Die Quartz-Composer-Effekte, die man mit Pixelmator erstellen kann, sind wirklich atemberaubend. Und das alles ohne großartige Kenntnisse in dieser Anwendung. Für das angehängte, sich als Desktophintergrund ganz gut eignende Bild habe ich gerade mal 15 Minuten gebraucht. Alle Leser, die einen Mac haben, sollten sich die Anwendung mal ganz dringend anschauen. Kostenpunkt dieser schicken kleinen Anwendung: 59,- $.
Wenn das Update (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1006) auf Aperture 3.0.1 mit der 30-Tage-Trial nicht will, hilft es, die Datei
zu löschen. Die Release Notes gibt’s hier: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2518
If the update (http://support.apple.com/kb/DL1006) for Aperture 3.0.1 with the 30 day trial doesn’t work, try deleting
which shall fix the problem. Click the link for the release notes: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS2518
First, I love iTunes. It’s the first media player I really like. I’m using iTunes for about four years now and I’m really satisfied with it. Well, almost.
In the beginning paid songs where copy-protected. This was bad, because I couldn’t even make a MP3 version of those songs for playback in my car. The only way to circumvent this was burning the songs on an audio CD and reimport them as MP3. Not a very pleasing way to work. Back then I didn’t buy a lot of music at the iTunes store. This changed quickly when Apple decided to not copy-protect the music any more. Now every song bought is copy-protection free. What I don’t understand is that I have to pay to remove the copy-protection. € 0,30 for each song or 1/3 of the album price. Well, I did this for my favorite songs. Now I can burn them on a CD or copy them to a flash drive and listen to them in my car. Well, the latter one doesn’t work because my new car’s radio doesn’t have a USB plug, unfortunately.
At the moment I’m planning my trip to Switzerland, so I’m preparing some music for the trip. To achieve this I had to convert some of my bought music to play them with my car’s radio. When I simply add bought tracks to a playlist and try to burn them to a CD, iTunes tells me something like “this isn’t possible as some of the selected tracks aren’t in the right format”. Well, so far I agree, but why the hack doesn’t iTunes offer me to convert those tracks on the fly temporarily and delete them again after the burning process completed successfully? I just don’t get it. Please, Apple, this can’t be that hard. So, I had to convert each track I wanted to have on the CD manually and, even worse, had to delete them manually afterwards. Very frustrating and time-eating work. Fortunately there’s a (paid) tool on the market which can help you with this: Song Sergeant. It costs $ 20. So it’s not really cheap, but well worth the money when you do this often. I bought the app a few weeks ago and wont miss it anymore. But, nevertheless, I hope that Apple will implement this kind of functionality in the upcoming version 9 of iTunes. For those of you, who are in the same situation, have a look at Song Sergeant: http://www.lairware.com/songsergeant/
What I miss next is the possibility to sort my apps on my iPhone. When I remove apps from the phone I happen to have gaps on the screens where the apps were before. This is ugly AND inefficient. So this is the next point I hope Apple will fix in version 9. Auto-sort would be nice, too.
The next thing: why can’t I write SMS using iTunes when my iPhone is connected to my computer? And why can’t I read, edit and do other stuff with my notes on my iPhone? Doesn’t really make sense. The next feature for version 9?
Apple, my birthday’s on tuesday. Maybe this is your present which I’m getting on wednesday? 🙂