The company's big annual conference doesn't kick off until Wednesday, but Nokia is kicking things off a day early with the announcement that Nokia Music arrives in the U.S. today as a free streaming music service.
Yeah, we were pretty excited that Tim Cook was visiting Valve headquarters as Apple is really rocking out the gaming world lately. And yeah, we were pretty deflated when Apple went and shot down that rumor. But there were other things rocking out this week, so go take a peek.
There are several ways that you can browse your music library in iTunes. Its grid and Cover Flow views are really great for picking out an album by its artwork, and you can play an individual track within seconds of it springing to mind, just by typing in the search bar. But sometimes you’ll want to kick back with a tailored selection of songs, or create a playlist for a party.
For all of its faults, iTunes is a versatile media player, allowing you to organize music in interesting ways -- assuming you know how to do so in the first place. Among the built-in tools offered are Ratings and Smart Playlists, which can be used in tandem to display media in most any way you can imagine.
iTunes, iPods, and iPhones make it easy to carry tons of music around at all times. But that just means it’s even easier to get stuck in a rut listening to your current ear candy of choice. So set up some Smart Playlists to cherry-pick your favorite jams and forgotten gems, and you’ll quickly start enjoying every part of your ever-expanding collection in ways you hadn’t imagined. To get started, launch iTunes and go to File > New Smart Playlist, then set up your playlist as indicated in the screenshots below.