August 29, 2011
Make browsing your iTunes library even easier by sorting, rearranging, adding to or subtracting from the column headings you view. Click any of the headers (like "Name" or "Artist") to reverse the alphabetical or numerical sort order using that column as the key. If you want to get columns side by side to better compare them, just click and drag the headers where you want them. And if you want to see more or fewer columns, use the View Options command in the View menu to bring up a panel that will let you turn various columns on and off. In the iTunes Store, you can click on column headers to re-sort search results, track listings for albums, or even the listings within in the quick view windows available via the small "i" icons.
August 22, 2011
When you install new apps on your iOS devices, they automatically appear in the first available slot in your Home screen, moving from left to right. You can move them by pressing and holding until all the app icons start jiggling, then dragging each to new locations. To move an app to a different screen, hold at the screen's edges until the next screen appears. You can also remove apps if you wish by tapping the "x" that appears in their upper left corners. When you're done, press the Home button.
August 15, 2011
When you're on the main Home screen on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, press the Home button and you'll see a search field and your on-screen keyboard. Begin typing and results will appear from among your installed apps, music, and movies and more. Just tap the one you want to go to. Search lets you quickly launch an app or a song without having to hunt for it, and works for many other content types you have on your device as well. You can also bring up the search screen by simply swiping to the right when you're on the main Home screen.
August 8, 2011
The ability to watch previously purchased TV shows on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or computer, regardless of which device you used to purchase them, is now included in iTunes in the Cloud beta. Also, you can now watch previously purchased TV shows directly from your Apple TV.
On your computer, click on the Purchased link in the Quick Links section of the iTunes Store, and then click on the new TV Shows header. You can view your entire purchase history, or just what's not currently on your computer. On iPhone and iPod touch, use the Purchased button in iTunes and tap TV shows for a list of your purchases. Tap "All TV Episodes" to navigate through your library by episode and show, and use the cloud download buttons to download what you want. On iPad use the Purchased tab on the lower right in iTunes and then the View button on the upper left and choose TV Shows to browse your library. As with the iPhone and iPod touch, use the cloud download buttons to download what you want.
On Apple TV, upgrade your software to 4.3 if you haven't already (choose Menu, then General, then Update Software) and you'll find a new Purchased button under TV Shows. Use it to access your list of previously purchased TV shows and watch them directly on your Apple TV. You can now also purchase TV shows directly from your Apple TV and then use the Purchased button on your other devices to watch it there as well.
Footnote: iTunes in the Cloud is available in beta, and requires iOS 4.3.3 on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 (GSM model), iPod touch (3rd and 4th generation), iPad, or iPad 2, or a Mac or PC with iTunes 10.4 or later. Previous purchases may be unavailable if they are no longer in the iTunes Store, App Store, or iBookstore. Music and TV show features are available only in the U.S.
August 1, 2011
In the iTunes Store, you can quickly and easily go from anywhere in the store directly to a particular media type, genre, or special feature by using the top navigation bar. Hovering your pointer over the titles which are always present at the top of the iTunes Store window causes downward pointing triangles to appear next to each media type. Click one and you'll see a list of helpful links related to that media type which you can use to navigate to what you're interested in -- Jazz in Music perhaps, Action & Adventure in Movies, Comedy in the TV Store, Games in the App Store, and more.