Music


Enabling the iPad's Audio Equalizer

  Matt Cone       February 5, 2021

It seems ridiculous now, but in high school I purchased a Pioneer stereo system capable of pumping out over 1,000 watts of sound. The speakers and components were huge. It took three car trips just to get everything home from the store! The only thing I miss about that system is the equalizer on the amp, which allowed me to adjust the output of the sound levels. Believe it or not, your iPad has an audio equalizer too.

How to Repeat One Song in the Mac's Music Application

  Matt Cone       January 18, 2021

Sometimes you just want to play one song over and over again on repeat. It’s easy to do this in the Music application on your Mac. Once this feature is enabled, the song you start playing will play over and over again until you pause the music. Here’s how to repeat one song in your Mac’s Music application: In your Mac’s Music application, click the repeat icon repeatedly until a “1” appears on the icon, as shown below.

How to Check Your AirPods Battery Life

  Matt Cone       January 9, 2021

Apple reports that the AirPods Pro headphones can provide 4.5 hours of playback on a single charge. By recharging the headphones with the charging case, you can eek out 24 hours of playback. But how do you check the battery life of the AirPods Pro headphones? There’s a light on the charging case, but it doesn’t provide any indication of how much time you can continue listening to the headphones. Fortunately, there’s a quick and easy way to check the AirPods battery life using an iPhone or a Mac.

How to Connect AirPods to Your Mac

  Matt Cone       January 8, 2021

Apple’s AirPods headphones use Bluetooth technology to wirelessly connect to all Apple devices. You can connect AirPods to an iPhone, Apple Watch, iPad, and yes, even a Mac. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to connect your AirPods to a Mac. Here’s how to connect AirPods to a Mac for the first time: From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. Click Bluetooth. The window shown below appears.

How to Output Stereo Audio in Mono

  Matt Cone       January 5, 2021

Recently I replaced my aging Bose QC25 headphones with a pair of AirPods Pro headphones. Both products are a major upgrade from the stock earbuds that ship with iPhones, but the high-quality audio output also means that you can hear every imperfection in the music. For example, older tracks that were recorded in mono sometimes have output that is only audible in one channel, which means that you can only hear the music in one ear.

How to Create an iTunes Playlist

  Matt Cone       February 7, 2013

If you’re like me, you have thousands of songs in iTunes. It’s nice to have all of that music available at the click of a button, but different times and situations call for different types of music. For example, you might listen to Metallica and AC/DC during your lunch break and Bach and Brahms in the evening before going to sleep. That’s where playlists come in. Playlists are customized collections of songs that can be played on your computer, transferred to iOS devices, or burned to CD (see How to Burn a Music CD in iTunes).

How to Hide the Explicit Label in iTunes

  Matt Cone       June 19, 2012

If you listen to a lot of loud, trashy music with “explicit” lyrics (ha, ha), you may have noticed that iTunes displays a special label next to many of your song titles, as shown below. This is a parental control designed to help parents quickly identify and quarantine offensive music in iTunes. Unfortunately for those of you who don’t have children, the explicit label is displayed by default, cluttering up your music library.

How to Share Your iTunes Library

  Matt Cone       June 12, 2012

Did you know that you can share the music, movies, books, and podcasts on your Mac with the other users connected to your network? You can. All you have to do is enable a couple of settings in iTunes. It’s an ideal way to let others access your multimedia content, and it’s a solution that works in homes, dormitories, workplaces, and even schools. Here’s how to do it: Open the iTunes application.

How to Gift an iTunes Playlist

  Matt Cone       December 19, 2011

iTunes gift cards make great stocking stuffers, but did you know that you can also give one of your iTunes playlists as a gift? Here’s how it works: Create a playlist full of the songs you’d like to give and then follow the instructions below to purchase the songs in the iTunes Store. The recipient will be emailed a special iTunes code to download all of the songs in the playlist.

How to Burn a Music CD in iTunes

  Matt Cone       December 18, 2011

iTunes is one of Apple’s most exciting and practical applications. It allows you to collect and catalog thousands of songs, television shows, podcasts, and movies - and its interface is simple enough for everyone to understand. But don’t let the sleek and shiny appearance fool you: iTunes is a powerful piece of software that is capable of much more. Burning your own music CDs with iTunes is fun, fast and free.



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