We don't do a lot of iPod posts here at MacFixIt, though with the rising popularity of the iPod touch, I think keeping tabs on one of Apple's hottest products is a pretty good idea. If you're finding issues with your iPod touch, there are some basic first steps you can do that could possibly save you from a trip to the Apple Store or a phone call to AppleCare.… Read more
The availability of instant digital downloads from services like iTunes, Amazon, or Netflix has made it convenient for me watch TV shows on my time, without the commercials. Isn't it obvious? I choose when to watch a show and I save about 15 minutes worth of useless advertising.
Similarly, one might use a DVR to record shows and watch them at a later time, with the liberty of fast-forwarding through ads. Although there are those who don't mind commercials, most would probably skip them. So it's not surprising that TiVo reported "nearly all of the television … Read more
Last week, Apple released iTunes 9.0.1, which addresses a number of iPhone syncing issues as well as making some performance and stability improvements.
During our first hands-on look of iTunes 9, we noted two problems with podcast episodes being listed in random order and being unable to arrange certain apps based on their being checkmarked and therefore set to sync to the iPhone or iPod Touch in question.
Later, we discovered more problems with syncing in general, including wrong episodes being synced to playlists containing podcasts, podcasts failing to sync, etc. Smart Playlists, according to users, were generally … Read more
The more time I spend with my Zune HD, the more I like it. Sound quality aside--and I know opinions differ dramatically here, but I'm stuck with my ears and my preferences--there are a bunch of features that make Apple's products seem like they've fallen behind the curve. Here are five things in particular that I miss when I use my iPhone or one of my iPods:
Zune Pass Apple has long maintained that people want to own rather than rent their music. I counter that a subscription-based music service, combined with a state-of-the-art player, is one … Read more
We're not real sure about the iRex reader, Microsoft's Courier is a lot of smoke, Palm gets told to sit down and be quiet about iTunes syncing, and a PlayStation 2 for you car. And finally, Brian imparts a valuable life lesson for everyone listening.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 1069
New iRex reader http://www.gearlog.com/2009/09/new_ebook_reader_getting_push.php
Verizon and Best Buy both make moves into e-readers http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/23/technology/internet/23ebooks.html
Microsoft Courier “booklet” computer … Read more
iTunes requires shared folders to authorize any purchases you make from the iTunes Music Store. Should this folder be moved or deleted, or have the permissions changed, users could experience several issues with authorization.… Read more
Apple now has the support of a USB industry standards group in its battle to keep the Palm Pre from using the iTunes music service.
The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) said in a statement Tuesday that Apple can block the Pre from connecting to iTunes. The group issued a letter to both companies warning Palm that further attempts to use iTunes would violate the group's policy.
The voice of the USB-IF is strong in this case since the group is responsible for issuing Apple the hardware vendor ID that lets its devices connect to iTunes via USB. Palm has … Read more
Apple has released a few updates to their audio programs, including iTunes, Main Stage, and their Logic Express and Logic Pro suites. These updates are available via Software Update or the links provided here, and address the following bugs and issues with previous versions:… Read more