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iTunes 12.1.1 Released for Windows

Feb 19, 2015 - Leave a Comment
Small font size in iTunes 12 is very readable and looks great if your face is 2" from the monitor

Users who sync their iPhones, iPads, and iPods to a Windows machine will find that a new update to iTunes is available to improve the experience. The update is versioned as iTunes 12.1.1. Mac users will continue to find that iTunes 12.1 remains the newest version available for OS X.

How to Enable the iTunes Notification Center Widget in OS X

Jan 30, 2015 - 10 Comments
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Mac users who are running the newest version of iTunes in OS X Yosemite can choose to enable an optional iTunes widget in Notification Center. Despite being the primary change to iTunes 12.1, the widget is not enabled or shown by default on any of the Macs I’ve updated, which is likely to be the … Read More

iTunes 12.1 Released for OS X Yosemite & Mavericks

Jan 29, 2015 - 19 Comments
iTunes 12, a fan favorite

Mac users can find iTunes 12.1 available if they are running OS X Yosemite or OS X Mavericks. The update is said to include some performance improvements for syncing an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to iTunes, and may include bug fixes as well. Perhaps the most notable change to iTunes 12.1 is the addition … Read More

Get in the Holiday Spirit with Themed Music from iTunes Radio & Pandora

Dec 22, 2014 - 4 Comments
iTunes Radio Holiday Music Stations

No Holiday get-together is complete without some seasonally themed music, and whether you’re an iTunes Radio lover or Pandora addict, you’ll find great streaming stations available on both services that fit your celebrations. You’ve already decorated your Mac and iOS backgrounds with some great festive wallpapers, so lets get the musical side of things covered … Read More

Access the Two Different Mini-Players in iTunes 12

Nov 21, 2014 - 12 Comments
Access iTunes Mini Player from album cover view

If you’d rather your iTunes player take up less screen real estate, iTunes has two alternative player appearance options available, the album cover player, and the popular mini player. These are not new features to iTunes 12, but like many other things which have been switched up in the latest version, accessing them has changed … Read More

Change the iTunes 12 Font Size to be Larger or Smaller

Nov 6, 2014 - 11 Comments
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iTunes 12 brought about some fairly significant user interface changes to the media player app, one of which is the size of the font shown in playlist and music views. The new default iTunes font is smaller with tighter padding between list items, and accordingly it can be difficult to read for some users. But … Read More

How to Downgrade iTunes 12 Back to iTunes 11

Oct 26, 2014 - 52 Comments
iTunes 11.4 downgraded from iTunes 12

iTunes 12 brought a redesigned user interface, complete with many changes to how things look and where things are located, smaller fonts, and the removal of the popular sidebar. Not all users have received these changes well and some aren’t too thrilled with the differences, and for some users they may wish to downgrade iTunes … Read More

How to Show a Sidebar in iTunes 12

Oct 23, 2014 - 164 Comments
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The iTunes sidebar has been a part of the media players functionality since the earliest days of the app, allowing users to quickly navigate around iTunes and their media, and also easily transfer things like music and movies to their iPhones, iPads, and iPods. The latest version of iTunes 12 has a different take on … Read More

iTunes 12.0.1 and Security Update 2014-005 for OS X Released

Oct 17, 2014 - 14 Comments
OS X and iTunes 12

Apple has released iTunes 12.0.1 for all Mac users, as well as Security Update 2014-005 Mavericks for those running OS X 10.9 Mavericks, and Security Update 2014-005 Mountain Lion for those running 10.8. Mac users whom have already updated to OS X Yosemite will not find a Security Update available to them, indicating whatever patch … Read More

How to Share an iTunes Library Between Partitions in Mac OS X

Oct 1, 2014 - 13 Comments
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If your Mac has multiple partitions running different operating systems, either for dual booting OS X or for Boot Camp, you may decide you want to share the exact same iTunes Library across those different operating systems. This allows you to have the same music library regardless of what OS you’re booted into, and it … Read More

Resolving an iTunes “iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted” Error Message When Updating iOS

Sep 26, 2014 - 6 Comments
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Some iPhone and iPad users who went to update to the latest version of iOS using iTunes may have discovered an error message saying the following: “The iPhone Software Update Server Could Not Be Contacted. Make sure your network settings are correct and your network connection is active, or try again later.”

iOS 8 “Update Cannot be Installed Because it Requires GB of Storage”? Here’s How To Install It Anyway

Sep 17, 2014 - 38 Comments
iOS 8 Update

Excited to install iOS 8? Of course you are! But many of those who are trying to install the iOS 8 update have discovered they’re unable to do so because there’s not enough freely available storage on their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Oh brother. Just how much space is required to install iOS 8? … Read More

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