Podcast 508: The ballad of iTunes usability

Kirk McElhearn joins Glenn and Susie for a rousing discussion on why iTunes is so...iTunesy.

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Apple’s software can really bug ya—last week we discussed a bug that wiped out some users’ iTunes libraries, and this week Apple dropped iTunes 12.4 to clean up the interface and hopefully increase understanding of just how to manage your collection across iTunes on your Mac, your iCloud Music Library, and Apple Music. Glenn and Susie are joined by Kirk McElhearn, one of the world’s foremost experts in how the heck a person can use iTunes without tearing all their hair out, to explain what’s changed—and what still really needs to be fixed.

Elsewhere, we come to bury CurrentC, not to praise it—although we’re really into mobile payments now, thanks, especially after the rollout of those poky chip-reading point-of-sale systems. Glenn finally found an iPhone SE for sale. Twitter is considering a change that would actually improve things significantly. And Gboard leaked some chicken and noodles.

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