NEW iTunes 12

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    NEW iTunes 12

    Alongside Yosemite Preview 4 and iOS 8 Beta 4, Apple has released iTunes 12 Beta with an entirely new elegant design, family sharing, and much more.

    This beta version of iTunes introduces an elegant new design, the ability to share purchases with your family, and improvements that make organizing your library fun and easy.


    What's New:

    ● Streamlined Design. iTunes now has a beautiful new look and simplified design that makes browsing your library easier and more enjoyable.

    ● Family Sharing. Share your purchases from iTunes, iBooks and the App Store with up to six people in your family -- without sharing accounts.

    ● Improved Playlists. You can now see your full library and playlists side by side, making it even easier to add your favorite songs to playlists.

    ● Redesigned Info Window. The get info window has been completely redesigned featuring a clean look that displays the most useful information about your media.

    Developers can download iTunes 12 Beta from Software Update.





















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    Most of my music is fine in itunes 12 but one compilation just shows as track1 track 2 etc. I have made sure that the song and artist info is in the itunes library file but when the track is played it reverts back to track x???? There appears to no longer be the settings icon or advanced feature to find album information or am I looking in the wrong place? this is really bugging me now lol. Can you help? Thanks

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    Apple releases new beta of iTunes 12 for OS X Yosemite



    Apple has released another beta of the upcoming iTunes 12 for users running the OS X Yosemite preview. The update comes after Apple released iOS 8 Golden Master to developers yesterday. Users on Yosemite who want to install iOS 8 GM on their iOS devices will likely have an easier time doing so with this latest iTunes beta. It’s available as a Software Update in the Mac App Store for applicable users.





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    Apple seeds iTunes 12 beta 3 to developers ahead of OS X Yosemite launch



    Apple on Thursday issued the third beta build of iTunes 12 to developers and members of its Apple Seed program, bringing minor tweaks and backend enhancements to the stalwart media app.

    The most recent iTunes 12 release does not appear to contain any substantial modifications and, aside from a few user interface tweaks, remains largely unchanged from the last beta build released in September, which itself was a near carbon copy of the initial beta seeded in July .

    When it launches alongside OS X 10.10 Yosemite this fall, Apple's iTunes 12 will bring a refined design fitting in with the next-generation operating system's "flat" aesthetic. The media storage, purchase and playback platform will feature translucent windows, reorganized navigation bar and new library viewing options, among other UI adjustments.

    iTunes 12 will also support new Apple cloud service features rolled out with iOS 8 like Family Sharing, which allows content sharing between up to six family members registered under the same credit card.

    Apple is expected to release iTunes 12 to the public alongside OS X Yosemite some time this fall, with the latest rumors pointing to a debut in October.

    Developers and AppleSeed members can download the latest iTunes 12 beta through the Software Update mechanism in OS X 10.10 Yosemite.





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    Apple begins rollout of redesigned iTunes Store ahead of OS X Yosemite launch



    Apple has started rolling out a redesigned version of the iTunes Store for users running iTunes 12 less than a week ahead of what’s expected to be the launch of OS X Yosemite. The new storefront takes design cues from the iTunes and App Store home pages on iOS devices, featuring a flattened, side-scrolling carousel at the top of the page in place of the old “card”-style header. This new header can be scrolled horizontally using two fingers or even dragged around with a mouse.

    Individual pages for albums, TV shows, and iOS apps have also been redesigned and now feature more iOS-like controls throughout. Download buttons have been reduced to simple outlines. Shadows and textures have been removed throughout the store, putting the content directly on a stark white or dark gray background.





    Some stores, such as the App Store and the Podcast store, have quick filter options at the top of the page that allow the user to quickly shift from one type of content to another. In the case of the App Store this is useful for switching between iPhone and iPad apps, while the Podcasts side of the store allows you to decide whether you’d rather see audio or video podcasts (or both together).

    This updated design doesn’t seem to have been implemented everywhere yet, as some pages (such as the gift card redemption screen) still use parts of the old design.





    The “playing” indicator on music previews has been redesigned, though it doesn’t seem to work very well on Retina displays in its current form.

    One key feature does seem to be missing from the redesigned store: app previews. With iOS 8, Apple started allowing developers to upload short video clips to demonstrate the functionality of their apps, but those previews are currently only available directly on an iOS device. Hopefully this feature will be brought to the desktop store in an update soon.

    OS X Yosemite is expected to be discussed (and possibly launched) during next week’s Apple event. You can catch a live stream of the event on Apple’s website.










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    Apple releases iTunes 12.0.1 designed for OS X 10.10 Yosemite



    Shortly after releasing the final public version of OS X 10.10 Yosemite, Apple on Thursday pushed out iTunes 12.0.1 with various design and performance enhancements in line with the company's new Mac operating system.

    According to Apple's release notes, iTunes 12.0.1 is "designed for OS X Yosemite," though users of previous Mac operating systems like OS X 10.9 Mavericks can download and use the software.

    Along with the usual performance boosts and bug fixes, the newest iTunes revision brings a redesigned interface with translucent elements borrowed from Yosemite. The result is added depth and a cleaner look compared to past software versions.

    In addition, users can now activate Family Sharing, a feature that lets customers share music, e-book and app purchases with up to five family members. Family Sharing was introduced with iOS 8 and is now available through Yosemite.

