Apple Shutting Down iTunes

Hi Guys
I want to show you guys what will happen to your iTunes when Apple upgrade you to the new MacOS Catalina which is due to be released around Monday 23 September 2019. I am getting a few people asking about what will happen to iTunes and their music files. Is Apple shutting down iTunes? Watch the video to find out.

In this video I have added one MP3 file to test with. One video file and a pods cast.
Alright so the version I am currently running is MacOS High Seirra. Version 10.13 and we will upgrade that to MacOS Catalina 10.14.

I am going to do the upgrade with my MacOS Catalina USB installer that I created in a previous video and I will put a link to that video here.

After the upgrade – Shutting down iTunes

Ok the upgrade has finished and now you can see iTunes has been replaced with three new icons. Apple Music, Podcasts and Apple TV.
If you start by opening Apple Music this is where your Music files should now be stored.
If we check for our test MP3 we can see it now shows up under the recently added menu in our Apple Music app.

Next up you can check out the Podcasts app. If you open that you should see your podcasts list. And theres the one we added earlier.

And the last app to check will be your Apple TV app. All your video content will be added here.
And theres our 123myIT video I added.

shutting down itunes
3 new apps Apple Music, Podcasts and Apple TV.

Your probably wondering what about iTunes for Windows users. Well apparently it will stay the same.
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Clean Install MacOS Catalina on any Mac

The clean install process is easy.

In the video we will show you how to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina on any Mac.
In a previous video I showed you how to create a MacOS Catalina installer USB and I here is the link. Create MacOS Installer Drive.

Once you have followed that video and created your USB we can now show you how to do a clean install on any Mac.

One more thing to mention your USB can be USB type A or USB type C it doesn’t matter which one. If you want to buy one similar to what I am using here’s the link.

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Step 1 – Clean Install MacOS

Go ahead and shutdown your Mac. Apple Menu > Shut Down and Select Shutdown again. Next plug in your MacOS Catalina USB. Press and hold your Alt Option Key on your Keyboard and press your power button to turn your Mac on.

You should then see the Boot menu with Install macOS Catalina, use the arrow keys and select Mac OS Catalina drive. Press return on your keyboard.

It will eventually boot you into the macOS Utilities menu. If you want to Upgrade or Install a new copy of macOS, select the install macOS option. I want to show you a clean install so I am going to wipe the hard drive first. Click Disk Utility.

Clean Install MacOS
Disk Utility a program to help you format your hard disk before installing MacOS Catalina.

Step 2 – Disk Utility

When you are in Disk Utility, select your Internal Hard drive in the top left hand corner and press partition. Press partition again. Give your partition an Name in this case I will call it Mac HD. Under format you can select APFS or if you have an older drive Mac OS Extended (Journaled).Click Apply and click Partition. When you have done that go back up to Disk Utility menu and Quit Disk Utility.

Alright you have wiped your hard drive and now you are about to do a clean install of macOS. Select install macOS. Click continue. Agree to the terms. Select Mac HD and then click install.

So by now you Mac would have rebooted and you should get the Welcome screen where you select the country you are from. You have now done a clean install of macOS Catalina and you can just go through all the mac setup prompts, similar to when you first purchased your mac.

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This video will show you how to create MacOS Catalina USB installer drive. This installer drive can be used to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina on any Mac.

Step 1 – Download MacOS Software

You will need to open up a Safari browser and navigate to beta.apple.com. Click on Sign in or join up if you haven’t already. Type in your Apple ID when prompted.

Next up you want to scroll down to where it says “Get Started” and Enroll your Mac. Then the next menu to look out for is the Download the MacOS Public Beta. You will be able to upgrade this version to full version when its released, some time in September 2019. Once downloaded open your beta file and run through the prompts.

Close the installer windows by going to the Apple menu and into the Install MacOS Beta and then quit Install MacOS.

Step 2 – Create MacOS Catalina drive

Go into your Finder menu, then click on Go. Then go down to Applications, find your Install MacOS Catalina app. Right click it and go to show package contents. Go into Contents and go into Resources folder. Then find the create install media file. Drag that Windows to the left side of the screen to give yourself some space.

Go into Finder and do a search for Terminal window. Move your Terminal window to the right so you can see both windows. In the Terminal window type sudo space. Then drag your create install media file into the Terminal window. It should look something like the picture below.

Create macOS Catalina USB
Using the Terminal to create the USB drive.

After that type in –Volume and then press space again. Next go back up to the Go menu then down to Go to folder. In the text box type /Volumes and click on Go.

