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Tile Review: Say goodbye to losing your stuff

Over the past days, I have managed to lose my wallet and my car keys. This isn’t necessarily a new occurrence and they weren’t actually lost. They were simply misplaced somewhere in my home. But to be honest, I have left my wallet at various locations, on a number of occasions. Show More Summary

Apple Music and the iTunes Nuclear Option

In the span of a few weeks, I’ve gone from doubting Apple Music to going all in and then some. The biggest hurdle to adopting any music service is being to actually use said service. My family uses Sonos and we absolutely love it. We also do most of our listening at home. Show More Summary

How I got Apple Music working with Sonos Connect using old Airport Express

If you’re a Sonos owner, much of the excitement surrounding the launch of Apple Music was lost. In our home, music has become synonymous with Sonos. Their whole home audio systems are easy to set-up, easy to use and it’s the kind of rock solid performance you find with Apple products. Show More Summary

Some Former iTunes Match Subscribers Unable To Subscribe to Apple Music

Earlier this week, Apple Music made its long awaited debut on iOS devices, PCs and Macs. Coupled with Beats 1, a 24-hour streaming radio service and a completely redesigned iOS app, it was a big coming out party for Apple’s streaming music service which has launched to positive reviews. Show More Summary

Master Class: How to use Apple’s Family Sharing to share apps, music, movies and books

Everything you need to know: Save money by sharing content the right way with up to six members of your family For years, families have been sharing a single Apple ID. This had been the only way to share iTunes content including apps, music and movie. Show More Summary

5 Ways To Rule Maps On Your iPhone

There’s no discounting the helpfulness of maps on your iPhone or any smartphone for that matter. Since the days of using the $300 TomTom GPS kit with my Treo 600, I was hooked on using my smartphone to get places. In the early yearsShow More Summary

11 iPhone Settings You Should Change Right Now

I recently restored my iPhone as new when installing iOS 9. When you go that route, it’s the software equivalent of a new iPhone. Everything goes back to the point when you first cracked open the plastic on your phone. In all honesty, this was a mistake. Show More Summary

New iOS 9 feature may kill off your favorite websites

Information has surfaced regarding a new feature in iOS 9 that brings content blocking extensions to iOS. Based on this information, it appears that iOS developers could write extensions that would allow users to easily block ads when using mobile Safari. Show More Summary

Sorry Drake, but I’m passing on Apple Music

Ending the nearly two-hour WWDC 2015 keynote was the introduction of the long-awaited Apple Music. Despite their intense love for music, Apple’s success rate with new services has been pretty awful. This coming from the company that revolutionized music. Show More Summary

Everything that happened at WWDC 2015: iOS 9, WatchOS 2, El Capitan and Apple Music

Apple today held their yearly worldwide developer conference. Though it’s technically for developers, consumers look to WWDC as the biggest Apple event of the year. It’s where Apple lays the groundwork software updates to iPhones, iPads, Apple Watch and Macs. Show More Summary

Apple Music will not be available on Sonos at launch

Apple Music was introduced today with the service scheduled to start on June 30th. Pricing starts at $9.99 for an individual and $14.99 for families or up to six users. Apple will also be offering a 3-month trial. The service brings much of what people loved about Beats Music, specifically curated playlists. Show More Summary

30 OS X El Capitan Features Not Discussed During WWDC 15?

Apple today announced OS 10.11, officially named OS X El Capitan. There were a number of major features including Window Management, Spotlight, New Gestures, Safari pins and more. These are the thirty features not discussed during WWDC 15?. Show More Summary

After spending time with the Apple Watch

I was one of the lucky ones. My 42mm Apple Watch Sport arrived on the actual first day, April 24th, that it could arrive. I got to play with it, puzzle over it, and write an early first “glance” about what I thought after a few days....Show More Summary

12 Ways To Use Force Touch on your Apple Watch

One of the more unique features on the Apple Watch is Force Touch, thanks to the display which can sense a long, hard press. It might show up in the iPhone 6s, provided support gets introduced in iOS 9. That would certainly make sense, since it’s also available on some of the newer MacBooks. Show More Summary

iOS Bug Causes Messages To Crash, How To Fix It

A bug in iOS allows for the Messages app to crash when an iPhone receives a specific text string. We’ve seen a similar issue in older iOS builds. This latest issue has been percolating in our forums and is becoming relatively widespread. Show More Summary

10 changes I’d make to improve Watch OS and Apple Watch

I’ve been wearing the Apple Watch for over a month now. It’s been a mixed bag. At times, it’s magical, while others are can be an exercise in frustration. Welcome to a 1.0 product. When you look at the sheer number of features offered, it’s actually quite astounding for a first generation product. Show More Summary

Apple Watch Users Complaining of Inconsistent Heart Rate Updates After Software Update

Yesterday saw the release of Watch OS 1.0.1, the first major software update to the Apple Watch. The changelog included significant performance enhancements, specific to Siri, measuring Stand activity, third party apps and more. Nothing in the changelog describes anything specific to the heart rate monitor. Show More Summary

Apple Watch OS 1.0.1 Update Released, Fixes Galore

Apple has released Watch OS 1.0.1, the first update to the software that powers the Apple Watch. The update clocks in at 51.6MB and is described as including performance enhancements and bug fixes. The official changelog notes the following...Show More Summary

Why I returned my 38mm Apple Watch

Late last week, I made the trip to my local FedEx drop-off, where I reluctantly handed them a box containing my launch day 38mm stainless steel Apple Watch. I initiated the return process a few weeks back, when I was within what I had thought was the 14-day return period. Show More Summary

Apple Watch, theft and common sense

Over the last few days, there’s been a bit of kerfuffle regarding the Apple Watch and its lack of anti-theft features, many of which are available on the iPhone. It seems to have come as a bit of a surprise that Watch OS 1.0 doesn’tShow More Summary

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