Over the years, I’ve managed to amass a large amount of apps for my iOS devices. Some of them are really good and I use them daily. Others, I wind up being less-than-enamored with, and quickly remove them. This is all well and good; well over 90% of the stuff on my iPad, iPod touch, and iPhone I got for free, so I have no problem deleting it.
The problem is, even though I have deleted these apps from my devices, the odds are that I originally downloaded them via iTunes (or wound up syncing them there), and they still reside in my library. I took a look recently, and realized I had well over 750 of apps, most of which I wasn’t using. That’s a lot of space that could be used for more important things.
The most obvious solution for this would be to simply go through my iTunes library and simply delete the apps I don’t use. This would be fine, except that I have three iOS devices, each with apps that aren’t on the other ones. It would be a nightmare of cross referencing over 750 apps to see which ones were used and which ones weren’t. As the popular meme goes, “Ain’t nobody got time for that!”
Fortunately, there’s a simpler solution, using the built-in tools in iTunes 11. Article Continues…
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So what do you think? Is it really a case of “build a better mousetrap” or is there something else at play here? Let us know what you think in the comments.
Saturday, September 22nd, 2012 | Author: OWC Larry
Many users are reporting problems when trying to use Passbook to get applications. A can’t connect error is reported. Apparently sometimes this is fixed by turning off automatic time and moving the date forward a year. Ok… Didn’t work for me.
But – we can avoid all that! You don’t need any ‘fix’ for this.
Having had encountered that error with passbook, I thought I was stuck – that had to download special apps via the passbook link. That is not the case at all.
You may already have Passbook enabled apps! They are just standard apps that have added the capability to support passbook. Can download them all the same as well via the iTunes store.
I am flying on American Airlines today and I already have been a user of the AA app. Today when I went to check my boarding pass, it gave me the option to add it. I clicked to do so and Voila! My boarding pass is now in Passbook!
Some apps will ask you if you want to use/enable use of passbook and apps like AA let you push to passbook with a click.
Bottom line is that you can use/download apps right from the app store as needed and those that support it – they just work.
Apple could have had a little more information for when you first open Passbook. That you have a link in there to get ‘passbook’ apps… that then errors out – that confused things further. But – now off to the races. :)
hope this helps
This morning, the online Apple Store has been taken down temporarily stating “We’re busy updating the Apple Store for you and will be back soon.” This action usually indicates a new product being released or updated.
With the iPhone 5 event scheduled for today, we can expect that at least one new product will be added to the store when it comes back online.
We’ll have the details for you here on the OWC Blog as soon as we confirm what the actual changes are. Stay tuned. In the meantime, check out our rumor roundup for a few predictions if you haven’t already.