Have you ever been using an application when a song came on in iTunes you would rather not hear? Or re-play the last song just one more time? I found a little trick the last time I right click on the iTunes icon in the doc. A complete menu pops up looking like the one below. You can use this to control iTunes in any way you need. It even tells about the current song playing.
- Open Automator.app (/Applications/Automator.app)
- Choose File –> New
- In the Starting Points menu, click Music and Audio. Choose “my iTunes Library” in the “Get content from” pop-up menu. Then in 2nd pop-up menu, choose “Ask for songs and playlists when my workflow runs”.
- In Library list, click Mail.
- In Actions list, drag the action called New Mail Mail Message into the Workflow pane. Click on the Options button and turn on “Show this action when the workflow runs.”
- Choose File –> Save
Give it a try and let us know if it works for [...]
TUAW.com has put together a side by side comparison of using amazons new MP3 service and the experience you get when using iTunes. He did a really nice job of making sure he was bias as much as any mac lover could be. “I would liken buying tracks at Amazon MP3 to buying something at Wal-Mart.
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Looking up info about a song from iTunes on Google!: "A great tip submitted by Oscar Meijer: Looking up info about a song from iTunes on Google! If you are looking for information about a specific song, Googling the name along with the artist is usually the easiest method. It can be done right in iTunes by using a shortcut located in the Services menu. It is 'Search with Google'. What is really cool is that if you highlight a song, and press '"
(Via A New Mac Tip Every Day.)
Sure, you can now download music from the iTunes store without DRM but that doesn't mean you should just willy nilly start sharing that music with your friends. For one thing, it's illegal. For another, your account information is embedded into that m4a music file. Don't believe me? Try this yourself.