If you have a lot of audio mp3s then iTunes 11 probably frustrates the heck out of you. The basic problem is that under iTunes Match you can’t manually sync music to your phone. You simply select songs in the cloud from your phone that are downloaded. So far, so good. The problem is that […]
Organizing iBooks with iTunes. Mirrors my conclusions that, with a few exceptions, iBooks is the best organizer there is. Just like with movies or music it’s fairly rare that books you download have all the metadata you want. I wish, wish that the Kindle had a modicum of these organizational and display features. When you […]
Scripting iTunes with ObjC. He quickly found that Scripting Bridge is a bit of a mess. He uses C# on Windows instead. I find Python + Appscript (or occasionally calling Applescript directly) to be vastly superior. ObjC is just too verbose to use as a quick scripting language.
I’ve not posted a lot of iTunes scripts for a while. Primarily because I pretty well had my iTunes library where I wanted it. However of late I’ve wanted some better metadata on my songs. So here’s my latest script. (Sadly I was in a rush and so I’ve not commented it as heavily as […]
During the last year I went from eBook skeptic to eBook convert. Surprisingly I do most of my eBook reading on my iPhone using iBooks. On the phone I just prefer iBooks to the Kindle app. On the iPad it’s closer but I try and keep one reader. I primarily buy on the Kindle only […]
Gabe has a great review of Groove for iOS. Almost makes me want to buy it. Which, since I’m so playlist focused, is high praise indeed for both the review and product.
My one remaining problem with iTunes Match is how to deal with a slew of lectures on various technical topics (primarily philosophy). iTunes Match doesn’t match most of them (weirdly it does some) and thus won’t sync them to my iPhone. So the question is how to listen to them on my phone. The solution […]
I’ve been using iTunes Match for about a month now. I actually like it a great deal. Surprisingly since I was pretty cautious about signing up. However being able to get all my songs when I want them on any of my devices is pretty nice. I’d read about tracks that Apple wouldn’t pick up. […]
As many know both Build and Analyze and Hypocritical are ending. I have to admit that both were among the top blogs I’ve listened to. Dan at 5by5 has come up with some replacements but none of them have (as yet) been as compelling as those two shows. I have to admit that while I was at […]
I must be one of the few who really like Helvetica. I definitely prefer it to Lucinda Grande which is the main system font. A lot of people have been complaining about changing the font. Here’s how you do it. (HT: Ars)
So iTunes 11 is finally out. Honestly I’d have preferred they had taken an other month and finished making it better. It’s pretty disappointing in many ways. The Get Info windows are still modal. Seriously? You do a rewrite and you leave Carbon styled modal windows rather than a Cocoa styled Inspector? Color is back […]
Fascinating post by M. G. Siegler primarily about maps but with an interesting aside about iTunes at the end. There is also some chatter about iTunes 11. It has been a not-so-well-kept secret that Apple has been trying to completely re-write the software for a long time. There have been several false starts and scrapping […]
Honestly most of what appeared today was exactly what we expected. And I’m happy. I’ll be ordering an iPhone 5 as soon as I’m able even if I’m a tad annoyed they don’t have a black connection adaptor. Only the new Nano seemed odd with a distinctly bad design (IMO). To me the biggest news […]
Earlier this week Dr. Drang had a great post on Podcast apps. (Check the comments too) At his suggestion I tried Downcast and have really liked it. It has a very nice iPad version as part of the purchase. Even though I primarily use it on my iPhone it’s nice to have the iPad interface. I […]keep looking »