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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Bumpr 1.1.6 review: Quickly open web links with the browser of your choice

When you want to open a web link in a different browser, Bumpr makes it easy to do.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: A look at new features in iTunes 12.6

Apple brings back the much-missed ability to open a playlist in its own window, and the MiniPlayer gets a facelift.

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Apple’s desktop Mac lineup: A showcase of old technology

The most prestigious computer company in the world has a top-of-the-line Mac that hasn’t been updated in three years. Where’s the innovation?

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iFlicks 2.4 review: A valuable tool for adding valuable metadata to digital video files

Use iFlicks to add metadata, convert video files, and add videos to your iTunes library.

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How to rip DVDs and Blu-ray discs with MakeMKV and HandBrake

Using MakeMKV to rip a disc has its advantages.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Your audiobook questions

In this edition, Kirk McElhearn address your questions about audiobooks and iTunes.

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The mess left behind by Messages

Apple needs to do more with Messages’ ability to let you read text messages on multiple devices.

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Can iTunes do...? Sometimes the answer is no

Kirk McElhearn works hard to answer your toughest questions about iTunes, Apple Music, and the iOS Music app. But there are times when there are no answers.

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How to rip DVDs with Handbrake

Handbrake 1.0 recently became official, but there's an additional software installation you need to perform in macOS Sierra.

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When backups go bad: The problem with using network drives with Time Machine

Data backups are vital, so any problems that a user can’t easily fix are not acceptable.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Syncing audiobooks, and why Apple Music tracks suddenly become unavailable

iTunes and Apple Music don't come with an owner's manual. Fortunately, Kirk McElhearn is an iTunes expert and happy to help.

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Hey Apple, let me control my iCloud Photo Library

There has to be an easier way to manage photos on iOS devices.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Better ways to view your iTunes media

Kirk McElhearn is here to help you with your iTunes questions.

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No internet connection? Be prepared for iTunes to drive you crazy

iTunes should be smart enough to know when an internet connection isn’t necessary. But it isn’t.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Buying music from Apple Music, ripping noisy CDs, file names

Searching for answers to iTunes and Apple Music? Ask The iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn.