Apple is getting rid of iTunes. For everyone who has ever been dependent on iTunes for their music, podcasts or syncing and backing up an iPhone, this change after 18 years may seem significant. Apple is betting on you just being able to go with the flow and change to their new programs. The tasks will be divided between 3 or 4 apps – Apple Podcasts, Apple Music, Apple TV and Finder if you are a Mac user. Here are a few questions answered:
Does iTunes still work right now? The answer is yes, for the time being, but it will not be supported in MacOS Catallina which is coming out this fall.
Will my music collection go away? Every song you have ever bought, uploaded or ripped will be imported into Apple Music when you upgrade from your current Mac OS to Catalina.
How is Apple Music different than iTunes? iTunes is a free app to manage your music library and Apple Music is of course an ad free music streaming subscription service that costs $10 per month, $15 for a family of six or $5 per month for students.
Tip of the month
Clear cookies from your browser
Computer cookies are small pieces of software that hide in your computer. Often they are helpful – like storing your account name, or password for later use, but often they can threaten your privacy – ads chasing you or being used maliciously by an attacker. Here are ways to clean the cookies from different browsers.
Chrome – click the 3 vertical dots in the upper right hand corner – then More Tools – Clear Browsing Data.
Firefox – Open the latest version of the Firefox browser, then the Menu – Options – Privacy & Security.You can also choose the option to Manage Data, which shows you a complete list of your stored cookies which you can selectively delete or Remove All.
Safari – From the menu – Preferences – Privacy. You can then Block all cookies as an option. Click on Manage Website Data to see a list of all sites that have stored cookies on your pc. Manually choose which sites to delete or choose Remove All.