The tenth annual D: All Things Digital conference wraps up Thursday in California, but if Apple CEO Tim Cook’s opening night interview has you fondly reminiscing about Steve Jobs’ six appearances at the event, you can now downloaded them absolutely free from iTunes.
Long referred to as a hobby during Apple keynotes, Apple TV has evolved into one of the star peripherals of the iOS ecosystem. And no wonder--this slim 4-inch box turns your humble HDTV into a networked entertainment powerhouse. Apple TV’s HDMI and optical audio ports connect to your home theater, and it connects to your network via 802.11n Wi-Fi or 100Base-T Ethernet. Once you’re plugged in, you can buy or rent movies at up to 1080p, or buy TV shows at the same resolution, from iTunes.
With AirPlay, Apple allowed iOS devices and iTunes on the Mac and Windows PCs to stream audio (and video) to AirPlay-enabled devices.. However, Apple has yet to include a feature in OS X that would allow you to stream all system audio to an AirPlay-compatible device. Luckily, the folks at Rogue Amoeba have stepped up to the plate with the Airfoil application. Read on to learn how to use it!
Every time I open iTunes, a dialog asks, “Do you want the application iTunes.app to accept incoming network conections?” It has a Deny and Allow button. I have checked to make sure that iTunes is able to allow connections from within the firewall, but it still does this every time I open the app. I don’t want to be bugged by this dialog any longer!
Monday’s iOS 5.1.1 update may not have been the most exciting thing to come out of Cupertino, but it turns out the patch also includes some very welcome security updates for Mobile Safari and Webkit which didn’t get outlined in the release notes.
You won’t find a ton of new features waiting for you, but iOS devices have a new software update waiting for them on this sleepy mid-Monday that brings the version number up to 5.1.1 and squashes a few minor bugs.
A New Yorker is suing Apple, claiming the company double billed him for an iTunes music purchase and then refused to offer a refund, citing its own Terms of Service -- and if he gets his way, it will become a class action.
Owners of the iPad have a reason to rejoice today, as they are finally able to join their music-loving brethren on Mac and iPhone in the phenomenon that is Spotify. After a less-than-satisfying release of an iPhone app that wouldn't run natively on iPad, the music streaming giant sat down and built an app from the ground up to give Apple's tablet crowd access to 17 million streaming songs. While the wait was lengthy, the app appears to be worth it.
There’s plenty to like about the iTunes Store--it’s a one-stop shop for DRM-free music, loads of TV shows and movies, and more apps than we could ever want to use. There’s even tons of free stuff. But the thing that really irks us is the store itself, which you have to search using iTunes, a process that’s cumbersome, sluggish, and often downright infuriating. The idea behind Tunesque is to search the iTunes Store outside of iTunes, making the process far more efficient.