MacVoices #23176: MacVoices Live! – Apple Music Classical on Android; Losing My Photo Stream (1)

In the first part of this MacVoices Live!, host Chuck Joiner starts by explaining the questionable quality of his audio due to a fusion drive death. David Ginsburg, Jeff Gamet, Jim Ray, Ben Roethig, Web Bixby, Eric Bolden, Brian Flanagan-Arthurs, and Guy Serle discuss the launch of the Apple Music Classical streaming service on Android but not on iPadOS and Mac.The conversation then shifts to discuss the discontinuation of My Photo Stream and options available for photo storage. The panel explores various options for storing photos and syncing them between devices, including using a third-party service or tweaking iCloud settings. Users need to pay attention to their usage of Photo Stream and be aware the July 26 termination date. (Part 1)

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Show Notes:


Apple’s classical music app is now available on Android

Apple releases Apple Music Classical for Android before iPad or Mac apps

My Photo Stream – Shutting Down on June 26, 2023

Chapter Markers:

0:00:01 Introduction and Technical Difficulties Explanation
0:02:36 Topics and Panelists Introduction
0:08:27 Question on Classical Music Streaming App for Android
0:10:33 Availability of Classical Music Streaming Apps on Google Play Store
0:14:42 Lack of Sense in Apple Music Classical Launch
0:18:13 My Photo Stream Shutting Down
0:20:09 Disappointing PhotoStream Shutdown for Some Users
0:22:39 Importing photos from memory card to local library
0:23:19 Checking iCloud Photo Settings
0:24:41 Storing Photos on External Drive and Backing Up
0:26:29 Imported Photos not on iCloud Photos are Only on One Machine


Web Bixby has been in the insurance business for 40 years and has been an Apple user for longer than that.You can catch up with him on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.

Eric Bolden is into macOS, plants, sci-fi, food, and is a rural internet supporter. You can connect with him on Twitterby email at [email protected], on Mastodon at @[email protected], and on his blog, Trending At Work.

Brian Flanigan-Arthurs is an educator with a passion for providing results-driven, innovative learning strategies for all students, but particularly those who are at-risk. He is also a tech enthusiast who has a particular affinity for Apple since he first used the Apple IIGS as a student. You can contact Brian on twitter as @brian8944. He also recently opened a Mastodon account at @[email protected].

Jeff Gamet is a technology blogger, podcaster, author, and public speaker. Previously, he was The Mac Observer’s Managing Editor, and the TextExpander Evangelist for Smile. He has presented at Macworld Expo, RSA Conference, several WordCamp events, along with many other conferences. You can find him on several podcasts such as The Mac Show, The Big Show, MacVoices, Mac OS Ken, This Week in iOS, and more. Jeff is easy to find on social media as @jgamet on Twitter and Instagram, jeffgamet on LinkedIn., @[email protected] on Mastodon, and on his YouTube Channel at

David Ginsburg is the host of the weekly podcast In Touch With iOS where he discusses all things iOS, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and related technologies. He is an IT professional supporting Mac, iOS and Windows users. Visit his YouTube channel at and find and follow him on Twitter @daveg65 and on Mastodon at @[email protected]

Jim Rea has been an independent Mac developer continuously since 1984. He is the founder of ProVUE Development, and the author of Panorama X, ProVUE’s ultra fast RAM based database software for the macOS platform. Follow Jim at and via @provuejim on Twitter.

Ben Roethig has been in the Apple Ecosystem since the System 7 Days. He is the a former Associate Editor with Geek Beat, Co-Founder of The Tech Hangout and Deconstruct and currently shares his thoughts on RoethigTech. Contact him on  Twitter and Mastodon.

Guy Serle, best known for being one of the co-hosts of the MyMac Podcast, sincerely apologizes for anything he has done or caused to have happened while in possession of dangerous podcasting equipment. He should know better but being a blonde from Florida means he’s probably incapable of understanding the damage he has wrought. Guy is also the author of the novel, The Maltese Cube. You can follow his exploits on Twitter, catch him on Mac to the Future on Facebook, at @[email protected], and find everything at


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