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An Easy Guide To Setting Up + Using Apple Pay In iOS 8.1

It isn’t Apple Pay that brick and mortar stores don’t yet support, it’s NFC payments themselves.  Apple Pay in a retail store setting is a regular NFC payment.  Any store with payment terminals displaying the NFC payment logo will work with an Apple Pay enabled device…

Posted by Ben on October 20, 2014 at 4:49 PM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

I’ve been using iTunes since it was introduced and I’ve never had much difficulty adjusting to the new versions. I have to say that this version is the best yet; I just can’t stop playing with it.

I love the new ‘Recently Added’ field in the Album and Artist windows. I often had trouble remembering the latest CDs I had downloaded, so, despite wanting to find an album, I often used the songs window just so that I could use the ‘Date Added’ column.

Maybe this was a feature that needed to be selected which I overlooked in previous versions, as I’m surprised it wasn’t mentioned in the article.

A couple of niggles I still have: When I search for an artist in Album view I’d like to be able to filter the result to just see albums by that artist, excluding other people’s albums and compilations they may be on, and albums by artists who have covered their songs, just like you can in Artist view.

And it still annoys me that the Search field doesn’t retain my search when I move between My Music and the Store.

But these are minor issues I can live with; overall IMO iTunes 12 is a job well done.

Posted by Stephen on October 20, 2014 at 5:14 AM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

Can anyone please tell me how to get back the fields of Grouping and Episode ID in iTunes??? I can’t get to these metadata fields anymore and I just added new TV series content to my media library. Its annoying because my smart playlist goes by grouping and sort by Episode ID.

Posted by Kyle Wong on October 19, 2014 at 10:40 PM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

@ #4 - There’s an app called MetaX that, while not necessarily the best or prettiest thing out there, can edit every field iTunes can/will display (even theatrical ratings) and will also embed poster art into the video file’s metadata. It’s free.

#5 - While I agree that having a separate app for iTMS/App Store (with integration for Mac App Store) would be great, I like the fact that iTunes does it all. It’s a media server for the Apple TVs that I own, it’s how I play back movies, TV, music, podcasts, and everything else on my Mac both locally and in the cloud, and it helps me manage my massive collection of music and movies (at least 400GiB of music, and 3x that in movies).

@ Nick Guy - the sidebar is still there, kinda; it’s buried in the “Playlists” option. However, iDevices don’t show up over there anymore. Being that I’m a long-time iTunes user (version 2 on a PowerMac 8500), I actually like the changes made. I’ll be giving it a shot on my Windows 7 box soon, hoping Apple cleaned up the code base.

Posted by Bill on October 19, 2014 at 5:04 AM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

wow best

Posted by getahun on October 18, 2014 at 4:46 AM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

I like the way it looks.

One minor nit - the Account Name in the control bar displays my legal name instead of my nickname - it shows William instead of Will.

I really appreciate that the album covers now no longer have fuzzy /cloudy edges. That was an insult to the cover art designers.

TV Shows should still be changed in name to Series, since many series, such as web series, are not television shows except in an abstract sense.

Posted by Will on October 17, 2014 at 9:34 AM (CDT)

Ten Things You Didn't Know About iPad Air 2 + iPad mini 3

iPad Air 2 - Reveal
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ynKhXdm2Bug&list;

Posted by hama on October 17, 2014 at 7:05 AM (CDT)

Ten Things You Didn't Know About iPad Air 2 + iPad mini 3

Apple has always been known for introducing products with out-of-the-ordinary designs and innovative features that have never failed to take the consumer market by storm and one bets example is the iPad Air.

Posted by underseaglider on October 16, 2014 at 8:01 PM (CDT)

Ten Things You Didn't Know About iPad Air 2 + iPad mini 3

Funny list of descriptive words, JB

Nice found poem!

Posted by choicweb on October 16, 2014 at 3:47 PM (CDT)

Ten Things You Didn't Know About iPad Air 2 + iPad mini 3

Here’s a transcript that I captured while listening to the iPad Air 2 intro:

simple
magical
unique
beautifully
simplieifed
advanced
jam packed
powerful
ultra-fast
incredible
jam packed
incredible
light
power
performance
capability
transforming
transforming
unbelievable
simplistic
so many
great experience
huge advantage
best
Number 1
Number 1
Number 1
Number 1
so thin
thinner
best
better
new
unbelievably gorgeous
thin
so incredible
PHIL
excited
thinnest
thin
thinner
thinner
thinnest
incredible
so thin
thinner
so much
thinnest
reduced
beautiful
more beautiful
incredible
best
so much more
great
new
unbelievable
out of this world
faster
faster
incredibly
new
best
incredible
helping
new
huge jump forward
new
large
great
blown away
incredible
incredible
accurate
great
perfect
large
pretty cool
all new
new
all new
larger
more
amazing
great new
great new
faster
faster
faster
more
most

Posted by JB on October 16, 2014 at 3:45 PM (CDT)

Mind The Gap: What's iPad's Role In An iPhone 6 (Plus) World?

