Apple is planning to dip their sizeable toe into the cloud-based music business this fall with iTunes in the Cloud and iTunes Match, although it’s far from the Spotify killer that many had been expecting. But a curious experiment going on now in the desktop iTunes app could be a sign of things to come.
While other tech companies have opted to pass right on by the wishes of the music publishing world, Apple has opted to take the other path and obtain deals with the four big music labels before going live with their rumored cloud based streaming service. The latest report has Apple close to signing a deal with the fourth, however advises that last minute obstacles can always crop up.
If you’ve already installed Tuesday’s Aperture 3.1.2 update and happen to own an Apple TV, your work today isn’t quite finished -- Apple has pushed out a 4.2.1 update for its second-generation media box to address an issue with screen flickering on older televisions and more.
Mac blogger and developer Erica Sadun is no stranger to these pages, having most recently created a handful of slick tools for extending the capabilities of Apple’s AirPlay technology. Now, it appears that all of her hard work will culminate in one package called Banana TV.
For many, the biggest disappointment of iOS 4.2.1 was the reality that the long-awaited AirPlay feature was essentially neutered -- video streaming to an Apple TV was only possible from Apple’s own apps. According to Steve Jobs, that may change next year.
This week's tips will show you how to reverse some of the weird changes Apple made to iTunes 10, how to use Apple's 10W iPad power adapter more effectively, share the music on your iPhone at your friend's party, and how to delete files in File Sharing on your iPad.