itunes

Mon
28
Dec
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How to Fix: iTunes Error 54 in Windows 7, 8, 10

Infopackets Reader Leslie B. writes: " Dear Dennis, I just recently upgraded to Windows 10 and now when I run iTunes, I receive error 54 - whatever that means. I am unable to access anything in iTunes. Can you help? " My response: From what I ... understand, iTunes error 54 refers to a general input/output (I/O) error. This means that iTunes is having trouble reading or writing to a file or folder on your hard drive. This can be caused by various things, including a corrupt file, locked or inaccessible files or folders, or if an .m4a file could not be converted to a lower bit rate. The latter ... (view more)

Mon
13
May
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Apple Refuses to Build Windows RT iTunes App

Things just keep getting worse for Microsoft's Windows RT operating system (OS), which is designed specifically for mobile devices like tablet computers. Now, it appears Apple has no plans to construct an iTunes app for the OS. The news won't be a ... big deal for people running Windows 8-based devices, like the Surface Pro tablet. After all, they can simply download iTunes to the desktop. However, for people who own the Surface RT (or anything else running the Windows RT OS), that's impossible. They can only access applications (like iTunes) via Microsoft's own Windows Store. No iTunes in ... (view more)

Tue
04
Dec
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'iTunes 11.0', and 'Manager 12.11.4715.20376'

iTunes 11.0 Apple's extremely popular iTunes software has now been completely redesigned. The new interface is optimized for touchscreen use and is also easy to navigate using a mouse and keyboard. This makes it easier than ever before to find, ... download, and play your favorite movies, TV shows, and songs. http://www.apple.com Manager 12.11.4715.20376 Manager is a completely free accounting software tool for Windows. It allows you to track your income, expenditures, sales invoices, and purchase invoices. It includes a convenient contact directory and even allows you to make journal entries on ... (view more)

Fri
25
Nov
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iTunes '$50 Voucher' Email is a Scam

Web users have been warned to watch out for a bogus email claiming to offer vouchers for iTunes as a Black Friday bonus. It's actually malicious software that has been responsible for as much as 60 per cent of current online infections. The emails ... are reportedly coming from the address official@itunes.apple.com , though this is address is fake and may change. Emails have the headline "iTunes Gift Certificate" and contains a text only message claiming that users can get $50 if they use an attached code when making an iTunes purchase. Bogus File Attachment Virus-Laden Unlike many email scams, ... (view more)

Wed
12
Oct
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'RAMDisk 3.5.130R20', and 'iTunes 10.5'

RAMDisk 3.5.130R20 RAMDisk is freeware (up to 4GB disk size). It creates a virtual RAM drive, or block of memory, which your computer treats as if it were a disk drive. By storing files and programs into memory, you can speed up Internet load times ... and disk-to-disk activities, accelerate databases and reduce compile times, for example. http://memory.dataram.com iTunes 10.5 With iTunes in the Cloud, the music, apps, and books you purchase automatically appear on all your devices. Optionally, you can download only the stuff you want to specific devices. It's all part of iCloud and iTunes 10.5. ... (view more)

Fri
12
Aug
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Defeated Walmart Exits Digital Music Market

It might be the biggest retail company in the world, but Walmart has flat-out failed in its crusade to defeat digital music giants iTunes and Amazon.com. The company recently announced it will exit the market on August 29, 2011. Walmart opened its ... online doors to digital downloaders in beta form about eight years ago, not long after Apple first introduced its iTunes Music Store (a name since reduced to just iTunes). After some substantial testing, the final version of Walmart's digital store was unveiled in March 2004. Walmart's Low, Low Prices Not Enough Its main draw, unsurprisingly given ... (view more)

Mon
01
Aug
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Apple User Charged \$4,000 for OS X Lion Download

How much are you willing to spend on a brand-spanking-new operating system? $50? $100? $200? How about $4,000? $4,000 is the ghastly sum that was allegedly charged to the PayPal account of one Apple fan who recently downloaded the Cupertino-based ... company's newest operating system, Mac OS X Lion. Released July 20, 2011, Mac OS X Lion is the most recent version of Apple's flagship operating system. In just its first day of availability, Lion took a serious bite out the competition, being downloaded a reported one million times. It's the best start for any Apple OS, ever. (Source: eweek.com ) ... (view more)

Tue
01
Feb
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Woman 'Not Interested' in $10,000 iTunes Prize

A woman has been awarded a $10,000 prize by Apple for downloading the 10 billionth iTunes application. Interestingly, when Gail Davis was called by Apple with the good news, she assumed it was the work of telemarketers and immediately hung up the ... phone. "I thought it was a prank call," said Davis, who lives in Orpington, England. Frustrated with what she thought was a joke, Davis snapped "Thank you very much, [but] I'm not interested." (Source: msn.com ) Daughters Responsible for App Download Davis had good reason to be suspicious. After all, she doesn't even own an iPod capable of ... (view more)

Mon
22
Nov
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'TheSage 4.0.1774', and 'iTunes Agent 1.3.4'

TheSage 4.0.1774 TheSage English Dictionary and Thesaurus is a professional software package that integrates a complete dictionary and multifaceted thesaurus of the English language into a single and powerful language reference system. TheSage can ... look up words directly from almost any program (IE, Word, Firefox, Outlook, Thunderbird, etc.) and is 100% portable. http://www.sequencepublishing.com iTunes Agent 1.3.4 iTunes Agent is a program that allows you to synchronize your MP3 player, Playstation Portable and your Walkman using an iTunes Library interface. This program works even if you don ... (view more)

Thu
26
Aug
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Hackers Use iTunes Flaw to Rob PayPal Accounts

This week, we reported an iTunes vulnerability that exposes Windows users to over 40 different application attacks. Now, it seems that the same exploit is being used by hackers to infiltrate and drain PayPal accounts. "My account was charged over ... $4700. I called security at PayPal and was told a large number of iTunes store accounts were compromised," complained one customer in a recent post to blog TechCrunch. The same victim said he'd received almost fifty receipts from PayPal totaling $99.99 each, but was able to prevent these transactions from being recorded by his bank. Not everyone ... (view more)

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