The new iTunes is out. While it's, let's just say different looking, we took a good hard look at the latest update to the hardest working app on our Macs and came up with some tips, tricks and features you might find helpful. From Ping to Album Art List View, we check out the good, the bad and the gray.
This week's tips are for the iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad, with some helpful tidbits on how to rearrange your app icons, delete apps on your iOS devices, save website images to your Camera Roll, and how to reset Safari by clearing its cache, history, and cookies.
Of course the big news wasn't this week; that'd be ridiculous. No, the big news is next week at Apple's yearly musical event, held this year on Wednesday, September 1st at the Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco. Meanwhile, it wasn't all crickets around here at the Mac|Life, heck no. We even chased down a staffer in a remote controlled helicopter. Of course there's a video after the jump.
This weeks tips are for the iPhone, iPod touch, and the iPad, with some helpful tidbits on how to save money on your AT&T bill, type faster, discover Safari's hidden Bookmarks Bar on the iPad, and add bookmarks to the Bookmarks Bar.
Facebook Places has us a little bit paranoid. After all, the idea of our friends checking us in at the yogurt shop isn't something that we want leaking out. We're yogurt fanatics and we wouldn't want the word to get out to our friends and loved ones. So, if you're wondering how to turn off Facebook Places and keep your friends from outing your addiction to frozen treats, read on.
I paid good money a couple of years ago to have an iPod-compatible car stereo installed, but it was worth it. My fifth-gen iPod stays charged all the time, and I don’t have CDs all over my car anymore. But then I got a new iPod nano, and when I connect it to the cable, I can play music, but it won’t charge the iPod. What’s up with that?
Another installment of "In Case You Missed It" because let's face it, the last week has been madness. Driving anywhere in town took twice as long, there were lines everywhere stretching around the block, even at ice cream stores in Alaska, and people kept coming over to visit or asking you to come to their parties. We'd be surprised if you had time to update your Facebook status even.
OK, so you maybe you were a tad bit naughty this year and Santa didn’t bring you a new Mac or that iPhone you’ve had your eye on. But he did bring you a new iPod, so you must have done something right! And with a little help from the MacLife.com elves, we’ll get you up & running in no time.
Whether it’s converting movies to watch on your iPod, building party
playlists, getting album art online, buying music, renting movies, or
backing up your iPhone, there’s an awful lot under the surface--and
even more than ever with the release of iTunes 9 in September. Many of
the tips and tricks we show you throughout this feature will save you
time and even reveal a few things you didn’t know you could do.