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.
In the early days of the iTunes Store, Apple was fairly lenient about your account name and password for the service. With the advent of the Apple ID and all of the moving parts it taps into, that’s all changed, with Cupertino requiring new users to create Apple IDs from their email addresses. If you’re looking for a new identity or just want to join the cool kids by using your email address too, read on.
Hey readers: Did anyone notice something different while tinkering with their iTunes Account today? Why do we ask? Well, we were puttering around with the credit card information associated with an iTunes account here at the office today. Upon saving those updated credentials, we noticed that Apple had sent us an email informing us that our account information had changed.
It's been big news lately that iTunes was reportedly hacked and users' confidential data, credit card numbers and the like, have been stolen. Fraudsters ran up huge charges, drained PayPal accounts, and generally ran amuk. The $50,000 question though is this: was the security breach on Apple's side or the users?
It could be nothing, but it certainly might be something: If you make your iTunes applications and media purchases with a credit card or a PayPal account, you'd do well to take a moment and read this story and take a few precautions to ensure your financial well-being.
A number of of users who utilize their credit card or Paypal to purchase goods from the iTunes Store have reported massive unauthorized purchases of software, music and videos using their iTunes Store account. Reports of the amounts taken from the various users differ, with some seeing purchases in the hundreds of dollars, to thousands. One unfortunate individual reported that his entire bank account was drained via PayPal in the name of someone else getting their entertainment and productivity on.
Over the Fourth of July holiday weekend here in the U.S., reports broke out that Apple’s App Store had been hacked by a rogue developer who figured out how to cheat the system and artificially drive up sales of their e-books. Turns out, the whole thing may have been much ado about very little.