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Hi Gizmodo! Long time reader, first time Asker. Hopefully the old adage of there being no stupid questions holds true here. So, I reside in the Guantanamo Bay of the Apple universe and, as such, watch most of my content via two Apple TVs (third and fourth gen). What has me puzzled is that they both stream Netflix in HD silky smooth, and movies via iTunes are completely downloaded minutes after starting them.

TV series via iTunes on the other hand are painfully slow, usually taking around 60-200 minutes for a half hour show to become watchable in SD. My question is, beyond my home network and my ISP is there some factor in the way this content is delivered that could account for the tremendous difference in performance?

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As Australians shift away from physical media and the concept of "owning" content, there's less need to do battle with digital rights management (DRM). DRM and anti-copying techniques have historically treated every paying customer as a criminal. It's a history of large corporations flexing their muscles in an effort to dictate user behaviour, even if it typically ends up failing.

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You need to print your digital photos. Not next year, not when you have more free time — right now. I don't care if your favourite dank memes are playing at the picture showhouse tonight (or whatever the kids are doing for fun these days). Start your first photobook tonight. It's now or never. Your future self will be grateful. And the friends and relatives who will be digging through your shit after you die will be even more grateful.

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Taking your iTunes library out with you on an Android smartphone or tablet is no longer the impossible mission it used to be — there are a number of apps and services that can help, including Apple's first major Android app. We'll go through the various options so you can choose the one that works best for you.

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There, I said it.

As countless Rdio fans sit back helplessly as their accounts go dark, it's time to be blunt. Spotify continues to outpace its growing army of competitors, and if you're going to spend money on a streaming music service, you should sign up for Spotify Premium. Or save a few bucks and get the free version, because it's pretty damn great, too!

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We just passed the halfway mark for Apple Music's three-month free trial period, and guess what: A whole bunch of people have stopped using the service already. A new report from MusicWatch claims that a whopping 48-per cent of users have jumped ship. Are you one of them? (I am.)

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Imagine trying to buy a song on iTunes, but finding your credit card payment blocked. You can't pay your cloud storage subscription, either, even though you have the money. Apple just won't accept your card, and you're about to lose most of your files.

That's the situation many people in Greece are waking up to this week in the wake of the country's new capital control laws.

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If you went looking for Apple Music yesterday on your Windows machine, you probably got a bit confused. Where was the download? Why couldn't you find it in your iTunes? The answer is that you needed iTunes 12.2, which wasn't available right away. Now, it is — for OS X and for Windows PC.

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Apple's venerable media suite isn't everyone's favourite bit of software, but there are more functions and features available here than you might have realised — from desktop shortcuts to hidden columns to Android support, we've picked out 10ten noteworthy tricks that you can make use of in the latest versions for Mac and Windows.

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Jay Z and his famous buddies made a splash this week at the relaunch of Tidal, the high-definition music streaming service backed by artists for their people. It promises to bring you all the music you expect with sound quality that can surpass the rest. So how does it hold up? We've been hands (ears?) on to find out.