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Easily re-link all lost songs in iTunes 10

Sometimes a grey exclamation point will appear next to songs in iTunes, indicating that iTunes cannot locate the file. How does this occur and how can you fix it?

Inside the iTunes folder, there is a file called "iTunes Library" that tells iTunes where the "iTunes Media" folder is located. (This is the folder that actually contains your music, videos, apps, etc.) When iTunes tries to access content (e.g., you try to play a song) it gets the location where the song is stored from the "iTunes Library" file and then looks for it in that location. If it can't find the file, it displays a grey exclamation point to the left of the entry in iTunes.

Get your vibe on with vibrating RumbleBuds from Atomic9

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I've never been a fan of earbuds as, to me, they didn't fully reproduce the musical experience.  That may have changed with the RumbleBuds from Atomic9.  These earbuds include a subwoofer right inside each earbud!  Before I put them in my ears, I loaded a bass-heavy song (Daft Punk's Derezzed from the TRON: Legacy soundtrack) and watched as the earbuds literally started to move across the table!  Talk about good vibrations, and no batteries required!



EA Games only $.99!!!

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For the holidays and probably to get some free buzz around the net (the strategy apparently worked) EA is selling it's excellent game titles for less than the price of a pack of gum. Considering most of the games weigh in at around $5-$10 each this is a great way to get them on the cheap. I just purchased Madden NFL, Skate It, Battlefield: Bad Company 2, Need for Speed Undercover, Need for Speed Hot Pursuit and Mirror's Edge, for a grand total of $5.94! Just search "EA" in iTunes or check it out here: www.ea.com/iphone



Today's big iTunes announcement: Beatles music available in iTunes

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Apple sure stirred things up yesterday, promising an exciting announcement and a day you'll never forget. Speculation was rampant, and many truly exciting things were envisioned. But by the end of the day, the word was that it was the arrival of the Beatles music — after years of rumors. Read more on the NY Times and CNET. And see the Apple home page. Albums are $13 and double albums $20. 



Apple's iTunes Announcement Now Rumored to Bring Beatles Catalog to iTunes

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Several sources, most importantly the Wall Street Journal, have reported that today's Apple announcement will be that Apple will bring the Beatles catalog to iTunes. If so, it will be bring to an end the longest running Apple "rumor" of the Jobs' era, and may be somewhat of a disappointment to those hoping for something a bit more substantive.

Upon reflection an announcement like this might make more sense.



iTunes: Apple’s Most Important—and Most Troubled—Application: The solution is in the Cloud

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Apple's home page teaser about tomorrow's iTunes announcement might be the start of a transition of iTunes to the Cloud. The following is excerpted from an article about the future of iTunes that will appear in the next issue of iPhone Life (which has already gone to press).

I will follow with more tonight and after the announcement tomorrow.

iTunes is Apple’s most widely distributed program ever and by far its most successful. It’s the only Apple program that touches every major Apple product—the glue that ties together Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, and MobileMe.



iTunes Tips and Tricks

Add Web clips to your Home Screen; Create your own ringtones; Trimming iTunes tracks; more.

Apple's iTunes is a vast and sprawling program with much of its power hidden below the surface. To truly get the most out of your iPod, iPhone, or iPad, it helps to know some of its more obscure features. Here are some tips that will help you unlock more of the power of iTunes—and of your mobile device.



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Check out the iTunes page -- major iTunes announcement coming tomorrow

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It's hard to imagine what Apple is in mind, but the ad on Apple's iTunes page says that tomorrow's announcement will be a day you'll never forget. I wonder if it's a play on words. CNET is suggesting that it might be an announcement of a "cloud" service, which would make sense. Your computer or iOS device will never forget your iTunes content because it will reside in the cloud.



iTunes: Apple's Most Important and Most Troubled Application

The solution is in the Cloud

iTunesiTunes is Apple's most widely distributed program ever and by far its most successful. It's the only Apple program that touches every major Apple product—the glue that ties together Macs, iPods, iPhones, iPads, Apple TV, and MobileMe.

The incredible growth and phenomenal financial success of Apple's iOS devices have tended to overshadow problems with the iTunes application itself.


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How Do You Use Your iDevice?

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I just discovered this in iTunes developed by Apple. It is a continuing series of interviews with corporate execs talking about how they have integrated iPhones and iPads into their businesses. I love this type of thing. By watching and hearing how people from all walks of life are using iPhones and iPads, I get so many ideas for all those people that ask me why they should buy iStuff.



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