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  • How to Focus the iTunes Interface on Music
    Apr 16 1315 04 Apr 16 1314 28 Mar 16 1313 21 Mar 16 1312 14 Mar 16 1311 07 Mar 16 1310 29 Feb 16 1309 22 Feb 16 Back Issues About TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members ScanSnap Smile Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 07 Mar 2016 Print Comment 0 How to Focus the iTunes Interface on Music by Josh Centers If you re overwhelmed by the complexity of iTunes and long for the days when it was a relatively simple music player check out Kirk McElhearn s guide to simplifying the iTunes interface Kirk walks you through hiding unwanted features in order to make the iTunes interface more accessible for playing music follow link Check out the Take Control ebooks that expand on the topic in this article Take Control of iTunes 12 The FAQ Befuddled by Apple Music Tired of playing hide and seek with the iTunes sidebar Wish you could organize your podcasts Wondering what the

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16301 (2016-04-24)
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  • Apple Updates Third-Generation Apple TV to 7.2.1
    Apr 16 1316 11 Apr 16 1315 04 Apr 16 1314 28 Mar 16 1313 21 Mar 16 1312 14 Mar 16 1311 07 Mar 16 1310 29 Feb 16 1309 22 Feb 16 Back Issues About TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members Smile ScanSnap Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Related Articles ExtraBITS for 29 February 2016 29 Feb 16 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below External Links 26 Feb 2016 Print Comment 0 Apple Updates Third Generation Apple TV to 7 2 1 by Josh Centers The fourth generation Apple TV may now be the crown jewel of Apple s living room efforts but the company hasn t forgotten about the previous model releasing Apple TV 7 2 1 for the third generation Apple TV The update doesn t appear to add any new features but it offers the standard general performance and stability improvements and 33 security updates If the update isn t pushed to your Apple TV automatically you can initiate it in Settings General Update

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16291 (2016-04-24)
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  • Airfoil 5.0
    3 Fantastical 2 2 Related Articles Airfoil 5 0 2 13 Mar 16 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Watchlist 18 Feb 2016 Print Comment 2 Airfoil 5 0 by Agen G N Schmitz Rogue Amoeba has released Airfoil 5 0 a significant update to the wireless audio broadcasting app that brings a number of new features including support for sending audio to a Bluetooth speaker or headset as well as to multiple Bluetooth devices simultaneously In addition to a new and improved user interface with sleeker graphics and longer volume sliders Airfoil 5 0 also adds the capability to create Speaker Groups found within Preferences enabling you to select multiple audio outputs with a single click Other new features include a silence monitor which automatically disconnects Airfoil when it s streaming silence freeing up the output device for others to use adjustable output sync options found in Speakers Advanced Speaker Options and custom equalizer presets The release also improves the Instant On component and offers full compatibility with Rogue Amoeba s free range of Airfoil Satellite apps which enable iOS and Android devices plus Macs and Windows PCs to be used as audio receivers Airfoil 5 0 is still priced at 29 and it s free for those who purchased Airfoil 4 on or after 1 November 2015 For those with an Airfoil 4 license purchased prior to that date you

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16274 (2016-04-24)
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  • Piezo 1.5
    TidBITS About Us Advertise Contact Copyright Privacy TidBITS Members Smile ScanSnap Thoughtful detailed coverage of the Mac iPhone and iPad plus the best selling Take Control ebooks Pick an apple Become a TidBITS member TidBITS Watchlist Fantastical 2 2 1 Retrospect 13 01 LaunchBar 6 6 2 Delicious Library 3 5 1 GarageBand 10 1 1 Pixelmator 3 4 4 1Password 6 2 1 Banktivity 5 6 7 Parallels Desktop 11 1 3 Fantastical 2 2 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Watchlist 14 Feb 2016 Print Piezo 1 5 by Agen G N Schmitz Rogue Amoeba has released Piezo 1 5 with the addition of the Instant On component also found in other Rogue Amoeba titles such as Audio Hijack and Airfoil which enables the minimalist audio recording app to capture audio from already running applications Additionally Rogue Amoeba has pulled Piezo from the Mac App Store due to Apple s sandboxing limitations which made Piezo less and less effective over time For more details on Piezo see Piezo Makes Audio Recording Dead Simple 8 December 2011 If you previously purchased Piezo from the Mac App Store you can download it directly from the Rogue Amoeba Web site The app will recognize Mac App Store buyers and will lead them through a brief one time migration process that provides a complimentary license key make sure to get your license key before

