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.

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How to run advanced Spotlight searches in the Finder

Spotlight searches in OS X Yosemite's Finder comes with tools to hone your searches and help you find what you need.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Fixing iTunes Match's quirks

This week's column focuses on questions about Apple's online music storage service.

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How to create good queries in Yosemite's Spotlight

By mastering a few simple tricks you can use OS X's Spotlight to locate exactly what you need.

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6 iTunes problems Apple needs to fix

iTunes is probably among the most used apps on your Mac, and there are several ways it could provide a better experience.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Prep your songs for other devices

Summer's almost here and many readers have questions about taking music from iTunes and playing it in other devices. Kirk McElhearn has the answers.

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How to use Spotlight in Yosemite to search for files, apps, web info, and more

Apple added new features to Spotlight when the company released Yosemite. Here's how you use those features to your advantage.

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Ulysses for iPad 2.0 review: Powerful, feature-filled text editor hampered by file sync

If you use Ulysses on the Mac, you'll like the iPad version--until it's time to sync your files.

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Metadatics review: Forget iTunes, this is a better way to tag your music files

iTunes is too frustrating to use for tagging files. Metadatics has a better set of features and is easier to use.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Manage your iTunes music library

Ways to handle linear notes in iTunes. Plus: album artwork in WAV files, song title capitalization, playlist management, and shopping the iTunes Store on an old Mac.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Help for old-school iPod problems

iPods are still rocking in the free world, and Kirk McElhearn has advice for keeping them from burning out or fading away.

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How to move your website to a new host

If you run a website, there may come a time when you want to move it to a different host. Here’s how to pull it off without a hitch, and move your personal email too.

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An iPhone user's (surprisingly positive) experience with Windows Phone

Hey, Cortana! Kirk McElhearn gave up his iPhone for more than a month to see if the grass is greener on Windows Phone.

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Opinion: Apple's Health app really needs a redesign

Apple should bring the simple, readable interface from the Apple Watch's Activity app to the confusing Health app for iPhone.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Cleaning up your iTunes library

How to slim down your library by offloading files, to save space on your Mac or keep Genius Mixes from finding them.

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Withings Aura review: Track your sleep, and possibly your cat's too

Withings' sleep system emits lights to help you fall asleep and wake up, and tracks your shut-eye with underbed sensors. But is it helpful enough to earn a place in your bedroom?