We've got a bit of How-To action going on this week, as most newsy stories took their vacation just like lots of staffers all over. So the news was slow as the mercury climbed. So now that you've retreated indoors with the air conditioning, these how-tos might just be the ticket. A little something to keep you occupied.
It's not quite as well-publicized as Antennagate or all those "overheating" iPads, but there's an annoying little issue still prevalent in iOS 5 that you might have experienced. It's hard to pin down the cause--although Apple's discussion boards are filled with complaints from photo junkies--but if you've ever gotten stuck on the "Waiting for items to copy" step of an iTunes sync, you're not alone.
For most of us (this writer included) it's an occasional nuisance. It generally pops up at the end of a lengthy sync but there doesn't seem to be a consistent culprit. Apple's discussion boards are filled with complaints about the so-called iTunes sync bug, with situations ranging from genius results to large photo libraries. It seems to be a bit more prevalent on Windows, but there are certainly a healthy share of Mac users at their wits' end, too.
Whether you’re moving to a new Mac, or just switching up that machine that you sync your iOS or iPod device with, moving your library can be a daunting task. Fortunately, the process is relatively straight-forward once you understand a few basics of how iTunes stores your data. The method that we’ll use in this article not only copies your audio and media files over, it also retains your ratings and playlists. Follow along with this guide to move your iTunes library to another computer.
So last week Microsoft really won the headlines with their Apple competition, this week was Google's week to shine. How did they do? And did Apple have anything to counter or are those two schlubs just catching some waves, playing in WWDC's wake? Let's take a look.
Although we finally got a 64-bit version of iTunes last fall with the arrival of version 10.6, it wasn't quite the sweeping overhaul that many of us were hoping for. According to a new report, that may be coming soon enough.
Well, even though we're all about the Apple here, we have to recognize what the competition is up to and we are as shocked as anyone to say that Microsoft had what looks like a pretty good week. Windows Phone 8 software is out in the wild and the Metro interface is some of the best work Redmond's done in ages and it looks wicked sweet on the Surface. There were a few stumbles in the MS Keynote, so we'll see if the OS works as well as it looks. So what else happened?
iTunes has always been that featured-filled music-management software that has left us wanting just a bit more. It can be a little finnicky at times, and with iOS 6 creeping up on the horizon, it may be high time to get your bearings with iTunes before it's too late. If you managed to get stumped by iTunes sometimes, or just need a helpful push in the right direction, here are ten quick tips for getting more out of iTunes.
Mac and iOS developers who attended this year's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco last week can now relive more than 100 sessions, thanks to Apple posting videos of the event on Tuesday.
Setting up a network attached storage (NAS) drive used to require the skills of a network administrator. Thankfully, those dark days are behind us. NAS drives such as Western Digital’s My Book Live Duo still take a little getting used to, but you can get one up and running with no advanced networking knowledge required.