Kirk McElhearnSenior Contributor, Macworld

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) writes The Ask the iTunes Guy column and the Hey Apple, Fix This! column, and writes about Macs, music and more on his blog Kirkville. He also runs Kirk's iTunes Forum, where users can discuss iTunes, iOS devices, music, and more. Kirk is the author of Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Consolidating iTunes libraries and library track limits

Kirk McElhearn uncovers a couple of mysteries about iTunes libraries.

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Apple, let us choose the apps we want to use in iOS

Freedom of choice. It’s what we want.

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AppleScript, the perfect adjunct to iTunes: An open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook

Recent developments in Cupertino makes it seem as if AppleScript could be on the way out. Let’s hope not.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Mysterious iCloud Status, deleting songs from a playlist, and more

iTunes can be overwhleming, but Kirk McElhearn is here to help.

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The artist photos in iTunes are useless. They shouldn’t be

Why is such a vital part of the iTunes expereince so neglected by Apple?

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iCloud Music Library video restrictions, playlist issues, and more

iTunes is more complicated than it's ever been. Don't worry, Kirk McElhearn is here to help.

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Apple could have made the USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 transition easier

An Apple dock would've helped ease the transition to the new technologies. Instead, we're stuck dealing with dongles.

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Documents & Data: A mysterious black hole of data storage in iOS

It’s hard to manage your iPhone’s storage when you can’t figure out what each app is doing.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes file conversion, album artwork, and more

Your questions about iTunes, answered by Kirk McElhearn.

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The Apple two-step: My disastrous attempt to use Apple’s two-factor authentication

2FA is a good idea to stay secure, but it shouldn’t be this hard to use it.

Ask the iTunes Guy: See your playback history, missing artist images, exporting playlists, and more

iTunes and Apple's Music app causing problems. Kirk McElhearn is here to help.

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Multiple Apple IDs just leads to multiple problems

Why can't Apple help its users manage and consolidate Apple ID accounts?

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Nuance Dragon Professional Individual for Mac 6.0 review: Better performance and accuracy

Speech recognition interface can mix mix dictating and typing in certain apps.

Ask the iTunes Guy: More of your questions about iOS 10’s Music app

You keep asking questions about iOS 10. Kirk McElhearn keeps answering them like a champ.

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How to better organize your classical music in iTunes 12.5

New Work and Movement tags put iTunes in the right direction for organizing classical music.