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iTunes 12 – We Have A Red Logo

iTunes 12 – We Have A Red Logo

With a red icon and a new, sleeker UI, iTunes has escalated to version 12.0.1.26 as of 3 days ago. Users will find play listing simpler and its much easier to switch between browsing a music library and to the iTunes Store. A new Recents view makes it easy to access the media that has just been purchased or recently played.

 

 

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As you can see from the images, the above menu is replaced and revamped with neat buttons and the appearance is sleeker and lighter. The text is also bolder and sticks out. The side menu is no longer available from iTunes 11, however, once you click the Playlist button, it appears to the side traditionally. A lot of users have tolerated this sidebar, so the change would be attractive to them; however there are many, like myself, who utilized the sidebar a lot.

 

Overall, I like change and this is something that was an interesting thing to wake up to this morning when I synced my iPhone. I am definitely looking forward to playing with the new playlists features, especially when coming up with the music and tunes for those crucial gym workouts.

 

Enjoy iTunes 12 and its red logo. It brings color to all the blue logos that I have on my laptop at the moment….and red is my favorite color.

Windows 10 – The Return of the Start Menu

Windows 10 – The Return of the Start Menu

Wait….

After all this time of killing it, Microsoft decides to bring it back! We get a start menu with Windows 10!!!!

At an event in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the next version of its Windows operating system: Windows 10. Windows 10 is the first major update since Windows 8 It will also be the name of the next mobile operating system for Windows Phone.

This may be a step in a move to get as FAR away as possible from Windows 8. Perhaps we can say it was the Windows ME of this generation, as businesses avoided the OS and stuck with Windows 7. I recently moved my media server to 8.1 with so much reservation, but I wanted to be up-to-date. The technical preview for Win10 is coming, and I will definitely take part.

Stay tuned for updates.

Mashable has a great write-up about it here.