Steve may want us to stop thinking about CDs when we think about music, and while that makes sense, the new iTunes icon isn't to everyone's liking.
Swapping out icons is nothing new. Mac users have been doing it for years. We're going to give some of you a quick refresher and for the new Mac users out there, this is a fun way to customize your Mac.
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.
It appears the mystery as to why Facebook Connect was available, and then not available, has a little something to do with blocked API access. According to sources at All Things D, Facebook denied Apple's Ping access to the application programming interface that would allow users to search for their friends, which left them with only a few friends willing to respond to their emailed Ping requests. Normally, this kind of API access is open and doesn't require any kind of permission, but when it's being accessed numerous times at a very rapid rate (like, say, 160 million at a time), it's natural for Facebook to put a screeching halt to the requests and focus on protecting their users data.
Kara Swisher of All Things D managed to ask Steve Jobs why Facebook Connect was omitted from Ping as he was making his rounds through the media demo room after the Apple Music Event. The answer was that Apple had held talks with Facebook about "a variety of unspecified partnerships related to Ping, but the discussions went nowhere," according to Swisher's blog.
Join us at at 10:00AM PDT for our live coverage of Apple's Special Event.
We're expecting new iPods, an updated iTunes and maybe, just maybe, a brand new Apple TV.
Apple will be live streaming the event. The live stream will only work on iOS devices with iOS 3.0 or later and Macs with Safari running OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard. So if you're running an OS X 10.5 or older, or you're stuck with a Windows machine at work, we got you covered with our live blog.
Ahh... the day before an Apple event. The rumor mills are churning and you can smell the freshly baked rumor pies coming out of ovens everywhere. New rumors today suggest that Apple may be overhauling the look of the iTunes Store, bring streaming video coming to iOS devices, and is Predicto really that predictable?
Some Apple rumors aren’t as sexy as others, such as the one currently making the rounds that Apple will increase the length of song samples in iTunes -- doubling it from the current 30 seconds to a full minute.