How to stop iTunes opening when you plug in your iPhone / iPad

iTunes opening when you attached your device is handy to start with but soon becomes an annoyance. iTunes pops up, invariably there will be a dialogue box of some sort when all you wan to do is give your device a quick charge.

iTunes has changed how you stop it launching  when a device is plugged in, before you would open iTunes, select your device, go to the Summary tab and unselect Open iTunes when this iPhone is connected. With iTunes 12.4.2.4 that option has moved.

How to stop iTunes running when plugging in your device.

  1. Open iTunes (or just plug your device in).
  2. Goto preferences
  3. Click devices
  4. Un tick Prevent iPods, iPhones and iPads from synching automatically.
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and you’re done. The only thing to bear in mind is that now you’ll need to run iTunes manually if you keep your backups on your system.

iTunes Stores Hit By End of Week Outage

Your iTunes Store problems on Friday were not yours alone. The iTunes Store, plus Apple’s App Store, the Mac App Store, and iBooks Store suffered unscheduled downtime at the end of the work week. Took a six-hour nap, they did. The piece, written as the outage was ‘outaging’, I guess, said:

Customers attempting to connect to iTunes are being met with error messages, while others find themselves unable to complete App Store transactions.

Friday’s sleepy time marked the third time Apple’s internet services went down so far this month. Earlier in the month Apple Music was unusable for some people due to authentication problems tied to iCloud Music Library. The next day, the piece says, an apparent server glitch took down a huge swath of the company’s internet services, including almost all iCloud related products.

24 live another day on iTunes

Fox’s 24 available in HD for just £4.99 per season on iTunes

Ran out of things to binge watch? Fear not as you can now purchase each season of the Fox Classic “24” for just £4.99 per season in HD. There’s no price difference between SD and HD so what are you waiting for. Available on iTunes.

 Foxs 24 available in HD for just £4.99 per season on iTunes24, Season 1: In 24, the entire season takes place in one day, with each of the 24 episodes covering one hour, told in real time. No sooner has Jack Bauer finished a game of chess with his daughter, Kimberly, on the morning of the presidential primary, when Kimberly sneaks out of the house and Jack, who heads up the government’s Counter Terrorist Unit, is called to work immediately. He learns that an assassination attempt will be made on presidential candidate David Palmer. Meanwhile, Jack’s wife, Teri, sets out to find their daughter.

 Foxs 24 available in HD for just £4.99 per season on iTunes24, Season 2: In the season two premiere episode “8:00-9:00 AM”, Jack and his daughter Kim continue to deal with the trauma of Teri’s loss, and the effect it has had on their relationship. But with one phone call, Jack, who has been inactive since Teri’s death more than a year ago, is called upon by David Palmer — now President Palmer — to stop another terrorist plot with global implications. The clock begins ticking again…

 Foxs 24 available in HD for just £4.99 per season on iTunes24, Season 3: It’s been three years since CTU agent Jack Bauer thwarted a terrorist attempt to plunge the United States into war. Now he’s back in L.A. after working undercover for six months to bring down drug lord Ramon Salazar. But then the FBI receives a phone call threatening the release of a deadly virus in Los Angeles if Salazar isn’t released from prison within six hours. As CTU races to locate the virus, Jack realizes that the only way to prevent additional terrorist demands is to find the source of the virus by breaking Salazar out of prison himself.

100x40000bb Foxs 24 available in HD for just £4.99 per season on iTunes 24, Season 4:Although fired from CTU, Jack Bauer is thrust back into action after a deadly terrorist strike and the kidnapping of his new boss, the U.S. Secretary of Defense. But it’s soon apparent that the kidnapping is part of a much larger plan, for every time Jack thinks he’s averted disaster, a new and more ominous plot is uncovered.

