Yesterday, Apple launched iTunes 11. One thing you’ll notice is that it is very minimal – replacing menus for beautiful coverart. In addition, the sidebar where you could easily organize your playlists and access your devices is now missing as well.
For most users, iTunes 11 will take some getting used to. Fortunately, if you want the missing sidebar in iTunes 11, you can bring it back – without any hacking or special tweaks. All you need to do is follow these instructions.
How to restore the missing sidebar in iTunes 11
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Just the other day, I was cleaning off my bookshelf to make room for some new books when I came across a fun little book that I had tucked away called No One Cares What You Had for Lunch: 100 Ideas for Your Blog. While this book may seem a little dated because everyone is blogging now, it really isn’t because while this book focuses on different ideas that you can use on your blog, it also focuses on the importance of getting topics of conversation out in the open and not just in your head.
Case in point, when consulting with other businesses, I often overhear clients talking about how no one cares about what they have to say. On the contrary, that’s not necessarily the case. In fact, for some reason, we’re afraid to talk about something because we have a fear of ruffling a few feathers. What eventually happens is that we keep our thoughts and ideas bottled up and don’t put them to use.
While talking about controversial topics can get some people upset, don’t let it because blogging can be a great outlet. In fact, here are a few things that this book can teach you about yourself:
- How to swallow your pride
- Being defensive – and sticking up for yourself and your ideas
- Finding like minds
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What top 10 books would I recommend for you if you are getting started with social media or are currently using it and looking to get better at it and improve your engagement with fans and customers? Here are my top 10 social media books with an explanation as to why I believe they are important to you and how they can help you improve your online engagement on social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and others.
- Likeable Social Media
- Think Before You Engage
- The Mesh
- Steve Jobs
- Ready Aim Fire
- How We Decide
- CrushIt! by Gary Vaynerchuk
- Trust Agents
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