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Friday, July 13, 2012

Just What is the Best Way to Setup Your Wireless Audio System?

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Other Apple Hardware" @ 01:00 AM

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/28/t...ner=rss&emc=rss

"About a year ago, I wrote about the best way to set up wireless audio - how to get the music that lives on your computer onto speakers scattered throughout your home."

A lot of what he wrote about last time was mostly involving Apple products, but now there are more players in the market that might pique your interest. I've toyed with getting a Jawbone Jambox that is mentioned, since it seems so easy to use with any of my portable devices. And that is still a possibility, but for now I do pretty well with my Apple TV and my Bose system. How do you stream your audio?


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

AllThingsD Makes Jobs Appearances Available in iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 07:08 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/170605/col...free-in-itunes/

"During the last 8 or so years of his career at Apple, Steve Jobs gave his most famous interviews at the annual D: All Things Digital conference. Sitting opposite veteran journalists Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, Jobs was know for candidly answering questions and giving his honest opinion on hot topics."

Well, now you can get them all in iTunes. It's great that AllThingsD has made these available, including the famous meeting of Jobs and Gates.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

DVDs Into iTunes

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 03:00 AM

http://mac.appstorm.net/how-to/vide...+(Mac+AppStorm)

"Whether you're looking to do some late spring cleaning, or you just want to liberate some of your guilty pleasure movies from their DVD prisons, it is time we revisit the process of ripping your DVD collection into iTunes."

I personally use Handbrake to rip my DVDs, but after reading this article I may try another program called RipIt. It costs $24.95 USD but it sure makes it easy to rip your DVDs. There are some other programs in the list too, if you want more control over output, but bottom line is now it's pretty easy to get those movies from the disc onto the drive. What program or programs do you use to rip your DVDs?


Monday, May 21, 2012

iTunes Festival 2012 for UK Fans

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.imore.com/2012/05/19/app...pad-ipod-touch/

"Apple has just announced its line up for the annual iTunes Festival."

This event first started in 2007 and has been very popular, most likely due to the quality of the music but no less due to the fact that the tickets are given away free of charge. It runs from September 1st through the 30th, and if you are UK based you can follow along with the free iTunes Festival app if you couldn't score any tickets. This year confirmed acts include Jack White, Usher and Norah Jones. Not bad for a free concert right?


Monday, April 30, 2012

Search iTunes the Easy Way With Tunesque

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.maclife.com/article/revi...tunesque_review

"There's plenty to like about the iTunes Store--it's a one-stop shop for DRM-free music, loads of TV shows and movies, and more apps than we could ever want to use."

But searching can be frustrating. Well no more as Tunesque comes to the rescue. The free app is available now, and it actually works quite well. The icon sits in your menu bar and all you have to do is click on it and put in a few letters and it starts searching. The bonus is the search works through not only the iTunes store, but the Mac App Store as well.


Monday, April 9, 2012

Universal and iTunes, Together at Last

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 04:00 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/159444/itu...able-on-icloud/

"When Apple announced that it was bringing movies and TV shows purchased in the iTunes Store to iCloud, every major production house was onboard except Universal and Fox."

That was due to licensing conflicts with HBO, which now appear to be easing up so Universal stuff is now starting to trickle into the iTunes Store. No word on Fox availability.


Monday, April 2, 2012

20% off eCard for iTunes from Walmart

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 12:00 PM

Pretty good deal, usually from Best Buy but this one is from Walmart. From now until April 7th you can get 20% off one of the eCards for iTunes [affiliate link].


Tuesday, March 20, 2012

iTunes Digital Delivery Cards 20% Off at Best Buy

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 01:17 PM

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchp...tegories&ks=960

Not sure how long it will last, but these digital delivery only cards are 20% off, which is a great deal.


iTunes Digital Delivery Cards 20% Off at Best Buy

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 01:17 PM

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchp...tegories&ks=960

Not sure how long it will last, but these digital delivery only cards are 20% off, which is a great deal.


iTunes Digital Delivery Cards 20% Off at Best Buy

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "The Competition" @ 01:17 PM

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/searchp...tegories&ks=960

Not sure how long it will last, but these digital delivery only cards are 20% off, which is a great deal.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Adele Hits Double Platinum on iTunes, a First!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:30 PM

http://www.cultofmac.com/148090/ade...inum-on-itunes/

"Good news for Adele: Colombia Records has announced that the singer/songwriter has become the first artist to go double platinum on the iTunes Store."

Well deserved in my opinion.


Mastered For iTunes for High Fidelity Music

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:36 PM

http://www.tuaw.com/2012/02/23/appl...-itunes-tracks/

"Apple's trying to differentiate iTunes from its competitors with a new "Mastered for iTunes" section that's filled with high-fidelity, ear-pleasing music."

