No Genius in iTunes Match on iPhone/iPad

I’ve been a paying subscriber of iTunes Match since it was first available in an iTunes developer beta in late August. As you’d expect it was pretty buggy in the early stages but improved somewhat over time. The official release of iTunes Match this month still seems premature to me. While it achieves the task …

Plug an e-guitar into the iPad 2 with JAM by Apogee

You probably already know Apple is bringing GarageBand to the new iPad 2  (it probably works on the old iPad as well).  But did you know you can also plug a real e-guitar into the iPad and use all the guitar amps built right into GarageBand? How awesome is that!? All you need is the …

iTunes won’t start, shows error 13010

Today, my Mac crashed with a kernel panic. After rebooting I tried to start iTunes but it just showed this error message: iTunes application could not be opened. An unknown error occurred (13010). I remembered that I was in the process of updating the iTunes Genius database when the kernel panic occurred. I was able …

How to connect the Line 6 PODxt to GarageBand

I have a Line 6 PODxt guitar rig sitting on my music rack for years. I’ve had some very limited success connecting it to GarageBand when Mac OS X 10.5 was first released. Sometimes it worked but most of the time it wouldn’t record a thing in GarageBand. As this got a bit frustrating I just …