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Changing iTunes 8 view options – shortcuts

 

Should you be curious on how to control the viewing options for the new visualiser in iTunes 8, then wonder no more.

All you need to do is press ? when you have the visualiser running, and then the following shortcuts will work:
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Magnetosphere developers confirm iTunes link

While a senior member of Apple’s iTunes team was unable to tell me straight, word’s out now that Apple did indeed acquire Magnetosphere as the new visualiser within iTunes 8.

As I wrote on Tuesday, a highly senior iTunes Europe source refused to confirm the use of Magnetosphere in iTunes 8, instead saying, “We’re not the kind of company that buys in technologies.”

Apple purchased iTunes (then called SoundJam) from the now defunct Casady and Greene in 2000. To be fair, the senior chap may well have been speaking sardonically, or something.
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iPod’s shrinking importance – Needham & Co

Apple’s iPod is becoming the poor relation as the company slugs away at promoting the iPhone, remarked Needham & Co. analyst, Charles Wolf, in a note to clients released this afternoon.

Wolf explained that in his opinion the two “most important aspects of Apple’s “Let’s Rock” event in San Francisco were Steve Jobs’ health and a software update for the iPhone.”

The analyst pointed out that an energetic Jobs may be a little slimmer than before (rather like the iPod range he was promoting), but slim needn’t mean grim.
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Did Apple’s ‘Let’s Rock’ rock?

Apple confirmed all the rumours – except the most optimistic ones, introducing its new iPod range, iTunes 8 and new firmware for the iPhone and iPod touch.

There were no surprises to speak of – though it is perhaps criminal that the much improved user interface to iTunes which makes the new iPods easier to use than ever for blind or partially-sighted people wasn’t included within the pre-event rumours

As expected, iTunes 8 hosts Genius music recommendation technology – technology an Apple iTunes person said had been developed in-house by Apple.
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Digg’s Rose teases with final Apple rumours

Digg founder Kevin Rose has followed-up on a weekend of rumour wrap-ups with his very own wrap-up as the Apple event looms.

Rose – who has been at the centre of almost every Apple iPod event rumour run-down for a week – has now offered readers a look at what he thinks the base design of iTunes 8 will be.

Apple appears to have extended use of Coverflow in iTunes 8, with the capacity to sort albums out (visually) into Album, Artist, Genre and Composer, with albums playable simply by hovering your mouse above them.
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Apple’s Sept. 9 event: What to expect

In advance of the Apple event next week the Mac rumour sites are festooned with news and predictions as to what’s on the way, so we thought we should let you know what is going to happen.

For a round-up of more recent information since the publication of this post, please click here.

Digg founder Kevin Rose recently offered his prognostications for the Apple event next week, predicting iTunes 8, new low cost iPod touch, lower prices across the iPod range, a redesigned iPod nano and more.
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New nano revealed, iTunes 8, more

Digg’s Kevin Rose has kicked in with his latest pre-Apple announcement rumours.

– Curved iPod nano with horizontal screen
– Price cuts across iPod range
– iPod touch to be reduced in price
– iPod range to use price to differentiate from iPhone
– iTunes 8 (big update, new features – subscription services anyone?)
– New point upgrade of Mac OS X imminent
– Blu-Ray soon

Watch what he has to say after the break.
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