There are quite a few flaws with Apple's mobile products, and one that drives me crazy is their reliance upon iTunes for all your music syncing needs. If you want a song on your iPhone, you pretty much have to use iTunes to get it on there. Either that or buy it directly from ...more
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Apple prides itself on simplicity, but the company makes downloading video and music files onto your iPad or iPhone an overly complicated process, requiring iTunes and/or iCloud. You can listen to songs sent to you via email, but you can't download them onto your iOS device l ...more
The iPod changed the music and electronics industries when it was first introduced way back in 2001. It is credited with ushering in the age of "connected devices," and has held a huge market share of around 70% for years. At the height of its popularity, the iPod made up almo ...more
Putting music on your iPod using Windows normally require having to use iTunes, which can be a real pain in the but if you hate using extra software for something that should be as easy and dragging and dropping. But using a cool trick, you can add music to your iPod in the e ...more
Google announced a partnership with Movies Anywhere that allows you to connect your iTunes, Amazon, and Vudu movie library with Google Play Movies. In other words, movies you purchase from any of these online retailers will be available for playback in the Google Play Movies a ...more
Enabled from the moment you first booted up your device, there's a feature deep in the iPhone's settings that automatically backs up your device in the background. As long as you're connected to Wi-Fi and a power source and your screen is locked, your photos, text messages, ap ...more
With the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and the exclusive iPhone X, Apple has come full circle in transitioning its users away from the home button present since the first iPhone a decade ago. This gives us a window into Apple's design philosophy moving forward, but it also presents some n ...more
Included in Spotify's new darker, slimmed down redesign is a much needed My Music section, which consolidates all of your starred music, local files, and playlists into a personal collection of songs, albums, and artists, similar to how iTunes organizes your music. This makes ...more
By now, you probably know that your iPhone secretly tracks and stores the locations you've visited in a backup folder on your computer's hard drive. The files are unencrypted, which means anyone with access to your computer or device can retrieve the information, which is down ...more
It's always a pain to make sure you have enough storage on your smartphone. Pictures and videos occupy a lot of space, so your music library has to take a back seat—otherwise, you might see that pesky "Storage Full" notification at any time. If you have a large music library, ...more
Following in the iPhone X's footsteps, the iPhone XS and XS Max, as well as the iPhone XR, have all ditched the iconic Home button last seen on the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, which is one giant leap toward Jony Ive's ultimate vision of an iPhone that's a clean slab of glass. However ...more
One of the best (for Apple) and most dangerous (for you) features of the iTunes media distribution system is that it allows you to buy things with a click of the mouse that are delivered to you instantly. The potential for making rushed buying decisions that you'll regret late ...more
If you don’t have any little children to blame for an inadvertent or misguided app, book, or music purchase from Apple, you might still have a fighting chance. Apple has a very strict return policy, specifically stating that all sales and rentals of products are final for purc ...more
Your iPhone comes packed with a long list of excellent text tones to choose from. Bamboo anyone? Of course, for some of us, stock sounds from 2013 don't cut it anymore. We want customizability, something that's found more on Android than iOS. However, you can add your very own ...more
If you already own a copy of a song, it's silly to pay again for rights to use it as a cell phone. Especially in light of how easy it is to create custom, free ringtones with the latest iteration of Apple's digital music jukebox, iTunes 10. Take a look.
After you've created a song you're happy with, you'll probably want to use it with your other projects, including iPhoto, iDVD, and iWeb projects, or just listen to it on your iPod. You can easily export your song from Garageband to your iTunes library.
