In this episode we’ll be hacking iTunes, trying to fix Elaine’s narcoleptic iPhone and forcing iTunes to do what it should be able to do out of the box!

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Software Review

  • Jane’s iTunes conundrum
  • Script to open iTunes and update podcasts:

tell application "iTunes" to activate
tell application "iTunes" to updateAllPodcasts

  • Application to open iTunes and update podcasts (zip download)
  • ScriptTimer
  • LucyC – “I also love the app organiser in iTunes. Makes my life so much easier than trying to do it with those wibbly wobbly icons on the phone where I usually mess up”
  • Drinkster – calculates how many calories and units are in your drink (iTunes link)


  • The next MacBites Live event is on Tuesday 29th September (20:00 BST) – Simon Bainbridge will be delving into the world of Things, a task management application that can be used on a Mac or an iPhone. To attend go to and put your name in the Enter as a Guest box. Please note this has been brought forward from October 1st