iGooSoft iTunes Recovery for Mac allows you to scan through and pull items out of old recovery files you have stored on your Mac. If you have old images, videos, contact information, text messages, or other files stored in the recovery images from backing up an iPhone or iPad, this app will allow you to extract them and move them to individual folders on your machine.
When you open iGooSoft after a quick installation, you can instantly start searching through your recovery files. They will be listed by device and date. Click any one of them and it will instantly … Read more
SyncTunes allows you to easily sync your iTunes library to an Android device via a USB device. The application is easy to use and offers an ideal solution for times when you need to quickly transfer iTunes music, playlists, videos, and podcasts from your PC to your mobile device.
Upon opening SyncTunes, you will be prompted to install the second part of the application, the SyncTunes desktop app for Windows, which is required to move items from your iTunes library to your Android device. This doesn't require you to download the companion app from another Web site, though as … Read more
Apple's iTunes Radio has already picked up 11 million listeners since its launch last week, Apple announced Monday.
Available through iTunes 11 and iOS 7, iTunes Radio takes a page from Pandora's playbook. You can create and add different music stations to your feed based on your tastes and listen to songs streamed from each one. You can fine-tune each station to play only hits, a variety of songs, or a "discovery" of music new to you.
Apple also naturally makes it easy to buy any song via iTunes with a price tag that you can … Read more
Keeping iTunes free of duplicates and dead links is much less painful with help from tools like MarkelSoft's Cleaner for iTunes. Cleaner's job is to search quickly through your iTunes installation, library, and links and automatically delete duplicate files and dead links. It saves deleted files in a folder for review, too. Cleaner is configured to be the fastest and easiest way to clean up your iTunes library, and its scanning process certainly lives up to the billing. But the free trial version of this shareware that we tried is limited to five file deletions, so we can'… Read more
Control iTunes with Gestures for Mac allows users to change songs playing in iTunes without touching their computer, even when doing other activities. While its lack of instruction means trial and error is required, the program ultimately works as intended.
At around 30MB, Control iTunes with Gestures for Mac takes a few minutes to download. The program opens as a window with the Mac's Webcam enabled and active. The video fills most of the window, while a row of buttons, which are labeled well, sit across the bottom. This allows for manual playback of songs, as well as locking … Read more
Change Hidden iTunes Preferences for Mac is an excellent application for customizing Apple's media software. Despite its utility, novice Mac users may have trouble with its slightly complicated installation process.
After downloading, Change Hidden iTunes Preferences for Mac opens up as a disk image with detailed installation instructions. While comprehensive, it requires users to open hidden folders, create new ones, and drag the application's scripts into them. This could be too complicated for some early Mac users. The instructions did work, though, with the application's scripts becoming visible in the drop-down menus in iTunes. Once clicked, an … Read more
Apple iTunes for Mac continues doing its thing, managing and playing your media, constructing playlists, selling music, and renting movies; but the interface is always evolving.
We updated Apple iTunes for Mac via Apple's Software Update, upgrading 10.7 to 11.0.4 without any issues. A dramatically redesigned interface was apparent right off the bat. The sidebar was gone--it can be restored--and all our albums were displayed in a grid of album covers. We scrolled through our 2,231 albums, smoothly and precisely, but iTunes 10 could not handle a library of this size very well, making browsing … Read more
A future version of Apple's iTunes Radio could let you reveal why you liked or disliked a certain song in your playlist.
Published Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, an Apple patent application called "Playlist Configuration and Preview," describes some handy ways to customize and manage your playlist of streaming songs.
Most streaming music services let you vote thumb's up or thumb's down on a certain song to gauge your musical tastes. But they don't give you the ability to explain why you voted the way you did.
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Leawo's Tunes Cleaner searches your iTunes library for duplicates, missing album art and song tags, and other issues, and automatically fixes it all without requiring an iTunes Store account. With a few clicks, it can tidy up the largest iTunes library, but it also works with folders outside of iTunes, though it doesn't work as a general music library cleaner: you must have iTunes 10 or better installed. Leawo Tunes Cleaner does work with Windows 8, though, as well as XP, Vista, and Windows 7; both 32-bit and 64-bit versions. It's not free, but the unregistered version … Read more