Apple Music Festival (formerly known as the iTunes Music Festival) starts next month in London — Apple says Pharrell Williams, One Direction, Florence + The Machine and Disclosure are among the headliners at the 2015 Apple Music Festival at London’s Roundhouse this September, which gets broadcast free to Apple devices. The Apple Music Festival takes place over 10 nights from Sept. 19 to Sept. 28. UK residents can apply to win tickets on Apple Music as well as through media partners including the London Evening Standard. Apple hosted the iTunes Festival in London for eight years, and now in honor of the launch of Apple Music, has renamed the event the Apple Music Festival. Customers can enjoy the Apple Music Festival via Apple Music or iTunes on their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, PC or in HD with the Apple TV.
Back to school — It’s almost the start of new school years in the northern hemisphere, so articles about what tech gear to have abound abound. Here’s Macworld’s 12 must-have gadgets ‘for your new college dorm’. There is also ‘Five must-have back to school laptop accessories‘.
Sante Fe Opera Announces The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs — The Sante Fe Opera has announced the premiere of The (R)evolution of Steve Jobs for 2017. It is a collaboration of Composer Mason Bates and librettist Mark Campbell and is based on “one of the greatest innovators of our time.” [Gah!]
Majority of current Apple Music trial users likely to pay for subscription — Most consumers still using the three-month free trial of Apple Music say they are likely to continue paying for a subscription after the period ends, new survey data shows, though a significant portion may have dropped off soon after trying the service. [Sounds like wishful thinking to me.]
Fifth build of OS X 10.11 El Capitan supplied to Apple’s public beta testers — Apple has just pushed out the fifth public beta of OS X 10.11 El Capitan [it has yet to appear for me], its forthcoming major update for the Mac operating system, scheduled to launch this fall as a free update.
Troubleshooting Continuity calls between Mac and iPhone —
People are having trouble with Apple’s Continuity configuration and consistency for phone calls.
Master the media views in iTunes 12 — iTunes 12 offers several ways to view your content: your music, movies, TV shows, and more. Each of these views presents content in a different way and displays different information about it. While many of these views are similar to what iTunes 11 offered, there are some changes. Meanwhile, to fix iTunes, Apple should revisit iSync, an app that actually worked
Even before Bluetooth came along, syncing cell phones and PDAs to your Mac was a piece of cake, thanks to iSync.