Intro Everyone who has, or at one point in time owned an iPod or iPhone has used iTunes. And we all know the problems with iTunes. For example, sometimes it doesn't detect the device or thinks your iPod's just a camera, or there are bugs in the software. But now there is a p ...more
Apple's beta for iOS 13 is not without bugs and other issues, and if those problems become annoying or impede your ability to use your iPhone like usual, you may want to downgrade. Hundreds of new features may not matter if you can't use your iPhone like it's meant to be. The ...more
I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but it's awesome that you can now download music from the iTunes Store that's free of DRM (digital rights management) limitations. That was always my biggest problem with buying music from iTunes. Paying a buck for a song that I can only ...more
I regularly use iTunes on my home laptop and my work desktop forty-five traffic minutes away. I'm ashamed to admit it, but until recently, I'd been saving my iTunes library on a USB and transferring it back and forth, over and over again, between the two computers. Well, this ...more
If you've had an iPod for long enough, chances are you've had issues with iTunes recognizing it at one point or another, and the threat of having to delete all of your MP3s and other files has loomed large. Well worry no more! This video contains instructions for how to make i ...more
'Zipping' is a method of compressing data, such as a music album, into a zipped folder which makes it easier to send. This tutorial shows you not only how to unzip a folder, but how to then load it with iTunes and send it to your iPod or other MP3 player. Part 1 of 2 - How to ...more
While we now know that iCloud was not exploited by hackers to steal private celebrity photos, Apple did admit that guessed (aka brute-forced) passwords and/or iCloud security questions were to blame for the breach. All of the celebrity accounts that were compromised were targ ...more
In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to add songs to an iPod without using iTunes. Begin by opening your web browser and go to the website: www.copytrans.com CopyTrans]. CopyTrans is the ultimate alternative program for iTunes. It has all the features of iTunes, ...more
This tutorial shows us how to split up your iTunes Library to make multiple libraries for your music collection.
Did you buy your new iPhone 5 without a contract? We'll, if you bought it from Apple, AT&T or Verizon, you can have it unlocked pretty easily. Why Have It Unlocked? The reason why some like to have an unlocked iPhone is because the phone can be used worldwide and with differe ...more
This video shows you how to use flacs inside of iTunes. FLACS are higher quality audio files than your average mp3.FLAC stands for Free Lossless Audio Codec. It is designed for people who want to hear their music in a great high quality. For Mac users, download fluke. If you h ...more
Apple's iTunes Match service is a great feature for people who have large libraries or want to sync their music across a lot of different devices. It lets you store any song in your library that exists in the iTunes Store on the cloud, even songs you imported from CDs, and eve ...more
For a long time, Apple has had Remote—an app that can be used on any iOS device in order to remotely control iTunes. Remote allows users to walk around their home and change the music by simply going through their phone. And now, Android has released its own version of the App ...more
This week, Apple announced the beta version of its new wireless, cloud-based service, iCloud. I wrote a summary of it here. The iCloud service includes some new features in the latest version of the iTunes Store, which allows you to access all your iTunes songs, mobile apps, a ...more
With iTunes, you can easily DJ a party by using the party shuffle playlist. This playlist selects a few songs from your library at random and allows you to rearrange upcoming songs.
When you want to test an app you or someone else has compiled (and not released on the App store), you need a provisioning profile added to your device. Fortunately, the process itself is quite easy. So easy, in fact, that this coder's guide can present a complete overview of ...more
In this beginners video, the instructor shows how to use iTunes. Many people find it hard to use iTunes software. When you launch iTunes for the first time, it opens in window mode and, in the center, it categorizes your music according to genre and shows a cover view of the s ...more
While Apple's Continuity feature has certainly impressed me, I can't help but feel like it could be used to create a better connection between my iPhone and Mac. Sure, Handoff allows me to pick up where I left off in certain applications between the two devices, and it lets me ...more
When Apple‘s iTunes was introduced back in 2001, it rekindled my interest and purchasing of music. I was so excited by the program that I immediately started converting all my rather large collection of CDs into MP3 tracks. I then sold off my CDs and remaining vinyl albums, an ...more
iTunes makes it easy to sync your iPod and iPhone to your music library and add music, videos, audiobooks, and podcasts to your iPods. All you need to do is connect your iPod to your computer.
Authorization allows you to copy your music store purchases to other computers and burn them to CD and protects the artists. Each computer you use to play your purchase must be authorized using your music store account. You can authorize up to 5 computers; yours is automatical ...more
Says Metafilter, "YouTube has launched Disco. From TestTube - the GoogleLabs of YouTube - it's like Pandora lite with videos. Create and share playlists, or just search for an artist and see what it comes up with." Could YouTube be the new iTunes? I'm not so sure about that. ...more
Have a jailbroken iPod Touch or iPhone? If so, adding pictures is a breeze. So breezy is it, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in about two minutes! For details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to use non-Apple, non-iPod MP3 players in conjunction with iTunes. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more informa ...more
With iTunes, you can listen to the radio over the internet and hear broadcasts from around the world. Make sure your computer is connected through the internet, then click "Radio" in the source list to see the internet radio stations available through iTunes.
iTunes gives you two easy ways to sync music to your iPod: automatically or manually. This tutorial applies to iPod Nano and iPod Classic.
