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Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:18 pm
by Eldritch
Thanks. Just looked and it's available. So will install it now and try it out for a while. :)

While it's downloading I'm just reading through the list of stability and compatibility issues being addressed. Lo and behold all my problems (except the iTunes redraw issue) are being sorted... hopefully... fingers crossed. :roll:

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 4:37 pm
by Briar Kit
iTunes itself hasn't been updated in OS X 10.10.4.

Still on iTunes 12.1.2.27 at the moment.

iTunes 12.2 (with Apple Music) is expected today…though no sign of it yet. Perhaps that will also improve things for you.

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2015 5:22 pm
by Eldritch
Briar Kit wrote:(with Apple Music)


Why does that fill me with dread? :shock:

I did see an article on reverting to iTunes 11. I may try that instead.

10.10.4 installed so will give it some time and come back with a few answers.

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:34 am
by vic-k
Eldritch wrote:Why does that fill me with dread?
Just try shuffling a few degrees t' left or right, and view it from a slightly different perspective.
Hope this helps. :|
Works for me.
Curet amici mei
Galileo


Works for me.
Curet amici mei
Galileo

I meant the method … not that crock-o-shite, iTunes

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2015 7:45 pm
by garpu
Here's a whack question...what kind of electronic devices are around/near the computer? Wifi issues could be explained by any number of things: drivers, a cordless phone on the same bandwith, lead paint, and excessive use of cinder block/brick in the building construction. Have you tested the outlet that you're plugging the computer into? Power issues (whether by bad power, brown outs, or a bad PSU) can cause a host of strange issues that don't seem to be connected. (For instance, when I had a power supply go, first the hard drive went, then the video card, and right before it gave up the ghost in a puff of smoke, it was looking like bad RAM, as well.) The things you describe as being wonky on your computer are all things that are power-intensive. (Video, wifi, etc.)

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 7:57 am
by Eldritch
Hi Garpu, wifi is indeed a strange creature. Unlike radio waves it really doesn't really like going through anything and the signal quickly drops downward. But I had an older mac in the same position so knew the location wasn't an issue but thanks for the thought.

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 8:19 am
by Eldritch
The good news, depending on your point of view, is all my issues have been resolved by the latest update 10.10.4. The bug fix list Apple released, to accompany the update, had all my problems listed. Discoveryd is no longer. They have also fixed an issue that prevented some external displays from functioning properly. Strangely the redraw issue in iTunes also seems to be resolved. :shock:

Thanks to everybody for their input and ideas. I'm glad my problems have been solved by this update. However, I can't say I'm very impressed. Having been out of the loop for a while, sticking with the ever faithful Snow Leopard, to have two new macs have major issues straight out of the box is pretty appalling. Especially knowing all these bugs were pointed out to Apple before release and they chose to ignore them. It's all too easy to blame RAM etc as we're used to the Apple, of old, being on top of things. I guess with Apple having their fingers in so many pies something's got to give. On that note I think Apple has indeed become the new Microsoft.

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2015 11:40 am
by vic-k
Eldritch wrote:On that note I think Apple has indeed become the new Microsoft.
Nahhh! y're only saying that cos ...

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 8:51 am
by Eldritch
My iTunes redraw issue returned once I reconnected the Touchpad so... Having been offered the iTunes 12.2 update this morning I thought I would check out the news first, for anything iTunes 12.2 related, before taking the plunge. Boy am I glad I did. Just thought I'd post this incase anyone else, with a love of their music library, is thinking of upgrading.

http://www.macworld.com/article/2943723/why-you-might-not-want-to-upgrade-to-itunes-12-2.html

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 11:32 am
by Jaysen
I'm surprised this is considered a "first". I regularly have this issue with iTunes upgrades. Entire albums go missing but can't be re-added. Happens on every upgrade. I really wish there was a real alternative to iTunes.

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:38 pm
by Eldritch
Jaysen wrote:I'm surprised this is considered a "first". I regularly have this issue with iTunes upgrades.


I wasn't meaning the renaming of songs, that's been an issue for a long time. I've always stopped iTunes connecting. It was more the fact your songs could be replaced by lower quality or DRM enabled music. Since iPods, and iPhones, don't have the ability to play Apple's own high end lossless format I've had to buy a different player. DRM files wouldn't play on it.

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:48 pm
by Eldritch
Jaysen wrote:I really wish there was a real alternative to iTunes.


I may just have stumbled across something.
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/38791/swinsian
Going to give it a trial. If it lives up to the reviews on Macupdate it'll certainly be worth the asking price.

Re: When did Apple become the new Microsoft?

Posted: Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:50 pm
by Jaysen
Interesting. Other than my poor 32b gen1 MBP it would fit the need...