iTunes Match arrives

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Meet iTunes Match

iTunes Match has arrived, and it’s the subject of this week’s Macworld Podcast. Senior associate editor Dan Moren, senior editor Christoper Breen, and staff editor Serenity Caldwell have spent the past few days learning all there is to know about Apple’s $25-per-year music service, and they’re ready to drop some iTunes Match-based knowledge on you in the next 28 minutes.

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Show Notes

Since iTunes Match’s Monday debut as part of the iTunes 10.5.1 update, we’ve been all over the new service. Dan Moren has provided a hands-on look at iTunes Match, while Serenity Caldwell fields frequently asked questions about the new service.

You’ll also find a number of iTunes Match tips and how-tos, starting with how to deal with the service’s 25,000-track limit. We also run down how to check the iCloud status of your music, how to upgrade your tracks to higher-quality iTunes Match versions, and what having multiple Apple IDs means for your iTunes Match use. We’ve even got a workaround for toggling between iTunes Match and local syncing.

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