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How to save Apple Music songs, albums & playlists for offline listening

06/30/2015, 06:46:37 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Like Spotify and some other streaming music services, an important feature of Apple Music is the ability to temporarily save songs for when an Internet connection is unreliable -- or simply to avoid data caps imposed by cellular carriers.

How to sign up for (and cancel) an Apple Music streaming subscription

06/30/2015, 01:47:44 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

Signing up for the brand new Apple Music service is a relatively simple process. Here's how to get up and running quickly, as well as how to turn off automatic renewals or cancel later down the road.

Apple releases OS X 10.10.4 with Mail, Photos improvements, 'discoveryd' fix

06/30/2015, 11:32:32 AM, Posted By Roger Fingas

In addition to iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, Apple on Tuesday released OS X 10.10.4, making a variety of bugfixes including one solving problems caused by the infamous "discoveryd" service.

Samsung jockeying to supply NAND for next-gen iPhone as Apple looks to boost storage, report says

06/29/2015, 05:47:00 PM, Posted By Mikey Campbell

Samsung is reportedly looking to regain its role as a major NAND flash supplier to Apple's iPhone lineup, a lucrative deal that could bear fruit with year's expected hardware refresh.

First look: Lutron's HomeKit-compatible Caseta Wireless smart lighting dimmer

06/29/2015, 11:09:00 AM, Posted By Lester Victor Marks

One of the first Apple HomeKit-compatible products on the market is the Lutron Wireless lineup. AppleInsider was given the opportunity to test out its new smart lighting dimmer, and we found that while HomeKit shows plenty of promise, our initial experiences show there's still a lot of work to be done.

Apple expanding user privacy, will prevent iOS apps from seeing other installed apps

06/24/2015, 01:55:34 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

As part of a continued focus on protecting user privacy, Apple is reportedly planning to change a policy on third-party applications and prevent them from finding out what other apps are installed on an iPhone or iPad.

How to backup your iPhone to Apple's iCloud

06/24/2015, 01:18:00 PM, Posted By Jonathan Lace

When iPhone first launched, backing up data was a cumbersome process that required users to transfer their files to a Mac or PC via iTunes. Apple has since moved to the cloud with iCloud, providing an incredibly simple way to back up iPhones, iPads and iPods without a host computer.

Apple issues second beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan to developers

06/23/2015, 01:17:29 PM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Just over two weeks after OS X 10.11 El Capitan was made official, Apple has supplied developers with the second beta of the new Mac operating system set to launch this fall.

Next Apple Watch extremely unlikely to get FaceTime video calling

06/21/2015, 05:10:00 AM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

A recent rumor claims Apple's next revision of Watch hardware will include FaceTime video calling, and despite offering no actual evidence to back this up, the story has spread wildly. The idea doesn't make much sense though, here's why.

New York school district converts 75% of its curriculum to Apple's iPad

06/19/2015, 10:27:55 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

All students in grades 3 through 9 in the affluent Mineola, N.Y., school district have been equipped with Apple's iPad, in an aggressive and ambitious initiative that has converted some 75 percent of its students' instructional days to the touchscreen tablet.

Serious iOS, OS X flaws lead to password theft in wide ranging security study

06/17/2015, 09:41:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Three serious vulnerabilities in cross-app resource sharing protocols on Apple's desktop and mobile platforms have been discovered and used successfully to steal data --like passwords and secret authentication keys --including one that lays Keychain open to attackers.

First look: iOS 9 brings tons of tweaks to search, music, mail, and more

06/10/2015, 12:22:00 PM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

Alongside a few headline features, Apple has --as it does in every iOS revision --made a number of tweaks to existing apps and options in its flagship mobile operating system, including the newfound ability to set the function of the iPhone's side switch to orientation lock, making podcast playback easier, and adding built-in document search.

Apple's Schiller talks iPhone storage, thin design tradeoffs, single-port MacBook and more

06/10/2015, 02:41:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

During a panel session with Daring Fireball's John Gruber on Tuesday, Apple SVP of Worldwide Marketing Phil Schiller offered his take on 16GB iPhones, the tradeoffs between battery life and device thinness, single-port MacBooks and more.

First look: iOS 9's iCloud Drive app, 6-digit passcode, shift button fix and more

06/09/2015, 01:50:00 AM, Posted By AppleInsider Staff

During a jam-packed keynote address at this year's Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple introduced a slew of new iOS features set for release when iOS 9 debuts this fall. In anticipation, we took a first look at Apple's latest mobile OS and compiled a few bits and bobs worth noting.

WWDC 2015 guaranteed to highlight growing gap between Apple and Google

06/07/2015, 05:57:00 PM, Posted By Daniel Eran Dilger

While tech pundits have long insisted that Apple and Google are growing more alike as rivals in smartphone and tablet computing, this week's WWDC should provide clear evidence that Apple is on a completely different track compared to the Android train operated by its formerly close iPhone services partner.

Apple Watch tips: How to use it as an iPhone camera remote, pay with Apple Pay, take a screenshot, more

06/05/2015, 11:54:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

Because the Apple Watch is an entirely new platform and interface, some of the more helpful functions of the device may not be readily apparent to new users, such as activating Apple Pay, taking screenshots, or using the remote camera shutter function.

Job listing reveals Apple Maps will become available cross-platform via the Web

06/03/2015, 08:26:00 AM, Posted By Neil Hughes

While Apple Maps is currently restricted to dedicated apps on iOS and OS X, that will change, as a new job listing from Apple reveals the company plans to make its mapping service available cross-platform on the Web.

iCloud, iTunes again hit with global outages impacting important services [u]

06/02/2015, 12:53:00 PM, Posted By Roger Fingas

A Tuesday iCloud outage is preventing some people from accessing services like calendars or mail, or even logging into iCloud in the first place, according to numerous complaints on Twitter and received by AppleInsider.

New products reaffirm Apple TV's central role in HomeKit ecosystem

06/02/2015, 12:11:00 PM, Posted By Sam Oliver

With the first round of HomeKit-enabled devices beginning to arrive, Apple's plans for its new home automation framework have become clearer, including the important role that the Apple TV will play for HomeKit users.

How to delete your old Apple iCloud backups and free up space

05/31/2015, 02:03:00 PM, Posted By Jonathan Lace

Deleting multiple backups can help conserve valuable storage space in Apple's iCloud. Here's how to free up space in iCloud to ensure that your iPhone and iPad backups are up-to-date in case the worst happens.