Remember when Microsoft was the bad guy and Apple was the underdog? Funny how a brilliant idea can change everything. With the raging success of the iPhone , the iPod line of products and iTunes, you'll now find almost as many people ranting about Apple as about Microsoft. Where one person sees the coolest combination to hit electronics since TiVo met the TV , another sees plans for world domination. And it's all about one word: control. In this article, we'll see what makes iTunes the most popular jukebox software in the world, review some of its more advanced functions, explore the integrated iTunes Store and find out why the whole setup has inspired some lawsuits and epic hacking wars. First, let's cover the basics.
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One of the most popular posts I wrote in was a set of step-by-step instructions to help you do what Apple doesn't want you to do with iTunes for Windows see Slimming down the bloated iTunes installer. Now that iTunes 10 has been released, it's apparent that nothing has changed in Cupertino. Why is that important? It configures two "helper" programs to start automatically every time you start your PC, giving you no easy way to disable them. It installs a network service that many iTunes users don't need and that has been associated with security and reliability issues.
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To start the conversation again, simply ask a new question. When I choose "View Options", nothing seems to occur. The menu selection is not greyed out, it just doesn't seem to have any functionality when you select it. Occasionally when I click elsewhere, I'll see a brief flash, as if something had popped up, but only significantly delayed and not long enough to figure out what happened. Posted on Oct 16, PM. Page content loaded.
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