Hey, August, you’ve been doing a really bad job of being a slow news month. Could you please clock out already?
8/18/2015: How to Survive the Next Techno-Panic, Yahoo Tech
8/20/2015: 5 Reasons You Should Pay Full Price For Your Smartphone, Yahoo Tech
I filed the first draft of this story last week, then had to update it twice when Sprint a) said it would stop selling subsidized phones at the end of the year and b) the next day, rolled out a warmed-over version of its old “iPhone for Life” lease plan. You can guess what other, oft-updated work of mine needed repeated revisions this week; look for them to show up online shortly.
8/23/2015: What to do when Apple Music has its head in cloud, USA Today
In an alternate universe, this would have run July 5. Instead, I wrote another, timelier column and put this one back on the shelf until now. That extra time led me to discover a useful option in Google Play Music that’s missing from Apple’s music apps.