Forget your iPhone Passcode? Here’s what to do

The iPhone is a great device, especially when it comes to security.  But we humans sometimes rely on it so much, that we sometimes forget the basics – like remembering the passcode to get into the device. While it is fortunate that Apple has devised a way to bypass the code, it is also unfortunate that you’ll have to reset the device to do it, including wiping all data from the iPhone, iPod, or iPad.  But if you really need to get into the said device(s), do the below: Their are two ways to do this: 1. Use iTunes. 2. Click Here to Read more

How to (quickly) use that new iTunes Gift Card

So, you got a new iTunes Gift card that you want to use to make purchases from the iTunes store.  But when you scrape off the ID code box, you notice a long number in the back.  Sure, you can type it in manually, but there is a better way. Go to the iTunes store and sign in with your username and password. On the lower-right is an option called Redeem.  Click on that option. You’ll be greeted with the below screen. Click on the Use Camera option. Now hold the back of the card (with the ID showing) towards the camera. Click Here to Read more

Apple updates iTunes to 12.5.1 – Revamps Apple Music Interface

Apple has updated its iTunes interface to version 12.5.1.  The update addresses several bugs as well as offers a revamped Apple Music interface. The update includes the following: Now with an all-new Apple Music design which brings greater clarity and simplicity to every aspect of the experience. This update includes support for iOS 10. It also adds enhancements designed for macOS Sierra including: – Siri. Play music from your Library and Apple Music using your voice. Just ask Siri. – Picture-in-Picture. Watch videos as you multitask and use different apps. Your video floats above your desktop in any corner of Click Here to Read more

When ‘No Longer Available’ Strikes your iCloud Music Library

“I recently wrote for this column about problems with iCloud not matching the correct versions of songs. This is a huge source of frustration for music lovers who want their music in the cloud,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Macworld. “But iCloud Music Library has other annoyances. One of these is the iCloud Status that you may see in your iTunes library: No Longer Available.” “Record labels and artists are free to choose whether to allow their music to be available on streaming services. There are still some holdouts,” McElhearn writes. “Things get complicated when music that you have added to your Click Here to Read more

Apple Confirms Music Deletion Glitch – Fix Coming Soon

Apple has confirmed a glitch that has iTunes causing music from personal collections to be deleted.  This was confirmed only after web site The Loop contacted Apple for an official answer and statement.  In the statement, the company said: “In an extremely small number of cases users have reported that music files saved on their computer were removed without their permission.  We’re taking these reports seriously as we know how important music is to our customers and our teams are focused on identifying the cause. We have not been able to reproduce this issue, however, we’re releasing an update to iTunes Click Here to Read more

Rumor: Apple Shutting down iTunes Music Downloads in Two Years

According to a web site called Digital Music News which cites sources “close and active business relationships” with Apple, the company is planning to “terminate music downloads from the iTunes Music Store within three to four years”.  To further back this up, the site has said that some high up Apple executives are telling them that they are saying “not if, but when” the company will officially shutter the service. Here’s an excerpt from the story: “The sources indicated that a range of shutdown timetables are being considered by Apple, though one executive noted that “keeping [iTunes music downloads] running forever isn’t really Click Here to Read more

"No Apple Music or iTunes for my Music!" – Kanye West

Rapper Kanye West debuted “his new album, ‘The Life of Pablo,’ exclusively through the Jay Z-owned [Tidal] streaming music service,” Patrick Seitz reports for Investor’s Business Daily. “West also announced that he would not offer the album through Apple.” “It’s been a busy few days for self-proclaimed genius West. He released his new album on Tidal after performing on ‘Saturday Night Live’ over the weekend,” Seitz reports. “He also announced that he is $53 million in debt and asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg for $1 billion. And he got into a new spat with pop star Taylor Swift and proclaimed Click Here to Read more