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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The future of the Finder

The desktop metaphor is practical and useful, but maybe it’s time to move on to a new way to use our computers.

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4 ways to delete iOS apps on your iPhone or iPad

Space is often at a premium on iPhones and iPads. That's why it makes sense to keep only those apps that you know you really want. Here's how to get rid of the ones you don't.

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Apple’s Home Sharing: Why is troubleshooting it so painful?

When something goes wrong with Home Sharing, you don't get much troubleshooting guidance. That can turn minor issues into major ones.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Movie metadata, authentication requests, and more

Answers to your questions about iTunes.

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iCloud Photo Library’s sync need fixing

It'd be nice if users had more control over syncing to the cloud,

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Hackintosh: Build a DIY Mac mini

You can build your own Mac, if you’re willing to put in the time and effort. A whole lot of effort.

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Hey, Apple Fixed This!

At WWDC, Apple introduced new features that address the more egregious problems that plague users.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing and displaying playlists

How to see the information you want to see in an iTunes playlist.

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Timing 2.0 review: Mac software for professionals to track billable time

Timing can track both billable time and activity on your Mac so you can know how much to bill a client.

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Apple’s iOS Setting app needs a major UI overhaul

As iOS evolves, it gets more complicated. That means we need a better way to customize and adjust iOS settings.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing your iTunes library

Tips, tricks, and more from Kirk McElhearn.

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App Store upgrades: It’s not that Apple can’t do it, but they won’t do it

It’s hard to believe that Apple can’t figure out a way for developers to offer a discount for software upgrades.