iTunes 11 tips and tricks

iTunes 11 may have been the biggest news this past week, given that this was the first major upgrade to the interface in a long time. In addition to a review by iPhone life blogger James Rhodes, you can also find an in-depth review on CNET. Bottom line: it's a much-needed refresh of the interface, but still a bit complex to use. They like the fact that the interface is more intuitive and easier to navigate than the previous versions. Also, you may want to check out Cult of Mac's Ultimate List Of iTunes 11 Tips, Tricks And Changes. Their tips include keyboard commands that let you quickly jump to the various sections of your library, how to burn a playlist to a CD, the keyboard commands for the new MiniPlayer, tips on using the MiniPlayer, adding media playlists to your library, and more. Plus, they're continuing to update the list as they learn of other new changes and tricks. Also check out their full review of iTunes 11.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.