Kirk McElhearn loves keyboard shortcuts, but he's not a big fan of gestures to control his Mac or iOS devices.
Disoriented by iTunes 11's new way of syncing iOS devices? Confused by the different lengths of audiobooks with the same titles? Curious about how to make a list of the books in your iTunes library? Interested in listening to your audio in mono, instead of stereo? I have the answers to all these questions in this week's column.
This week's column looks at some common problems with iTunes, some quirks with iTunes Match, and explains how to update smart playlists, among other subjects.
Squinting at your screen? Make your fonts bigger and you'll see more clearly. Here's how.
Apple's gotten pretty good at making iPhones, so Kirk McElhearn thinks the company should turn its attention to making a landline phone.
This week I look at where the Column Browser is in iTunes 11, creating a smart playlist with music from other playlists, copying music from one computer to another, and more.
In version 4, the venerable text-expansion utility TextExpander gains advanced fill-in features, better performance, and some fine tuning.
Philips’s SHB9100 Bluetooth headphones offer a nice balance between comfort and good sound, and the inclusion of a wired option is handy for those times you forget to charge. However, the SHB9100 isn't for you if you depend on your Bluetooth headset for making phone calls.
If you get a lot of email, you know how hard it can be to spot messages from friends and family, or from your most important contacts. Mail's new VIPs feature can help whether you're using your Mac, iOS device, or iCloud mail.
This week I look at queries about printing playlists, which device to use for streaming music, displaying bit rates, and playing music in shuffle mode.
Kick bad technology habits in the new year with these tips from Kirk McElhearn.
Simple ways to banish grunge, dirt, and dust bunnies from your computer and peripherals
In the last 'Ask the iTunes Guy' column of the year, I discuss turning on Grid View in playlists, making playlists from folders of songs, adding tags to your tracks, and identifying the duration of selected tracks in iTunes 11.
How to make the Miniplayer appear even with iTunes is in full-screen mode, and a two ways to add tracks to Up Next.
One of the big changes in iTunes 11 is the new MiniPlayer. In addition to being a control center for playing your music, you can also use it to search for songs, playlists, and more, and to access the Up Next queue. Here’s how you can get the most out of the iTunes MiniPlayer.