iTunes

I’m noticing some sweet changes in iTunes tonight, as I’m working on playlists. Use the search facility to look for songs and a new Play icon shows up. Nice doings!

Search with Play button

Also, if you want to point to a particular playlist; after putting one song in it, forever after, you’re given the choice at the top of the list to put your song in the same playlist you used previously. I’ll have to do a screenshot of that one, coz it’s awesome:

Playlist

Isn’t that fantastic! It’s the top line in the list of options that’s changed after the latest update.

iTunes ROCKS. Iย always did love it. Now I love it even more.

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Mmmm. This is good. Me like’um!

Now, you all probably know this already. See, it takes time for me to learn certain things. Being alone all the time takes its own toll in that there’s never anyone to give me input as to how jobs can be made a bit quicker. So when I find something out, just by tinkering, and when the result is something I like, it doesn’t half make a difference.

I’m gonna need little tips and tricks like, when you’re in an iTunes playlist and you want to Page Down; you can hit that key, and if your highlighter is in the right place, you’ll get the next page of the playlist. If it doesn’t work, then see where your highlight is. It might be in your list of playlists. In which case, then, click one of the tracks in the playlist you want to view and try Page Down again on the keyboard. It works, and is a nifty little plaything. Much quicker than mouse-scrolling, and a more definite page sequencer.

Me like’um. ๐Ÿ™‚

I need to know these little time-savers because it turns out, I am definitely going to get my own radio station set up in a few months, after all. Just heard some fantastic news about Radionomy. I was correct in my assumption that they were under fire again for the same reasons, but they’re parrying with those who have come out with their gloves on, and both sides have had to compromise somewhat. Which means everyone ends up happy again. The live stations should start producing shows again by next week, and we’ll all be busy putting stuff together for live sets. So I need all the help I can get with time saving, ya see!

(I’m not hard to please, am I, hahahahahahaha) ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Remember when Wordpress looked like this?

Wordpress

I do, too! Only just noticed it today. Upping pictures is a bit fractious right now, but with enough patience, it can be done. Better see what this page looks like!

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Radionomy

In March last year, (2016); Radionomy, the online streaming service told its users by email that they had to solve an issue with their server. It turns out that there was a copyright infringement claim made by several record labels. I’ve just been reading about it.

I used to have my own little station on JTV, but that got into trouble for similar reasons. Now, no one can play music on that site, they can make home videos, such as we would for YouTube, but no music playlists.

Radionomy is again offline at the moment. It’s a year after the original complaint was raised. Has it come back to bite everyone, or is it really a server issue this time? I know what I believe and suspect, but we will wait to find out.

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Dear ole iTunes!

I love my iTunes. Sitting here, having a late night sess with it and completely forgot about Up Next; that natty little irritation that, if you forget it, will spin you back to a previous playlist.

Totally forgot about that tonight, so I cleared the History and the Up Next listings. Then it decided to play one tune, and stop. When am I EVER gonna learn I have to keep an eye on everything? It’s forgetful land I live in, now that I don’t do radio no more. I’m out of technical practice.

I’ll get it back! Still lovin’ my iTunes. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, by the way…did anyone else get the niggle where iTunes kept nagging about not being online after two Updates ago? Something to do with not being able to share your music info, or whatever it was. To stop the nag happening,you had to keep your PC online. It’s gone again after the latest update, so I guess I can assume someone griped about it to someone? Anyway, play wot ya like when ya like, and you don’t have to be online no more, unless you wanna be! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Amazon Music

Good ole Amazon! I’m just one of those who have used the music App for downloading albums.

In the old days, you could set the App to include iTunes in the download process. Seems today that you have to ask for that to be done separately as an Export. Lemme take the pain out of that for ya!

Buy and download your music to Amazon Music App. Once songs are downloaded, choose the songs you also want exported to iTunes, or your favourite music player. Whilst holding down the Shift key, do a right-click and choose Export to iTunes. (It’s the first item on the dropdown list).

You’ll be prompted once the export is complete.

Big sighs? happy, smiling faces?

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What a Kindle nightmare :(

I fell in love with the 10″ Kindle Fire last year. I noticed how lovely it is to read books on that gorgeous screen, plus, there’s this nifty Blue Shade for night time reading, which pulls all the brightness away from your eyes and makes the screen very comfortable. That’s lovely for those of us who are post cataract operation people. My surgeon told me I would always be sensitive to bright lights, and he’s been right all along. I love my eyesight after having it repaired and given back to me in hospital many years ago. I want to keep it! Blue Shade therefore, rocks.

But there’s this BIG DEAL that I can’t get any help with. Big Kindle takes a Micro SD card, and so I bought it one for a prezzie! (You know how we love to pamper our computers, hahahahaha). Well, I’ve been using it since last summer. Today, however, it just stopped working. I called Amazon UK support to get it sorted, but after yapping with two guys, nothing got any further as I don’t have anything spare to test the card on. (One Rule For You: Get a spare micro SD card reader. Chances are, you’ll get a spare card with it!). Of course, after the phone call ended, I started looking on the internet…

…and found a few things; one of which was that someone else with the same issue, (there are loads of us), decided to buy a second card and try that out. This person inserted the new card; ย the Kindle said: “thankya very much!” and everything was good again. Yup, the new card apparently worked as the older one used to. Trouble is, if I have to do that, I’ve lost all the books and Apps I stored on the original card. So if the thing is only gonna last six months until breakdown, that’s going to suck, BIG time. But, I’ll have to try it. Ain’t nuffin else I can do otherwise. And if the old card can be put right, well, it’s a spare then, ain’t it. I will update in a coupla weeks. It takes that long to get paid and buy another card.

๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

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