Kirk McElhearnSenior Contributor, Macworld

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) writes The Ask the iTunes Guy column and writes about Macs, music and more on his blog Kirkville. He's also the author of Take Control of iTunes 11: The FAQ.

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...

Control ITunes in the Background

Recently, I wrote about controlling iTunes from the keyboard, but that article dealt with keyboard shortcuts and tips when iTunes is the frontmost application...

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Control ITunes With Your Keyboard

There are a lot of ways you can control iTunes from the keyboard, letting you search for songs, play songs, and even create playlists. Here are some useful tips...

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Tweak Your Sound in ITunes and on the IPod

Depending on how you listen to your music, you may want--or need--to adjust the sound that comes out of your computer or your...

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Stay Oriented With the Finder's Path and Title Bars

When you move around in the Finder, it's easy to get confused about where you are. For example, you may navigate deep into a...

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What Are All Those ITunes Files?

You've probably peeked into your iTunes folder (It's located in your user folder: Music: iTunes) and may have been perplexed...

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Get Efficient With the Finder's Sidebar

Whenever you've got a Finder window open, the sidebar can give you one-click access to the items you use most. Items here are...

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Quick Shortcuts With the Finder's Toolbar

At the top of each Finder window is a toolbar. It's visible all the time, unless you hide it by pressing command-option-T...

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CoverScout 3.1

If you take your digital music seriously, you probably want album art embedded in your music files so you can easily spot...

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Nineteen Ways to Open a File

You may content yourself with double-clicking on files to open them, but depending on what you're doing, there may be a...

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Playing Go on the Mac

The game of go is a strategic board game invented in China more than 2,000 years ago. It is played on a board with a grid of...

SmartGo Touch for IPhone

If you play go, you probably know that you can improve your strength by doing go problems and playing through pro games...

Tetsuki for IPhone

As you saw in Playing go on the Mac, there are a number of ways you can enjoy the strategic board game on your Mac, whether...

SongGenie 1.1

If you've got lots of music files with incomplete or missing artist, album, or song tags, and you want to spare yourself the...

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Spinning Songs With ITunes DJ

If you're used to listening to your music with your iPod's Shuffle Songs feature, you may like to do the same with iTunes...

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