Ok, so as usual have been up to my neck in lots of things dealing with school. But alas, I am here to bring you the top stories from the Apple world right now. The top story in the Apple world at the moment is IOS 5.0.2. Yep, turns out the update of IOS 5.0.1 for some was so so, others no change, and for others, 2000% better. For me, IOS 5.0.1 has resolved those battery woes, but for others, this update actually brought on battery woes or made them worse. So Apple is working even harder to push IOS 5.0.2 out to the public by next week, probably that tuesday before thanksgiving. Also down the road, Apple is working on updating Siri to have more control over taking pictures, videos, and settings in IOS giving Siri even more control, which I am all for. This update would be Apples first major update being IOS 5.1 and looks to be debuting according the experts in early 2012, but my gut says December of 2011.
So the second top story in the world of Apple is iTunes match. Apple in my opinion has not been all that clear on what really is going down with iTunes match and I want to clear some things up. Some of things you need to know, which some of you guys may already be aware of, is that this service to get it going is a $24.99 yearly charge. Not a bad charge for putting 4,000 songs in the cloud. Furthermore, iTunes converts all songs it can match in the iTunes store to a 256 kbps AAC format, which i think is awesome, and if the song can not be matched, its just uploaded to the iCloud. Once on you activate the service on your computer, go over to the music section in your settings on your iDevice and sign in and turn on all the iTunes match settings. Once all that is done, you can stream your songs or download them to your device. And yes, it does stream it, which means the first time you play it, it uses 3G or WiFi to play the song, but after that, its almost saved or stored, but not on the device??? I am not sure how to explain it then, but it plays the songs you’ve played before without any internet but its not stored on your device. Anyways, the catch here is that you are limited to 25,000 songs and anymore will get you banned from the entire service. However, i think this might only affect 2% of people with iTunes anyways so no worries there. Another catch is that at the moment, people outside of the US cannot take avantage of this service. So for all my viewers in the UK, Canada, Germany, Russia, Australia, and other places, iTunes match is not available for you guys, which I think is kind of sad.
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