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Adjust iTunes Radio Stations to Play Hits, a Variety, or Discovery

Sep 25, 2013 - Leave a Comment
iTunes Radio

The iTunes Radio music service offers a great way to listen to your favorite songs and also find new music, and with some minor adjustments you can tune any station to prefer either the hits, wander more into discovery, or a mixture of the both. These three tuning settings are named appropriately, and can be … Read More

Stop iTunes Radio from Filtering Explicit Songs & Lyrics

Sep 22, 2013 - Leave a Comment
iTunes Radio

If you’ve been listening to iTunes Radio and noticed there’s a strong preference to clean songs versus the original versions that may contain some stronger language, you’re not going crazy, it’s actually the default settings choice for iTunes Radio. Listeners of certain genres will probably never notice the difference, but a surprisingly large amount of … Read More

Show iTunes Song Change Notifications in OS X

Sep 20, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Adjust the song count of Notifications in iTunes

iTunes 11.1 brought with it support for iOS 7 and the excellent iTunes Radio feature, but another small feature lets you see song changes in the OS X Notification Center. Though it’s a fairly minor feature, there have been a variety of third party tweaks and apps to provide similar services over the years, making … Read More

iTunes 11.1 Released with iTunes Radio & iOS 7 Support

Sep 18, 2013 - Leave a Comment
iTunes 11.1

iTunes 11.1 has been released with support for iTunes Radio, a streaming music service, and Genius Shuffle, a smarter way to shuffle through similar music. Away from the music side, iTunes 11.1 also includes a podcasts stations feature, and perhaps most importantly for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch users, is that the 11.1 release allows … Read More

Copy Music Directly to iPhone / iPod Without Adding to the Computer iTunes Library

Aug 26, 2013 - 3 Comments
iTunes icon

Got a song, podcast, or another audio track that you want to copy directly to your iPhone, but don’t want to add to your computers general iTunes library? You can skip adding the song to the computer iTunes library completely by using a simple but little known trick, letting you directly transfer music and audio … Read More

iTunes 11.0.4 Released with Bug Fixes

Jun 5, 2013 - Leave a Comment
iTunes 11.0.4

iTunes 11.0.4 has been released, the update is fairly minor and focuses on fixing a few prominent bugs. Notably, a bug that caused users to have to frequently re-login to the iTunes Store has been squashed, and the update also resolves an issue that caused iTunes to quit after switching between wired and wireless syncing … Read More

How to Change the Country for iTunes & App Store Accounts

May 24, 2013 - 2 Comments
Change the Apple ID Country association for iTunes and App Store

Country association with an Apple ID, and thus the App Store and iTunes Store, can be changed easily. This allows access to content and apps that are country or region specific, and it’s extremely helpful for a variety of situations, whether for travelers, expatriates, or for anyone who is trying to view, download, or purchase … Read More

How to Check an iTunes / App Store Account Balance Quickly from iOS & Mac OS X

May 19, 2013 - 2 Comments
Apple ID account balance

Ever wanted to check the remaining balance of an Apple ID, so you know how much credit is remaining for iTunes, iBooks, or App Store purchases? Us too, and it’s actually quite simple to see quickly from either iOS with an iPhone or iPad, or through OS X from any Mac. The only thing you’ll … Read More

Get a New iTunes MiniPlayer & Show Album Artwork with Songs in iTunes

May 16, 2013 - Leave a Comment
The new iTunes MiniPlayer

Apple introduced some new features to an update to iTunes versioned as 11.0.3 which adds a few user interface refinements and some minor features. The update can be downloaded from the  Apple menu by selecting “Software Update”, or by going directly to the App Store or iTunes to update. The two most notable changes … Read More

How to Set the Equalizer for Specific Genres, Songs, & Albums in iTunes

Mar 25, 2013 - 2 Comments
Set equalizer for a music genre in iTunes

Unless an entire music library consists of only a single genre of music, it’s fairly rare to have find one equalizer setting for your iTunes collection to rule every single song or album. Sure there are some pretty good general settings, and the preset options are great too, but for the best experience with diverse … Read More

Use the White EarBuds to Control iTunes in Mac OS X

Mar 11, 2013 - 8 Comments
Control iTunes in Mac OS X from Apple earphones

You probably know the white earbuds that come with iPhones and iPods can control music volume and skip songs on your iOS devices, even take pictures or summon Siri, but did you know those famous white Apple earbuds can also control iTunes on the Mac? Yup, the white in-ear headphones are useful far beyond iOS, … Read More

Get More Specific iOS Device Storage Info from iTunes

Feb 26, 2013 - 6 Comments
Audio and song info

Did you know you can get detailed information about what is stored on your iOS devices right from iTunes? The little colorful bar shown at the bottom of iTunes can reveal more specific info about storage capacity, including count totals for each respective category. This can be useful info to know if you’re looking to … Read More

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