Plug in your USB to the Mac. I use a SanDisk version but you can buy your own version here. 🔥 Do you want a USB drive like the one in the video? Click here. https://amzn.to/2NqJI5k

Step 3 – Create MacOS USB

Go back into your Volumes folder and you should see your SanDisk USB or whatever USB you are using should appear. Click and drag it into your Terminal window. press Return and the next step will wipe and data on the USB. Type Y and press Return again on your Keyboard. Double click on your USB drive and you should see the installer file. Your drive has been created and you are ready to do a clean install of MacOS Catalina.

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In this video we will show you how to share files iPhone to Mac with AirDrop.
To share Files, Photos and Safari links with other devices nearby you can use Apple AirDrop you can wirelessly.

Step1 – Turn Bluetooth and Wi-Fi on. – Share files iPhone to Mac


On your iPhone swipe up from the bottom to open Control Center. If you are using an iPhone 10, swipe down from the upper right hand corner of your screen and 3D tap in the middle of the network settings box.

Make sure your Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are turned on and if your AirDrop is off, turn it on. When you turn the AirDrop on you will have three options, so you should see Receiving off, Contacts only and Everyone. Select everyone, but be careful leaving this option on in public as you might get Cyber Flashed. What is Cyber Flashing? check out this link here.

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Check Bluetooth and Wifi are Turned off

In the Apple menu click on Go and then Scroll down to AirDrop. If your Bluetooth is turned off just go ahead and turn it back on. It is important to make sure your devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network so that they can see each other.  Can you see your iPhone and other devices in the AirDrop menu? If you can’t see them it is likely because you need to click the drop down menu and make sure Everyone is selected.

Step 2 – Transfer files.


Next up go to the file, photo or document you want to share and tap the Share icon. If you don’t see it tap the more icon to find it.
Next tap your AirPlay icon.
Simply tap the device you want to share with and then you should see a pop up on your iPhone or Mac, you can accept or decline the file.

Step 3 – Turn off AirPlay


To turn AirPlay off go back into your drop down menu and select no one. You can also go into the settings menu and turn blue tooth off. Also guys if you want to see more of my videos like Transfer data iPhone to Android click the links now and help me out by hitting the Subscribe button and smashing the bell icon.

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This video will show you how to Fix MacBook by resetting SMC System Management Controller.

This should be a pretty straight forward easy one. Sometimes your Macbooks will play up and you will need to Fix it by resetting the SMC. If you are having issues suggested in the picture below then resetting the SMC should resolved these issues.

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You will need to hold down a combination of buttons and it will vary slightly depending on which MacBook model you have. I have tried to cover all models in the video.

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Ok to get started you will need to shut your MacBook down. So just power it off. Once the Mac is powered off, Press and hold down the Shift, Ctrl and Option buttons are the same time. While holding down these buttons next press and hold the power button for 10 seconds while still holding down the Shift, Crtl and Option buttons.

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Macs with the T2 chipset you will need to shutdown again. Once the Mac is shutdown you will need to hold down the T2 button again for 10 seconds and this should reset the SMC and this should fix MacBook.

Lastly, shutdown your Mac again.press and hold down the right shift key. and the left option key and hold it for 7 seconds. And then press and hold down your power button for 7 seconds keeping the right shift key and left option key held down. Let them all go power on your Mac and you should have reset the SMC.

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Retina display
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Battery
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Hi All, I wanted to do a video on VPNs which stands for Virtual Private Networks. What does it do I hear you ask? It actually makes the network that you are on private. So you can use a VPN to make your network private anonymous and secure.

In this video I go into a few ways on how Virtual Private Network’s are used and I will also give a few examples on how I personally use a VPN. Now the reason why I want to do this video is because I actually wanted a VPN to use for personal use and I decided it would be a good opportunity to test a few different VPNs so that I had a really good idea of what a good VPN is and this would allow me to recommend these VPN’s to others.
Also there are a lot of different VPN providers out there so it can be quite confusing if you are looking for a VPN to know which is the best VPN to use.

So what can you use a VPN for?
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* Gaming
VPNs have been used by gamers to route the gaming traffic towards a gaming server when their ISP may be routing their traffic in a different direction.
This has the potential to lower gaming ping and therefore improve gaming latency to a gaming server however my testing using a VPN to improve ping to a gaming server has not been successful.
* Geolocation
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Some movie content that is only available for free to the citizens of that country. An example of where this is applied to me is getting access to the BBC iPlayer which is only available if you are British if I use a VPN to connect to a British server I can access all the content that a British citizen would be able to access. I was also able to make a free 1800 call to the US by connecting to a US VPN server and then starting up Skype which allowed me to call the 1-800 number for free as if I was a US citizen.

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* Hide
From hackers or governments that otherwise might be able to scan or hack your connection IP. This is not a fail safe of course but its a good start. Always remember that nothing is safe online only after unplugging from the network can you really guarantee a safe environment. Even then if you are on an iPhone that isn’t connected to a provider you can still be hacked through the emergency call function. Pretty scary stuff.