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Laura in Windsor Ontario Canada listens on AM800 CKLW and asked: “My daughter and I both have Mac devices. She has an iPad, we both have iPhones and I have a Macbook that I work on. I’m wondering how we can share the music between – I have an iTunes account and I created an iTunes account for her. But her music that we purchased previously on my account is not there. So how can we share everything between our two iTunes accounts?”
Laura, Apple gives users the option to share their apps, music, movies, and more with their families.
To set up Family sharing, open Settings, then tap on your name and you should see the option right there.
On your Mac, you can find the option under System Preferences and then iCloud.
Keep in mind that Family Sharing is mostly expected to be used by families with young children, not by groups of adults, so you may not be crazy about some of the features.
Family Sharing allows people to track each other’s devices, and access shared iCloud data storage, if you’d rather keep the accounts separate and private, you may have to decide what you want to share and what you don’t. However, Family Sharing is a free feature and it’s available to all modern Apple Devices.
Bob in El Paso, Texas asked: “I have a couple questions. I have an iPhone and trying to find a very portable, user-friendly 360-degree camera where I can take photos of them in the yard playing around. Also – I’m trying to cut the cord on cable. The subscription on my satellite service went up $40 a month and I’m looking for the best way to cut the cord and still record some of my favorite shows. “
Bob, if you want a camera that you can use with your iPhone, as opposed to a standalone camera, you can look at an Insta 360, it’s a $100, 360 degree camera that attaches to your iPhone and works with it.
For about the same price you can also get at Giroptic iO HD 360.
There are also standalone cameras that play nice with your phone and can be controlled by your phone, but they are separate devices. Think something like a GoPro. Plenty of well known brands from Polaroid to Kodak have made these and they’re usually marketed as durable action cameras. They’ll typically cost you a lot more than the options we already gave though.
As far as your satellite service goes, you can look into Hulu Live for $40/month including DVR. I switched to that at my house – from Comcast – and I don’t regret it one bit! YouTube TV is also available for $40, or Sling. They all provide a good lineup of channels, and they are all month-to-month. You will need to retain your internet connection on top of that, so make sure you factor that into the cost.
You can also use devices like the Tablo and ChannelMaster to record TV over-the-air, if that will cover your needs, and over-the-air TV won’t cost you anything.
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