Get your iPhone into (and out of) recovery mode with this free software

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ReiBoot is free software that makes it possible to rescue your phone's OS no matter what kind of trouble it runs into.
ReiBoot is free software that makes it possible to rescue your phone's OS no matter what kind of trouble it runs into.
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This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of ReiBoot and iPhone Care Pro.

Too many of us know the sense of powerlessness that comes with staring at a red Apple logo on an iPhone screen for minutes on end, or seeing the device stuck in an endless restart loop. When the time comes to restore a corrupted or compromised iPhone, the simplicity of an iOS device can turn into an imposing, tangled mess as you use iTunes to wake it up from its digital coma.

Microsoft’s iOS news app has a smart plan to compete with Apple News

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Microsoft's professionally-focused news app, News Pro.
Microsoft's professionally-focused news app, News Pro.
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As rumors swirl that Apple is considering subscription-only content for its News app, Microsoft is also looking to get in on the iOS news game. On Tuesday, they released a new app called News Pro, which boasts the tagline “hyper-relevant news for your work.”

Tune up your iOS devices the easy way with iPhone Care Pro

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iPhone Care Pro does what iTunes does for our iOS devices, only better and easier.
iPhone Care Pro does what iTunes does for our iOS devices, only better and easier.
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This post is brought to you by Tenorshare, maker of iPhone Care Pro.

Oh, iTunes. We gave it a good run, but I finally realized I’ve just been using you to take care of my iPhone. And that I can do better.

After finding my iPhone never quite properly synced, waiting through lengthy backups and updates, and putting up with your strange behavior because “that’s just the way you were designed,” it’s time to move on.

David Bowie predicted the Apple Music future in 2003

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David Bowie's futuristic vision didn't stop with sci-fi lyrics.
David Bowie's futuristic vision didn't stop with sci-fi lyrics.
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David Bowie’s uncanny vision of the future didn’t stop with songs about holographic TVs or astronauts adrift in space.

More than a decade ago, the dynamic entertainer — who died Sunday at age 69 after an 18-month battle with cancer — predicted the music biz would look a lot like it does in the time of Apple Music.

Get iTunes to stop asking you to authorize your Mac

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Sometimes iTunes will keep asking for your authorization.
Sometimes iTunes will keep asking for your authorization.
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Trying to play a song in iTunes and getting the same error over and over can be frustrating. If your computer isn’t authorized with your Apple ID via iTunes, it won’t let you play any songs you’ve downloaded from the iTunes Store until it is. Sometimes iTunes will seem to get “stuck” prompting you again and again with the need to authorize.

If you’re having trouble playing your purchased iTunes on your Mac due to the repeated prompts to authorize your computer, there are a few things you can do.