Dupin 協助你處理 iTunes 的重複曲目

如果你覺得 iTunes 內建的尋找重複項目的功能太過陽春,甚至懶得自己一筆一筆過濾,Dupin 可以根據你自己選擇的條件來尋找各組重複的曲目,並且透過各種過濾選項,從一堆重複項目中自動選取要保留的曲目。除了篩選重複項目的功能,還可合併歌曲資訊 (播放次數、星號評比…)、拷貝到新的播放列表、輸出重複曲目清單…等等。

若你的音樂資料庫頗為雜亂,試試 Dupin,它還有 Lite 版

Dupin Lite has the same powerful Get Dupes-Filter-and-Purge features as the original Dupin but with fewer power-user features. If you aren’t interested in managing duplicate tracks as much as just identifying and eliminating them then Dupin Lite may be right for you.

NowPlayer 輕鬆播音樂、分享音樂

在 iPhone 上聽音樂除了內建的 iPod 應用程式外,還有另一個輕巧的選擇:NowPlayer ($0.99 美元,另有免費版,有功能限制)。它主要是透過手勢來操控音樂,讓你甚至無須看著螢幕也能更換曲目,尤其適合在運動時或不方便看螢幕時使用。

Share your favorite music with your favorite social networking sites – well Facebook, Twitter, and email

另外還結合了線上社群服務,讓您將喜愛的音樂直接分享到 Facebook、Twitter 或發送電子郵件。

DeTune 將音樂從 i 裝置拷貝回 Mac

如果你有 iPod、iPhone 或 iPad,可能就會覺得 DeTune 這個軟體很方便、很實用,它的介面很簡單,讓你從 Mac 瀏覽這些裝置中的內容,輕鬆將音樂和其他媒體資料拷貝回 Mac。

What DeTune doesn’t do (yet):

– Show album art

– Play music or video files from within DeTune

– List photos stored on the iPod

目前使用上有一點限制,但相較於許多需要收費的同類型軟體,DeTune 免費且實用! 

iTunes 10.3

iTunes 10.3 現在已經可供下載,提供使用者與 iCloud 相關的新功能,如 iTunes in the Cloud beta 會將歌曲推播至所有裝置、自動下載 (從一台裝置購買,會自動下載至其他裝置)、購買記錄 (無需另外付費下載先前購買的項目),而 iTunes Store 也新增了 Books 選項。

iTunes in the Cloud beta lets you automatically download new music, app, and book purchases to all your devices. Or you can download only the stuff you want to just the devices you want.

iCloud 才是老大

Apple 在今年的 WWDC 上揭示了三大重點:iCloudiOS 5OS X Lion,新功能和新操作很多,不過其中比較值得注意的,應該是 iCloud 取代了 iTunes 作為數位資料中心 (看 iCloud 在網頁版面上所佔的比例大概就知輕重了),沒有裝置之間同步不同步的問題,iCloud 就是中心,以它為主;你也不再需要透過有線傳輸或同步,無線儲存與推播會是接下來你最習慣的方式,就像新聞稿提到的:

iCloud keeps your important information and content up to date across all your devices. All of this happens automatically and wirelessly, and because it’s integrated into our apps you don’t even need to think about it—it all just works.

iTunes 9.2.1 釋出

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Apple 釋出了 iTunes® 9.2.1,這個受歡迎的應用程式可讓您購買、管理和播放媒體內容。新版本的 iTunes 9.2.1 包含了許多重要的臭蟲修復,並加入了一些新功能。

iTunes 9.2.1 provides a number of important bug fixes, including:

  • Disables older versions of some incompatible third-party plug-ins
  • Addresses minor issues with dragging and dropping items
  • Addresses a performance issue when first syncing to some devices with iTunes 9.2
  • Addresses an issue upgrading to iOS 4 on an iPhone or iPod touch with encrypted back-ups
  • Addresses other issues that improve stability and performance

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

iTunes 9.2 可立即從 www.itunes.com 下載取得,或者可透過 Apple 的軟體更新進行升級。