Apple Says iTunes 12.2 ‘Coming Soon’ for Mac and Windows

4:39 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · News

iTunes 12.2 Coming Soon

Apple's iTunes download page for Mac and Windows continues to offer iTunes 12.1.2, but the company added an "iTunes 12.2 coming soon" note. Apple Music, which launched earlier on Tuesday with iOS 8.4, requires iTunes 12.2 on Mac and Windows, and its absence has been greeted with annoyance and snark on the Interwebs.

Apple Patches 45 Security Flaws in OS X Yosemite, Mavericks and Mountain Lion

4:19 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · News

OS X Bug

Apple patched some 45 security OS X Yosemite v10.10.4, which was released earlier on Tuesday. The company also released Security Update 2015-005 Mavericks and Security Update 2015-005 Mountain Lion. The security holes and bugs fixed services and technologies throughout the operating systems, and many of them allow the bad guys to take over your Mac.

Apple’s new iTunes Terms & Conditions highlight Apple Music, Expose iCloud Music Library

12:42 PM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · News

iTunes gets new TOC for Apple Music

On Tuesday, June 30, 2015, Apple updated their iTunes Store Terms and Conditions just hours ahead of the iTunes Music launch. Anyone downloading apps or app updates from the iTunes Store will have to agree to this, as will anyone installing iOS 8.4, as well.

The big changes are the inclusion of a new section detailing Apple Music, with mention of "iCloud Music Library" that sounds eerily familiar to iTunes Match (though iTunes Match is still listed elsewhere). Apple Music will require iOS 8.4, iTunes 12.2 and Android 4.1. Additionally, Apple now (for good reason) has the right to use your playback information to report to licensors and pay royalties. This covers both the new Apple Music service as well as iTunes Match.

Apple Music Officially Launches with iOS 8.4 Release

11:52 AM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · News

Apple Music officially launches with Internet radio, streaming music

Apple officially launched Apple Music Tuesday morning when it released iOS 8.4 for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple Music is Apple's new streaming music service that also includes an Internet radio station and social platform where artists can share with fans.

Early Apple Music Reviews: It’s OK

10:52 AM, Jun. 30th, 2015 · · News

Ape Music early reviews are mixed

The early Apple Music reviews are out, and while they're positive, they don't call Apple's new streaming music service the be-all-end-all. The few who got early access are all saying Apple Music is OK.

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First impressions don't tell the whole story, but they do mean a lot. In the case of Apple Music, it means the early reviewers weren't blown away by Apple's efforts. If that opinion holds up over time, we'll see if "OK" is good enough to keep Apple's streaming music service alive.

Apple to Announce Q3 Results July 21st

8:00 PM, Jun. 29th, 2015 · · News

Apple Logo with Stock Graph

Apple on Monday scheduled its fiscal 3rd quarter earnings announcement for July 21st. The company will release its earnings report after the closing bell, and then hold its conference call with analysts at 5:00 PM EDT/2:00 PM PDT.    Apple will stream that call to the public.