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  1. I see the music synced to mine. Perhaps try restoring it and re-syncing.
  2. No, that's not correct. That's the case for multiple computers being backed up to a remote computer, not for volumes. I have three volumes on my iMac that are all backed up to one normal folder on an external drive. And I disagree with the recommendation to make a sparse image. Disk images can be corrupted, as you have probably seen over time with Time Machine. Better to copy the files to a normal volume. And regarding partitioning, with APFS (macOS Catalina or later) you no longer need to worry about specifying volume size. As Apple says (https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/disk-utility/dskua9e6a110/mac😞
  3. Yes, these are files that have simply disappeared. It happens a dozen or so times a year; I don't know why, I certainly don't mess around with the files themselves.
  4. We got Chris on The Next Track to talk about his new listening room. He discovers something he hadn't thought about... https://kirkville.com/the-next-track-episode-167-tuning-the-perfect-music-listening-room/
  5. Not true. I've discovered music files missing in my iTunes/Music library at times, so going back in Time Machine means that I can recover them.
  6. You should ideally use both. TM is great because it stores versions over time; hourly for 24 hours, daily for a month, then weekly. CCC - or SuperDuper - give you a snapshot, but also make a bootable clone so if you have any issues you can restore your Mac easily. Experience of many people has shown that TM is not that reliable for restores or migrations. In any case, you shouldn't rely on just a single backup.
  7. I've had a stereo pair of HomePods in my bedroom for a while. I had a single Sonos One in the kitchen, and decided to by a second one to try it out as a stereo pair. https://kirkville.com/homepod-vs-sonos-one-stereo-pair-comparison/
  8. Not stupid questions, but I'm not clear what your issues are. I use mine in my car, with CarPlay. Admittedly, it's not easy to find music when you're driving, so I decide what I'm going to listen to before I set out.
  9. No, they wouldn't play, they would generate a dialog for authorization. There's something going on on his Mac that is preventing the audio from working. Perhaps check Audio-MIDI Setup and see if there's a weird sample rate set that might prevent some tracks from playing audio. Have him try in the Finder, press the space bar, and see if they play in Quick Look.
  10. Post a screenshot of the Files preferences of the Music app.
  11. The path for music in Catalina is ~/Music/Music/Media/Music. The files themselves should not be loose, but if you create a Music folder, go to Preferences > Files, then select that, and check the two options (organized and copy), the Music app should put your files in the Music folder.
  12. That really depends on the model. If you're comfortable with that sort of thing, that's fine, but I never recommend that anyone do that themselves; all it takes is one mistake to mess up the phone.
  13. It's a shame that more people don't realize that you can get a new battery in an iPhone for $49 or $69 from Apple, depending on the model. If you've had a phone for a few years, and you're complaining about the charge, then it's a no-brainer to have Apple do it at that price. (You can also get third-party repair people to do it, but I wouldn't trust them.) When I had issues with an iPhone SE battery a couple of years ago, they replaced the phone, sending a refurbished model. I think that's what they often do.
  14. "Zero bugs." Never gonna happen. You just haven't seen any severe ones with the apps you use.
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