Archive for the 'iTunes' Category

iTunes: Sort Artist and ‘Artist’ column in Browse view

Monday, September 10th, 2007 • 4:44 pm

An interesting side-effect of using the Sort Artist field in iTunes 7.1 or higher.

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iTunes 7.3 update: Weird package problem

Monday, July 2nd, 2007 • 12:29 pm

Software Update appears to download packages in the wrong place.

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iTunes Store and EMI: A good deal for the AAC file format

Thursday, April 5th, 2007 • 9:43 am

Not quite the beginning of the end for the MP3 file format, but certainly good news for the unprotected AAC file format.

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iTunes 7.x: Still has occasional problems with redrawing column headings

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2007 • 11:09 am

Weird on-going cosmetic problem with iTunes’ column headings.

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iTunes: Why does the ‘Get Info’ command not take an ellipsis?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 • 6:13 pm

The long-standing problem of the modal track information dialog box, and what Apple could do to fix it.

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iTunes 7.1’s new sorting options: Why this awkward UI?

Wednesday, March 21st, 2007 • 2:57 pm

Great new sorting options, but why the awkward UI to edit multiple tracks?

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iTunes 7.1: Finally supports Full Keyboard Access

Thursday, March 15th, 2007 • 11:15 am

It’s only taken them about a decade to implement it…

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The RIAA’s response to Steve Jobs’ “Thoughts on Music”

Tuesday, February 13th, 2007 • 4:04 pm

Where is the media uproar about such incompetence?

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Slate on Japanese iTunes Store

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007 • 10:25 am

An article that does not tell a quarter of the real (shameful) story.

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iTunes: Smart Playlists need to support search on playlist name

Monday, January 15th, 2007 • 5:45 pm

Smart playlist rules that aren’t that smart.

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Anil Dash’s library is dead

Thursday, January 11th, 2007 • 10:38 pm

High-profile blogger is bitten by iTunes library corruption.

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iTunes: Pasting letters in numeric fields

Tuesday, January 9th, 2007 • 2:13 pm

Did you know you can actually enter letters in these track/disc number fields?

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Mac OS X: The struggle for UI consistency

Monday, September 25th, 2006 • 4:50 pm

Grey scroll bars in iTunes 7? Big deal… The real problem is with real inconsistencies that actually impact usability.

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iTunes: Yet another inconsistent ‘click-through’ behaviour

Monday, May 29th, 2006 • 1:37 pm

iTunes playlist windows don’t work like Finder windows.

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iTunes 6: Still using antiquated Aqua buttons in smart playlists

Thursday, May 18th, 2006 • 8:39 am

iTunes 6 still uses Aqua buttons dating back to 2001. Puzzling.

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