With any program being updated, there will be a few quirks at first while the new features get used in various people's setups and configurations. The same goes for iTunes 10, where people are finding a few oddities that seem to be feature changes or bugs that need to be ironed out.
iPhone 4 apps causing crashes Some people have been experiencing crashes in iTunes 10 when connecting their iPhone 4 devices and selecting applications to transfer. If this happens, try resetting the iPhone and also try removing iTunes' preferences (called com.apple.iTunes.plist and stored in the /… Read more
The big news all over the tech world last week was Apple's annual music event in San Francisco. As expected, the company launched a major refresh to its iPod line and gave its multimedia jukebox behemoth iTunes an update. The software revved to version 10, but the changes were pretty minimal in the eyes of most. Along with an updated logo, Apple gave iTunes a social feature called Ping and the capability to rent TV shows for 99-cents a pop.
In the Web browser space, we received some noteworthy news when the developers' edition of Google Chrome, dubbed Canary, … Read more
SizzlingKeys is a free background app that lets you control iTunes playback with hot keys, even when you're in another application.
SizzlingKeys lets you program nine global hot keys: play/pause, previous and next track, volume up and down, show/hide iTunes, show playlists, search, mute, and the ingenious "Almost Mute," with a customizable Almost-Mute level. The app also lets you assign hot keys for rating tracks, and it will display an optional, temporary floating window (with the track info and art). You can also set SizzlingKeys to automatically launch iTunes when you press your play/pause … Read more
The big fight between the Pentagon and Wikileaks has gotten to the high school breakup stage: the Pentagon wants Wikileaks to put its mix tapes, photos, and t-shirts in a shoebox and mail them back. Also, another rousing argument on Net neutrality, this time with Brian Cooley's uniquely capitalist viewpoint in the mix. Good times.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
The E.U. may force Apple to allow Flash on the iPad as well as competitive devices to use iTunes. Like that'll happen. Also: Mario smacks iDrones, and Prince says the Web is over. So, see ya.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360)… Read more
There are more-convenient ways of getting your iTunes playlists onto your BlackBerry than physically plugging in your USB cable and transferring songs in a block. For example, you could use a program like Music WithMe, which is actually a dual-part system composed of a desktop component that scans your iTunes library for playlists, and a BlackBerry app from which you can pick the songs to play.
Syncing took some time, as is to be expected, but the app could do with more helpful hints communicating the estimated time remaining in a sync and more importantly, when you've stopped syncing … Read more
This week, Apple dropped iTunes 9.2 on us. It includes syncing for iOS 4 and that new iPhone you may or may not have heard about. The new iPhone, of course, brings the possibility of even more new features coming soon, and those with a long memory will note that 9.2 was the final version of Mac OS before OS X (Mac OS version 10.0) landed in 2001.
All that got us wondering if iTunes 10 (iTunes X?) might be coming sooner rather than later. And that got us thinking about what iTunes 10 would include that … Read more