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Ok, so no camera, still or video, for the Touch. How screwed up is this strategy? I was all prepared with credit card in hand, to shell out $400 for a new Touch with camera. That dangling carrot turned into a stick in the form of the new nano which seems to be Apple's new golden child. I like the product, don't get me wrong, but it's not a Touch. After a disappointing 2 year stint with AT&T, I'm back to being a die-hard Verizon fan for cell service, and because I have to have a cell for my job, I'm preferring to stay with better phone service than grabbing an iPhone. So instead of Apple getting another $400 from me (I recently bought a new Touch after mine was stolen), they're either going to get $179.... that is if I do decide that carrying 3 devices around all the time is not a bad option. OR, because my Verizon phone already has a fine video and still camera, Apple may get nothing from me instead. HELLO.......??? APPLE??? ANYONE LISTENING??? Why not disable the cell circuitry in an iPhone 3gs and sell it as a Touch with video? Wow, how hard would that be?? No new product development costs, little or no advertising costs... and they pick up a whole bunch of photo/video nuts like me who are still (impatiently) waiting for a Verizon iPhone.

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I agree that it is disappointing. I was going to be very tempted if the iPod touch came with a camera. They are going to sell a gazillion nanos this Christmas, though. The addition of the FM radio and video camera are quite compelling.

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Low on the annoyance scale but... if you right-click on an audio Podcast in iTunes 9 you no longer see the options "Mark as New" and "Mark as not New" (give or take a capital letter) but "Mark as Not Watched" and "Mark as Watched" ...which is as stupid as a very stupid thing indeed - as Blackadder would probably say.

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One thing I'm really, really liking with iTunes 9/3.1.1 on the iPod touch is the ability to sync individual TV episodes instead of having to choose, say all 3 episodes of a show. Excellent for customizing things for little kids when going on road trips!

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another itunes 9 annoyance that i just discovered... clicking the green minimize button in the corner no longer gives the ability to have a nice small compact itunes controller that you can tuck away on the corner of your screen :( wth?

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No, they've just corrected the behaviour to match the rest of the OS. Look under the View menu and you will find what you're looking for...

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since this seems to be the place to complain about the new changes, I will throw my 2 cents in regarding itunes 9. As a designer I appreciate the effort to clean up the layout of the store and I believe they succeeded with the home page (the old version was getting very busy), but the pages where you actually buy music are a HUGE step backwards from a design standpoint. Much more difficult to read and lacks a clear hierarchy. itunes 8 used to mimic the look of the finder, which was great, but 9 seems to have done away with this for some reason.

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Low on the annoyance scale but... if you right-click on an audio Podcast in iTunes 9 you no longer see the options "Mark as New" and "Mark as not New" (give or take a capital letter) but "Mark as Not Watched" and "Mark as Watched" ...which is as stupid as a very stupid thing indeed - as Blackadder would probably say.

 

Maybe "Mark as Played" would be a better terminology, but I have to say that "Mark as Watched" makes much more sense to me than "Mark as New"

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That sounds better to me and I've told Apple via their Feedback service so...

 

If you right-click on an audio Podcast in iTunes 9 you no longer see the options "Mark as New" and "Mark as not New" (give or take a capital letter) but "Mark as Not Watched" and "Mark as Watched". This is wrong - i.e. for audio - and you should use something like "Mark as Played" and "Mark as Unplayed" as such would cover both audio and video Podcasts.

 

...even though it doesn't know about iTunes 9 - i.e. in the drop-down field under "What iTunes version are you running?".

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No, they've just corrected the behaviour to match the rest of the OS. Look under the View menu and you will find what you're looking for...

 

ahh i should have checked that... thanks! happy again cuz i use that feature a lot :rolleyes:

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ahh i should have checked that... thanks! happy again cuz i use that feature a lot :rolleyes:

 

You can also hold down the 'option' key when clicking the green button and it will toggle the Mini-player on and off like the old way.

 

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One improvement in iTunes 9 is that you don't have to use Option-W to close an information window spawned from a Podcast - it no longer being attached to the top of the application and is fully-resizable - also having buttons. Having said that if one uses Expose to show all windows then it disappears... hardly a show-stopper but if that's a design fault (as it strikes me as being) then let me know and I'll report that as well.

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You can also hold down the 'option' key when clicking the green button and it will toggle the Mini-player on and off like the old way.

 

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just heard adam mention this on the show. thanks apple geek.

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Good news! iTunes 9.0.1 was released today and among many of the improvements, it now restores the old functionality of the green "zoom" button - now it toggles the mini-player just like before!

 

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Good news! iTunes 9.0.1 was released today and among many of the improvements, it now restores the old functionality of the green "zoom" button - now it toggles the mini-player just like before!

 

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interesting... guess they got a lot of negative feedback on that. but im happy its back

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If you right-click on an audio Podcast in iTunes 9 you no longer see the options "Mark as New" and "Mark as not New" (give or take a capital letter) but "Mark as Not Watched" and "Mark as Watched". This is wrong - i.e. for audio - and you should use something like "Mark as Played" and "Mark as Unplayed" as such would cover both audio and video Podcasts.

 

Fixed in version 9.1.

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Fixed in version 9.1.

 

On individual podcast episodes, yes. But now, I no longer have the option or right-clicking on an entire podcast and telling iTunes not to auto-delete. I have a few podcasts that I keep archives of, and I used to be able to right-click on the main listing for those podcasts and select "do not auto delete." now I have to go to each individual episode and do this. Major nuisance.

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I think you missed something. Simply select the main listing, then click on the settings button at the bottom, of the iTunes window. This opens a dialog box for that particular podcast. Simply make sure that "Use Default Settings" is not checked and then select " All Episodes " for the "Episodes to keep" option. This effectively turns off Auto-Delete for any episodes of that podcast. A couple more steps than it used to be but at least you don't have to select each individual episode. Only reason I know this is that is always the way I set my podcasts .... I never knew about the right click option until you mentioned it LOL

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