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iTunes Is Dead. What Will Happen To Its Best Feature?

June 12th, 2019
By: Victor Luckerson Source: The Ringer The news that Apple is killing off iTunes has done more than just prompt nostalgia. It’s caused a crisis among users who cling to smart playlists, which both previewed the streaming age and honored the obsessive music curation habits of years past. For 15 years, Marc Cameron has stuck with iTunes, since the day he got a click-wheel iPod in middle school. The nearly two-decade-old music player has stored his ripped CDs, his downloaded tracks, and the virtual library he’s accumulated via...
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The Case For Wearing AirPods All The Time

June 9th, 2019
Writer: Marina Koren Source: The Atlantic Small, snug, and unyoked from laptop or phone, AirPods are easy to wear for hours at a time, without a second thought. This, BuzzFeed News recently declared, is “Making Things Awkward for Everyone Else.” All-day AirPod wear can make social interactions clumsy and uncomfortable: Has the AirPod wearer hung up the call or turned off their music? The person on the other end of the interaction doesn’t know. Particularly in situations that require some sustained face-to-face...
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Solving The Problem Of Student Online Relationships

June 6th, 2019
By: Tim Elmore Source: Growing Leaders When I first studied the data on Generation Z and their habits, I was surprised to see that teen sex has decreased over the last ten years. In fact, fewer teens are engaging in sexual activity than teens in my generation back in the 1970s. When I paused to consider why this is—I slowly understood what was happening. More and more teens are dating online. In fact, some will date for months and never meet the other person—in person. Generation Z has grown up online and is redefining...
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iTunes' Death Is All About How We Listen To Music Today (NPR)

June 4th, 2019
  By Andrew Flanagan and Jasmine Garsd Source: NPR After 18 years, Apple is killing iTunes — well, sort of. The media management software for most Mac users (and many Windows users) is being broken into separate pieces for separate uses: Music, podcasts and television will soon have their own apps on the new Catalina Mac operating system. Apple announced the move on Monday along with new hardware, including a new Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR, and entertainment and lifestyle features. But the company's presentation, at its...
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