Apple’s new Apple Music service offers new and exciting ways to get streaming music on your Mac and iOS devices; however, after enabling it a number of people are finding their music libraries becoming corrupted. While songs will still play, their titles, artist names and other metadata information have become switched around and are no longer associated with the proper song files. In some cases, the problem has affected thousands of songs, undoing extensive work users have put into organizing their libraries. Continue reading
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How to downgrade iOS and restore your iPhone from a backup
If you have installed a new version of iOS, or have otherwise modified your iPhone or iPad and are now running into problems that you cannot seem to overcome, then a quick fix is to restore your phone to a recent backup. These issues may especially happen if you have installed test versions of iOS from Apple, such as a public or developer beta of the latest versions of iOS. While you may wish to simply downgrade your iPhone or iPad, unfortunately Apple provides no utility for this. Therefore, your only approach is to use a backup of your device that you made before upgrading or modifying your device, so hopefully you created one before upgrading or modifying your device. Continue reading
Apple discontinuing support for AOL screen names on March 31
If you use an AOL username for purchases with the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBooks Store, then consider heeding warning messages in these apps for changing your login over to an Apple ID, as Apple will soon discontinue support for AOL accounts for its online services. Starting on March 31, 2015, Apple will no longer support the use of AOL Screen Names for these services, so you will not be able to log in and access content purchased under these usernames. Continue reading
Testing the Yosemite Public Beta? Install the updates!
Today Apple has released the second public beta build of OS X Yosemite, which will be available by running Software Update in the Apple menu for those who are part of Apple’s Yosemite public beta program.
While the update only states it is recommended for all users, this is the case for all of Apple’s pre-release software. The latest update will address a number of bugs Continue reading
Tackle problems with the iTunes 11.3 upgrade
Yesterday Apple released iTunes 11.3, which brings a few stability and compatibility issues with the program, along with improving the iTunes Extras feature and Apple TV support for Extras. While new features are always welcomed, as with any update you might find yourself encountering a problem or two once you have installed this latest version. Continue reading
iTunes 11.2.1 update fixes hidden Users folder bug
After updating to OS X 10.9.3, a number of OS X users have found the Users folder that contains home directories of all users on the system, has gone missing. While the Users folder is not often directly accessed, and while it can still be accessed by opening your current account’s home folder and then moving up one directory in the Finder, this situation has caused a little concern in some who have experienced it. Continue reading
Apple releases OS X 10.9.3, and iTunes 11.2
Apple has issued its long-awaited OS X 10.9.3 update, after a rather lengthy time in testing. This update improves support for 4K displays, which will allow for Apple’s HiDPI scaling, such as that used for its Retina MacBook Pros, to be used for these displays.
Specifically, the update includes the following enhancements and fixes the following issues: Continue reading
Access old internet radio in iTunes 11
In the latest version of iTunes, Apple’s iTunes Radio service has been revamped, so instead of offering a number of stream URLs to various third-party radio stations, the new service gives you channels based on artist or genre, which play songs available through the iTunes store.
This radio feature has its benefits, including Continue reading
NPR adds live stream to iTunes
If you are an NPR fan and use iTunes on your Mac or iOS device, then you will now be able to stream NPR 24-hours a day on Apple’s iTunes Radio service.
iTunes Radio launched with the release of iOS 7 in September 2013, and is available on all of Apple’s supported iOS devices as well as with Macs and PCs using iTunes. Continue reading