AWT News Update: October 24, 2016

AWT News Update: October 24, 2016

Today was a "kinda slow" news day to start off what should be a rather exciting week of Apple news. Tomorrow's the Q4 2016 Earnings Call, while Thursday Apple is holding its "hello again" Mac event. So what happened on this slow Monday?

  • Some readers reported having issues connecting to Apple's iCloud Music Library today
  • The Apple Watch Nike+ will be available on Friday, October 28
  • T-Mobile says the iPhone 7 was partially responsible for better-than-expected quarterly earnings
  • Mac sales are expected to be down yet again for the quarter that ended on September 30, but Thursday's event will hopefully provide a much needed boost to the Mac line's bottom line. 
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iTunes Match, iCloud Music Library track limits finally increase to 100,000

iTunes Match, iCloud Music Library track limits finally increase to 100,000

For years, those who have large libraries of ripped CD tracks have found that they can only add 25,000 of those tracks to their iTunes Match and iCloud Music Library libraries. Kirk McElhearn reported on his Kirkville blog that Apple has increased the number to 100,000 tracks.

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iTunes Match vs Apple Music: why you’ll want to use both services

iTunes Match vs Apple Music: why you’ll want to use both services

Apple’s cloud services are confusing to say the least, and things have only gotten more convoluted as these services have proliferated. iTunes Match, Apple Music, or both? iCloud Photo Sharing, Photo Stream, or both? I’ll try to shed some light on these matters over the next couple of days. Let’s start by looking at iTunes Match and Apple Music.

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