• The Web's Most Annoying Apps

    Posted September 2, 2010 - 12:04 pm

    They install themselves, they nag you, they spam you, they beg you to sign up. They're a pain in the browser.
  • Next week's Apple event: Why iTV isn't the game-changer the pundits say it is

    Posted August 26, 2010 - 8:00 am

    That September 7th Apple event everyone has been talking about will actually be on September 1st. Here's what I think they'll show, and why iTV isn't going to be the huge deal everyone thinks it'll be.
  • Apple squashes bugs with iTunes 9.2.1 update

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 8:31 pm

    To kick off the start of the new work week, Apple has released a minor update to iTunes 9.2 to fix some bugs and keep iTunes trucking.
  • Bugs & Fixes: Two iTunes tips

    Posted July 19, 2010 - 12:29 pm

    Sometimes the solution to a problem is right in front of you. You just have to take the time to notice it--or at least find out about it. Such was the case for me with two separate iTunes-related matters.
  • DOJ looking into iTunes antitrust allegations

    Posted May 26, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    The U.S. Department of Justice is looking into Apple's practices in the realm of music sales, with an eye to anticompetitive behavior, according to a report in The New York Times .
  • Paul McCartney: Blame EMI for Beatles' absence from iTunes

    Posted May 18, 2010 - 8:51 pm

    "Business hassles" are to blame for the continued (and conspicuous) absence of the Beatles' catalogue from iTunes, according to a recent interview with Paul McCartney on BBC Radio One's Newsbeat.
  • iTunes 9.1: What's changed

    Posted April 1, 2010 - 10:48 am

    In a move wholly expected given the imminent release of the iPad, Apple updated iTunes to version 9.1 on Tuesday. Although the primary purpose of the update was to bring iPad compatibility to Apple's jukebox-and-more media application, other changes--both significant and not-so--came along for the ride. Here's what's new and changed.
  • Move an iTunes library from a Windows PC to a Mac

    Posted March 11, 2010 - 5:56 pm

    As more people switch from Windows PCs to Macs, they want to make sure they can move their digital lives from their old computers to their new ones.
  • iTunes reaches 10 billion song milestone

    Posted February 25, 2010 - 12:30 pm

    The iTunes Store reached a historical milestone on Wednesday when the ten billionth song (you read it correctly--that's ten followed by nine zeroes) was downloaded by an as-of-yet unnamed--but soon to be very lucky--person.
  • Report: iTunes Store to sell $1 TV shows with iPad launch

    Posted February 11, 2010 - 10:01 pm

    I don't watch TV. I like to keep my apartment bills low, and the Internet has so much to offer with free, streaming video alone. But you know what might get me to start purchasing shows again? Cheaper prices.
  • Apple fixes iTunes 'remember password' bug

    Posted February 3, 2010 - 1:11 pm

    On Monday, Apple released iTunes 9.0.3. According to the release notes, the update's numero uno bug fix is "iTunes no longer ignores your 'Remember password for purchases' setting." In other words, if you enable this iTunes Store option, you will no longer have to continue to re-enter your password each time you make a purchase. Actually, if you are logged in to your account, the dialog is now skipped altogether. Prior to 9.0.3, enabling this option in iTunes 9 had absolutely no effect.
  • TV subscription, Apple tablet: Two great rumors that go great together

    Posted December 23, 2009 - 1:33 am

    Both of which your faithful blogger believes to be sub-par ideas, as it happens!
  • Setting up continuous podcast play on iTunes

    Posted November 25, 2009 - 9:27 am

    How to shuffle or get continuous play of podcasts on an iPhone or iPod Touch -- in 4 easy steps.
  • Apple doesn't owe you anything

    Posted November 4, 2009 - 7:25 pm

    Doesn't this relationship seems like it only goes one way?
  • How to set up continuous podcast play on the new iTunes

    Posted November 3, 2009 - 9:40 pm

    The old iTunes allowed continuous play of podcasts on an iPhone or iPod touch using an ordinary playlist. You had to drag and drop the podcasts into the playlist, then "shuffle" them on the device. It was a manual process, but a vaguely intuitive one and one broadly known to users.
  • Palm Lost the iTunes Sync Battle (Again)

    Posted October 30, 2009 - 1:26 pm

    The release of the iTunes 9.0.2 update on Thursday yet again disables Palm's workaround to sync with Apple's popular jukebox software. Perhaps it's high time Palm moved on and created its own software.
  • Three things I hate about iPhone

    Posted October 25, 2009 - 9:55 pm

    I love my iPhone. App store magic has transformed the device from a mediocre phone with a vaguely interesting user interface into what I think is the single most important consumer electronics product ever. Unfortunately, three admittedly minor but deliberate limitations nearly wreck the iPhone party.
  • Why won't Apple let indies create their own iTunes LPs?

    Posted October 12, 2009 - 8:36 pm

    Control freakery at its worst!
  • iTunes competitor doubleTwist gains Amazon MP3 store

    Posted October 8, 2009 - 2:00 pm

    We mentioned doubleTwist back in February when the Mac version debuted, but the latest update to the media management software has added a major new feature that positions it directly as an iTunes competitor: you can now buy music directly in doubleTwist from the Amazon MP3 store.
  • Make it even easier to add media to iTunes

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 9:21 pm

    While the new Tunes 9 feature that automatically adds media to iTunes is pretty easy to use already--just drop an iTunes-compatible media folder on the Automatically Add to iTunes folder in your iTunes folder, and you're done. But in case you're looking to make it even easier, here are a couple of hints that do just that.
  • Palm again hacks Apple's iTunes for Pre owners

    Posted October 4, 2009 - 8:39 pm

    Palm today re-enabled synchronization through Apple's iTunes for owners of its Pre smartphone, ignoring warnings from a standards group last month.
  • Control the behavior of the green button in iTunes 9.0.1

    Posted September 25, 2009 - 1:48 pm

    The iTunes 9.0.1 update changed (again) the behavior of the green button in iTunes' window.
  • Using smart playlists with nested conditionals in iTunes

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 5:18 pm

    Among the many features added to iTunes 9 is a tweak to the way you can create smart playlists. Using this new feature, you can create nested conditional smart playlists; smart playlists that contain multiple sets of rules, as opposed to simply multiple rules.
  • iTunes 9.0.1 update restores 'maximize' button behavior

    Posted September 23, 2009 - 1:06 pm

    Nearly two weeks after taking the wraps off iTunes 9, Apple has an update for its music jukebox application. Released Tuesday, iTunes 9.0.1 fixes a number of issues--the most obvious of which is a quick reversal of decision on the functionality of the green "maximize" button.
  • iTunes 9 Breaks Palm Pre Sync (Again)

    Posted September 10, 2009 - 9:48 am

    Bad news, Palm Pre owners: it looks like Apple has broken the Pre's iTunes syncing ability once again. On Wednesday Apple released the latest version of its media software, iTunes 9, which includes social networking features, a new iTunes Store interface, and, apparently, a way to break the Pre's syncing capability.
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