iTunes 12 gets Two-Factor Authentication

2:48 PM, Sep. 16th, 2015 · · iTunes

iTunes 12.3 comes with security updates and bug fixes

Along with iOS 9, Apple released iTunes 12.3 on Wednesday. The update for the media management and streaming music app added two-factor authentication support for Apple IDs, along with iOS 9 and OS X El Capitan support.

How iTunes Movie DRM-Removal Software Keeps Me Honest

9:48 AM, Sep. 2nd, 2015 · · iTunes


I like to watch a lot of movies on a lot of different devices. Some of those devices are made by Apple, like my iPad and Apple TV, while some are made by TiVo, Roku, Panasonic, Sony and others. I need my media portable; not just portable in the mobile sense to take with me when I travel, but portable in the sense that I can't have limits on which of my devices will play any given movie. There's a way to do that with iTunes Movies, just be responsible when you do.

Tidal Accuses Apple of Blocking Drake Benefit Stream, but Not According to Drake

7:38 PM, Aug. 31st, 2015 · · iTunes

Screenshot from Tidal Stream of Drake Performance

Dueling narratives have taken shape around Drake's appearance at a benefit for victims of the Katrina hurricane disaster of 2005. Tidal claimed Apple prevented it from streaming Drake's performance, but Drake's management said that's not the case. As with most things, the truth most likely lies in the vast middle ground, and Bryan Chaffin offers his thoughts on what really happened.

Apple Music Adds Beats 1 Schedule in iTunes 12.2.2

5:13 PM, Aug. 13th, 2015 · · iTunes

iTunes 12.2.2 Screenshot

Apple released iTunes 12.2.2 on Thursday. Like iOS 8.4.1, this update focuses almost exclusively on Apple Music, and the top new feature is the ability to view a schedule in Beats 1 radio, as shown in the screenshot in the full story.

iTunes: How to tell if Your Songs are Matched or Apple Music Downloads

2:20 PM, Aug. 7th, 2015 · · iTunes

iTunes Match icons

If you've finally sorted out what happens to your music when you cancel your iTunes Match or Apple Music subscription—like maybe from TMO's infographic explaining it all—but have no idea which songs in your iTunes library are yours and which come from Apple Music, we've got you covered. Read on to learn how to see which songs in your iTunes library are streaming, stored locally, or downloaded from Apple Music.

How to Tell the Difference Between Apple Music and iTunes Match Songs

6:06 PM, Aug. 5th, 2015 · · iTunes

Apple Music and iTunes Match infographic

When Apple Music came on the scene we suddenly had two ways to play music online, and that made it a little confusing to try to figure out where our music is and what really belongs to us. The Mac Observer sorted out just what happens to our music, and what to expect if you decide to cancel either service. We put all that info into a handy infographic so you don't have to worry about accidentally deleting your music, or wonder why songs you played before ditching Apple Music don't play any more.

iTunes Needs To Break Up…With Itself

4:54 PM, Jul. 23rd, 2015 · · iTunes

iTunes House with Cobbled On Parts

With each evolution of Apple, it seems a new section gets bolted on to iTunes, making it even more complex and complicated. It's been made even worse with the advent of Apple Music. This seems out of character for a company that built a reputation on clean straightforward design. Kelly proposes shelving the current version of iTunes, the Weasley's House of Apple software.