YES! iPhone 6 Plus UI is a mess! Case in point: all of Apple’s app. Rotate your iPhone 6 Plus so that the home button is at the top. Now run any of Apple’s app like iMessage, Calendar, Photos, etc. When you open them the screen is upside down.

Posted by Benjamin on October 14, 2014 at 4:42 PM (CDT)

The Early Guide To Apple Watch Apps

I am pretty excited about the watch and I think Apple was right in creating a good diversity initially.

This is a nice summation of what is currently known and I think it will be expanded as more details are revealed.

A small correction though, you refer to ‘Estimated ETA’, when ETA, by its very definition, is Estimated Time of Arrival.

Posted by Sreedhar on October 6, 2014 at 12:56 AM (CDT)

What's New In Apple TV 7.0

APPLE TV software 7.0 change icon program coming this fall

Posted by VIKRAM on August 7, 2014 at 8:14 PM (CDT)

What's New In Apple TV 7.0

Is that it?  A few cheesy and unnecessary UI changes? 

What about functionality changes?  What about adding universal search?  What about adding a universal provider so I don’t have to add my DirecTV account info and activate on every channel?

What about adding to App Store? 
What about adding apps like Safari, Find My iPhone, Find Friends, Mail or Messaging?  There are a lot of things that can be improved more than just making the UI flat.

Posted by Eric on August 7, 2014 at 2:24 PM (CDT)

What's New In Apple TV 7.0

How do I update to 7.0?? It says my Apple TV is up to date

Posted by Gdjsjznswja on August 6, 2014 at 3:55 PM (CDT)

The Complete Guide to Apple TV Channels

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Posted by conpinteyrobqw on August 6, 2014 at 12:50 AM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

I don’t bother upgrading to new versions of iTunes any more because I’m tired of doing it, I DON’T WANT MAJOR CHANGES.
Thank you.

Posted by Steve on August 4, 2014 at 6:58 AM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

Why can’t there be just an iTunes Store. There you find what you want to download, podcasts, albums, movies, etc. Then, once the download completes a smart sort of invisible app picks up the new arrival, files it to your own folders, which have a smashing media list view. Once launched another smart app handles each MP3, MP4, podcast download with a simple minimalist interface to play.

iTunes now is a gargantuan and it makes no sense as it ttys to be all things to all users. That’s not necessary, nor is it simple, nor efficient, nor FUN!

Posted by Tom G on July 31, 2014 at 8:28 PM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

Can’t add a year to a file that wasn’t added from the iTunes Store, it seems. I have a video file (.mp4) that I copied into iTunes. Accessing the new Get Info screen, I can edit the title, sorting, etc., but there is no way to add the movie’s release date. Haven’t checked for audio files yet.

They just made organizing your media with iTunes a bit more difficult than it already was. Seems another reason to find another option.

Posted by MJ on July 27, 2014 at 4:34 PM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

Can one still burn to CD and or DVD?
And where is the “Add File/Folder to Library Option,” as well as the Import Compression options?

Posted by Ron C. on July 27, 2014 at 3:14 PM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

1. “Album is a compilation of songs by various artists”.  Now perhaps people will use that properly!
2. The “Add Field” button is interesting.

Posted by Galley in Greenville, SC on July 26, 2014 at 5:58 PM (CDT)

What's New in iTunes 12

iTunes 11 was released Nov 2012, not 2013 as stated in the article.

Posted by Andrew Barry on July 24, 2014 at 10:05 AM (CDT)

The Complete Guide to Apple TV Channels

Sadly, virtually everything from any of the channels or services (save YouTube) are not available unless you also have a cable or satellite service subscription. in my opinion this is the height of stupidity by these networks and services. First off, if I already have them on a cable or satellite service, why would I need them on AppleTV? The reason I would want them on AppleTV is because I *don’t* have cable or satellite service. And given that each subscriber nets each of these services less than a dollar or two per month (some, undoubtedly even less) based on the number of these channels that one can get per dollar when boosting a cable or satellite plan from the basic to the more advanced levels, these channels could be making a fortune from AppleTV owners by simply allowing them to subscribe through their iTunes account for a few dollars each month. But apparently the management of these stations are so myopic and tied to the cable and satellite service models that they can’t bother to recognize the possibilities for higher sources of revenue. Would that Apple would put more pressure on them to open up their stations to AppleTV owners via iTunes.

Posted by Leslie D. Martin on July 20, 2014 at 8:46 PM (CDT)

iLounge Picks: Five Great Summer Party Speakers

Thank you for this nice and detailed article on party speakers

Posted by FendaAudio on July 17, 2014 at 6:51 AM (CDT)

What's New In iOS 8 For iPad, iPhone + iPod touch

I agree on the statements above. Also, what about make it possible to ZOOM IN on the map - doing the finger moves keeps the small fonts, ehhh small. Apple, please don’t make the Microsoft error by introducing a lot of new features without Kirsten to the users needs for refining the old ones. What I really miss is password protected mails (as another rouser asked for) but also the possibility for protected pictures and so on fro prying eyes.

Posted by Lars on July 14, 2014 at 3:03 PM (CDT)

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