Welcome to issue 61 of zCupertino where you’ll read about Shortcuts, music streaming services, Nintendo and the App Store, Flexgate, and a hidden watchOS Stopwatch feature. Enjoy!

Łukasz Pikor


Apple Music vs The Others

If you ever wondered how Apple Music stacks up against the competition, MacRumors prepared four articles, where it compares Apple Music with Spotify, Tidal, Google Play Music, and Amazon Music Unlimited. Every review has the same outline – you’ll find prices, trials, streaming quality, and a comparison of mobile and desktop apps, among others.
On top of that, we could add information on how Apple Music and other services are treating the artists. Specifically, Apple is the only company not fighting a royalty increase for songwriters. Bravo!

This week also brought the release of PlayOff by Martin Powlette Jr which gives us something Apple should have done a long time ago: Handoff support for Apple Music.

One last piece of Apple Music news in this issue – here’s Apple’s curated playlist, celebrating International Women’s Day.


iPhone & iPad

Apple Watch



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