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$99 annual plan added to Apple Music

Apple Music $99

Apple Music subscribers have a new option to save $20.88 on their 12-month billing through iTunes. Apple has added an annual individual subscription to the streaming music service that can be selected for $99.00. This shaves a solid 17.4 percent off the monthly rate. Monthly subscriptions to Apple Music run $9.99, which totals $119.88 over an entire year.

How to change the iPhone backup directory in iTunes

iTunes backup iPhone

Mac users may have noticed there is no built-in way to change where iTunes writes backup information. This means every time an iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is backed up to the computer using iTunes, it automatically uses the local drive. Rest assured, it is possible to tell iTunes to put backups on an external drive. Once the steps below are implemented, all iOS backup data will be saved to the new location.

'808: The Movie' exclusively on Apple Music

The original documentary by Alexander Dunn "808: The Movie" has launched exclusively to Apple Music subscribers. The film is also available for pre-order on the iTunes Movie store at $16.99. iTunes users can download or rent the title starting on December 16th. One can also get the soundtrack for 808 from Apple Music or iTunes. The documentary is narrated by the Apple Music Beats 1 DJ Zane Lowe.

Donate to Hurricane Matthew relief efforts via iTunes

Hurricane Matthew

Apple has opened up a donation page via its storefronts on iTunes, the App Store and Apple.com. As the company has done in the past, 100% of donations made using its payment systems will go directly to the American Red Cross. The donations made via iTunes will help boost Hurricane Matthew relief efforts by the organization, which is helping those affected by the storm. Matthew smacked the Caribbean and several US states, leaving hundreds dead and millions without power.

How to make an archived backup of your iPhone

How to archive a backup of your iPhone in iTunes.

Regularly backing up your iPhone to iCloud or iTunes is likely routine for most, but making an archived backup on iTunes probably isn't. The difference between the two is that an archived backup won't be overwritten by subsequent backups, which isn't the case with iCloud backups or automatic iTunes backups. Though usually not necessary, archiving a backup is essential if you plan to install an iOS public beta or if you think you might want to downgrade after installing a new iOS.

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