I fixed the messed up album art/titles with the Music app by signing out then signing back in on iTunes 11's Home Sharing on my PC and on my iPad.|
Two further annoyances have popped up though:
1. I bought a 2m lightning to USB cable from an Amazon reseller to use with a dock/stand that I'd also purchased. Alas, I found that my iPad would only charge to 80% on this lead as once it hits that it says that the accessory is not compatible with the iPad (yet it charged to 80% so huh???). Also, if I continue to use my iPad with this cable then the charge on it still continues to drop, albeit more slowly then without the cable. If I use the official 1m cable that came with the iPad 4 then it charges whilst in use and also charges much quicker to the full 100%.
Is there a 2m lightning to USB cable that actually fully charges the iPad? 1m is far too short when you're connecting the cable to the mains for recharging IMO and charging from a PC USB port is not recommended as it is USB 2.0 only and therefore does provide the same amount of "juice" as the mains (which means recharging would take much longer that way anyway and require the PC to be left on).
2. I've been looking at the Newsstand app and I'm really, really impressed with the quality of some of the magazines, especially the interactive ones like Edge. I'm seriously considering ditching paper magazines for the cheaper digital ones from now on.
The app isn't completely flawless though. Every publisher seems to have a different layout and system for accessing the magazines, which can be confusing when I'm trying to exit them, plus you have to download an app to then download the magazines themselves. In other words, although you see magazines stacked on a shelf, a lovely touch I think, when you open them they then load an app for the magazine that then allows you access to the magazines rather than an individual issue that the picture depicts. I kind of wish the Newsstand showed each individual magazine, or had the option to.
Anyway, that isn't the issue here, it is the fact that I bought the Rugby League World magazine app for £1.99 expecting it to download the latest magazine but when I load the app I'm asked to pick a free issue (how is it free when I paid £1.99 for it?). When I pick an issue then app seems to freeze and eventually it exits back to the Newsstand. If I reload the magazine then I'm asked again to pick a free issue. I've tried deleting the app and redownloading but it seems to keep crashing. At one point, I did actually get to the screen which showed me the latest issue which I'd selected with a Download option (instead of a £2.99 price) but now the app just crashes to the Newsstand every time I load it. In other words I've bought something I cannot use. I don't seem to be able to find out how to contact the publisher either so any help here would be much appreciated (I have a 64 GB iPad 4 with around 23 GB free so there's no reason the magazine shouldn't work).
PS3, PS4, PS Vita, Wii U, Xbox One, PC (Intel Core i7-4770K, 16 GB, 4 GB EVGA NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 SC, Windows 8.1 Pro), iPad 4, iPad mini with Retina Display.