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Best iOS Apps & Games of 2014, as Chosen by Apple

Dec 8, 2014 - 3 Comments
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Apple has unveiled their picks for the best iPhone and iPad apps and games of 2014. The list includes some apps that you’re probably familiar with, and likely a notable amount of games or apps that you’ve never heard of, which can make these Apple provided “best of” lists a good way of discovering new … Read More

Access the Two Different Mini-Players in iTunes 12

Nov 21, 2014 - 10 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 - 10 Comments
iTunes 12

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 - 42 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 - 135 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 - 5 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 - 37 Comments
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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

How to Identify iOS Backups from One Another in iTunes

Sep 16, 2014 - 5 Comments
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If you’re like many Apple users, you may have multiple iPhone devices spanning a couple of generations, maybe an iPad or two, and maybe even a few iPods. They’re all easy to tell apart by looking at the physical devices, but if you backup your iOS device to a computer (and you should, in addition … Read More

How to Hide the U2 Album from Music App on iPhone & iPad

Sep 12, 2014 - 9 Comments
Hide the u2 Album from your iPhone

Many iPhone and iPad users recently discovered that a U2 album appeared on their iOS devices seemingly at random. Though part of a promotion from Apple and the band U2, which was a hit with U2 fans, this also caused a fair amount of confusion, as some people thought it was a bug or their … Read More

iTunes 11.4 Released with Support for iOS 8 Syncing

Sep 9, 2014 - 4 Comments
iTunes 11.4

Apple has released iTunes 11.4 for OS X, the new version is required for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch to sync and function properly after updating those devices to iOS 8, making it a highly recommended download for all Mac users. Mac users can find the iTunes 11.4 update available through the Software Update mechanism … Read More

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