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  • 1,785. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,430 points)

    Honeycroft wrote:

     

    DO NOT leave computers/laptops on overnight to do backups!!!

     

    These things can catch fire and who knows what could happen.

    So can every other electrical device in your home, and no going back to candles, they're even worse.

     

    also back ups dont always back up 100%. things get omitted.

    You need a better backup regime.

  • 1,786. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Honeycroft wrote:

     

    DO NOT leave computers/laptops on overnight to do backups!!!

    Why not?

    I don't remember the last time I even shut my computer off.

    These things can catch fire and who knows what could happen.

    As do fridges, stoves, furnaces, water heaters, televisions, etc., even when not on.

  • 1,787. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Keith-g2 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    @Honeycroft, I've been doing (and recommending) backup solutions for years. If a backup is not getting everything you want then something is wrong with the procedure. It requires a revision. Backups should take only 5-minutes of your time to get it rolling. And they should never ever cause headache.

     

     

     

    What's your iTunes solution? I would like to get some of the newer iPods and iPhones, but unfortunately the current version 11 of iTunes puts a stop to all that. It's just so terrible..

  • 1,788. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Honeycroft Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)

    CSound, I do have a better back up regime thanks.

    Keith, I dont use itunes anymore. I get my music from youtube and use iMusic to store and play it.

     

    I use Box and Cloud Diven (from Amazon) to back up photos, videos and documents and i use the excellent Funbox to get files out of musicstudio, nanostudio and multitrack apps.

     

    Csound and Chris CA, yes I am aware that any electrical appliance can develop electical faults. But leaving a pc or laptop on overnight isnt worth the risk in my book. I always switch mine off. Im not an obsessive like some people. theres more to life than computers!

  • 1,789. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,430 points)

    Honeycroft wrote:

     

    CSound, I do have a better back up regime thanks.

    Honeycroft wrote:


    also back ups dont always back up 100%. things get omitted.

    ???

     

    Csound and Chris CA, yes I am aware that any electrical appliance can develop electical faults. But leaving a pc or laptop on overnight isnt worth the risk in my book. I always switch mine off. Im not an obsessive like some people. theres more to life than computers!

    Most likely failure point for all electrical devices is switch on, and you must go through many more of those than most of us. Good luck.

  • 1,790. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Chris CA Level 9 Level 9 (74,885 points)

    Honeycroft wrote:

     

    Csound and Chris CA, yes I am aware that any electrical appliance can develop electical faults. But leaving a pc or laptop on overnight isnt worth the risk in my book. I always switch mine off. Im not an obsessive like some people. theres more to life than computers!

    Do you leave your toaster plugged in?

     

    What does leaving a computer on have to to with being obsessive? I don't want to have to wait for it to power up just to use it or the AppleTV.

     

    Are you obsessed with cold food? Your fridge is always plugged in and full of cold stuff...

  • 1,791. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    pegaudet Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Chris CA wrote:

     

    Honeycroft wrote:

     

    Csound and Chris CA, yes I am aware that any electrical appliance can develop electical faults. But leaving a pc or laptop on overnight isnt worth the risk in my book. I always switch mine off. Im not an obsessive like some people. theres more to life than computers!

     

    Do you leave your toaster plugged in?

     

    What does leaving a computer on have to to with being obsessive? I don't want to have to wait for it to power up just to use it or the AppleTV.

     

    Are you obsessed with cold food? Your fridge is always plugged in and full of cold stuff...

     

    Let me add to this discussion....

     

    @honeycroft

     

    Main causes of electrical faults include:

     

    - deliberate or accidental abuse (e.g. running over the power cord with your lawnmower, moving the computer while it's on, dropping a cellphone into the toilet, etc)

    - cheap components (e.g. capacitors from circa 2002 that would dry out and explode from the resulting shortcircuit)

    - bad design (which is why in north america we have UL, CSA and many other safety testing labs... I'm sure most countries have similar safety testing labs. Look for the stickers)

    - severe and catastrophic electrical discharge (e.g. lightning strike, static discharge through vulnerable devices)

    - tampering (cutting off the ground plug to fit into a non grounded receptacle, etc)

    - something serviced by an amateur (read: touched by or looked at by someone who is "not qualified")

    - being plugged into something that is itself faulty (a GFCI receptacle that is not properly grounded could still lead to electrical shocks)

    - "normal" use beyond prescribed tolerance (getting el cheapo router and pushing 100mbps through it 24/7, which causes the poorly heatsinked cpu to overheat and blow its brains)

    - getting a "lemon" (some specific devices, think a few unlucky iphone 4 devices, have been known to burst into flames when plugged in for too long)

     

     

    I applaud those who shut off their computers when they don't use them to save electricity (every act of saving the planet by turning off the lights is just another indicator of a lifestyle), but in the greater scheme, modern computer electronics operate under such tight tolerances, that just the act of turning on the power causes a temporary power surge enough to weaken a transistor somewhere. Eventually, after enough power cycles, some transistor will fry itself and you have a non functional computer... All costs to the environment for manufacturing a new computer to replace a defective one will offset the cost of the electicity used to keep the existing one running 24/7 if it's allowed to idle or go in standby mode... and with the mac mini on idle drawing 13 watts or so, it really does make a lot of sense to leave it on all the time.

