It used to be that being asked to bring some tunes to your buddy's New Years Eve party meant sticking a few CDs and cassettes into a bag before heading out the door. Nowadays, with so many people turning to the internet to download their music, you might consider burning a few discs to take to the party with you (lame), or even bringing along an iPod or iPad loaded up with your whole collection. While both will get the job done, neither are perfect solutions. For starters, Burning CDs means having to keep blank physical discs on hand, and unless you plan on bringing a car load of discs, the selection of music you'll be able to bring with you is going to be pretty limited. As for bringing an iOS device to a party? Well, we'd like to take this time to remind you that Apple's warranty programs don't cover liquid damages. Fortunately, there's a quick, easy--and most importantly, free--method for bringing a good chunk of your iTunes library with you. It involves our good friends at Dropbox, and just a few minutes of your time.
By default iTunes will automatically sync any iPhone, iPad, iPod, or iPod touch when any of these devices is attached to your computer using a USB sync cable. If you'd prefer to manually sync your iOS Device you can. Here's how: launch iTunes, open iTunes Preferences, select the Device tab, and check the box next to Prevent iPods, iPhones, and iPads from syncing automatically.
Since Apple has added Ping to iTunes, I can’t seem to find the genius sidebar or a way to get recommendations for new songs I would like based on a song in my library. Did the feature get moved or removed?
Frustrated by slow movie rental downloads via iTunes or your Apple TV? As it turns out, it may not be your broadband connection at fault, but rather a free domain name service (DNS) such as Google DNS or OpenDNS.
You’ve got to hand it to Amazon -- they’ve tried just about every angle in their battle to take down iTunes’ music dominance, including lower prices, digital exclusives and DRM-free tracks well before Apple finally made that a reality. So why is none of it working?
I’ve been spending a lot of time and effort cleaning up my iTunes library, correcting errors in metadata and filling in missing info, and I’ve run the Store > Get Album Artwork command a few times to get album covers from the iTunes Store, but doing so takes a while because it scans my whole library each time. Can I limit how much of the library it’s scanning? Any other tips for finding missing album artwork?
In-app purchases are a great idea, and have helped spurn a whole raft of “freemium” apps -- download the app for free, and if you like it, buy more. As it turns out, it may be the kids who are going on expensive buying sprees with their parents’ devices.
2010 was a big year for the iTunes App Store, particularly with spreadings its wings to the larger-form iPad. Apple has released their annual year-end “iTunes Rewind” lists for the year, and here’s what made the top of the charts.