APPLE’S GENIUS IS GENIUS

image With iTunes 8 comes Genius – a system to help you find similar music in your collection or a cynical attempt to sell more downloads by Apple, depending on your view. It also works on both the iPhone and the iPod Touch. You simply select a track and press the genius icon and a new playlist is generated featuring similar tracks and it makes a pretty good go of it. This could be, of course, because I have lots of similar music on my iPod in the first place and anything out of the ordinary is simply ignored – it couldn’t make a playlist from a Tangerine Dream track for example. However, on the whole you do get a fairly good selection of music and if you don’t want to be sold to – hide the Genius bar in iTunes!