I have been an iTunes Match user for the past couple of years. If you are not sure what that means here is the quick version – Apple takes my entire music library (up to 25,000 songs) and makes it available in the cloud on every single one of my devices from wherever I have internet access at. There are some restrictions but most of … Continue reading iTunes Match and Apple Music Updates
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
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 Of course when I went googling around for instructions all of them were outdated because of the new version of iTunes11!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 is an amazing piece of software. I’ve used it since before Apple bought the software and named it iTunes. I should not admit this but I could not believe it the first time I stuck in a CD and found out I could typed in the names to the track and they reappeared the next time I put the same CD into the computer! … Continue reading iTunes will never be able to do this…
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.
So the other day I was cleaning up around the Band Room trying to get everything packed up for the summer. The trouble was it was too quiet. I needed music! So I grabbed my iPad and hooked it up to the speakers, hit play and turned it up – I mean come on, there were no kids around and I needed inspiration! About five … Continue reading AirPlay and AirFoil
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
I have several albums of mp3’s that iTunes Match claim are ineligible albums for iTunes Match that I have no idea why they have been marked as such. They are CD’s that I have ripped, I own the CD, and I know they are are available in the iTunes Store. I also noticed that iTunes suddenly had two of the songs listed with the incorrect … Continue reading Ineligible song issues with iTunes Match.
I just ran into an issue with using iTunes Match and having tunes that are ineligible. I have a list of songs that for one reason or another are not being uploaded to iTunes Match Cloud. I’m sure Apple has a list of reasons why songs may not be eligible, I’ve seen it. That list explains a few of the songs on my list but … Continue reading iTunes Match Issues
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