iTunes Stuck Processing [Fix]

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iTunes Stuck Processing Fix


While updating some iPhone apps today in iTunes I noticed it was taking forever to process one of the apps after download so I opened the downloads window and there were 4 files all stuck on processing. I tried pausing them but iTunes was having none of it, I resorted to force quitting iTunes and trying again because iTunes refused to quit. The 4 apps were still in the update window on relaunch so I tried again and the same stuck on processing problem occurred. This time I tried to delete the files from the download window so I could download them again but again no joy.

This was rather frustrating so a quick google search later I saw there were plenty of others on Apple’s Support Community with the same problem so off I went to get some answers only to find the site down for maintenance grrr. I then decided to have a poke around in the iTunes folder itself and found the 4 files in the downloads folder, I deleted the files, opened iTunes again and updated with no problems.

The path to iTunes download folder is ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes Media/Downloads and the files you need to delete are temporary files and end in .tmp. Delete these and you should be good to go.

100 best free fonts


As a designer I can never have enough fonts. A font conveys an image, it tells a story, it creates feeling and makes a statement so choosing the right font is incredibly important. That’s why I’m always on the lookout for new fonts to add to my collection.

I came across a great collection of fonts today. There’s something for all occasions here and it’s also a great site for graphic design news and tips.

Link: The 100 Best Free Fonts!

OS X Adobe Folders

I was never too keen on the set of application folders that get installed with the Adobe Creative Suite, thankfully someone at felt the same way and made some spiffy new ones. Check out the link below for the free sets.

OS X Adobe Folders
“Adobe’s Creative Suite installs some nice folder icons with their apps but they don’t quite go with the aesthetics of Apple’s beautiful operating system. Give your Adobe app folders a makeover with this set of 22 replacement icons.”
OS X Adobe Folders (colour)
“If you’re not a fan of Adobe’s Creative Suite folder icons and want some harmony restored to your Mac then why not add a splash of colour and give your Adobe app folders the makeover they deserve with this set of 22 replacement icons. Your finder will thank you for it.”


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