Amazing Audio Tech

Have you seen Shazam? If you haven’t here’s the short version…. Have you been listening to a song and so wondered what it was? Load up Shazam, tap the tag button, let the app listen and within about 15 seconds Shazam tells you what the song is along with who the artist is. The part that amazes me is the Lyric Play tech built in. … Continue reading Amazing Audio Tech

iTunes11 is out! Using it to make ringtones and my thoughts on the new version…

For some reason, as tech oriented as I am, I have never really gotten into creating my “own” ringtones or buying them. But my son’s phone ringing this morning got me to thinking about why I have never done this before. Of course when I went googling around for instructions all of them were outdated because of the new version of iTunes11! I figured it … Continue reading iTunes11 is out! Using it to make ringtones and my thoughts on the new version…

iTunes Match upgraded to a streaming service and Play Counts stick.

A reader asked a great question about iTunes Match and how play counts work. After playing around with it a little bit I found a few interesting details. After signing up for iTunes Match iTunes will match your songs to the songs in Apple’s library. Then if you your songs are “matched” you will see that indicated in your iTunes (if you have iTunes Status … Continue reading iTunes Match upgraded to a streaming service and Play Counts stick.

Reflection on the ReflectionApp and the AirServerApp and Apple TV

I have been very excited because every year when I get my tax refund back I usually convince my wife to let me buy a new toy. Like my iPad’s or a new kayak. This year I’ve known for a long time that I was going to be buying an Apple TV with the converter from HDMI to VGA with audio. I’ve been using my … Continue reading Reflection on the ReflectionApp and the AirServerApp and Apple TV

Updating your iTunes songs to the higher quality using iTunes Match

So I have turned on iTunes Match, as I’ve mentioned in several other posts here. Apple has made an attempt to give a good description of what the service is and how to use it – check this out from them…¬†and then there is even more here “Learn More About iTunes Match.” They even have a nifty “Understanding the iCloud Status Icons” There are gaps … Continue reading Updating your iTunes songs to the higher quality using iTunes Match