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Apple announces September Apple Music Festival featuring One Direction and Pharrell Williams

Apple announces September Apple Music Festival featuring One Direction and Pharrell Williams

Apple today announced this year’s Apple Music Festival, which takes place in London’s Roundhouse over ten nights between September 19 and September 28.

The event, previously named the iTunes Festival, will feature bands and artists like Pharrell Williams, Florence + The Machine, Disclosure, and One Direction.

iTunes 12.2.2 released with Apple Music related bug fixes; adds ability to view Beats 1 schedule

iTunes 12.2.2 released with Apple Music related bug fixes; adds ability to view Beats 1 schedule

Besides releasing iOS 8.4.1 and OS X 10.10.5, Apple has also released iTunes 12.2.2 today. The latest version of the app contains bug fixes related to Apple Music and adds supports for Beats 1 schedule.

iTunes users reporting 503 errors when accessing Apple Music

iTunes users reporting 503 errors when accessing Apple Music

For several hours this afternoon, Apple Music users on Reddit and Apple Support forums users were reporting 503 errors when trying to access Apple Music via iTunes [via MacRumors]. The error appeared during playback and also popped up randomly when no music was being played. This error apparently occured on Mac and PC desktops and did not affect Apple Music on the iPad and iPhone.

Apple releases iTunes 12.2.1 with fixes for Beats 1 and iTunes Match

Apple releases iTunes 12.2.1 with fixes for Beats 1 and iTunes Match

On June 30, Apple officially released iTunes 12.2, which introduced support for Apple Music, Beats 1, and Connect.

Apple releases iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music and Beats 1 support

Apple releases iTunes 12.2 with Apple Music and Beats 1 support

Tuesday, June 30, quickly became another busy day for Apple. On top of releasing iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, the company also released the public version of OS X 10.10.4, and, now, a brand new version of iTunes.

Apple to increase iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs with iOS 9

Apple to increase iTunes Match limit to 100,000 songs with iOS 9

iTunes Match subscribers will be able to store up to 100,000 songs in the cloud when iOS 9 makes its public debut this fall, Apple’s Eddy Cue has confirmed. The current limit is just 25,000, and it’s remained the same since iTunes Match launched in 2011. 

iTunes U getting updated with even better tools for educators and students

iTunes U getting updated with even better tools for educators and students

iTunes U has been around for quite some time now, and as it has aged, the features within it have only gotten better, both for students and educators.

Apple Music: Everything you need to know about Apple’s music streaming service

Apple Music: Everything you need to know about Apple’s music streaming service
Apple used WWDC 2015 to introduce Apple Music, a new music streaming service that was built upon the foundation of Beats Music, which Apple acquired in 2014 for $3 billion. The service is much different from what Apple has offered in past, incorporating a streaming music service, a 24-hour radio station and an artist-driven social network. How does this new music service mesh with Apple’s other offerings such as iTunes Radio and iTunes Match? Read on to find out more about the new Apple Music.

Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta rumored to DJ for new iTunes Radio

Drake, Pharrell Williams and David Guetta rumored to DJ for new iTunes Radio

The revamped Beats app, which is rumored to be called Apple Music down the road, is not only meant to relaunch a streaming service for Apple, but also welcome in a new version of iTunes Radio, too.

How to set any song as iPhone ringtone

How to set any song as iPhone ringtone

There was a time where ringtones were the coolest thing to have on your phone. I had Terror Squad’s Lean Back for all my incoming calls. Needless to say that they go obnoxious really, really quickly. Nevertheless, creating and assigning ringtones for your various contacts can be still be fun, albeit a little more complicated than downloading a third-party ringtone directly onto your iPhone.