iTunes Instant: Faster And Easier Way To Search iTunes And The App Store

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Sep 222010

If one of your biggest complaint about iTunes is that it is slow then you’re not the only one. iTunes 10 that was released earlier in the month is a little bit faster but just not fast enough.

So Stephen Ou, a 15-year-old developer (can you believe it) from the Bay Area created iTunes Instant, which makes it a lot faster and easier to search iTunes and the App Store. Stephen Ou apparently developed iTunes Instant in less than 3 hours using Apple’s own Search API. Continue reading »

How To Make Ringtones For Your iPhone For Free

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Aug 292010


The simple ringtone hack that was discovered almost three years back still seems to work with the latest version of iTunes.

It is based on the fact that iTunes differentiates a song file and a ringtone by the file extension. While we all know that the song file extension was AAC; the file extension for ringtones is “M4R”.

All you need to do is take an m4a file, which is DRM free and not more than 30 seconds, rename it to m4r and add it to iTunes.

You can check out this step by step guide to create free custom ringtones for your iPhone using iTunes:

In iTunes, right click on the song you are going to make into a ringer and select “Get Info.” Continue reading »

iTunes 9.2.1 Now Available for Windows and Mac

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Aug 262010

Apple today has released iTunes 9.2.1 for both Windows and Mac OS X. This is a minor release which mainly brings stability & performance improvements, along with bug fixes when taking backups and syncing all the iOS based devices. Full change log is as follows.

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Jul 192010

Apple has just released iTunes 9.2.1, which according to the release notes includes a number of bug fixes such as issue upgrading to iOS 4 on an iPhone or iPod Touch with encrypted back-ups.

It is available via Apple Software update and is around 65MB in size.

According to the release notes, the following bugs have been fixed:

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iPhone 4 announced, launching June 24 for $199

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Jun 072010

Apple has unveiled its new iPhone 4 after a couple wild, unprecedented months of leaks. Sure, it looks exactly like we expected it to (Steve compares it to an old Leica camera), with a glass front and back, but it’s what’s on the inside that counts, kids. The stainless steel band that goes around the phone is an antenna system, while also providing the main structure of the phone, though it’s plugged into the same old GSM / UMTS radio you all know and love — there’s a reason they didn’t call it the iPhone 4G. There’s also of course that front facing camera we were all anticipating, a rear camera with LED flash, and a new high resolution display that doubles the pixels in each direction (960 x 640) for a 4X overall pixel count increase — Apple calls it a “Retina Display.” It’s rated at 326ppi, which Apple claims is beyond the human eye’s limit of distinction. Check out an example of the new screen up against the iPhone 3G after the break. Similar to the iPad, it’s an IPS display, offering 800:1 contrast. Naturally, it’s still the same old 3.5-inch size. Under the hood is the A4 processor that runs the iPad. Despite the new engine (and the 25% thinner chassis), Apple managed to make the battery slightly larger, and the new handset is rated at 7 hours of 3G talk, 6 hours of 3G browsing, 10 hours of WiFi browsing, 10 hours of video, and 40 hours of music. Oh, and that WiFi? It’s 802.11n now. The camera has been bumped to 5 megapixels, with 5X digital zoom and a “backside illuminated sensor,” which now can also record HD video at 720p / 30fps. Continue reading »

Jun 062010

For most users, iTunes does a great job of handling all of the details of managing your media library for you, allowing you to manage your content through iTunes itself and not having to worry too much about the underlying files and folders that make up your iTunes library.

Unfortunately, this user-friendly approach has one serious limitation: When it comes time to move your iTunes library, it can often be a bit of a challenge to figure out exactly what pieces you need to move and how to go about doing this. Many iTunes users start out with a basic iTunes library and use the default settings to store all of their media content on their primary internal hard drive. However, as you add new content over time, particularly with the additional video content now supported by iTunes, you may soon find that your library threatens to take over your computer. Continue reading »

iPad App Store Now Available To International Users

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May 212010

We are just a week away from the international launch of iPad. Starting May 28, the iPad will be available in nine more countries – Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

As part of its preparations, Apple has now launched the iPad App Store in several of these new markets, including few countries where the iPad shall not be launching next week.

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Warning: Do Not Update to iTunes 9.1.1 If You Want UL Jailbreak

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Apr 282010

MuscleNerd from the iPhone Dev Team is warning users who are hoping to use a userland jailbreak for the iPad, iPhone, or iPod to hold off on updating to iTunes 9.1.1.

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