Podcast 517: iCloud Music Library meets its Match

Apple Music, iCloud Music Library, and iTunes Match just got slightly less confusing, and Pokémon Go can't stop.

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iTunes Match is a clever service for people who have huge music collections they want to sync to multiple devices. Apple Music is a fun streaming service for people who don't want to manage big collections of their own. iCloud Music Library is a confusing bridge between those scenarios, helping you combine your own iTunes library with Apple's streaming catalog, and now it's going to match your owned tracks more intelligently, which should help avoid problems where songs are replaced with the wrong versions. You know, ideally. Kirk breaks it all down here, and on the podcast, Glenn and Susie discuss whether this fixes the whole confusing mess or what.

Elsewhere, Pokémon Go is making a real difference for kids in tough situations, even after barely two weeks of its existence. Susie thinks iOS 10's learn-to-code iPad app Swift Playgrounds is gonna be huge. Ransomware hackers are focusing on customer service, of all things. And if your iPad or iPhone keeps pausing when you're watching Real Housewives, someone found a fix, one simple trick if you will. (Spoiler: Turn off "Hey Siri.")

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