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How To Completely Hide Apple Music In iTunes

If you’re not using Apple Music, but still use iTunes, it’s pretty obnoxious that Apple pushes the music subscription service in your face all the time. Good news though: with just a couple clicks, you can remove it.

Report: Apple Is Killing Off iTunes Music

We don’t normally report on tech rumours at Lifehacker, but we felt this one needed to be brought to your attention. According to a report on Digital Music News, the Cupertino juggernaut will be killing off iTunes music downloads entirely within two to four years. It’s not a matter of if, but when.

Increase Your iPhone Storage Space With This Clever iTunes Movie Trick

Over the weekend lots of people were sharing an unusual iPhone hack that effectively frees up storage space on your mobile by tricking it into thinking you want to download a huge movie.

Back Up Your iPhone To An External Hard Drive With A Terminal Command

If you have a large storage iPhone, you might not have the space to back it up locally on your hard drive, especially if you’re working with a laptop’s SSD. OS X Daily points out that with a little Terminal magic, you can set up iTunes on your Mac to back up your iPhone to an external hard drive.

Use Spotlight To Skip iTunes When You Want To Just Play A Single Song

Mac: Need to just quickly play a song from you hard drive, but don’t want to go through the trouble of opening up iTunes? OS X Daily points out that Spotlight’s the best choice for doing so.

iTunes-Remote Controls iTunes Directly From The Command Line

Mac: It’s no secret that a lot of people really don’t like iTunes, but that doesn’t mean that most of us have bothered to actually replace it. If you really just want a simple way to play some songs from your iTunes library, iTunes-Remote is a command line tool that’s simple to use.

Plaaying Stuffs Your Mac's Media Player Into The Menu Bar, Adds A Bunch Of Options

Mac: We’ve seen a variety of menu bar apps for controlling iTunes, Spotify, and Rdio, but for whatever reason they don’t seem to stay updated and working for long. Plaaying’s a new app that gives you control over your music player and should continue working because of its custom album artwork system.

iTunes Price Hike: Apple Is Raising Its App Prices In Australia (Again)

Last year, Apple raised its app prices across the board for both iOS and Mac users. Now it’s happening again. (Boo-urns!) The price hike is expected to kick in sometime tomorrow. On the plus side, the 99 cent app is back. (Hurrah?)

Use iTunes Smart Playlists To Differentiate Between Apple Music, ITunes Match, And More

iTunes and Apple Music work together in harmony, which is great for some people, but can make it pretty confusing to tell where songs are actually located. Macworld shows off a few easy ways to sort albums using smart playlists.

Apple Turns On iOS 9 Feature That Can Shrink Apps For Developers

Last month, Apple announced an app slicing feature for iOS 9 that can help developers make smaller versions of their apps. The initial release of the feature, called App Thinning, was delayed due to a bug but it is now officially available for developers. So what does this mean for iOS device user? Here are the details.

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