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!
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
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
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?
I saw this app featured on the iOS App Store, and because I'm always on the look out for a viable alternative to the horrible Apple Music app, I downloaded it for a trial (it was free) The premise of Mimi Music is that you also download the Mimi Hearing Test app, and then link … Continue reading Mimi Music
The ‘functional high ground’ argument is in the air again, with various tech journalists and podcasters weighing in with their opinions on various parts of Apple software. There are still occasional glimpses of former glory: Music Memos was quietly released and is the kind of songwriting tool I’d have loved to have, back when I … Continue reading The continuing frustrations of Apple Music
Well, after spending a few minutes with the new Apple Music I am prepared to issue my definitive, irrevocable opinion of it*. *Not really, but I was actually surprised at how quickly I grew irritated by it. I mean, I've already said I didn't think it would be for me, but my attitude had mellowed … Continue reading Five minutes with Apple Music