If you just downloaded or updated to the new iTunes 10.0.1 for Mac OS X, then you’ll notice that in your library, next to every song (when selected) there’s a drop-down menu called “Ping“. It looks like this:

Disable iTunes 10.0.1 Ping Drop-Down

New iTunes 10.0.01 update Ping dropdown (Mac OS X Snow Leopard)

It shows even if you don’t have a Ping profile, and when you click it—it shows options to “Like”, “Post”, “Show Artist Profile”, “Show in iTunes Store”, etc. This new menu is similar to the iTunes Store arrows (which it seems to have replaced). There’s no option in the iTunes Preferences to remove this functionality.

So, how do I hide the Ping drop-down? Easy. As reported by a user on Apple Discussions, all you have to do is:

  1. Open Terminal (search in Spotlight or go to your Applications folder)
  2. Copy and paste the following, and press enter:
    defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool TRUE
  3. Restart iTunes, and the Ping drop-down in your library will be gone!

To undo this (make it come back), simply do the same, but instead use:
defaults write com.apple.iTunes hide-ping-dropdown -bool FALSE

That’s all folks. Now tell your Mac-user friends!

BaumDesign SEO Web LogoAre you looking to build your own WordPress theme from the ground up? And are you an absolute beginner? Well, in that case you may find this really basic vid/screencast useful. It takes you from very basic stuff to, well… the basic stuff you’ll need to know about WordPress (WP). The vidcast is just a visual replacement for the WP documentation, where you’ll find everything you need—on anything about WP.

Actually, since WP itself is a very easy CMS to use for designers and programmers alike—dare we call it basic! Nonetheless, it’s very powerful and keeps with the times—continually supporting new themes, plugins, social networks, media, etc. However, everyone has different reasons for liking WordPress.

What are yours? Leave a comment.

It’s a little bit counter-intuitive for a web development and SEO company to not have their own website. For us at BaumDesign, this has been the case for a few years already. We relied (and still rely) on our design and Google-knowing services to be spread via word-of-mouth. A very effective tool.

Nowadays, where what comes out of people’s mouths has largely moved over to the internet—we’ve decided to gain a presence here, and perhaps find some interesting clients. We’re still continuing our word-of-mouth outreach, and actually keeping it separate from this—to observe the differences.

Supposed BaumDesign Vector Logo of a Tree

The BaumDesign Logo. Actually, it's not—we never had a logo before as there was no need for it. If you click on it, you can see where this great vector came from!

Although this is a free blog on WordPress, it’s a great service nonetheless. There’s actually nothing wrong with it. It’s a little difficult to overcome the initial hump of Google assuming that it may be used for spam, but after that, it’ll be a breeze. To add to our “big” cost-savings, we’re using a trusty Gmail address (just because it’s grown on all of us), which you can find on the BaumDesign contact page. We have also started a Twitter account, where we may, or may not post updates.

Yours,
Team BaumDesign

P.S. This nice WordPress theme was made by Jeff Ngan, we send our thanks, and of course appreciation for the intuitive layout and great color-scheme!