Posts tagged ‘itunes’

Our iPods + iTunes + Windows + Apple Problem

Here’s the scenario. Bear with me, it’s kind of tedious: My local copy of my music files are stored on a Windows desktop. We’ll call that…

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PlaysForSure (Until August, 2008)

Mark Pilgrim has written a very cogent, readable essay on Microsoft’s consistently lame music offerings: Microsoft named this developer platform “PlaysForSure”, and they (and their partners)…

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Buying Music Can Be Tricky

Today I listened to the always charming This American Life podcast (where-in I learned that host Ira Glass is allegedly straight–who knew?). The episode features bits…

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iTunes Keeps Turning Off the Podcast Tap

Speaking of podcasts, does this ever happen to you? I don’t auto-synchronize my download podcasts in iTunes to my iPod. Instead, I choose which ones to…

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It Was Bound to Happen Sooner or Later

A couple of years ago, I downloaded The Waifs’ great cover of Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” from the iTunes store. I’ve bought less…

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How Do They Market Compilation Albums, and Who Buys Them?

I happened to hear on the CBC today that Diana Krall has a new compilation album out called The Very Best of Diana Krall. I’m not…

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Let’s Make an iTunes Network

Over on Travis’s blog, I read about Simplify Media. Crap name, good product. From Travis: There’s a cool program, for Mac and PC, that lets you…

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Laundry, Chicken, iTunes and Levels of Abstraction in User Interface Design

Last month I was at my friend’s place in France, doing some laundry. Her washing machine lit up like a cheap stereo, which struck me as…

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