car Charger, a car charger with two USB ports. But it also has a built in Lightning cable you can plug directly into your device. Through our deal you can get it for more than a third off at $22.95.
Adam Christianson joins Bryan Chaffin to discuss why he's happy he downsized to the iPhone 6s, content blockers and ad-blocking, and Apple's in-app purchase cut when it comes to streaming music. Plus, Adam commits—with all of you as witness—to only using the iPad Pro instead of his laptop when he leaves his office to work. Check it out!
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Apple announced on Wednesday it was launching Apple Music, iTunes Movies, and iBooks in China, a significant expansion in digital media in the world's largest market. Apple Music in China will be priced well below the U.S. price, at just 10 CNY, or $1.57 per month. Apple Music will also offer the same 90 day free trial offered in other markets.
With Apple Music trial periods beginning to expire, the company has posted a series of videos on YouTube that offer guided tours to many features on the service. Below we have Guided Tour: Apple Music Playlists. It walks you through how to navigate playlists on the streaming service and breaks down the different types offered (Apple Editor Playlists, Activity Playlists, Curated Playlists). All of the icons and other features are explained, too.