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

10:58 AM, Jul. 2nd, 2015 ·

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, Jul. 1st, 2015 ·

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, Jul. 1st, 2015 · · 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, Jul. 1st, 2015 ·

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, Jul. 1st, 2015 ·

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."