How To: Encode Real MP3s in iTunes

How To: Encode Real MP3s in iTunes
You know how it is. You’ve picked up a new CD and you want to play it on your portable music player. But instead of an Apple music player, you own something else, like a Sony Digital Walkman, Zune, or Sansa Fuze. And doggone iTunes will only rip CD tracks into Apple’s proprietary “.AAC” file format Read more…

Newest iTunes release supports a CDMA iPhone

The iPhone is coming to Verizon January 10th with pre-orders happening a week before. To prepare for the iPhone 4’s debut as a CDMA phone, Apple has released an updated version of iTunes to sync and connect to the phone. The updated version of iTunes (10.1.2) which appeared yesterday will be needed to activate or Read more…

More Nails Going In To DVD’s Coffin: iTunes Gaining New Movie Features

More Nails Going In To DVD's Coffin: iTunes Gaining New Movie Features
Yesterday I published my first post of 2011; the hopeful prediction of Apple killing the near obsolete optical drive. Apple seems to agree that the physical media is going by the wayside as new features are being added to movie downloads on the iTunes store. The new features show up in movies such as “The Read more…

Apple Now Using New URL Shortener For Ping

Apple is adopting a new URL shortening service for use with Ping: iTun.es. Apple has owned itun.es since 2006 which has been speculated to be used as an eventual URL shortening service. The new shortener is being used with Ping when users Tweet which song they liked or bought. Read more…

Ping Now Supports Playlist Creation And Sharing

Apple added new features to iTunes — playlist creation and sharing — to enhance the social sharing aspect of Ping. The new features were added quietly and are part of Apple’s interest in making Ping more social. Anyone part of the social network can import their playlists from iTunes and share it with their friends. Read more…

90 Second Song Previews Now On iTunes

A new feature is rolling out in iTunes tonight: 90 second previews for songs. The extended previews are only available on songs longer than 2 minutes and 30 seconds — anything shorter and only 30 second previews will be available. Will the extended previews make it easier for you to buy music from the iTunes Read more…

Ping Made Semi-Relevant Again With Posthumous Michael Jackson Song

Ping hasn’t received the response Apple has hoped for when it sent an email to users last month reminding them the social network still exists. To entice users, Ping users will have access to an exclusive Michael Jackson song According to TUAW the song “Much Too Soon” will be streamed for free until next Thursday. Read more…

iOS 4.2 Coming This Week?

iOS 4.2 Coming This Week?
According to German reports sourced by Cult of Mac, iOS 4.2, might hit your iTunes account this week, together with iTunes 10.1 which will be needed to install the new iOS release. Two dates are rumoured: November 9th (tomorrow, a Tuesday and regular update day) or November 12th. iOS 4.2 GM (Gold Master) was seeded Read more…

Apple Gazette Reviews: TomTom for iPhone

Apple Gazette Reviews: TomTom for iPhone
I had a hell of a weekend. I woke up around 5:30 or so on Saturday morning, and loaded into a Chevy Tahoe an hour or so later, headed from Arizona to California. My friend Chad owns a ’51 Ford Custom, and it was out being lowered at a shop in Los Angeles. It was Read more…

NBC Vs AppleTV

NBC Vs AppleTV
When Apple decided to make the push to 99-cent rentals on the AppleTV and other iOS devices, I thought that was a pretty good plan. After all, I don’t ever purchase a DVD or download of a TV show unless I really love it, and even then, it’s rare. So for 99 cents, I could Read more…