 Foxs 24 available in HD for just £4.99 per season on iTunes24, Season 5: Now living under a false name and working in an oil field, Jack leads a quiet life, renting a room with a woman and her son. An early morning breach of national security, however, triggers the series’ most shocking season opener yet, forcing Jack to reemerge. Once out in the open, Bauer quickly becomes the most wanted man alive while CTU commander Bill Buchanan and key operatives react to a series of escalating tragedies. Meanwhile, a shaky President Logan is forced to balance the national security emergencies with the signing of a significant arms treaty he believes will be his legacy.

 Foxs 24 available in HD for just £4.99 per season on iTunes24, Season 6:The sixth series of 24 picks up 20 months after last season’s shocking finale. After a series of horrific terrorist attacks, President Palmer and his team of advisors, Karen Hayes and Thomas Lennox, as well as Jack’s CTU colleagues Chloe O’Brian, Curtis Manning, Bill Buchanan, and newcomer Mike Doyle, begin an unthinkable, nail-biting day. Former President Logan and his wife, Martha, return, along with Milo Pressman and Chloe’s ex, Morris O’Brian, for another day of action.

 Foxs 24 available in HD for just £4.99 per season on iTunes24, Season 7 Celebrating its 150th episode this season, 24 is one of the most innovative, addictive, and acclaimed dramas on television. Set in Washington, DC, “Day 7” opens four years after Season Six with CTU dismantled and Bauer on trial. Bauer’s day takes an unexpected turn when former colleague Tony Almeida returns. “Day 7” of 24 promises to combine the show’s unique and trend-setting format with compelling new elements. Each episode again will cover one hour of real time, as viewers follow Jack Bauer through another astonishing day.

 Foxs 24 available in HD for just £4.99 per season on iTunes24, Season 8 : Set in New York City, “Day Eight” unfolds amidst the shadows of the Statue of Liberty and the United Nations. Jack Bauer (Kiefer Sutherland) is unwillingly drawn back into the intense action after learning of a plot to assassinate determined Middle Eastern peace-keeping leader Omar Hassan as he negotiates international security with President Taylor and new chief of staff Rob Weiss. Meanwhile, Renee Walker and Chloe O’Brian (Mary Lynn Rajskub) return alongside CTU newcomers Dana Walsh), Arlo Glass, Brian Hastings, and Cole Ortiz. Season 8 of 24 promises to combine the show’s unique and trend-setting format with compelling new elements, including a new setting, new threats, and new cast members. Each episode will again cover one hour of real time as viewers follow Jack Bauer through another astonishing day.

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You Can Now pre-order ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ right now from iTunes

With cinema goers around the world watching The Force Awakens, Disney haven’t wasted any time in  making it available to Pre order on iTunes.  Star Wars Force Awakens is a very reasonable £13.99 for the HD version and the SD version will set you back £9.99.

Having gone to the Cinema to see the latest instalment of the Star Wars saga I’ve already placed my Pre Order. There’s no release date but it’ll be a nice surprise when it is available. Whilst you’re waiting you could always listen to the new Star Wars Radio Station on Apple Music

iTunes Match 1 Year on

iTunes Match 1 Year on, Is It Worth The Asking Price?

As near as darn it to the day, iTunes match became active, allowing users to store music in the cloud and the opportunity to re-download songs at a higher bit rate then the source if it’s less than 256kb. Todays thought is, was £21.99 for a years worth of what is technically a backup service for music worth it?

iTunes Festival Noel Gallagher

iTunes Festival 2012 : Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds Now Streaming on Apple TV

It’s been a busy and somewhat exhausting day so why not take some time out to listen to the sounds of Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds now streaming via the iTunes festival app on your Apple TV.  Watching it now via Apple TV it’s a cracking gig even if everyone in the crowd seems intent on heckling..  Good job Noel’s a northern lad and knows how to give as good as he gets.  This and other gigs are Free as part of the iTunes festival 2012

iTunes Festival Noel Gallagher iTunes Festival 2012 : Noel Gallaghers High Flying Birds Now Streaming on Apple TV