If you aren't happy with the run of the mill iTunes music, head to the Mastered for iTunes section to get some higher quality tracks. These files minimize the lost data that happens when music is compressed, so you get more of the dynamic range of the original 24-bit source file. You can get much more detailed information than I am able to provide by heading over to the Mastered for iTunes site located here.


Wednesday, February 22, 2012

New Ringtones From The Beatles

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 08:40 AM

http://www.cultofmac.com/147922/the...hone-ringtones/

"A few weekends ago, I had some friends over, and we all got drunk and played Beatles Rock Band for a fun couple of hours. It was great. There really is something for everyone in the Beatles' music catalogue."

And now for $1.29 USD, you can have your pick from 24 ringtones from The Beatles catalog, including Love Me Do, Day Tripper, Eleanor Rigby and Yesterday. You can read more about it here at The Beatles website.


Friday, January 13, 2012

iTunes Got You Down? Well, Take Control!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:00 AM

http://www.macnews.com/2012/01/12/n...-control-itunes

"TidBITS Publishing has released the second edition of "Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ," by iTunes expert and audiophile Kirk McElhearn."

This also includes info on Music Match and using iTunes in the Cloud, as well as some coupons for a few programs that will help you get your iTunes library in order. It's $15.00 USD (for the eBook version, $27.99 USD for the paperback version) and available right here.


Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Finally Apple! An iTunes Match Primer

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 06:00 AM

http://9to5mac.com/2011/12/26/apple...e+Intelligence)

"With the service launching in the United States last month, it may seem a little late, but Apple has very recently launched a website dedicated to iTunes Match. Previously, iTunes Match was given a slab of the iTunes in the Cloud website."

All I can say is, it's about time. You can access the site and view video and read about the process, along with some FAQs that were posted to hopefully answer your questions about this service that Apple launched last month.


Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Hey U.K. and Europe, iTunes Has 12 Days of Christmas Deals For You!

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple News" @ 12:12 PM

http://www.engadget.com/2011/12/26/...freebies-to-la/

"Find yourself something Apple-flavored underneath the Christmas tree yesterday? Need some gentle coaxing into using iTunes? Well, you're in luck; Cupertino's annual download giveaway starts today and runs through January 6th."

Music, Videos and Apps oh my! Well, something like that, as iTunes puts out a freebie each day via their app specifically designed for this, but it's only available for the U.K. and Europe at the moment.


Best Buy Deals on iTunes Gift Cards

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:03 AM

http://www.edibleapple.com/2011/12/...+(Edible+Apple)

"It's not quite as good as the deal Walmart recently had, but bargain shoppers might be glad to now that Best Buy is currently running a 15% off sale across their entire line of iTunes gift cards."

Not bad if you need some credit on your iTunes account, 15% is nothing to sneeze at right? If you go for the $100.00 USD gift card you will only be out of pocket $85.00 USD. Check the deal out at Best Buy but don't delay, no idea when this deal will be over.


Outside the US? Let Apple Show You What is Available in the Cloud

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 09:30 AM

http://gigaom.com/apple/apple-detai...(GigaOM:+Apple)

"Apple has finally made it very clear exactly which media content can be made available in the cloud in which countries for Automatic Downloads and Apple TV streaming, as well as where iTunes Match is available."

If you are outside the United States, you can head over to this support document at Apple and find out which countries are supported by iTunes match and iCloud capability. The chart on the page shows the countries alphabetically and also what kind of iTunes content will be available in the "Cloud" for you. As a general rule of thumb, applications and books are available in all the countries, but only four countries (Australia, Canada, the U.K. and the U.S.) off all options.


Thursday, December 1, 2011

Upgrade Your iTunes Music Painlessly to Music Match

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 02:00 AM

http://www.macworld.com/article/163...match_fast.html

"So you've bought iTunes Match, which gives you access to shiny new 256kbps AAC versions of your audio files. But by default your iTunes library is still packed with your old files. So how best to upgrade all of those old files, in place, to the new versions?"

So simple, and fast. I did this just as he describes and it works flawlessly.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Google Music Store and Apple Products

Posted by Jeff Campbell in "Apple Software (OS X)" @ 11:30 AM

http://gigaom.com/apple/using-googl...GigaOM:+Mobile)

"Once the Google Music store in the Android Market went live, I made my first Android Market music purchase."

So how did it work out? Once you read the review you will see that it wasn't all peaches and cream for him as sticking with the Apple ecosystem means all products work and you get the full use of capability. Not so much when you start mixing in products from other companies meant to replace a current Apple product. Although he does say its getting closer to being a similar experience, but it still isn't all there. Which is to be expected to a certain degree I think. I run a mix of sources for my music purchases, such as using Amazon.com for some deals, but I always put the stuff back into iTunes so it all works seamlessly with my devices. What are your experiences? Thoughts?


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