Apple releases iTunes Match with iTunes 10.5.1

Following several quick-fire beta releases in the past few days, Apple has now released iTunes 10.5.1 final to the public, bringing along iTunes Match as well for the Americans. With iTunes Match, users can now sync their music from their iTunes libraries to iCloud for $24.99 a year. Apple has explicitly said only songs that are available on iTunes can be synced and no songs from outside will be allowed. There’s no limit to your uploads so get downloading iTunes 10.5.1 from Apple’s site here, or from your iDevice’s Software Update option, and begin making your illegal music legal.

P.S. Despite the public launch, Apple is still labeling iTunes Match as a beta product. Developers who have tested iTunes Match will continue receiving a free three months with their yearly subscription.

How To: Set up Wireless Syncing on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch

As promised, Apple has brought wireless syncing with iTunes to your iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch with the launch of iOS 5 beta 2 yesterday. This new feature is a big relief and frees you of the hassles of connecting through wires every time. So lets get started… Continue reading “How To: Set up Wireless Syncing on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch”

With new iPhone comes new iTunes: Version 9.2 released with iOS4 Support

After all the drama that unfolded on Day One of the iPhone 4 pre-orders, Apple, who apologized for the chaos, have acted smartly with a new version release of iTunes – version 9.2. This new version will support iOS4 and take the attention away from all the mishaps caused by Apple and its partners which resulted in a temporary suspension of further pre-orders for iPhone 4 and left many fans stranded. And yeah, iTunes 9.2 is the only way you can sync if you’re one of the lucky ones who managed to pre-order your iPhone 4 on time (you’ll anyway want it if you’re using iOS4 on any iPhone).

Official Apple Press Release

iTunes 9.2 comes with several new features and improvements, including:

• Sync with iPhone 4 to enjoy your favorite music, movies, TV shows, books and more on-the-go

• Sync and read books with iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4 and iBooks 1.1

• Organize and sync PDF documents as books. Read PDFs with iBooks 1.1 on iPad and any iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4

• Organize your apps on your iOS 4 home screens into folders using iTunes

• Faster back-ups while syncing an iPhone or iPod touch with iOS 4

• Album artwork improvements make artwork appear more quickly when exploring your library

For information on the security content of this update, please visit: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1222

So upgrade to the latest version of iTunes as iOS4 will release on June 21st and the iPhone 4 will reach your hands on June 24th (which reportedly Apple has delayed to a 2nd July release).

† iHome iA5 and iA100

†  iHome iA5 and iA100
These devices boasting of speakers,  alarm-clock and charging base for iPhone/iPod have an attractive design and can be very handy too.
Plus,  they also include a free application called iHome+Sleep, which allows users to synchronize the device with their iPhone or iPod in order to be able to program their waking hours (or some music when going to bed).
In addition, these systems can make a track of the night behavior by recording the number of times that users have turned on or turned off the device, the type of music that they have chosen during the day or night, the volume they prefer for being awakened, and so on (a long et cetera).

The iA5 will go on sale in February for the surprisingly reasonable price of $99.99, while the iA100 is slated for a summer debut at $199.99.

In this world full of music and media lovers this is one of the best possible ipod compatible audio devices.