     

    My desktop is plugged into a UPS which is itself plugged into a surge protected powerbar, just in case of lightning strike. It could happen that my computer could be fried along with the UPS and powerbar. Overall, I'm only worried about harddrive failure since they spin 24/7 and MTBF is about 5 years on most HDs designed for home use.

     

    The most likely form of electrical failure is the device malfunctions or ceases to function completely. As humans, we have become fairly clever at regulating and mitigating collateral damage due to electrical malfunctions. The first MB on my current computer worked OK for about a month after I bought it but one day it malfunctioned and couldn't see any of the drives... malfunctions can happen, no matter how often you use something.

     

    All things considered, while it is possible for a mouse to pee on some device and cause the house to burn down, it's really rare. You are statistically far more likely to die driving to the airport than dying in a plane crash yet few feel anxious until they get to the airport and still, people still drive.

  • 1,792. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Cathal39 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Installed 11 and now I can't get into the Store - it keeps coming up with "Item not available" in my home country - EVEN THOUGH I DIDN'T ORDER ANYTHING.

     

    After a round of the uninstall/install game I went back to an older rev.

     

    I think Apple is going out of its way to drive off customers.

  • 1,793. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    tdfman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    It's totally disappointing, and whats worsre is there was no hint that it would be such a piece of junk. I want my cover flow back please...I will never do something like that Upgrade without a serious checkout of the changes etc.

  • 1,794. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    tdfman Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hate iTunes 11.  going to something else is not really an option  for will my 2 ipods like that? the nanos? it is our interface with products i previously adored.  my bad, time to move on..

  • 1,795. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Csound1 Level 8 Level 8 (35,430 points)

    tdfman wrote:

     

    I hate iTunes 11.  going to something else is not really an option

    Did you read what you typed? If it is true then there is nothing you can do except live with it.

  • 1,796. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    Thronborg Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Dont worry, its the same totally understandable upgrade of iTunes for Mac. I want Steve back!!!!

     

    Ole

  • 1,797. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    DrJeff_92677 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I've agreed with this sentiment for a few months. But after using iTunes 11.0.4.4 for a while, it has almost everything I need.

     

    But bottom line, it's not really that bad if you can do without Coverflow.

     

    What would improve ALL the iTunes versions for my use?

     

    1.  DUPLICATES:  The "Show Duplicates" routine uses only the title, not the size or tags to determine a duplicate. In my case, I have several versions of the same thing, and it shows all of them as duplicates. Many are NOT  duplicates but different versions with the same title.

     

    2.  SYNC:  If I select NOT to sync something, that does NOT always mean I want to delete content from my iDevice. Apple assumes that turning off Sync on, for example, iBooks or Podcasts, they believe I want to delete all existing iBooks or Podcasts. They popup this message saying something like "If you don't let us Sync this category, we're going to delete all items covered by this category" -- this has always been in every version of iTunes as far as I know.

     

    3.  DOWNLOADS:  When I download Podcasts, it used to show me the download list immediately. Now I have to find it in the menu to display it.  Knowing the status of downloading is helpful, and relevant, but they don't show the window by default.

     

    4.  SIDEBAR: The sidebar used to show by default, now you have to select "View, Show Sidebar" -- what genius decided NOT to show the sidebar ??

     

    But so far, the problems with iTunes 11 are not that bad, no so bad that I'd give up on it, although at one time I was ready to go back to iTunes 10.7, now it's okay. Coverflow is gone, not something I used but go through all the menus and you may find some new things that are useful.

     

    Of all my gripes, the biggest one is the SYNC issue explained above.

     

    Message was edited by: DrJeff_92677

  • 1,798. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    turingtest2 Level 8 Level 8 (46,570 points)

    1. Hold down Shift as you click the View menu and it will list the option to Show Exact Duplicate Items, as has been the case in previous versions. See this recent post for more information.

     

    2. Yes, multiple apparently independent options which are in fact linked to each other is confusing. Again nothing new, in iTunes, or indeed other software.

     

    3. When downloading there is icon near the search box. Click this. Works as quickly as choosing the Downloads item in the sidebar used to.

     

    4. The sidebar is disabled when iTunes 11 is first installed. It will suit some, and is easily turned back on for others. Once you've turned it on it stays on (assuming you don't have a problem with preferences not being saved).

     

    tt2

  • 1,799. Re: Am I the only one to HATE the new iTunes?!
    DrJeff_92677 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    turingtest2 -- thanks for the Shift-View hint. That will save me time !!

     

    And the downloads.

     

    I think this VERY long collection of complaints represents a lot of "first impressions" and the typical "It's Different, I Don't Like It" that we're all guilty of -- me included !!

     

    If you have any other "not so obvious" hints, please post them.

     

    Do you have a suggestion to stop iTunes from deleting books, for example, if I select not to sync them again?

     

    And is there a way to get the list of songs and apps that the SYNC can't find. It will display them, but I can't seem to highlight the list and save it.

     

    Last, I'd like a way to list all the music, apps, etc., that are shown in iTunes, but have bad links, or links that are no longer working then allow me to sort the list based on the "not found" exclamation mark ?

     

    Thanks. Very helpful stuff.

     

    Jeff