Thank God almighty, we are free at last!

Shout it from the rooftops, for it has come to pass. In the latest update to the iPhone operating system, iOS 13.1, there's a radio button control in the Settings>>Music section that allows you to Show (or, more importantly, not show) All Purchases. I've been complaining since February 2016 about this most vexing "feature" of … Continue reading Thank God almighty, we are free at last!

Turning off the streaming tap

So, as previously noted, I (re)signed up for a 3-month trial of Apple Music. I was thwarted in my reasons for doing this but kept the trial going because the kid is on a rockandroll roadtrip and probably making use of it. But! It makes me sad. I've also revisited Spotify, taking them up on … Continue reading Turning off the streaming tap

Eels

John Roderick, of several podcasts, has a term for subscriptions. These ongoing payments suck money out of your bank account on a regular basis in return for [services] and if you're not careful, they'll suck you dry. Roderick calls them eels. They're attached to your major arteries and sucking blood. Picture yourself as an Ood … Continue reading Eels

Will no-one rid me of this turbulent Apple Music app?

I was looking forward to iOS 10 for one main reason: I was hoping that the infuriating, vexatious, troublesome Apple Music app would be fixed, somehow. I was even prepared to put up with its new, even-more-fucking-ugly appearance if it would stop annoying me. (I don't like the San Francisco font that has taken over … Continue reading Will no-one rid me of this turbulent Apple Music app?