NBA player blames injury on iPhone 6 Plus; We call foul!

NBA player blames injury on iPhone 6 Plus; We call foul!

Matt Bonner, a player for the San Antonio Spurs, says that his season-changing injury has been caused by -- are you ready for this? -- his iPhone 6 Plus. In an interview with the Concord Monitor, Bonner blamed the drop in his 3-point shooting, from 41.4 percent average over his 11-year career in the NBA to a still respectable 36.5 percent on an injury to his left (non-shooting) elbow. Bonner is "sure" that the injury was caused by the "way bigger" iPhone 6 Plus. 

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How to catch every song Beats 1 plays

How to catch every song Beats 1 plays

Thanks to Twitter, you can find every song that gets played on Beats 1

Here's a scenario you might find familiar. You're listening to Beats 1 when a great song comes on that you haven't heard before. You try to add it to your collection but it's not available. You search the iTunes Store but it's not there either. In the meantime, the song is over. What was it again? Drat, I forgot. Oh well. 

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Caturday: Dempsey's iPod touch

Caturday: Dempsey's iPod touch

Dempsey is a very, very lucky cat belonging to Kyle Hagen and Melissa Caolo. That's her iPod touch - Kyle let us know that "Now that Dempsey's owner has upgraded to an iPhone she has claimed his iPod Touch as hers. 'Finally a device I can operate without thumbs!'"

With that intent look in those beautiful green eyes, I don't think there's any way Kyle is going to get that iPod touch back... ever. Does Dempsey have her own Apple Music account yet?

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Thank you to our patrons

Thank you to our patrons

Another month begins, and that means it's time to thank our generous patrons over on Patreon. You folks keep the pirate ship afloat. Thanks to your backing, we're building the best coverage of Apple Music that we canhand-picking games you'll lovesharing our thoughtsmaking videos and so much more. 

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What to play this weekend: Adventures of Pip

What to play this weekend: Adventures of Pip

Let me set the scene for you. PAX East, 2015. My 10-year-old and I visit the Tic Toc Games booth, where a playable demo of Adventures of Pip is set up. He picks up the controller and begins playing this fun, retro platformer. He's doing well, and clears the first major hurdle. He figures out the first puzzle on the first try. "No one has gotten that on the first try," the developer says. A small crowd has gathered. 

He beats the next hurdle, and the next. Puzzles are solved. The princess is rescued, the demo level beaten. First try, first life. 

"Well, @!#*", says the developer.

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From the Editor's Desk: Beats 1 and the return of the summer anthem

From the Editor's Desk: Beats 1 and the return of the summer anthem

"Everybody Wants To Rule The World" by Tears for Fears will forever remind me of riding in my then girlfriend's crappy Oldsmobile Omega, windows down, sun shining, off to have some fun. 

Van Halen's "5150" brings me back to riding the bus with the soccer team to away games. 

Nitzer Ebb's "Join In The Chant" recalls my first year living in Boston.

These summer anthems are inextricably linked with time, place, and feelings: speeding in the Olds, the camaraderie of teammates, a new adventure beginning. 

All of it was fueled by radio.

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Turn off automatic renewal of your Apple Music subscription

Turn off automatic renewal of your Apple Music subscription

To entice users to check out Apple Music, Apple is providing three free months of the paid service at launch. This includes access to the streaming Apple Music service, unlmited skip in Music Radio and full access to Music Connect. Similar to most trials, Apple automatically will charge you for your first month of paid service when that trial period ends. 

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How to use the mini music player while browsing Apple Music

 How to use the mini music player while browsing Apple Music

The new Music app in iOS is chock full featueres, including Beats 1 radio content, the For You recommendation engine and the Connect social network. The Music app is all about music so it make sense that Apple`would include a mini player that allows you to control your music while you browse through all the content in the app. Read on to find out more about the mini player and how to use it. 

 

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How to remove Connect from Apple Music and replace it with a Playlists tab

How to remove Connect from Apple Music and replace it with a Playlists tab

Apple Music Connect is a social network for musicians to "connect" with their fans by sharing content and adding a comment when their fans respond. Connect isn't for everyone, and you can remove it from Apple Music if you do not want to use the social network. Once removed from Apple Music, the Connect tab is conveniently replaced by Playlists. 

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Beats Music's "The Sentence" in Apple Music, sort of

Beats Music's "The Sentence" in Apple Music, sort of

While the fun of "The Sentence," a feature of Beats Music, does not appear in Apple Music, its most imporant aspect -- perfectly curated playslist -- lives on.

When Beats Music was announced in January of 2014, I had accounts with Rdioand Pandora, and each served a purpose. I used Pandora's themed, streaming stations as a limitless shuffle mode, while Rdio was a library of on-demand music. Beats Music offered both options plus the careful curation of its employees and partners. I was hooked and went all-in just a few days after launch, ditching both Rdio and Pandora.

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Listen to Zane Lowe's Beats 1 interview with Eminem on YouTube

Listen to Zane Lowe's Beats 1 interview with Eminem on YouTube

Earlier this week, Beats DJ Zane Lowe interviewed Eminem on the air. It was the young station's first major interview and now you can listen to the guys talk on YouTube. They discussed the forthcoming Southpaw, Eminem doing his own stunts and the forthcoming soundtrack, coming July 24th. 

If you missed it the first time around, here's your chance to listen in.

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Stay hydrated with AddWater Pro for iPhone and Apple Watch

Stay hydrated with AddWater Pro for iPhone and Apple Watch

The Apple Watch is, among other things, a health-tracking device. Apple's Activity app monitors your movement and exercise without your having do a thing, while the workout app focuses on your concerted efforts to get up and moving. 

Health-conscious developers see opportunities to build upon Apple's efforts. For example, Lanyap MediaWorks has released AddWater Pro for iPhone ($1.99) and Apple Watch, which helps you monitor your daily water intake. Focused on speed and efficiency, AddWater Pro lets you quickly note what you drink, browse your hydration history and even provides rewards for hitting goals. Here's our look at AddWater Pro.

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