Jump over the break to check out what’s new in iTunes 12.2 …
We showed you how to listen to Beats 1 with the current version of iTunes, but what if you don’t want to use iTunes? Or Music app on your iOS device? That’s easy… you can listen to Beats 1 on your favorite 3rd party internet radio app – if it allows you to import stations.
There’s no way for me to know what’s your favorite internet radio app, or if you even have one. I’m going to show you how to do it using Radium on the Mac ( Radium Mac link . Radium iOS link ). If it’s not Radium, use the same principle within your favorite app.
Apple Music and Beats 1 Radio is here. Thanks to iOS 8.4 you can enjoy the service right now on your iPhone or iPad but not on your Mac or PC. Apple is running a bit late with the release of iTunes 12.2 – required for Apple Music. It might arrive later tonight or tomorrow but for now, the iTunes download page promises that it’s “coming soon”
So what if you’re not an iPhone/iPad user and you want to check out Beats 1 right now? There’s a workaround. Jump over the break to see how to easily listen to Beats 1 using the current version of iTunes.
With iOS 8.4 released today, Apple has launched Apple Music. The service costs $9.99 a month, and brings exactly what you expect: playlists, algorithmically guessed genre spotlights, recommendations by real-life humans ( personally, 99.9% of the time i don’t want you or anybody else to recommend sh*t i *should* listen to… but that’s me ) etc.
The heart of the service, and what I think it will differentiate Apple Music from its competitors is Beats 1, the Trent Reznor conceived 24/7 radio station that will be free to everyone. The hosts of Beats 1 are former Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe along with Ebro Darden of Hot 97 in New York and Julie Adenuga in London. Joining them will be Elton John, Dr Dre, Pharrell, Drake, St. Vincent, Disclosure, Josh Homme and Will Smith’s son Jaden ( really?!?! ).
Sounds interesting right? Well, Apple offers a 3-month free trial so you can enjoy Apple Music and decide if it’s something that you’d want to pay for. But what if, after the free trial, you don’t want to pay 10 bucks a month for Apple Music?
Jump over the break to see how you can prevent Apple for charging your account after the free trial expires.
Alongside iOS 8.4 and Apple Music, Apple has also released OS X Yosemite 10.10.4 with significant bug fixes and improvements. The update is recommended for all OS X Yosemite users to install.
The most important change in OS X 10.10.4 is the removal of the “discoveryd” networking process and replaced with “mDNSResponder” which aims to improve the performance, reliability and stability of networking components in OS X for Wi-Fi and local networking.