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How to Show a Sidebar in iTunes 12

Oct 23, 2014 - 58 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 - 12 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 - 12 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 - 4 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 - 31 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 - 4 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 - 8 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

Create a New iTunes Radio Station from Currently Playing Song or Artist

Sep 3, 2014 - 2 Comments
Create a new iTunes Radio station from a song or artist

Have a favorite song that you want to use to seed a new music station? Maybe you’re looking to find some new tunes to hear based on a particular song or artist? iTunes Radio makes this process simple, and you can instantly create a new iTunes Radio station from any playing song or artist, whether … Read More

Fixing App Store “Could Not Complete Purchase : Unknown Error” Messages

Aug 13, 2014 - Leave a Comment
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Typically you can download anything from the Mac App Store without incident, that’s the way things are supposed to work. Sometimes things aren’t so hunky-dory, and one of the more peculiar errors from the App Store is the incredibly vague “We could not complete your purchase – Unknown Error” message.

Fix a “iTunes Could Not Backup iPhone” Error Message

Jul 16, 2014 - 1 Comment
Starting an iOS Device backup to iTunes

If you regularly make backups of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to the computer with iTunes, you may rarely run into an error when iTunes reports it’s unable to backup the iOS device. This is usually accompanied by a very vague error message like “iTunes could not back up the iPhone “(name)” because the … Read More

iTunes 11.3 Released with iTunes Extras

Jul 10, 2014 - 1 Comment
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Apple has released iTunes 11.3, adding multiple improvements to the iTunes Extra feature. iTunes Extras often include behind-the-scenes video clips, short films, galleries, director commentary, and other related supplementals to primary iTunes content. The primary change brought with iTunes 11.3 is to include iTunes Extras with any purchased HD movies at no additional cost.

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