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Report: Apple Music hits 10M subscribers

I’m sure the service will do well, but I’m also sure there are ‘millions and millions’ of forced-subscribers, like myself, in whatever the current numbers reflect.
I really wanted to shut the service off within days of starting my 3 month trial—shortly after signing up, it was like putting my iTunes Match library in a blender.  I signed up for Match on day-1, and initially it wasn’t perfect but eventually became another branch on the ‘it-just-works’ tree.  I want that back, and the only way to do it is by shutting Apple Music off completely.  After a couple hours on the phone with Apple tech support, I found out you can’t cancel the service—you can only cancel the auto-renewal.  You can turn off Apple Music in Settings for iOS & Mac/PC—but that just removes the service buttons from the apps, the service itself is fully present, lurking in the background blending DRM’d and Matched files—getting confused—making some of your files ‘not available for download’ and generally giving the user the impression that some of their previous library is missing, but how much is unclear.
If you sign up for the 3 month trial, you’re stuck with it for the entire duration—whether you want it or not.  The subscription numbers will drop substantially late-September/Early October once those trial periods start expiring…

Posted by benjitek on July 28, 2015 at 9:44 AM (CDT)

Apple blocks App Store reviews from users running iOS betas

Makes perfect sense, Signed Capn Obvious.

Posted by CKDAL on July 24, 2015 at 2:04 PM (CDT)

Apple announces annual Back to School promotion, excludes iOS devices

Of course not. Apple doesn’t want the blow their money maker out of the water. It’s next quarter would reflect this with it’s over priced iPhone not making the billions like in the last quarter.

Posted by Hydro Mac on July 23, 2015 at 1:22 PM (CDT)

Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

I’ve got the developer beta, although that should be the same code base, and I definitely have Home Sharing enabled as it works on my pre-iOS 8.4 devices fine, and my Apple TV, so I’m guessing it’s probably just not working consistently yet, since it is a beta after all.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 22, 2015 at 11:22 AM (CDT)

Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

The update was released yesterday, i’m not part of the developer program so this update shold be available for all inn the public beta program. Strange the dou did not see any share libraries, maybe you ar stuck on a version of itunes that has this disabled, please note that the tunes account you activated home sharing from most me de same you used to sign in to home sharing on ios9

Posted by Bjarne Nilsson on July 22, 2015 at 11:19 AM (CDT)

Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

Yes I signed up for the 3 month trial, I don’t subscripe to Itunes match.  hmm steange, try to sign out of home sharing and sign inn again, I sudenly lost the home shariing option inn the music app but it reapeerd after log out an login. (well a beta has bugs)

Posted by Bjarne Nilsson on July 22, 2015 at 5:21 AM (CDT)

Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

Ok i miss typed I was refferinh to home sharing (mosr temember to proof read befor posring)

Posted by Bjarne Nilsson on July 22, 2015 at 5:09 AM (CDT)

Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

Family Sharing isn’t the same as Home Sharing. Are you sure that’s the only sharing enabled? I’ve signed in/out and restarted both Music and the OS and still no ability to select a Home Sharing library.

Posted by CG on July 21, 2015 at 8:01 PM (CDT)

Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

In iOS 9 beta 4? Interesting, as it’s not appearing for me—I had gone looking for it, and there was definitely no sign, regardless of any combination of Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, and iTunes Match settings.
Are you subscribed to Apple Music at all?

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 21, 2015 at 5:30 PM (CDT)

Home Sharing for Music returns in iOS 9 beta 4

Fyi the possibility to switch to a shared library is under my music.  The drop down at the top of the screen ( center) if you ar signed into family sharing that choise will show up and allow jou to chose which lshared library you use, this iss allso where you chang back to the localy stored music

Posted by Bjarne Nilsson on July 21, 2015 at 5:26 PM (CDT)

New iOS scam surfaces as crash warnings in Safari browser popups

Finally this is being talked about, been having this for a couple of weeks now, happens on Wifi or cell.  Apple needs to get on this as I highly doubt the Block Pop-ups option will stop this as I’ve never switched it off.

