Etikettarkiv: Apple

My 2:nd Apple blogg

Apple TV

Picture from the webb if not allowed to use it please tell me and I will take a photo of my own apple tv and post that one.

Before the Apple event this week I touched the iWatch and my own use of this Apple gadget, missed it? Here it is.

As promised then, some other products from Apple I bought but don’t know if I will continue to use when the one I have now dies or get to old for updates.

First of all, I have no idea what version of the Apple TV i own, I can’t find that information, even if I am sure it’s there somewhere. But no, don’t find it and honestly not so important.

So why do I use Apple TV? I have my Netflix subscription via Apple TV, a surreal experience cause for some reason it’s a mix of the Scandinavian Netflix and the French, have no idea why… And most likely not Apple TVs doing. But information is sometimes in Swedish sometimes in French, the subtitles the same and maybe more confusing dubbing into French (often possible to change).

But I can also get Netflix from Orange, my Internet provider so really? Do I need an Apple TV?

Photos work well tho’ like to be able to see my photos on a bigger screen, but it took time before it actually worked. I dont know why but right now its good.

Since my Apple account is connected to Swedish Apple store (yes I still want to download Swedish music from iTunes, I can’t use some of the apps:

HBO – I want HBO but Apple store understand i’m in France so the Swedish Apple store like the computer “Say NO” – The same with SVT Play and other film applications. And I can’t connect Apple TV to a VPN service this is the most irritating thing really.

If not Apple TV will be able to provide the French selection of TV channels and I still need a TV subscription for the local stations in combination with the lack of more apps (free or subscription) for TV from other countries I most likely will keep my Apple TV until the version I have stop to work, cause I really don’t see the use right now in 2018. Things might change.

iTunes Apple TV, where I am supposed to be able to subscribe don’t work from the Swedish iTunes shop. No TV shows available.

OK – Apple movies, of course better with a Apple TV gadget BUT so many things don’t work. Apple TV ask me to grade my bought movies to be able to present better suggestions, I can’t do that on the films in the Cloud. I have all the movies graded in iTunes none of those grades are viewed on my Apple TV if I don’t download them to my devices (iPad, iPhone, iTunes). The point with a cloud is to not have to download them.

But a new version is coming up and even if all Apple updates fu** up some of the ways I like to use their products maybe some features will be better a month from now.

 

Björn

Happy locked in

Apple – and their products

I am a happy locked in Apple user sometimes angry as hell on some updates and ideas for me as a user to adapt to their products and not the opposite but over all the user infrastructure so far the best, for me.

And I do try out their new gadgets if possible but some products kind of never stick with me.

iWatch – I bought a iWatch when they arrived and so far the only thing my poor watch is doing besides being a watch is to moonlight as a remote for my iPhone when I listen to music. I have not found any other function working for me, or really needed. But the iWatch have made me like watches again after years just checking the time on my phone.

But the fact is, the iWatch slowly gets older and as all Apple products the version I have will most likely be to old for updates in upcoming years which leads to me thinking… Will I update to a new iWatch?

The answer right now is most likely no, if Apple don’t arrange for some kind of exchange program with a heavy discount on a new watch if “giving back” the old version. Most likely that will never happen so I think my time as a iWatch owner will end with this little machine on my arm or if I all of a sudden find a service I can’t be without.

In any case, the iWatch is not as necessary for me to change every second year as I do with the iPhone.

Next product to be discussed will be Apple TV

The picture of the iWatch is stolen from the NET, if not allowed please let me know and i post one of my own watch.

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Björn

On the edge to jump into a music file tagging nightmare

Apple Music / iTunes Match

First, if any Apple person don’t like that I use this image, please let me know, i will change it.

So, after chatting with the iTunes support at Apple it seems clear that my worries to finally update to iTunes Match and/or Apple Music was true and it will take a huge amount of time to fix the music library if I subscribe.

But since I really want the service it might be the only way, even if the “only way” will render weeks of restoring the tag system I have in place.

I wished for Apple to admit that I’m not the only one with a huge music library who wait and wait for some kind of solution, like when you first start to subscribe and upload a large amount of files to have the options

1. I’d like to match all files

2. Only upload mp3 files without iTunes Match

This should really benefit Apple cause anal music files tagging persons like me reject the service or even more for a DJ with a large collection tagged for his or her work… They not going to use the service and go bananas over the changes of the tagging and must redo it fast.

In any case, I want to subscribe so I might need to take deep breath and with horror watch the files change names, genre, album name, artist name (mainly an issue when the artists have names in Arabic, Russian, Chinese etc) – yes I think about it… Scary.

Or, I wonder if I can create a second library and just use one of them for the cloud service. That way its possible to upload in sections, just though of this. WOW, new mail to the support 🙂

Björn

Apple statistics

iTunes Statistics

Must be someone out there as much of a nerd as I am and like statistics from your music library?

There are apps both for the iMac / iBook and your mobile devices but the once i have found have some of the functions I like to have and another one has some other of them. So which program do you use for your statistics and why?

on iMac / iBook? on your iPhone? on your iPad?

Björn