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Apple Declutters, Speeds Up iTunes With Major Upgrade 295

Hugh Pickens writes writes "The Washington Post reports that Apple has finally unveiled their new version of iTunes, overhauling its look and feel and integrating it more closely with the company's iCloud Internet- storage service with one of the biggest upgrades Apple has made to the program with 400 million potential users since its debut more than a decade ago. The new design of iTunes moves away from the spreadsheet format that Apple has featured since its debut and adds more art and information about musicians, movies and television shows. It also adds recommendation features so users can find new material. According to David Pogue of the NY Times Apple has fixed some of the dumber design elements that have always plagued iTunes. 'For years, the store was represented only as one item in the left-side list, lost among less important entries like Radio and Podcasts. Now a single button in the upper-right corner switches between iTunes's two personalities: Store (meaning Apple's stuff) and Library (meaning your stuff).' Unfortunately, Apple hasn't fixed the Search box. As before, you can't specify in advance what you're looking for: an app, a song, a TV show, a book. Whatever you type into the Search box finds everything that matches, and you can't filter it until after you search. It feels like a two-step process when one should do. 'Improvements in visual navigation and a more logical arrangement of tools are good, but for me the biggest positive within iTunes 11 remains its vastly improved performance on all three Macs I've tested it on, including a relatively ancient five-year-old MacBook,' writes Jonny Evans."
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Apple Declutters, Speeds Up iTunes With Major Upgrade

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  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 02, 2012 @09:41AM (#42160785)

    When I found out that Apple had come out with an updated version of iTunes, I threw all of my Windows desktops and laptops in the dumpster. In other words, I unplugged and tossed them 7 minutes ago.

    It'll cost me a small fortune to replace them with Apple products, but it's worth it. This post was created with an iPad.

    Apple 4ever, Micro$oft and Linux NEVER.

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