It doesn't do a lot of good to create songs in GarageBand and never get to share or play them. Watch this tutorial and see how to export your songs to iTunes to load them on your iPod, the web or your AppleTV.
After a two-month delay, Apple has finally released iTunes 11, which was initially slated to be released alongside iOS 6. Video: . The new highly revamped music player is a substantial upgrade from the old version, but that isn't really saying much; iTunes has never really had ...more
Downloading iTunes is free, and it just takes a few minutes. If you have a Mac, iTunes is already on your computer. If you have a PC, all you need to download iTunes is a high speed internet connection.
It's easy to back up and restore your iOS devices using iCloud, but the trade off is that iCloud backups only include what Apple deems "the most important data," i.e., documents, photos, and videos. Plus, you're limited to only 5 GB of data for free before needing to upgrade y ...more
Watch this iPhone tutorial video to learn how to make your iPhone's Cover Flow beautiful with complete album artwork. This how-to video offers tips on fixing iPhone cover flow gaps that new iPhone owners and experienced iPhone users alike will appreciate.
This video demonstrates how to transfer iTunes purchases from one authorized computer to another. All you need to do is connect your iPod to a different computer and click transfer purchases. Transfer your iTunes movies to another computer. Click through to watch this video on ...more
This video shows you how to remove the Digital Rights Management(DRM) protection from iTunes music. DRM is a way for Apple ITunes to control your music and where you save it. Hack the iTunes so that it does not interfere with you like this.
Had enough of the iTunes "Genius" feature? You can turn it off (or, at the very least, hide it). And this clip will teach you everything you'll need to know. For more information, includind detailed, step-by-step instructions, and to turn off the Genius music recommendation fe ...more
If you've ever mistakenly moved your music files around without relinking them in iTunes, you might now be noticing that you have a long list of tracks asking you to relink them. You could go through them one by one, redirect them to the new file location, then delete any copi ...more
This video will show you how to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone using iTunes. Do the following to get a custom ringtone for your iPhone: You need to edit the song of your choice to 35 seconds or less. Convert it to a .m4a file, and rename that file as .m4r. Now all you ...more
This video tutorial belongs to the software category which is going to show you how to convert an mp3 to WAV format in iTunes. Go to file menu and click 'add file to library'. Grab your mp3 file that you want to convert by double clicking on it. This will automatically add to ...more
In this video tutorial, we learn how to quickly fix up our tags for a tidy iTunes library. It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to from the folks at CNET can present a complete overview of the process in just over two minutes. For more information, includi ...more
1. First of all you need go to the 'view' button at the top bar menu. From the drop down click on 'view options'. Then click a 'check mark' against the 'kind' and then click 'ok'. This shall give you the type of the music files that you have in your library like MPEG audio fi ...more
A few weeks ago, I wrote about why I think streaming music services like Rdio.com are better than Apple‘s iTunes Music Store. This week, I follow up with a how-to about Rdio for Mac, a desktop music player that streams music from your Rdio.com account. Even though Apple is int ...more
If you're like most people, the only music program you want to deal with is iTunes. But you can't use your iTunes music unless you have an iPhone, right? Wrong! Don't go around thinking you need an iPhone to use iTunes on your mobile device. You can sync up iTunes with your Mo ...more
When you're ready to install iTunes, open your web browser and go to www.iTunes.com and click "Download iTunes." Follow the installation instructions.
If you've never done it before, making a podcast can be tricky, with multiple programs to use and multiple file types to deal with. But, this video series helps you through the complete process of creating a podcast, everything including recording, editing, images, exporting, ...more
All you need to remotely access your computer's iTunes library is your iPhone. Control itunes with your iPhone with this Howcast guide. You Will Need * An iPhone or iPod Touch with software version 2.0 or later * A computer with iTunes 7.7 or later * A wireless network Step ...more