Posted by WhiteHawk on July 17, 2015 at 10:44 AM (CDT)

Apple and GSMA in talks to adopt embedded SIM technology

Not in the sense of replacing the carriers, but more in terms of pushing them out of the direct hardware selling relationship with the customer. Many speculated the goal at the time would have been for Apple to pull iPhone sales tightly back into Apple Stores and push the entire activation process into iTunes, much like it did with AT&T when the original iPhone was launched in 2007.
It was clear that iTunes sign-up and activation approach was what Apple was originally trying to push as “the way forward” and arguably would have been a great idea compared to what the normal landscape is, but no carrier other than AT&T ever fully bought into it – they prefer to sell the hardware directly so they can subsidize it with complicated contracts that the average human can’t quite comprehend than giving people the ability to sign up from a browser or app without actually getting a chance to be confused by a sales rep :)

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 16, 2015 at 1:18 PM (CDT)

Apple and GSMA in talks to adopt embedded SIM technology

Would surprise me that Apple was trying to do a “end-run around”.

Posted by Hydro Mac on July 16, 2015 at 1:13 PM (CDT)

Apple using new AAE sidecar format for iOS 8 photos?

What app are you using to view/transfer the photos? The AAE doesn’t contain any real data, so the original JPG should definitely still be there. If you’re only seeing the AAE file and not the JPG it’s most likely a problem with your transfer software—it could be either hiding the JPG files somehow, or maybe sorting them in such a way that you’re only seeing the AAE files.

Posted by Jesse Hollington on July 16, 2015 at 10:06 AM (CDT)

Apple unveils new iPod touch, new nano and shuffle colors

THANK JOBS. Only been waiting 3+ years…Also that blue is sweet.

Posted by That Guy on July 16, 2015 at 12:45 AM (CDT)

Apple unveils new iPod touch, new nano and shuffle colors

It’s about dang time. I’ve only been looking for a 128GB version for oh 8 years or so. This is right on time too. My wife washed my current touch a couple of days ago. It’s toast now. Hopefully a shiny new 128 can help dry my tears.

Posted by Okitech623 on July 15, 2015 at 9:05 PM (CDT)

Apple unveils new iPod touch, new nano and shuffle colors

I’m excited too. Seems many think that the world should just use iphones. I’ll be ordering a blue!

Posted by oh Hal on July 15, 2015 at 8:11 PM (CDT)

Apple unveils new iPod touch, new nano and shuffle colors

I’m probably the only person in the world excited about this, but the screen on my 5 year old touch cracked last month and I had been hoping Apple would update the line in September. So glad it happened in July!

Posted by Ted on July 15, 2015 at 2:20 PM (CDT)

Final major bank signs on as Apple Pay goes live in UK

They aren’t actually limited to £20, it depends upon the capabilities of the terminals.
For example. in Pret a manger you can perform high value transactions using TouchID as the user authentication method.

Posted by Paul Butterworth on July 14, 2015 at 8:59 AM (CDT)

Apple using new AAE sidecar format for iOS 8 photos?

I can’t see my original jpg file.  I tried to go back onto the phone and “revert” the corrected image, but it’s still storing only as aae.  I can’t access these photos!

Posted by Deborah on July 11, 2015 at 2:48 PM (CDT)

New iPods coming July 14?

The blue looks great!

Posted by Galley on July 11, 2015 at 1:32 PM (CDT)

T-Mobile's 'Mobile without Borders' offers Canada, Mexico coverage for no extra cost

I travel back and forth to Toronto several times a year. I just picked up the Verykool Android s4010 from Yippz. It does all the voice and AWS data bands (LTE) in the US and Canada so roaming is seamless. It’s super fast.

Posted by Heather Brown on July 9, 2015 at 11:20 AM (CDT)

Report: New iPhone's base storage could stay at 16GB

Well if that is the cases then Apple had better give the end user a way of deleting the bloatware that they don’t allow us to delete at present, such as Health, Passbook, Game Centre, Newsstand, Stocks, Apple Watch, Podcasts, iBooks, iTunes Store and Music.

Posted by Ian Weir on July 6, 2015 at 5:24 PM (CDT)

Report: iPhone 6S to get 12MP camera, 4K video recording?

Not much good if the iPhone gets 4K video and Apple TV doesn’nt. Need more than 5 megapixels on the camera since Apple was already left eating dust on that road.

Posted by Ian Weir on July 2, 2015 at 9:46 AM (CDT)

Apple Music makes much-anticipated debut with iOS 8.4 release

When the iphone was first released, Steve Jobs said that it was then Apple’s best iPod. Now it’s a mess. As it has evolved, the iPod/music app has become more “feature-packed,’ meaning more cluttered.  There is now no way to have only the music I choose from my music library; apple radio and sharing are now woven into the app. Only by turning off apple music in the preferences app can that be done away with.
PLEASE GIVE US THE CHOICE TO HAVE WHAT WE WANT IN OUR MUSIC APP

Posted by Joel V on July 1, 2015 at 9:40 PM (CDT)

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