And now for a little technology and rap news, to end your week. It appears that the iTunes Match service is filtering out content uploaded to the service, specifically files related to your rap or hip-hop music collection. So you can upload that explicit version of Watch the Throne all you want. What you seem to get in return is a more Disney-fied version. The problem seems to stem from how the songs are tagged upon being uploaded.
If you’re familiar with the iTunes Match service then you know that you’re able to take your music collection and upload it to the cloud. Essentially, what iTunes is doing is matching your music to their catalog. If they find a match, great, no file to upload. If not, then your file is uploaded. Ultimately, you should be able to listen to your collection on any iOS device that you wish. The service costs $25 per year.
Despite this bug, iTunes Match has been praised for its ease-of-use and ability to make one’s music collection available in the cloud. This extends even past music that you may have purchased, outright, from iTunes. You can even include music that you got from CDs, online music stores, and other various (shall we say) locales.
Apple, for their part, has acknowledged the glitch and are working on a fix. In the meantime, you may want to find another way to get your appetite for profanity-laced music satisfied.