February 25, 2013
iTunes lets you look through your music library in various ways so that when you set out to listen, you can follow your instincts of the moment. An artist you haven't listened to for awhile? Use the Artists tab. An album maybe? Use the Albums tab. And use Genres when you're thinking maybe a little R&B, or perhaps Reggae, and so on. All of those views display album art as well as songs. On your computer, the view selections are across the top in the iTunes Library view, just below the player area. On iOS devices they're across the bottom in the Music app. (To access Genres and a Composers view, tap the More, and to add the Composers view to the computer screen, select iTunes General Preferences and check Show Composers in the View section.)
February 19, 2013
As you've used the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore, you've probably noticed ratings and reviews from us and other customers. You can sort customer reviews by most favorable, most critical, most helpful, or most recent. You can also indicate which reviews you found particularly helpful. Join the conversation by posting reviews and ratings of your own--just click or tap the Ratings and Reviews tab (which is just called Ratings on iPhone and iPod touch), then click or tap the Write a Review button at the top of the Customer Reviews section. You can rate the item, write a review, or both as you choose.
February 11, 2013
When you play music from your library with the new iTunes, click the Up Next button on the right in the player to see the coming lineup and to add to, subtract from, and rearrange the list. You can change the order by simply dragging songs within it. To delete a song, point at it and click the X that will appear on the left. To add to the list, point at songs, albums, or artists in your library and either drag and drop them onto the button or click the arrow that will appear to produce a menu of possibilities, including "Add to Up Next." So If a song makes you think of something you haven't listened to for awhile, it's a snap to queue it up. And it works when you're using the miniplayer as well as the full iTunes window.
February 4, 2013
To create a new playlist, view your library and click Playlists in the button group across the top. Your existing playlists will appear in a column on the left. To add a new one, click the Add button at the bottom of the list and select New Playlist. Your empty list will slide to the right and a graphical view of your library will appear on the left. Use the buttons across the top to focus the view, and drag what you want into your playlist. Enter a name for your list on the upper right and click Done. If you want to edit a list you've already created, click the Gear button to the right of the Add button and select Edit Playlist. You can then add and delete entries just as you do when you create a new playlist.