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July 10, 2008

App Store make Remote connection with iTunes

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , , , , , — admin @ 8:40 pm

Now that App Store is out as part of iTunes 7.7 release, we are getting to see all the good things.

Here is a quick survey of first impressions:

John Falcone at CNet says – It's an easy must-have for any iPhone or iPod Touch owner who enjoys listening to music at home

Dan Moren
figured out multiple library support. PowerTunes does similar job but doesn't come with the App Store magic (soon?).

There is, however, support for multiple libraries. When you start up Remote after associating with a library, it’ll take a second to reconnect, during which time you can change which library you want to use (you can also tap the Settings button in the top left corner of any list screen). That’ll give you the option to add multiple libraries, delete existing associations, and toggle a “Stay Connected” preference (not precisely sure what that does at present).

Holly Jackson says you can sing your way to search results:

With the new Midomi Mobile application, iPhone users can find an artist or song with voice or text search. The app also has the ability to "grab" a recording of a song to use for search. Users just have to hold their iPhone up to a speaker and submit the music clip.

This is disruptive at many levels and not surprisingly this has caused heart burn across the tech industry. Apple competitors are rushing to make press announcements or just plotting their own mobile strategy.
Activision Blizzard hopes to take on iTunes. Well we will see about that!

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OK iTunes 7.7 installed. Where the hell is App Store?

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , — admin @ 3:35 am

It's not there. Zilch. Nothing, nada! Not even help files!

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About iTunes 7.7

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 3:27 am

From the installation window pop-up. Standard stuff, system requirement is worth looking.

Use iTunes to import CDs or download songs and videos from the iTunes Store. Make playlists perfect for any occasion. Burn playlists to CDs and play them on your home stereo. Sync your media with iPod or iPhone to enjoy it on the go, or play your collection on your TV with Apple TV.

What's new in iTunes 7.7
Use iTunes 7.7 to sync music, video, and more with iPhone 3G, and download applications from the iTunes Store exclusively designed for iPhone and iPod touch with software version 2.0 or later. Also use the new Remote application for iPhone or iPod touch to control iTunes playback from anywhere in your home — a free download from the App Store.

System requirements
iTunes 7.7 requires a Macintosh with a PowerPC G3, G4, G5, or Intel Core processor, at least 256MB of RAM, Mac OS X version 10.3.9 or 10.4.9 or later. To use iPhone with iTunes, Mac OS X version 10.4.10 or later is required.

To use the iTunes Store, QuickTime version 7.4.5 or later is required. To play purchased videos from the iTunes Store, iTunes 7.7 requires a Macintosh with a 1GHz G4 processor, and at least 16MB of video RAM.

Syncing purchased movies, increased-quality TV shows, music videos, and iPod Games requires an iPod nano (third generation), iPod classic, or iPod (fifth generation) with software version 1.2 or later. Some iPod Games may not be compatible with iPod nano (third generation) and iPod classic. Syncing ringtones requires an iPhone with software version 1.1 or later.

Purchasing from the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store using iPhone requires iPhone software version 1.1.1 or later.

Renting or purchasing from the iTunes Store using Apple TV requires Apple TV software version 2.0 or later. Transferring rented movies requires an iPod nano (third generation) and iPod classic with software version 1.1 or later or iPod touch and iPhone with software version 1.1.3 or later. HD movies from the iTunes Store are designed exclusively for Apple TV and may not be transferred to iTunes.

Nike + iPod requires the Nike + iPod Sport Kit, an iPod nano with software version 1.2 or later, and Nike+ ready shoes. To see your workout data on nikeplus.com, you must have an Internet connection and a free Nike.com account. For more information, visit www.apple.com/nikeplus.

AirPort Express with AirTunes requires an AirPort or AirPort Extreme Card and a compatible stereo system or powered speakers. Playing your music with one or more AirPort Express Base Stations requires AirPort Express Firmware 6.3 or later. Some ISPs may not be compatible with AirPort Express. For more information, visit www.apple.com/airportexpress.

Make sure you have the latest updates of Mac OS X, QuickTime, and iLife. To get the latest updates, chose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Software Update, and then click Check Now. After you install an update, it's a good idea to click Check Now again to make sure you have all the latest versions. To get the latest upgrade to Mac OS X, visit www.apple.com/macosx.

To create audio, MP3, or backup CDs with iTunes, your Mac must have an Apple combo drive or SuperDrive. To back up your library to a DVD, your Mac must have an Apple SuperDrive. Some non-Apple CD-RW and DVD-RW drives may also work.

If you plan to use the iTunes Store, a broadband Internet connection is recommended.

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iTunes 7.7 is now available for download!!

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , — admin @ 3:03 am

Minute ago I saw this:

itunes7.6

Now I see this:

itunes7.7

iTunes image is still not updated.

App store screenshot coming soon..

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July 9, 2008

Now That Apple is Focused On iPhone, Use PowerTunes to Manage Your iTunes clutter

Filed under: iphone — Tags: , , , , — admin @ 7:04 pm

Too much success can lead to lack of focus. That seems to to be the case with iTunes. There is a growing outcry against iTunes for it's poor stability, lack of focus and general drift from it's music market origin.

Managing huge collection of music files in iTunes is anything but fun. It sucks and can cause lot of frustration when you are in the mood for good music. Well sweat not, Apple's laziness is clearing way for new vendors to come in and solve this pain. Fat Cat Software, a one man company run by Brian Webster, has rolled out an impressive software to manage iTunes music libraries. 

Software, aptly named Powertunes, allows users to create multiple iTunes libraries, find orphaned tracks, clean up missing files, merge libraries and move folders around.
My favorite feature is the copy between libraries while retaining the meta data.

You can download the software from here. Let us know what you think of this.

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