Fighting bad design in Apple products one thing at a time.
The blog went down with a Posterous boat and all the recent posts are lost. I am looking into switching to a self-hosted solutions meanwhile. Sorry for the inconvenience.
I want to control playback in iPod even when my car is connected.
This is bit annoying, once I plug iPhone in my car, I can control it only using the buttons on the steering wheel. That’s why the guy who installed iPhone and iPad in his car had to disassemble some Apple Docks.
The Apple Dock somehow allows iPhone, iPad or iPod to continue to output sound and stay controllable from the device itself, rather that ‘Accessory’. The whole issue maybe wound’t be that bad, but when you got like thousand songs it’s really tiresome to try pinpoint one using car’s controls.
Dear Apple, maybe it’s time to revise your ideas about how people are listening to their music? Like, say, allow us to play albums continuously? iPod 10th anniversary is next year, would be nice to celebrate this with some mighty bugfixes.
You probably know Remote iOS app? Nice little thing that allows you to control iTunes remotely from your iPhone or whatever. But when you are on notebook and want to switch tracks on the desktop computer you have to launch Screen Sharing or find your iPhone or just walk there and switch tracks. Many times I tried to find anything that works, unfortunately all the iTunes remotes I’ve tried just stared at me after launch without being able to do a thing.
This TuneConnect seem to actually do what it supposed to and it’s free. But I have enough servers and other programs constantly running on my desktop Mac Mini, so I’ll skip. But this brings another question, if the remote control is actually built into iTunes, if there is a working example of a remote control app, why there is no iTunes Remote for Mac still?