Apple will be hosting it's annual music event a week from today at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Theater in San Francisco. The even begins at 10:00 a.m. Stay tuned to Maclife.com for our liveblog straight from the event.
The rumor merry-go-round with Apple's foray into television continues to churn. The latest has Apple possibly being in far along talks with News Corp. to give iTunes consumers the chance to rent TV shows for 99 cents, as well as being in talks with other companies.
My husband surprised me with an iPad for my birthday, loaded with about 25 apps. However, those apps are now tied to his personal iTunes account on his MacBook, so when I go to sync the iPad with my own MacBook, my iTunes wants to override his apps with the apps that I had previously purchased for my iPhone. I don’t want to do this, so I haven’t synced my iPad yet. Ideally, I would like to merge his apps with my apps. Is there any way?
iPad users who like their video to be encoded to Xvid rather than Apple's proprietary formats might want to have their happy dance ready, as the impossible has become possible--Apple has approved an App that allows your iPad to rock Xvid movies without conversion!
CineXPlayer is currently available in the App Store at the low, low price of FREE, despite Apple's tendancy to frown upon applications that allow for the playback of video files formatted to anything other MPEG-4 or H.264. This is excellent news for those of us with a large collection of Xvid formatted files and no time or paitence to convert them for use on the go.
If you’ve patiently waited with bated breath for The Beatles to finally land on iTunes, you might want to start breathing normally again, because you may have a long wait -- so says she who holds the apple in her hand, both literally and figuratively.
On any other morning, shuffling out the door in search of coffee after four hours of sleep would be the height of drudgery. Today, however, thanks to a discovery made by MP3.com founder Michael Robertson, there is an extra little spring our my step.
While many of us have been waiting with bated breath to see what Apple's intends to do with LaLa, the music streaming service they purchased a while back, Robertson has been streaming his music from iTunes to his Apple mobile devices. The new ability comes thanks to Apple's recent iDisc App, and is detailed in the deep in the legal flotsam released notes. See? it always pays to read the fine print.
If you frequently use iTunes or even an Apple TV, you’re probably familiar with Apple’s free Remote app for the iPhone and iPod touch, which lets you control those devices. If you’re wondering why the App Store favorite hasn’t been updated in eight months, it turns out the reason is that it’s developed by one lone dude -- and he’s busy with another project for the company.
When Apple consumed the popular Lala music service last December, many expected a swift transition that would finally bring iTunes into the cloud. With the Lala service shut down back in May, the service seemed more imminent than ever, and yet still we have nothing. So what’s going on?
iTunes started out as a smart, simple music player, but over the years, it’s evolved into one of Apple’s most important applications. Although it’s still used for managing and playing your music collection, iTunes now also stores apps, films, TV shows, podcasts, ringtones, and books--maybe “iStuff” would be a better name?--and of course, it’s the sole Apple-approved method for syncing content with iPods, iPhones, iPads, and Apple TVs.
But that doesn’t mean you should take it at face value. Like many of Apple’s applications, iTunes is multilayered. Underneath its simple, straightforward hood, it’s surprisingly feature-rich, offering many powerful configuration options. And it’s time to make that power work for you with our guide to tapping into iTunes’ lesser-known but highly useful features. We also delve into the add-ons that expand the iTunes experience, including the very best third-party applications and highly useful scripts. So fire up iTunes 9.1 or later (it’s currently at 9.2), and get ready to rock!