How to get the most out of Siri on your Apple TV

Use the power of your voice to watch TV. That’s not just something out of Star Trek, but the promise of Siri on the fourth-generation Apple TV. Beyond the basic commands to find your favorite TV show, you might not know how much Siri can actually do for you. But using Siri Apple TV voice […]

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‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Soundtrack Launches on Apple Music and iTunes

The original motion picture soundtrack for the brand new film Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been released today on both Apple Music and iTunes. The tracklist includes all of the orchestral highlights from the movie, beginning in what appears to be chronological order with the well-known opening crawl music to the big finale. Composed by John Williams, there are a total of 23 songs on the soundtrack worth about 1 hour and 18 minutes of playback time.

The full soundtrack for The Force Awakens includes:

1) Main Title and the Attack on the Jakku Village – 6:25

2) The Scavenger – 3:39

3) I Can Fly Anything – 3:10

4) Rey Meets BB-8 – 1:31

5) Follow Me – 2:54

6) Rey’s Theme – 3:11

7) The Falcon – 3:32

8) That Girl with the Staff – 1:58

9) The Rathars! – 4:05

10) Finn’s Confession – 2:08

11) Maz’s Counsel – 3:07

12) The Starkiller – 1:50

13) Kylo Ren Arrives at the Battle – 2:00

14) The Abduction – 2:23

15) Han and Leia – 4:41

16) March of the Resistance – 2:34

17) Snoke – 2:03

18) On the Inside – 2:06

19) Torn Apart – 4:19

20) The Ways of the Force – 3:14

21) Scherzo for X-Wings – 2:32

22) Farewell and the Trip – 4:55

23) The Jedi Steps and Finale – 8:51

Apple has been helping build fans’ excitement over the new entry in the Star Wars saga for a while now, promoting a new Star Wars-themed Apple Music radio station earlier in the week and joining in on the digital release of all six films so far in the series in April. For those without Apple Music subscriptions, the new album costs $11.99 to purchase off of iTunes.

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Cult of Mac Magazine: Speed up iPhone and Apple Watch + Why Apple shouldn’t kill headphone jack + more

Another week, another Cult of Mac Magazine – the best place to get your Apple fix in one place. This week, we’ve got quick tips to speed up your iPhone and Apple Watch, our take on the stupidity of killing the iPhone’s headphone jack, new how-tos for Apple Music and Apple TV, a hilarious bit […]

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Play Darth Vader with Siri and get some hilarious responses

The whole tech world is losing its mind with Star Wars mania, and Apple’s no exception. Hidden within Siri is a neat reference to George Lucas’ epic space opera — accessible when you use the iconic “I am your father” line from the end of The Empire Strikes Back. Check out some of Siri’s best responses […]

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How nerds make Apple Watch look even cooler

Apple Watch owners have had some time to play around with the wearable’s custom faces since the feature launched with watchOS 2, and some creative tech and sci-fi fans have come up with delightfully nerdy ways to spruce up their devices. A few users have taken to making specially formatted faces that showcase their love […]

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Mac dev uses Klingon to make app pirates walk the plank

When a Klingon says bortaS bir jablu’DI’reH QaQqu’ nay,’ it’s not good. It means “Revenge is a dish best served cold” and what is likely to follow is some sort of death blow. So when Edward Brawer, the developer of the dock replacement software uBar, had pirates of his Mac app in sight, he set […]

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