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How to use the player and mini player in iTunes

How to use the player and mini player in iTunes

When it comes to controlling your music, the iTunes player—and mini player—has a ton of options built right in. iTunes used to be about the music and, in many ways, it still is. Even with all the other media types and device management thrown in, iTunes still provides plenty of music playing...
iTunes 12 on Windows 10

How to download and start using iTunes 12 on Windows 10

Get the latest version of iTunes installed on your Windows machine with ease. So you've got a fresh install of Windows 10 and your first stop is making sure your media library is taken care of. Here's the quick and easy way of getting the latest version of iTunes installed. We'll even help you...
How to find and sort your music in iTunes

How to find and sort your music in iTunes

iTunes gives you multiple ways to view, sort, and find your music and media. If you're new to the Mac—or new to iTunes on Windows 10—then there's a lot to get get familiar with. iTunes was originally a music player that could also rip CDs. Over time, Apple added the iTunes Music Store and the...
How to set up and start using iTunes on Mac

How to set up and start using iTunes on Mac

If you're new to the Mac—or simply new to iTunes—we're here to help get you started! iTunes on the Mac lets you manage all your music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, and more. It also lets you buy media from the iTunes Store and even stream songs from Apple Music and Beats 1 radio. Before you can...
How would you change iTunes?

How would you change iTunes?

iTunes has an impossible job. What started as a music player has grown into stores for entertainment and apps, into a sync solution for iPods, iPhones, and iPads, and now into full blown subscription streaming service as well. That means iTunes has to handle everything media and device management...
How to back up your iTunes library

How to back up your iTunes library

Want to use iCloud Music Library or just have peace of mind over your music? Here's how to back up your iTunes library. It's never a bad idea to have a full, local backup of important data you wouldn't want lost. My music—at least for me—is one of those must-backup items; I don't want to have to...
Apple celebrates #10YearsOfPodcasts on iTunes

Apple celebrates #10YearsOfPodcasts on iTunes

A decade ago Apple took the then-obscure medium of podcasts and shone the iTunes spotlight on them. Apple is celebrating #10YearsOfPodcasts this week with a special section in iTunes devoted to just that: 10 years of podcasts. While podcasts might seem ubiquitous now, back then they were nowhere...
How to enable automatic downloads for music, books, and apps with iTunes in the Cloud

How to control automatic downloads for music, books, and apps

If you have an iPhone and iPad, or a Mac, iCloud can automatically download any music, books, or apps you buy on one device onto any or all of the others. For example, if you downloaded a hot new game on your iPad, you can have it automatically appear on your iPhone (assuming the game is also...
12 years out, the iTunes Music Store is still genius

12 years out, the iTunes Music Store is still genius

2003 was a different time. The iTunes Store has changed a lot in the last 12 years. Let's take a Mac Classic time machine back to 2003 and travel through the Store's ups, downs, and revolutionary moves. In the beginning In 2003, the latest-and-greatest OS X version was 10.2 Jaguar, Apple had...
iTunes 12.2.1 fixes issues with iTunes Match and Apple Music

iTunes 12.2.1 fixes issues with iTunes Match and Apple Music

Apple has issued a small update to iTunes, fixing some issues some users found when using iTunes Match or Apple Music. This includes fixing a problem that caused some matched tracks to be listed as Apple Music tracks by mistake. iTunes 12.2.1 contains the following fixes: Fixes an issue...
Apple Music wish list: iTunes needs a "mismatch and force upload" button

Apple Music wish list: iTunes needs a "mismatch and force upload" button

Apple lets you flag poor directions in Maps. Why shouldn't they allow you to flag badly-matched songs in iCloud Music Library? I've been really lucky when it comes to my library working well with iTunes Match and Apple Music, but other users haven't been so lucky. One of the biggest complaints I...
iTunes 12.2 brings Apple Music to the Mac and Windows

iTunes 12.2 brings Apple Music to the Mac and Windows

Apple has released iTunes 12.2, which adds support for its new Apple Music service. The update, available for both Mac and Windows, allows users to take advantage of on-demand access to much of Apple's iTunes catalog, listen to the new Beats 1 radio station, and get new content from their...
i just got apple music! bah! im sick of apple forcing new things on me.

Comic: My iTunes Library may not look like much, but...

Ed: Welcome to this week's edition of The Pixel Project: a weekly comic from Diesel Sweeties' Rich Stevens on Apple, technology, and everything in-between. Today: My iTunes Library May Not Look Like Much, But-
Apple celebrates pride with LGBT collection on iTunes

Apple celebrates pride with LGBT collection on iTunes

Apple has created a collection of movies, music, TV shows, and apps that reflect LGBT pride to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall riots. For the month of June, Apple is honoring the hugely important 1969 Stonewall riots — seen as the start of the modern gay rights movement — with a collection of app...
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Apple says it won't remove artists from iTunes who don't sign up for Apple Music

Apple is denying a report stating it will remove artists from iTunes who don't sign up for Apple Music. A spokesperson for Apple has issued a short but direct statement that denies claims that the company will remove music artists from iTunes if they don't sign up for the upcoming Apple Music...
What to do when iTunes won't recognize your iPhone or iPad

What to do when iTunes won't recognize your iPhone or iPad

Having trouble getting iTunes to recognize your iPhone or iPad? While there are are fewer reasons than ever to plug your iPhone or iPad into iTunes on your computer as time goes on, when you do — to transfer large media files, to make an encrypted backup, to restore your device, etc. — you need...
Streaming is the future of music, and that future is now

Streaming is the future of music, and that future is now

Over the past decade Apple has completely changed the way we consume music. In the span of only 10 years we've gone from ripping CDs onto our iPods to downloading MP3s from iTunes to storing and streaming music from the cloud. With WWDC 2015 right around the corner, it's how Apple plans to...
How to make the Mac your whole house audio jukebox

How to make the Mac your whole house audio jukebox

Setting up whole-house audio with your Mac doesn't require a lot of effort or a huge cash outlay. All you need is your Mac and the right kind of speakers. Thanks to AirPlay, you can make music wherever you have Wi-Fi. There's a bonus tip in here too, to help you control your Mac from your iPhone...
Help aid Nepal with American Red Cross donations via iTunes

Help aid Nepal with American Red Cross donations via iTunes

Apple has set up a donation page to help facilitate donations to the American Red Cross, flagged to help the victims of the recent Nepal earthquake. The nation of Nepal has suffered a devastating earthquake that has killed thousands. Apple has set up a donation page on iTunes to help raise money...
Streaming iTunes videos eating up storage on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

Streaming iTunes videos eating up storage on your iPhone or iPad? Here's the fix!

Streaming your iTunes video purchases on iPhone and iPad should let you save lots of precious storage space on your iPhone or iPad. However, for a small number of people, iTunes file caching seems to be eating up more space on their devices. This happens when iTunes doesn't properly delete the...

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