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16263 (2016-04-24)
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  • How to Stream Super Bowl 50 for Free on Your Apple Devices
    this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Entertainment 01 Feb 2016 Listen Print Comment 6 How to Stream Super Bowl 50 for Free on Your Apple Devices by Josh Centers Super Bowl 50 yes 50 and not L because the NFL has switched from Roman to Arabic numerals will take place 7 February 2016 at 6 30 PM EST If you want to watch the showdown between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos but don t have traditional TV service the good news is that CBS will be streaming the game for free to viewers in the United States Here s how to stream the game on any of your Apple devices Mac On the Mac open a Web browser and go to CBSSports com There should be a prominent link on the front page when the time comes Note that the CBS Sports video player requires Flash If you don t wish to install Flash we don t advise it use the Google Chrome Web browser which has a self contained Flash player iPad iPad users can watch the game with the free CBS Sports app Easy iPhone The bad news for iPhone users is that you must be a Verizon Wireless subscriber to watch the game But if you are you can watch the game live in the free NFL app You can stream the game over Wi Fi instead of Verizon s cellular network The only upside of this limitation is that you don t have to log in to your Verizon account in the app Apple TV No brand loyalty is required to watch the Super Bowl on the Apple TV Find the CBS Sports app in the Apple TV s App Store download it and open it CBS has two other Apple TV apps CBS and CBS News that won t do what you want I imagine that the Super Bowl stream will be prominently featured on game day If you re outside of the United States on Super Bowl Sunday your options depend on the country you re in The BBC and Sky both have broadcast rights to the game in the UK so you should be able to watch it in their respective apps if you have the appropriate license and or subscription iPlayer for the BBC and Sky Go Likewise CTV owns the Super Bowl rights in Canada so you should be able to watch the game on CTV Go if you re a subscriber If you know of details for other countries let us know in the comments and we ll add them And if you only watch the Super Bowl for the commercials you ll be able to find them all on the YouTube AdBlitz channel via

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16223 (2016-04-24)
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  • Apple Brings Back Podcasts in tvOS 9.1.1
    1 Bring Bug Fixes Why Apple Defends Encryption CarPlay Offers Limited Glitchy iPhone Auto Integration TidBITS Watchlist Notable Software Updates for 25 January 2016 ExtraBITS for 25 January 2016 Close To help us avoid automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Entertainment 25 Jan 2016 Print Apple Brings Back Podcasts in tvOS 9 1 1 by Josh Centers Hot on the heels of updates for OS X and iOS Apple has released tvOS 9 1 1 for the fourth generation Apple TV You can obtain the update by going to Settings System Software Updates Update Software There are no release notes but there is one obvious new feature the return of the Podcasts app which appears on your Home screen after updating If you use Apple s Podcasts app for iOS or listen to podcasts with iTunes the Apple TV version can sync your subscriptions and episodes with those clients Unsurprisingly Podcasts for tvOS also supports video podcasts and provides a great experience for watching them The Podcasts app is split into six screens Unplayed If you subscribe to podcasts the episodes you haven t yet finished will appear here Select an episode to play it My Podcasts Your subscribed podcasts if you have any appear here You can also create stations which are like playlists for podcasts that appear alongside subscribed podcasts in this screen Featured This screen lists podcasts selected by Apple s editors You can

