Ho to activate Apple ID on iTunes Store via Web?

I want to publish a podcast show on Apple Podcast. Apple requires an Apple ID that is activated on the iTunes Store for this process.

I am running Linux on my computers and Android on mobile devices. I don’t have any Apple device at all. Nor do I have access to a Windows PC running iTunes for Windows.

Now, how can I activate my Apple ID on iTunes? Is there an iTunes web frontend available? Can the iTunes Store be accessed without Apple OSes or Windows at all?

Apple Developer Forum links broken after WWDC 2020 forum upgrade

At WWDC 2020, Apple updated their Developer Forums.

This has broken links to the old developer forum such as:

https://developer.apple.com/forums/message/335101

Error – Page Not Found
The page you’re looking for can’t be found

This will be a major problem for Ask Different and other Apple support website.

Can these links be easily fixed? What in the URL and/or forum security has changed to break these links?

apple watch – Siri shortcut fails to launch saying “The calendar is read only.”

I’ve created a simple shortcut on my iPhone app that saves current date/time to reminders. It requires access to Location and Reminders. It works fine when I launch it on the iPhone (saying “Привет, Siri. Запусти %shortcut name%” – “Hello, Siri. Launch %shortcut name%”), but when I try the same thing on my Apple Watch it says “К сожалению, что-то пошло не так. The calendar is read only.” – “Something went wrong. The calendar is read only”. I don’t understand why it seems to attempt modifying calendar data and what can I try to fix that?

appletv+ – Will buying a new hardware stop my Apple TV+ subscription payment for a year?

Will buying a new hardware stop my Apple TV+ subscription payment for a year?

No. If you are already on a paid subscription plan, you don’t get a free year of Apple TV+.

The free year offer is only made available to new users, and is available only if you have not availed of a free trial or a paid subscription before.

This Apple ID can’t be used to make purchases – InTune/Apple Business Manager

We have just integrated InTune with Apple Business Manager and turned on the domain Federation which now allows our Azure AD users to log into Apple Devices with their work email address. We have hit an issue with this in that the users can no longer download apps from the App Store, or through the InTune Company portal. The users are presented with a message ‘This Apple ID can’t be used to make purchases’.

Hoping to get some assistance on this one. The main annoyance here is that the Company Portal cannot be downloaded from the app store without using a personal Apple ID. The secondary annoyance is that once the company portal is installed and the device is enrolled the apps configured through InTune also fail.

mac – How to use voice recognition with Apple Script

can someone help.

tell application "SpeechRecognitionServer"
    set theResponse to listen for {"open (said application)", "who are you"} with prompt "Hello... I am ready"
    if theResponse is "open" then
        tell application "Minecraft" to activate
    else
        if theResponse is "who are you" then
            say "i am Ray"
        end if  end if
end tell
end 

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i don’t know how to make it so if you say open (name of application eg App Store) how can i do that rather than writing out a bunch of answers for that and also the line below that that says tell application “said application” to activate. is this possible?
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This Apple ID can’t be used to make purchases – InTune/Apple Business Manager

We have just integrated InTune with Apple Business Manager and turned on the domain Federation which now allows our Azure AD users to log into Apple Devices with their work email address. We have hit an issue with this in that the users can no longer download apps from the App Store, or through the InTune Company portal. The users are presented with a message ‘This Apple ID can’t be used to make purchases’.

Hoping to get some assistance on this one. The main annoyance here is that the Company Portal cannot be downloaded from the app store without using a personal Apple ID. The secondary annoyance is that once the company portal is installed and the device is enrolled the apps configured through InTune also fail.

iPad Air 3 stopped working with any Apple Pencil

I have an iPad Air 3rd gen and used an Apple Pencil with it for a year. I also use the same Pencil with an iPad Pro 2nd gen sometimes.

Since a few days, the Pencil stopped working with the iPad Air 3. When I plug it into the lightning port, it just doesn’t pair.

The same Pencil is still working with the iPad Pro. I successfully verified the connectivity of the lightning port by plugging in some different USB accessories using the camera connection kit. And even a second Pencil which was previously working with the iPad Air 3 doesn’t work anymore.

I tried to un-pair the Pencils from the iPad Pro and also turned Bluetooth off, just in case. But still no luck. The obligatory restart was the first thing I tried. I’m not 100% sure if it was working at some point after the latest update iPadOS update (13.5.1) so this could be the root cause. But I don’t want to update the iPad Pro (still on 13.4.1) as well because I don’t want to risk losing the Pencil there.

My last resort would be a full reset which I want to avoid unless it’s the only working solution.

Is this a bug or am I missing something?

keyboard – How can I copy the drivers provided by Apple when installing Bootcamp on an external drive?

I am the owner of a MacBook Pro 2018 and I want to install Bootcamp on an external drive. I’ve been following a guide I found on the internet here, and I managed to create a bootable drive, but couldn’t include the required drivers on it for continuing with the installation. I can’t use neither the MacBook Keyboard/Touchpad or wireless keyboard/mouse, and I don’t have any USB ones. Someone called David Anderson (I think he’s on here) commented on that guide that it’d be recommended to add the use of the Dism /image:<path_to_image_directory> /add-driver /driver:<folder_containing_INF> /recurse /forceunsigned command to the procedure. The thing is that I don’t understand how to do it, it sounds too abstract for me.
Could anyone shed some light on this, please? Thank you!