May
31
2019
1

Apple to finally put a stake in iTunes.

Via Facebook comes this sudden, yet inevitable betrayal:

iTunes has been the way Apple users listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, hear podcasts, and manage their devices for almost two decades. This year, Apple is finally ready to move into a new era. The company is launching a trio of new apps for the Mac – Music, TV, and Podcasts – to replace iTunes. That matches Apple’s media app strategy on iPhones and iPads. Without iTunes, customers can manage their Apple gadgets through the Music app. 

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Sep
15
2016
1

To the last I grapple with thee, iTunes. (CopyTrans Manager post)

iTunes just won’t sync some of the damn songs. But if I use CopyTrans Manager to drag and drop the song from iTunes, then sync CTM with the iPod… lo. It works.

It just works. (more…)




Sep
04
2016
10

Time for another “Screw You, iTunes” advice post.

I like the iPod Touch I have. I’m comfortable with it. I haven’t run out of space for music yet. I want to throw iTunes through a wall until the wall breaks.  Suggestions for an alternative?  I have my entire library on my hard drive – OF COURSE – and not this iCloud cra.. ah, stuff… so I don’t have to worry about that particular problem.  I need something I can install on the iPod that will copy over music files from my PC. As long as it works, I don’t care about a bunch of extra stuff that I never use anyway.




Mar
16
2014
2

Amazing what a sufficiently loud complaint about iTunes…

…can accomplish, huh?  Yeah, they finally realized that I had bought that dang album and charged my PayPal account accordingly.  I wonder whether it was just my request for information on how to go about cancelling my order that caused iTunes to process said order. And if I did get expedited treatment because of my (somewhat modest) social media presence, I wonder whether it was more due to the blog, or to Twitter.  I have more reach with the latter*.

Moe Lane

*Either a little more or a lot more, depending on whether I’m using my effective access to @RedState. That account’s 130K followers is nothing to sneeze at, but I only can use it for political stuff.




Mar
15
2014
2

See, this is why I don’t buy stuff via iTunes.

In theory it’s a viable alternative to Amazon; in practice it’s turning out to be a royal pain in the rear.

The basic situation: I wanted an album. It was there on iTunes. iTunes supposedly took PayPal: I had funds that were parked in PayPal; this seemed a good match. So I pay via PayPal, they give me the item, and… my PayPal account was not charged. (more…)




May
11
2009
3

I got nothing that beats iTunes/WMDs, sorry.

And I don’t even want to know if it’s fake. Honestly, I’d rather that it was real.

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