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16219 (2016-04-24)
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  • Like iTunes Radio? Prepare to Pay or Switch
    the desktop and the mobile version lets you play whatever you like but only in shuffle mode Fujitsu ScanSnap Scanners Save your business time and money with our easy to use small ScanSnap Scanner line Eliminate paper piles by scanning documents business cards and receipts Visit us at http budurl me sstb Comments about Like iTunes Radio Prepare to Pay or Switch Comments are closed Anonymous 2016 01 18 19 57 Since apple is so excellent about giving ith Free v Fee the only difference is a R and taking away ith How do I know what I have and do not have any more All their stuff looks alike after a while 9 99 Month I can t afford to be charge anything else more Obamacare is doing that for Apple Just say No to subscriptions with out representation B Adam Engst 2016 01 19 09 16 When you choose Store Apple Music in iTunes if it says Join Apple Music chances are that you re not subscribed to Apple Music But the best way to tell is if you re getting a 9 99 charge on your credit card from Apple each month George 2016 01 18 20 14 Go to the Apple store and download the myTuner Radio Free app you can upgrade if you choose to and you can tune in streaming stations around the globe So far it s been working well for both US and European stations Mariachi 2016 01 19 00 33 You can also do that in iTunes under the Internet Radio tab 9 which AFAIK is not being removed Adam Engst 2016 01 19 09 19 Right what you re talking about is an Internet radio station which is either the Internet face of a normal radio station somewhere in the world or a radio station that broadcasts entirely on the Internet but still generates its programming entirely manually iTunes Radio is an algorithmically driven feature that when seeded with a particular song or album or artist plays similar music Brent Bossom 2016 01 18 20 20 Plenty of alternatives Maybe for you in the US but not globally Anyway I find it hard to fault Apple Music when it has such a massive selection l really love having access to everything for less than the price of an album each month Mac Mini Me 2016 01 19 01 12 I m somewhat confused here Is the iTunes Radio service the same as the Internet tab on iTunes which offers streaming radio from numerous sources collected under various themes such as Adult Contemporary Alternative Rock Ambient Blues etc The latter is not ad supported so I assume not I m still trundling along with iTunes 11 4 18 so I may be living in some grandfathered in reality Adam Engst 2016 01 19 09 20 Nope iTunes Radio is algorithmically driven to play music similar to a particular song album or artist What you re talking about are radio stations from

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16201 (2016-04-24)
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  • Boom 2 v1.4
    automated posts and misuse of our site please enter the words below Close Gerberding Thanks for your interest in forwarding this article via email Please fill in your email address and that of the recipient below You can also include a short message Close Send to Your email Your name Your message indicates required fields To help us avoid automated attempts to spam recipients please enter the words below Watchlist 15 Jan 2016 Print Comment 4 Boom 2 v1 4 by Agen G N Schmitz Global Delight has released version 1 4 of its Boom 2 volume booster and equalizer app with a few key fixes The update resolves a bug that caused distorted audio for some users enables you to replace the default equalizer presets with your own and fixes an issue that caused audio to mute in and out when using the Mac s dictation feature 14 99 new from Global Delight with a 25 percent discount for TidBITS members free update 11 7 MB 10 10 READERS LIKE YOU Support TidBITS by becoming a member today Check out the perks at http tidbits com member benefits html Special thanks to Gerry Russell marlene grover Connie Dowis and Russell Ginns for their generous support Comments about Boom 2 v1 4 Comments are closed mike sanders 2016 01 18 21 54 Will Boom improve enhance the sound when playing movies from my itunes library to my Apple TV 4 Currently I have to crank the volume on the TV a brand new LG up to almost max 100 Thanks Adam Engst 2016 01 19 09 45 I really doubt it Are you playing the movies in iTunes via Home Sharing on the Apple TV or by playing them in iTunes on the Mac and using AirPlay to send them

    Original URL path: http://tidbits.com/article/16195 (2016-04-24)
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