AOL Screen Name Users Must Convert To Apple IDs

5:38 PM, Feb. 24th, 2015 · · iTunes

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Apple has posted a knowledge base article outlining how to convert to an Apple ID from an AOL Screen Name. Currently screen names are able to sign in to the iBooks/iTunes/App Stores, but not for much longer.  And not converting can have some pretty dire consequences.

iTunes 12: Changing Media Shortcuts on the Mac

8:55 AM, Feb. 20th, 2015 · · iTunes

There's a lot of customization you can do to iTunes 12's new interface, and in today's Quick Tip, we're going to talk about changing which media shortcuts appear in the upper-left corner. Don't need an icon for movies or TV shows because you don't have any? No problem!

MGG 540: A Blizzard Between Two Geeks

11:49 AM, Feb. 15th, 2015 · & · iTunes


Yet another New England snowstorm, and yet another Mac Geek Gab. John and Dave brave the snow (though most of it fell between them) to bring you answers to all your geeky questions. Wanna know why the Finder is showing up in every space? Want to know why drives don't appear in the Finder's sidebar? Fusion Drive – should you or shouldn't you? And what about Mavericks on those new Mac Pros? All of these answers and more in today's episode. You don't want to get caught missing this one!

MGG 539: Cool Stuff Found

12:22 PM, Feb. 8th, 2015 · & · iTunes


It's Cool Stuff Found! Yes, it's true, Dave and John bring you another action-packed Cool Stuff Found podcast full of, well, all the cool tips, tricks, gadgets and apps that you and they have come across or suggested recently. There's too much to list here, so just join the show, download and enjoy!

iTunes gets OS X Yosemite Notification Widget

9:05 AM, Jan. 30th, 2015 · · iTunes

Apple rolled out iTunes 12.1 on Thursday with a new feature just for OS X Yosemite users: a Notification Center widget. The widget lets iTunes users play and pause songs from their personal music library or from iTunes Radio, skip ahead, and purchase streaming songs from the iTunes Store.

Apple Revamps Free on iTunes, Brings Back Free Songs

8:54 AM, Jan. 26th, 2015 · · iTunes

Apple quietly dropped its free weekly songs on the iTunes Store about a week ago but has now brought them back, along with a makeover for its Free on iTunes page in iTunes. The revamped Free on iTunes showed up over the weekend and includes multiple free songs, TV shows, and more.

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It's good to see free songs back on the iTunes Store. First Play on iTunes Radio is nice, but it seems a lot of people really enjoyed their weekly visit to the iTunes Store for new songs.

MGG 537: The Moral to the Story is Never Fun

12:28 PM, Jan. 25th, 2015 · & · iTunes


Thunderbolt booting, repair pricing/strategies, unreliable Apple TV connections, Skype microphone recommendations and monitors that make your Mac crash. All of this and more in this week's episode of Mac Geek Gab. Have a question or tip of your own? Send it in and your two favorite geeks will cover it!