Some Serious iTunes Goodness: 2 of 2

Tip of the fedora to Dan for this great idea. Do you ever get tired of hearing the same music over and over again from your iTunes library?  Here’s a possible cure. Select all of the music in your music library.  Right click on one of the highlighted items and select “Reset Plays” to make the play count for each… Continue reading

Now That’s Cool

Mac users:  Do you have the latest versions of iTunes (9.2), iBooks, and the operating systems for your iPhone and iPod Touch (iOS 4) and your iPad (iOS 3)?  If you do, you can do this… You can easily place a PDF file of anything you can make a PDF file from (web page, documents, images, etc.) on you portable… Continue reading

I’m a Proud New Father…

of an iPhone 4! It arrived at 9:30am at the front door via the stork (FedEx guy). I unboxed it ceremoniously. It is beautiful, and smart — just like it’s father (me, course)! I turned it on. It asked to be connected to the mother ship. I plugged it into my Macbook Pro. iTunes then displayed my phone number and… Continue reading

iOS 4

Well, my iPhone 4 is supposed to arrive tomorrow!  I can’t wait. I downloaded iOS 4 for my existing phone and iPod Touch to get accustomed to the new operating system.  So far, the thing I like the most is Folders!  My application icons are all grouped in a way that makes sense to me.  Instead of having an insane… Continue reading

Now That’s Clever

I’ve found a couple apps for the Mac and/or the iPhone that are curious. Xslimmer This app removes the extra PowerPC code that makes your applications work on both the PowerPC chip and the Intel chip.  After the application is slimmed down, it will only work on the Intel chip.  Hello, I gave my last old PowerPC Mac away a… Continue reading

Conspicuous by Its Absence

Something else just dawned on me about today’s announced iPad: all that went unannounced. In fact, I’m concerned. Where is iLife ’10? One of the presenters mentioned that iLife had been rewritten from the ground up. OMG! The last time Apple‘s software team re-wrote something from the ground up, they gutted it: iMovie! What features will we lose? Will desktop… Continue reading

My Take on the iPad

Image by Getty Images via Daylife First:  Glad to see Steve Jobs looks much healthier than during his first appearance after his liver transplant. You know, I personally think Apple will have a devilishly difficult time beating what they accomplished with the iPhone.  It was transcendent, transformative technology that turned the mobile industry on its head–just as the iPod transformed… Continue reading

My Loathsome AppleTV

I have blogged in the past about how much I hate the AppleTVs here at the house. Let me add to the tirade. With the latest upgrades, neither AppleTV (upstairs or downstairs) will play the photos from iPhoto on any computer in the house. Ready to work out, watch photos, listen to music… Well, No. Of course not. I’ve spent… Continue reading