You bought your son an iPhone on Christmas and found your iTunes account budget getting beyond control? Whether it is accidental app purchase or you want to prevent children from over-buying we are officially announcing ways to prevent app purchases.
Even iTunes makes things it easier for you by enabling complete control on purchases by minors. It can allot a budget for the store stopping overspending right away. Another important and critical matter is the new iOS in-app purchases which means that you don’t need to be in iTunes every time to purchase an app.
A few days ago a report disclosed parents got shocked after getting iTune bills. In most of the cases the buyer is ignorant of the purchase. In any case, in-app purchase is not to be blaimed for, but yes, we have a solution for that too.
The in-app purchases consist upon ads and quick buying app add-ons or similar stuff that can range from $5 to $100 and can empty pockets of impulsive or ignorant buyers. Especially when you know that minor are using iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch you can just simply turn the in-app purchases disabled to control this issue once and for all.
Restricting the in-app purchase on iOS enabled devices is simple enough. Just open your iDevice, tap the Settings options and move to General settings then tap Restrictions. Just tap the “Enable Restrictions” option and put a memorable code in the area. This would activate the In-App purchas restriction.
Once you have applied the restrictions, it would allow anyone to enter the code within 15 minutes to perform an in-app purchase. This would be done for every individual purchase, securing your pocket.
Have a pocket friendly in-app purchase!
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Launching iTunes in Russia was sure to result in a few bumps in the road for Apple, but Cupertino probably wasn’t expecting anything like this. Users that tried to check out the iTunes store found the software was displaying some fairly explicit adult content rather than mainstream video and music. It turns out it’s all because of those pesky .XXX top level domains.
There were no sites that ended in .XXX (instead of say, .com) until just recently. ICANN approved the .XXX domain for adult content usage beginning in September of 2011, and many companies have taken advantage of it. There are plenty of .XXX domains already registered, and one of them is apparently XXX.XXX. Can you see where this is going?
The Russian iTunes software was created with URL placeholders in exactly that format: xxx.xxx. A few years ago, that wouldn’t have gone anywhere. Now it resolves to hardcore Internet porn, which results in Apple’s iTunes software suddenly becoming filled with ads for all manner of lascivious pornography. Users began gleefully taking screenshots and spreading the good news almost immediately.
As you would expect, Apple shifted into damage control mode when the error was discovered. The Russian iTunes was taken down, and many other regions are experiencing outages as well. This may or may not be related.
If nothing else, Apple has learned a valuable lesson: the Internet is a big place, and no matter how much you want to pretend otherwise, most of it is porn.
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Cloud storage has transformed the way digital music collectors access their media. But with so many competing hosting services, which should you choose?
How about: All of them. Here’s how to sync your music collection throughout the cloud.
Apple’s supplemented its ubiquitous media management program in 2011 with iCloud, a 20,000 track music locker. Its companion program iTunes Match, for $25 a year, matches songs from your local drive with 256kbit versions already floating in Apple’s cloud. This saves you from having to spend hours uploading your entire collection. And it allows you to stream music you don’t have locally saved.
However, unlike other services like Google Play or Amazon Cloud Player, iTunes (without Match doesn’t actually stream files from the iCloud. Instead, it downloads tracks individually onto the device, which conserves bandwidth at the expense of local drive space.
If you’ve used iTunes exclusively in the past, syncing your existing collection between it and Google Play Music (GPM) is surprisingly easy:
- Go to Google Play Music and sign up for an account.
- Download and run the Google Music Manager (runs on both Mac and Windows).
- Follow the on-screen instructions to scan and upload files from your iTunes library and playlists.
- When prompted, allow for automatic uploads from iTunes to Google Play.
Conversely, in order to sync purchases from Google Play with iTunes, follow these steps:
- Open up the GMM and choose Download
- Select the “Only include songs since last download” check box
- Set your iTunes library as the download location
That’s it. GMM will monitor and sync iTunes without any further instruction. Use iTunes as the primary source for your music collection, then point Google Play to the iTunes folder on your local drive—it makes keeping the two competing services in step with each another a breeze.
Amazon Cloud Player
Syncing iTunes with Amazon Cloud Player works much the same way as iTunes/GPM, but requires a bit more work.
- Go to Amazon Cloud Player and set up an account.
- Amazon uses separate programs for uploading and downloading music, so you’ll need to install both.
- Log in to ACP, and click on the Import Your Music button in the upper left. Note—the Importer does not work with Chrome.
- Follow the on-screen Importer instructions. You can either have it scan your system for songs or you can just point it directly at the iTunes folder.
- Back on the ACP website, go to Settings -> Your MP3 Settings.
- Set ACP to download purchases to the local drive, in addition to storing it in the cloud. Set your iTunes folder as the storage destination.
This way, whenever you buy music on Amazon, it will automatically sync with iTunes, and, if you followed the instructions above, Google Play as well. Unlike GMM, however, Amazon’s player doesn’t actively monitor the source folder for changes, so you’ll need to re-run the Importer whenever you buy music on iTunes.
Though Spotify leans heavily towards streaming services, it also offers playback of local files. As such, you can sync iTunes and Spotify to a degree:
- Sign up for the free Spotify service and download the Spotify desktop app.
- Open Spotify and select Local Files from the navigation list on the left.
- Select the “from your computer” link at the top and select everything under “show tracks from these sources.”
- Connect your laptop and mobile device to the same WiFi network. Open both the mobile and desktop apps, and sync your files between them.
You won’t be able to sync your streaming Spotify selections with the other services, but this method will allow you to effectively play music stored across all four services through a single program.
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