1. Blogs
    July 20th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    In praise of the iPod shuffle

    Apple updated what’s left of the iPod line earlier this week. It bumped the processor and improved the camera on the iPod touch, and added some...

  2. News
    July 1st, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Apple Music is here

    At about 2am this morning Apple unleashed iOS 8.4 and its new Apple Music service. Let’s cut to the chase – the local cost will be $11.99...

  3. News
    May 5th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Apple playing hardball on music services

    According to reports from The Verge, Apple is facing scrutiny by the US Department of Justice over allegations that they are acting anti-competitively...

  4. News
    April 14th, 2015 by Apple Tay
    iOS 8.4 Beta – Music gets a big update

    Apple has just released the first iOS 8.4 beta. This update includes an updated Music app, which offers a new user interface, Miniplayer and global...

  5. Reviews
    March 27th, 2015 by Anthony Caruana
    Group Test: Music streaming services

    Music streaming has many advantages over the traditional sources of music. An internet connection is all that’s needed to get access to huge...

  6. App Guide
    March 23rd, 2015 by Andrew Hayward
    Planet Quest

    We’ve seen attempts to bring console-style music games to iPhone and iPad, with touch-based entries like Tap Tap Revenge and even adaptations of...

  7. Help
    March 3rd, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Solving all your playlist problems in iTunes 12

    Playlists are one of the best, and most creative ways to organise music in iTunes, and to listen to music on your iOS devices. But sometimes, it can...

  8. News
    February 19th, 2015 by Ian Paul
    Google Play Music finally works on iPads

    For years, Android users have dealt with apps on Google’s mobile platform that look more like they were designed for iOS. In recent months, Google...

  9. Blogs
    February 17th, 2015 by Keith White
    Hands on with the iRig Mic Field

    Late last year IK Multimedia released iRig Mic Field ($169.95) – a pocket-sized high-quality stereo microphone with a Lightning connector into...

  10. Help
    January 20th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Joining tracks, iOS and Apple Lossless

    For the first column of 2015, I look at a few interesting questions. I show a couple of ways to have two songs always play together in shuffle mode;...

  11. App Guide
    January 6th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn

    iPhones and iPads are limited in the media file formats they can play. You can listen to MP3 and AAC music files, as well as Apple Lossless (ALAC),...

  12. Help
    January 5th, 2015 by Kirk McElhearn
    iTunes: Of missing genres and artist sorting

    In this column, I examine a host of iTunes questions. I look at a bug in iTunes 12, where deleting the genre tag creates a blank genre. I discuss...

  13. News
    December 9th, 2014 by Caitlin McGarry
    Apple’s Best of 2014: Apps, music, TV shows and movies

    Apple’s annual Best of iTunes list is the least controversial year-end retrospective, but that’s OK: This year’s winning apps, songs, TV shows...

  14. News
    December 5th, 2014 by Caitlin McGarry
    Why Apple wiped some iPod songs without telling

    Interesting nuggets of information tend to come out of Apple trials, and this week’s iTunes class-action courtroom drama is no exception. The...

  15. Reviews
    November 20th, 2014 by Adam Turner
    Sonos Digital Music System

    Sonos offers Play:1, 3 and 5 speakers to cater for different- sized rooms, with the ability to link speakers as stereo pairs for a wider sound stage....

  16. Help
    November 10th, 2014 by Kirk McElhearn
    Demystifying artwork, wish lists and alerts in iTunes 12

    With more and more users updating to iTunes 12, I’ve been getting a huge number of questions about how to use this new version. In this column,...

  17. Blogs
    November 10th, 2014 by Christopher Breen
    What’s to be done about iTunes? Tweak? Strip? Split?

    The reaction to iTunes 12 and its rejiggered interface was predictable. While some found the Yosemite-like look less cluttered and easier to navigate,...

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