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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

How to Recover / Restore Deleted iPhone Contacts

Sep 5, 2013 - 2 Comments
Restoring deleted Contacts from an iPhone

It’s never fun to accidentally delete a contact that is needed, let alone multiple contacts or even an entire address book. If you find yourself in a situation where you have deleted contacts from your iPhone that you then must recover, you can often get them back by performing a variety of tricks. We’ll cover … Read More

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

Aug 26, 2013 - 3 Comments
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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

How to Remove “Other” Data Stored on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch

Jul 24, 2013 - 13 Comments
Other Space on an iPhone taking up a lot of storage

Most iOS users encounter “Other” for the first time when they connect their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a computer, where they’ll find it listed in the little iTunes usage bar graph. With everything else so well labeled, Other can be a bit of a mystery, particularly when it takes up a ton of … Read More

How to Fix iTunes When It’s Not Syncing with iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch

Jun 30, 2013 - 26 Comments
Fix iTunes when it won't sync

iOS is obviously going in the direction of not needing iTunes at all, but in the meantime you still need to sync an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to copy over music libraries, videos, media, perform local backups, apps, and more. Typically iTunes will sync with an iOS device without incident, but sometimes things go … Read More

How to Tell Which Model an iPhone Is

Jun 27, 2013 - 1 Comment
Identify an iPhone by model number

Though most iPhone owners know what which model they have, not everyone does, and sometimes you’ll come across an iPhone and have no idea what it is. This is usually because some iPhone models share the same enclosure, and because of that it can be very hard to differentiate them just by a first glance. … 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

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