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iTunes 10: Sorting out the privacy features of Ping

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The value of social media is that you learn about music that you might like. The new social media feature in iTunes 10, called Ping, lets you know what music your friends are listening to and purchasing. But in using Ping, you have to decide how much you want others to know about your own listening and purchasing. A very helpful article on Macworld explains the privacy features in Ping. It's worth checking out if you're intending to enable Ping, which is turned off by default.



The iBible: Does an Increase in Bible App Sales Imply a Shift in Demographics?

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According to the Atlantic Monthly, on Monday, a bible app cracked the top 10 highest grossing iPad book apps of all time. The NIV Bible Reader is currently getting 3,000 downloads a day.  The app is also ranked number 2 on the iPhone just behind Green Eggs and Ham.



Get the Most Out of iTunes

Create more space and find your favorite content

Create More Space

Convert MusicThe iPhone comes with a good amount of storage space, but you can run out quickly. Try putting too many movies on your device and installing some big apps, and you may have to start sacrificing some of your music to make room. Hopefully, with the release of the latest version of iTunes, this problem will be relegated to the past. Starting with iTunes 9.1.0.79 (9.2 is now available), Apple added a feature that lets you reduce the size of the music files on your iPod or iPhone by converting the bit rate to 128 kbps.


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Review: JBL On Stage Micro II

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JBL released their On Stage Micro II last week. This is one of their portable speaker docks, which works with the iPhone, iPods, as well as some other devices. They were kind enough to send me a loaner unit (Thank You), which I have been using for a few weeks.



Tips for iPhone 3GS and OS 3.0

Hidden features that make the iPhone and iPod touch more powerful!

The iPhone and iPod touch are very easy to use and the basics are well covered in the user manuals that come with the devices. If you've misplaced your manual, you can download a PDF version from Apple's support Web page (apple.com/support).


You'll master the basics pretty quickly. Once you do, you'll begin to discover that the iPhone and iPod touch have some powerful but less obvious features that can make the devices easier to use. This article contains tips that will let you access some of that hidden power.

Calling

Making conference calls

Note that your wireless carrier must support this feature.


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4 Tips for Finding iTunes Store Content

Create more space and find your favorite content


As the iTunes store expands, it's becoming increasingly more difficult to find the content I like. There is so much available that it's easy to get overwhelmed by the choices. Whether it is podcasts, apps, lectures, games, music, or anything else the iTunes store has to offer, these tips should help you find what you're looking for.


1. iTunes Alerts

iTunes AlertMeWant to know when your favorite artist's new album comes out? Just go to any album or artist page and look for the "Alert Me" link.


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AirStash

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I've had my AirStash ($99) for several days now after the delay of nearly a month due to some streaming difficulty in the first model, I've got to say I'm happy but hmmmm.  Let me explain.



Birthday Shopping? Gift an app directly from the iPhone store!

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 Did you know that you can GIFT an app? That's right and you can do it directly from the iTunes store.

Simply locate the app, click and hold the arrow next to the "Buy App" button, and then select "Gift This App."  Fill in the details and in seconds your gift is on the way! An easy way to shop for birthdays, Christmas and other celebrations for your favorite iPhone users.



App Store gets Adult Supervision... too heavy handed?

"Apple has reversed their policy".  If I've heard it once, I've heard it a million times.  Actually, I google'd those words and found 994,000 results, so that's not an exaggeration!  Apple has had enough of the 'bikini' apps and has begun removing such apps from the App Store.

 

I must admit, I am a bit conflicted here.  As a father, it can be frustrating seeing 17+ apps when doing searches or browsing the App Store.  Those apps obviously sell, but that pushes other apps down in the rankings, making it harder to sell.  As a developer of family-friendly apps, this is also frustrating because it means less "exposure" (pun intended) for my apps!

 



Apple is giving away $10,000 for the 10th billion song downloaded

Itunes has launched 7 years ago, they are celebrating their 10th billion music download with 1 lucky winner getting 10K in itunes Gift Cards! 

If you want to see what number download they are up to click here. No need to purchase needed click here.



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