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Apple Music Mixes: Why Doesn’t Everyone See the Same Thing?

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Part of the new Apple Music is the customized mixes you should see in the For You section. One is My New Music Mix, and the other is My Favorites Mix. The former is a selection of new tracks that are, supposedly, related to your listening habits and your ratings. The latter is a selection of music you’ve played a lot, or rated highly. Both of these mixes update once a week, on different days.

Not everyone sees both of these, however.

During the beta campaign for iOS 10 and macOS Sierra, I saw both of these mixes, then, near the end, the My New Music Mix disappeared. I could still see it in my Recently Played, but it didn’t update. I contacted AppleCare support, and it took a while, but I finally was able to see it again. I’m not sure yet if the Apple engineers who were looking into the case did something, or if it just fixed itself; I’m still waiting to hear back from the support person who handled my case.

Interestingly, this support person did not see the My Favorites Mix. And I’ve been hearing from a number of people who see one of these, but not both.

What about you, constant reader? Do you have both of these mixes? Do they update weekly for you?

The iTunes Guy Looks Answers More Questions about the iOS 10 Music App

itunesguy-thum-100004188-gallery.jpgI usually receive about a dozen iTunes Guy questions a week, but following the release of iOS 10, my mailbox has been overflowing. More than 100 people wrote in with questions about the new Music app in iOS 10. I covered a number of issues with this app in last week’s column, but we’re running a special follow-up about iOS 10’s Music app this week because of, as they say, popular demand. Do have a look at last week’s questions and answers as well, as they may resolve some of your problems with this new app.

Read this week’s Ask the iTunes Guy at Macworld.

How to Use macOS Sierra’s New iCloud Drive Features

iCloud Drive has evolved a great deal since it was first introduced as part of OS X Yosemite and iOS 8. You may recall a story last year in which I discussed getting started with iCloud Drive and how to sync data between a Mac and an iOS device. Those basic features have not changed, but macOS Sierra and iOS 10 have introduced a new iCloud feature.

You can now have your Mac automatically store the contents of your Desktop and Documents folders in the cloud. This means that you can access these files on any other Mac, or on any iOS device, if you are signed in to the same iCloud account.

In this article, you will learn how to work with macOS Sierra’s new iCloud Drive feature and keep your files in sync on multiple devices. So let’s get started!

Read the rest of the article on The Mac Security Blog.

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Writings about Macs, music and more by Kirk McElhearn