iTunes II: Use your Mac Camera to Redeem Gift Cards


I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but iTunes looks different. You updated it, thinking oh, it was just another small bug fix, right? But then when you go to put some music on the interface is all different, things aren’t where they are supposed to be and you are stopped in your tracks just like the ants from the Disney movie A Bug’s Life:

This was the scenario in my household on the weekend, when my hands, deep in truffle makings, I asked my daughter to put some music on. She couldn’t figure out the new interface and we ended up listening to each song from her favourite Glee album over and over and over.

To avoid this scenario, you might want to take the tutorial.

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Even though there is a learning curve, there are also some perks. I just came across this article from app advice noting how we can now just take a picture of the bloody iTunes gift card code instead of having to do all that pesky typing (I don’t mind typing when the words make sense. But typing in a random alphanumeric code makes me nervous. I know I am making a mistake. I know it!

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How to Export your iBook file


Dan sent this article from out last week and I thought I would post it on the blog for easy access:

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Though Dan is working on a simple way to share a file this size with the students without having to go through itunes, it still is a problem for our intrepid science team who are making amazing iBooks. Hopefully this problem will be solved soon and the students can begin using their iPads in one of the ways it was originally touted- as a portable, interactive, multimedia textbook.

P.S. Having done a few searches on this topic, it looks like we are not the only ones to have this problem. Which makes me optimistic that a solution is imminent, as the more people complain the faster it will get fixed. Squeaky wheel and all that jazz don’t you know…