Inside: Smart Playlists, iTunes

Happy Mother’s Day!

Everyone just left our family Mother’s Day get-together and now I’m trying to write this newsletter while fighting off an impending food coma. Huge thanks go to my girlfriend, who not only prepared an amazing array of drinks, hors d’oeuvres, entrees, and dessert, but is also now cleaning up so that I can get out a Mother’s Day newsletter while it’s still Mother’s Day!

My minor contributions to the party included vacuuming, grilling, and making a song list for ambiance, which brings me to my new article and video… [click to continue…]


iTunes playlists are a great way of selecting songs for specific occasions/moods, burning a music CD “mixtape”, sharing on your home network, or syncing with your iPod / iPhone / iPad. “Smart Playlists” let you quickly create a list of songs based on rules you choose. These rules can be simple like “songs from the 1970s” or complex like “songs in the Rock, R&B, or Blues genres with ‘love’ in the title that are under five minutes and I’ve assigned a rating of 3 or more stars”.

I’ll go over those and a few other fun and useful examples below but first watch this quick video to learn how easy it is to make a Smart Playlist. [click to continue…]


Whenever I’m in Starbucks I always look for the Starbucks “Pick of the Week” cards that gives me a free song from the iTunes Store. Although it’s a rare week (or day for that matter) that I won’t visit a Starbucks, sometimes the week’s pick is gone before I grab one.

That’s why I was pleasantly surprised to find that if you use your laptop to log into their WiFi, you can download the picks from the last 13 weeks. And you don’t even need the cards. Here’s how…
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You’ve made a great playlist in iTunes and want to listen to it in the car or share the songs with a friend. What’s the best way to burn them onto a CD? Well, that all depends. [click to continue…]


Hey Mom, here’s an update to the previous video that will hopefully answer those questions you had about how you can get one free song each week loaded into your iTunes. [click to continue…]

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Hi Mom, here’s how you can get one free song each week loaded into your iTunes. [click to continue…]

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