“For us, the most interesting part of iTunes 8 is the Genius feature. Not because it’s essentially a new way of selling you stuff from the iTunes Store. But because if you have a massive library of music, it seems to be a fun way of rediscovering music you already have, even if it is pretty similar to what Last.fm has been doing for ages,” Crave at CNET reports.
Genius “adds automation, and allows you to create these custom playlists on the new iPods. And in our tests it appeared to work fairly well — you select a track you like, click the Genius button, and you’re given a playlist of songs similar to your source track,”Crave at CNET reports.
Genius is “very impressive. But Genius isn’t idiot-proof, and we did manage to break it…”
Full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Chuckles the Microsoft CEO” for the heads up.]