Tired of being asked to subscribe to Apple music all the time? Tired of not being able to sync your iTunes songs across multiple computers easily? Google has a solution that will sync your songs across your iOS devices and your home computer, and you can easily manage which songs get synced and which don’t, and you have full control over settings like whether you want to be able to stream songs over your phone data network or Wi-Fi etc.
The Google play music application replaces iTunes as a music player on your iPhone. It gives you more control over the uploading and downloading of songs.
Apple have made it super easy to get music files from the iTunes store onto your iPod. But it’s not so obvious how to download a music file from the Internet to your iPod or iPhone.
I often do weddings and funerals, and as part of the wedding or funeral people like a Keynote slideshow with 10-20 photos set to some background music. The problem is there may be other slides that need to come before or after it without background music. The easiest way to achieve this is to make a ‘movie’ of the slides (with a soundtrack) and then re-import this movie into a Keynote as a single slide. Here’s how to export a Keynote slideshow with a soundtrack.
This little beauty is called an airport express. You can buy it from Apple for $99 (USA) or $119 (Australia). It plugs into your home ethernet network (or straight into your ADSL modem) via that little Ethernet connection on the left next to the power cord. Then it shares your internet connection with all your iOS devices via wi-fi. But it has a few tricks up it’s sleeve. Continue reading 〉
To connect your iPhone, iPad or iPod to your home stereo you just need a 3.5mm to RCA cable like this cable above. The RCA cable plugs into the rear of your stereo and the 3.5mm plugs into your iPhone. If you want the best possible audio quality, then an Apple iPod dock will make it sound even better. Continue reading 〉
Importing songs into iTunes is easy – you just INSERT the CD, SELECT it in iTunes, and press the ‘Import’ button!
But… the default setting on iTunes is not the best setting to use when importing songs. It’s far better to use the ‘Apple Lossless’ setting which will keep your music at CD quality. If you must compress the music (e.g. you want to fit it on your iPod or a laptop) then use the bitrate of 320kbps rather than the default 128kbps of iTunes.
This article describes how to import songs into iTunes with the better quality bitrate.
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