This could be the most boring blog I’ve ever done, but boy, could it be useful to me.
This is a technical question about computers which I first posed on Twitter last year, but – naturally, Twitter being what it is – on that occasion I ended up with about 212 responses and didn’t know the correct arse from the actually-quite-misleading elbow. Now I’m going to raise this thorny issue again to the more select audience which tunes into this blog. If you don’t know the answer and aren’t ever likely to need to know the answer, then I must emphasise again – this blog is going to be absolute dogshit and you may as well go on some other webpage. Maybe Minchin’s site, or eBay, or www.thehungersite.com where you can click and give food to people.
For the rest of you:
I have iTunes. It’s on my old laptop. All my music is on there. From time to time I ‘sync’ the laptop with my iPhone. Nice and simple. For a long time I’ve been purchasing and listening to music in this manner. As I say -nice and simple.
But these days the laptop is old as Brucie. My wife has a new Mac. It would be nice to transfer the whole library from my phone, or computer, onto the new laptop. But you know. There’s all this business with ‘home sharing’ and ‘authorising computers’ and ‘if you just plug the phone into the new computer, it will wipe everything you’ve ever had’ and ‘you don’t really know what the hell you’re doing, Watson’.
So. The question really is this straightforward. How, please, do I get all my music onto the new computer so that I don’t lose it all and have an awful life, and so that I can continue plugging my phone into that new computer and so can my wife, and the world will continue very much as it is now?
I can only say again, sorry this was such a tedious, tedious blog, but if someone can just stick a Comment up explaining the best way – even if it’s something laborious like getting it all onto an external hard drive and then shoving that into the Mac – I would be bloody grateful.
I promise that tomorrow’s blog will be an awful lot nicer to read. If you have an outstanding ‘request’ for a subject which you think hasn’t been dealt with, remind me. Otherwise, the first Comment on this blog will win the right to dictate tomorrow’s blog. Which will not be about computers. Good.