Tag Archives: iTunes

Down with DVRs

For the first time, more people subscribe to Netflix than have DVR: Netflix reached another milestone that will worry traditional cable companies even further. According to a study by Leichtman Research Group, Inc., more people in the US report subscribing to Netflix than having a DVR in their households. Netflix narrowly eclipses the service offered […]

The Unbearable Heaviness of iTunes

Vlad Savov at The Verge asks how many Apple engineers does it take to fix iTunes?: In the ranking of unpleasant life experiences, using Apple’s iTunes lies somewhere between filing your taxes and having your wisdom teeth pulled out. It’s not good even at the best of times, but two weeks ago it was downright […]

If you hand over the keys, you hand over the money, control, and responsibility.

Over the weekend The New York Times published a piece, Podcasts Surge, but Producers Fear Apple Isn’t Listening. Marco Arment, a prominent iOS developer and podcaster, responded: And if that ill-informed New York Times article is correct in broad strokes, which is a big “if” given how much it got wrong about Apple’s role in […]

iTunes Should Trump Apple Music

From Bloomberg: Apple Inc. is planning sweeping changes to its year-old music streaming service after the first iteration of the product was met with tepid reviews and several executives brought in to revive the company’s music strategy departed. Hey Apple, fuck Apple Music. How about fixing iTunes? Oh, also fix the Music app on iOS.

Students Rethink iTunes

[… ] when one of your flagship software applications is assigned in schools as a case in feature bloat, it’s crossed some threshold for acceptability. —Khoi Vinh on the rethinking of iTunes by the students of Fachhochschule Potsdam The student redesigns can be seen here. It’s student work, so they’re not all winning designs but […]

R.I.P. iTunes

An obituary for iTunes by Adam Clark Estes at Gizmodo: It was swift and relatively painless. On June 30, 2015, iTunes gave birth to Apple Music, a much-awaited and disappointing pay-to-play streaming service. By this time, iTunes was in poor health, due to the viral popularity of streaming music services. Apple Music, I thought, would […]

Always Backup Your Files

Things didn’t go well for Jim Dalrymple with Apple Music: I love Apple. I love them because they take difficult problems and come up with innovative, simple solutions. The things they make just work and we trust them. Unfortunately, my experience with Apple Music has been exactly the opposite. As of today, I’m missing about […]

Weekly Exhaust Ep. 34 – I Don’t Mind Window Clutter

This week Michael and Bryan discuss drag-and-drop in OS X, Apple Watch, controlling notification settings, the cost of keeping updated with tech, iOS performance on older devices, archiving old Flash websites and old video games, the new Daredevil series and Bryan’s second book, The Blasted Lands. Listen Now (and subscribe on iTunes)