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By now you've probably had the opportunity to play around with the new iTunes Visualizer in iTunes 8. It's pretty cool, eh? Just like the previous visualizer, you can control this one with a few, simple key strokes. By pressing "?" while the visualizer is running, you are presented with a list of ke...

October 3rd 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The feature of iTunes 8 that Apple wants to you notice is called "Genius." Basically, it generates playlists, either from your songs or the iTunes Store, based upon a track selected from your library. In this post, we'll look at creating and saving a Genius playlist on your Mac.First, select the tar...

September 12th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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We were all excited to stream Genius-generated playlists from iTunes 8 to our Airport Express last night when -- poof -- "-3256 Unknown Error Occurred." This cryptic error, along with another under the equally descriptive name "-15000," has been keeping iTunes 8 upgraders from using their Airtunes o...

September 10th 2008 at 9:48am 0 Comments
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We know it's been a long day of Apple news, what with all those colorful new nanos, the thin-as-all-get-out touch, a fresh version of iTunes, and that forthcoming iPhone / touch update (and don't forget about those new shuffle colors). It's all a lot to take in, but as usual, we're presenting it to...

September 9th 2008 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Now that today's press event is over, we can review our earlier predictions and see how well we did.Just half an hour before it started, I guessed that Steve would reveal "...a revamped nano line, with greater storage, a new design and UI." The design and UI are certainly new, and the storage capaci...

September 9th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Just in case your hectic work day hasn't allowed you to follow our word-for-word (almost, anyway) coverage of today's Jobsnote, here's an HD headline to simmer on: HDTV shows are coming to iTunes 8. Among other niceties, iTunes 8 sees the re-joining of NBC and the launch of high-def TV shows at $2....

September 9th 2008 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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At Apple's "Let's Rock" event today, they unveiled the newest version of iTunes: version 8. The rumors were mostly right: iTunes 8 includes a new feature called "Genius" that allows you to "rediscover your iTunes music." Genius works by matching music with your listening tastes. The Genius interface...

September 9th 2008 at 12:54pm 0 Comments
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On the heels of our earlier post about new features in iTunes 8 comes this post from video producer and designer Allan White, speculating that the new visualizer in iTunes might be Processing artist Robert Hodgin's amazing Magnetosphere, which was available up until a few months ago from The Barbar...

September 5th 2008 at 7:00am 0 Comments