Kirk McElhearnSenior Contributor, Macworld

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) writes The iTunes Guy column and about Macs, music, and more on his blog Kirkville. He's also the author of Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ.

Simple Ways to Save When You Print

Excellent printers cost only a pittance these days--you can get a good laser printer for around $50 and an all-in-one printer/scanner for less than $100. But...

Copy Music off Your IPod

It's happened to the best of us: a hard drive crash takes our precious iTunes library down to Davy Jones' Locker, and we either don't have backups, or our...

Keep Track of Changes in Pages

Whether you can't afford Microsoft Word ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice , $180), don't like it, or just find yourself without it on one of your Macs, Apple's...

Is Spotify the Future of Music Listening?

For years, we've been hearing about iPod killers, iTunes wannabes, and new music services. We've seen them come and we've seen them go. My colleague Chris Breen...

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All About ITunes Windows

Most people see iTunes as a single-window program: when you click something in the sidebar, the main window's content changes. But you may not realize that...

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Better Collaboration With Word’s Track Changes

When you circulate documents among colleagues for review and comment, there's nothing more practical and useful than the ability to track changes. Microsoft Word...

Create a Central Media Library

Apple may not offer a dedicated media center, but the features its hardware and software provide can come pretty close. You can watch movies on a large-screen...

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Using Smart Playlists With Nested Conditionals in ITunes

Among the many features added to iTunes 9 is a tweak to the way you can create smart playlists. Using this new feature, you can create nested conditional smart...

Stream Audio From Any Application With Airfoil

A few weeks ago, I wrote an article about streaming music from iTunes to your stereo. While the techniques I described work just fine, they were limited in that...

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Remastered Music: Making New From Old?

I was recently delighted to receive a box set with re-releases of The Durutti Column's first four albums. This band, led by Vini Reilly, has been one of my...

Five Favorite Word Tips

If you frequently use Microsoft Word ( Macworld rated 3.5 out of 5 mice ; $400 as part of Office 2008), you know that shortcuts and small time-savers can make a...

Take Advantage of Play Counts in ITunes

There are plenty of things you can do with iTunes that you can't do easily with CDs. One of them is keeping track of how many times you've listened to specific...

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Music: Then, Now, and Tomorrow

I was taking a car trip a few weeks ago, driving from the village where I live in the French Alps to Aix-en-Provence and back, about a 6-hour drive round-trip...

Format Word Tables to Highlight Your Data

Most of us know that formatting a table's data, cells, and borders can potentially help readers grasp what a table is trying to say. But that doesn't mean we...

Rip CDs Better and Faster

While many people get music from digital sources--the iTunes Store, eMusic, Amazon.com and other on-line vendors--a lot of us still buy CDs. In addition, many...