Apple’s ‘It’s only rock and roll’ event ended and one of the new things that we got was iTunes 9. After a long download cause millions of people wanted to get the new iTunes at the same time I installed the upgrade.
My favorite feature must be a new way how to manage apps on your Home screens on your iPhone but I have to wait for Dev-Team Blog guys to hack the new iPhone OS 3.1 which enable this feature, cause you still can’t buy an iPhone in Slovenia. But then I found out that there are Smarter Playlists than before.
I rate my music like this. Five stars – top power songs. Four stars – top easy songs. Three stars – average power songs. Two stars – average easy songs. One star – below average songs. So if I wanted to make a Playlist that would include let say all flavors of Bauhaus (Bauhaus, Love and Rockets, Tones on Tails, Dali’s Car and Peter Murphy) and were rated more than one star (not that there are many with this rating) I had to first make a playlist with all the bands and than one that included intersection between this playlist and rating of more than one.
But now in iTunes 9 you can do it with only one playlist with the help of extended rules (button with three dots). First you choose every song that has more than one star and than you add extended rule that they have to be from desired artists.
Now I can go and delete some playlists.