As promised, Apple released iOS 8.4 on Tuesday ahead of the launch of Apple Music. The update includes support for Apple's new streaming music service along with bug fixes.
Apple shipped the first iPhone eight years ago today. It was June 29th, 2007. That's not so long ago, and yet it feels like forever because Apple has made this into an iPhone world.
Apple will be releasing iOS 8.4 at 8AM pacific time on June 30, an hour ahead of the official Apple Music launch. The update will include support for Apple's new streaming music and Internet radio service.
How much is music worth? That question has been pushed to the foreground by Apple Music, Taylor Swift, and new cries that Apple is undervaluing artists. Bryan Chaffin says this battle has been brewing for a long time, and he doesn't think some artists will be happy where it leads.
Sick and tired of having your iOS devices tell you you're out of iCloud storage and can't backup? Disabling iCloud Photo Library can free up gigabytes of space, but it must be done with care so as to be sure you don't miss anything.
We have a deal for you today on a 10-foot MFi-certified Lighting cable for $18.99. That's a penny less than Apple's 1-meter Lightning cable. It's available only in the U.S.—check out the deal listing for more automation.
Apple is pulling games from the iPhone and iPad App Store that include Confederate battle flags in the wake of rising public distaste in the wake of recent hate motivated killings in South Carolina. While Confederate flags are disappearing from the App Store, however, apps with other symbols with hate-related symbols such as swastikas are still available.
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The Confederate battle flag was created and has represented racial hatred since its inception, so it's easy to see why Apple is taking a hard line stance in the App Store following the recent killings in South Carolina. It's odd, however, that Apple's anti-hate campaign is limited to only the one symbol instead of including others such as the Nazi swastika.
We have another very clever device for you today called the Satechi Bluetooth Home Button. It's a standalone Bluetooth button designed to activate Siri on your iPhone or iPad. More importantly, it comes with a mount for putting it on your car's steering wheel or your bicycle's handle bars. Clever clever clever! You can get it through our deal for just $23. Check out the deal page for more information.
Have you found any issues with Apple Maps in your area? Maybe your local coffee shop is listed at the wrong address or certain search results are incorrect, for example? Well, in this Quick Tip, we're going to tell you how to report the problem to Apple (and why you should definitely take the time to do so!).
Google on Tuesday launched a free, ad-supported version of Play Music, the company's streaming music service. Using the tagline "Free Music For Everything You Do," the service adds a free service to complement the US$9.99 subscription service it has offered for the last two years—and in case it escaped your notice, the service was launched just one week before Apple launches Apple Music.
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