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11 things we really hate about Apple iTunes

Love iPods, can't stand the software...

We may love our iPods and iPhones but there are just some aspects of iTunes, Apple's dominant media-management and -player software for the devices that drives us mad. But there are some good points about iTunes. Here are three of them:

iTunes isn’t all bad. Here’s three things we love about iTunes.

1. Dynamic search in the iTunes store

The iTunes Store's search box is dynamic: Start typing, and results immediately appear below. Very handy. We'd love it if iTunes Library searches worked the same way.

2. Free stuff

Every week, the iTunes Store offers a new free song and, you'll even find the occasional free audiobook. And there's loads of free apps - you can't argue with a price like that.

3. Smart playlists

A 'smart' playlist is one built in iTunes on one or more selected criteria, such as genre, rating, even bit rate and play count. For example: The 25 least-recently played punk songs released between 1982 and 1989, where the album rating is at least four stars. Think we'll call this playlist ‘New old punk’.

  1. Inefficient updates, DRM and monitoring music folders
  2. 'Pushing' of other programs by iTunes installer, and the mystery checkbox
  3. Rotten at exporting playlists
  4. Go on then: three things we love about iTunes

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