Extraordinary complexity wrapped in a simple, functional, touchable, beautiful case – that seems to be the Apple design ethic.
Not only is Mr. Ive a fantastic designer, he is very cute too!
Microsoft’s R&D department have done it again: copy Apple, that is!
And could they not have tweaked the size of the navigation so it doesn’t cut off the ‘e’ in ‘marketplace’ or the bottom of the ‘more’?
All my star ratings were reset when I switched computers a while back, so now I’m trying to rate them all again using smart playlists to help.
The playlists are as follows:
Recently Added 5 Stars: Self-explanatory, these are the most recent 5-star songs on my iPhone. Usually when I add an album I rate it 5-stars and then listen to it a lot until I have decided if it can stay!
Get Rating!: 25 randomly selected unrated songs. I have tasked myself to go through a list of these each day and give them a rating.
5 Stars / 5 Stars NOT Bright Eyes: My 5 star songs, the main staple of what I listen to. I also have a playlist which excludes Bright Eyes – this is because I have a LOT of their songs and sometimes I want to avoid them.
25 Most Played: My top 25 most played songs. If I keep listening to this then no new song will ever join the list, so I tend to avoid it unless I want some great songs!
Cut the crap: This is a smart playlist which takes all highly rated songs which I have either never listened to or skipped a lot. The aim is to rate them lower and thus cut the songs I no longer like from my library.
Never Played or Skipped: Some songs I have not even encountered yet (since the new computer, that is) but they are highly rated. This is a playlist for ‘forgotten favourites’ and also to rate down songs which I no longer want to listen to.
The aim is to remove album tracks which I don’t like and keep the best songs, and also remove the one-hit wonders which I added but now no longer like. This is all because I want to have great music play whenever I hit “Shuffle” and also I am very limited to space (my iPhone is 8GB and I have photos and videos on it too)
Am I too anal? How do you organise your music?
Blimey, the new iPod Shuffle is small!
My Griffin TuneBuds (previously called EarThumps) have broken: the cable connection at the junction of the plug has become exposed, frayed and now the left earbud does not work. I’ve had it for a long time though, it has done well – I should have been more careful with them!
There’s no point me spending £54 on the official Apple In-Ear Headphones, as the best feature (mic and remote buttons included on the wire) does not work with my iPod Nana (2nd generation). I so want an iPhone!
I’m just gonna try and make do with the earbuds that came with my iPod (although I hate background noise), if it is unbearable I might try out Griffin TuneBuds FIT.
My name is Shaun and I am addicted to Podcasts!
I’m not sure if there is enough time in the world to listen to all of these…