    Other tweaks include dedicated icons for music, movies and TV shows, a seamless browsing experience when switching between your library and the iTunes Store and the addition of a Recently Added category that aggregates all newly added content.

    Finally, iTunes 12.0.1 features improved playlist editing with side-by-side content panes and improved Get Info windows.

    iTunes 12.0.1 can be downloaded for free from the Mac App Store or via Software Update.

    Apple also issued a security update for OS X 10.9 Mavericks users. The package contents were not detailed, but the download should show up alongside the latest iTunes version.





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    Access the Two Different Mini-Players in iTunes 12



    If you’d rather your iTunes player take up less screen real estate, iTunes has two alternative player appearance options available, the album cover player, and the popular mini player. These are not new features to iTunes 12, but like many other things which have been switched up in the latest version, accessing them has changed from prior versions again for whatever reason. This has led some users to believe the mini-players are no longer available in the latest version, but much like the sidebar, it’s still there, you just have to learn how to get to it.

    So fear not iTunes mini-player fans, not only is the mini player still there in v12, it’s actually really easy to access! There are a few different ways to get there, so we’ll show you two different tricks to access the mini player and the album art player in the latest iTunes version.


    Toggle Into the iTunes Mini-Player with a Keyboard Shortcut

    Hit Command+Shift+M to toggle into the Mini Player instantly. This will default to go to the album art view, which isn’t particularly small by default. You can resize that album art player to be fairly small, or go a step further and turn to the classic iTunes Mini Player:





    To get into the iTunes micro-player view, press the tiny arrow buttons under the close button. You can hit those little tiny arrow buttons again to switch between album cover player and the minelayer at any time. To make the mini-player even smaller, just resize it like any other window, it can shrink to be quite small this way:






    Hitting the Close button returns to the full size default iTunes Player view.


    Accessing the Mini Player & Album Art Player from the iTunes Window

    While playing any song or iTunes Radio station, click on the small album cover artwork in the iTunes player titlebar






    This defaults to the Album Cover Player, press the little tiny arrow button to switch to the mini-player






    Exiting the Mini Player and returning to the normal iTunes view is just a matter of hitting the (X) close button, or toggling the keystroke again.

    The mini player is a great feature if you prefer a minimalist look to your music player or just want something less distracting for you workflow.





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    Apple flips switch on holiday-themed iTunes Radio stations



    Apple on Thursday activated a number of curated iTunes Radio stations playing nothing but Christmas tunes for the holidays, including tailored genre-specific track lists ranging from children's sing-alongs to Latin.

    In time for the holidays, Apple's holiday iTunes Radio stations offer a wide selection of Christmas standards, pop releases and even songs for children. The feature went live earlier today.

    This year, Apple has split holiday tunes into ten stations: Children's Christmas Holiday Sing-Along, Country Holiday, Classical Holiday, Holiday Classics, Holiday Hits, Latin Holiday, Rockin' Holiday, Soulful Holiday, Swingin' Holiday and The Sounds of Christmas.

    While only a few stations are included in the iTunes Radio featured list, searching for the term "holiday" or "christmas" brings up links to the above stations, which can then be added to users' My Stations selections.

    For users currently not subscribed to Apple's $24.99 per year iTunes Match service, iTunes Radio's holiday categories contain interstitial advertisements, most of which are correctly themed for the season.

    Holiday stations for iTunes Radio are available in the Music app for iOS and iTunes for Mac and PC.





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    Put away your wallet, Apple’s got a new ‘Free on iTunes’ section



    Ever since Apple made the tactical error of giving everyone a free U2 album (#firstworldproblems), the company has been a tad on the, well, miserly side — with no Mac, iPad or iPhone discounts on Black Friday, and even the company’s customary 12 Days of Christmas giveaway canceled. Bah, humbug!

    Clearly someone in Cupertino (head of retail Angela Ahrendts?) has woken up in a newly charitable mood, however, because Apple has just updated its iTunes Store app for both iOS and desktop with a new “Free on iTunes” curated section, which helps customers find content they can download without having to rack up any extra post-Christmas credit card bills.

    The section currently includes songs by artists including Asking Alexandria, Machine Head, Rogue Wave, and episodes from TV shows such as 12 Monkeys, Backstrom, KC Undercover, and more. As you may have got from reading that list, Apple’s not giving away its best-known material for free, but rather using the section to highlight some lesser-known gems, which may then encourage users to shell out for other premium content.

    Sadly, Apple’s generosity only goes so far — and you won’t be able to access the “Free on iTunes” section if you don’t live in the U.S. With that said, if it proves to be a success, there’s no reason Apple wouldn’t bring it to other countries given a bit of time.





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    Apple releases iTunes 12.1 with OS X Notification Center widget, syncing improvements



    Apple has released a new update for iTunes on OS X that introduces support for a Notification Center widget. The widget will allow users to control their music and buy songs from iTunes Radio directly from the system-wide panel.

    iTunes 12.1 also includes a “quick tour” feature that runs on the app’s second launch. It’s the same quick tour that has been available on Apple’s website since last year, but it is now included natively in the app to help users get acclimated to the new design.










    The update also improves syncing performance for iOS devices. You can get the iTunes 12.1 from the Updates tab of the Mac App Store now.





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