When it comes to dictating to your Mac, you have two great alternatives: The Dictation tools built into OS X Mountain Lion and Nuance's Dragon Dictate. Kirk McElhearn explains which tool is right for different users and different uses.
In this week's column, I look at iTunes Store authorization issues, how to get albums to stay together, a question about working with artwork, and how to split your iTunes library.
Apple's iTunes Match music service came out one year ago. Kirk McElhearn offers a status report and wishlist for improvements.
The Netatmo Weather Station is pricey, but it's a very slick device that lets you monitor your hyper-local weather conditions from your iOS devices. With modern design, good accuracy, and an easy-to-use iOS app, it makes it simple and fun to check the current weather, as well as to record and view weather data over time.
In this week’s Ask the iTunes Guy column, we look at a number of questions related to the iTunes Store and Apple IDs, and one question about a problem with iTunes launching at startup.
Kirk McElhearn takes a close look at how the new transcription feature works in Dragon Dictate.
With the latest iMac and Retina MacBook Pro models, Apple is slowly killing off the optical drive on Macs. What does it mean for music and movie fans?
This week Kirk looks at a number of questions about splitting audio files, which file format to use for ripping CDs, and updating podcasts, as well as share a tip for live performers who use music in their iTunes libraries.
Most of us have to connect to a server every day to access files and to share them with others. But do you know the quickest and most convenient way? Kirk McElhearn walks through eight options for performing this critical task.
Write 2 can't do quite as much as Microsoft Word, but most users will find Write 2 to meet all of their word-processing needs while maintaining an easy-to-use, minimalist interface.
Apple's iCloud service brings the dream of anytime, anywhere access to documents that much closer to reality. But the service also has limitations. Here's how to work around them.
Enjoying podcasts in iOS 6 can be tricky. Kirk McElhearn explains how to best use (or not use, in some cases) Apple's Podcasts app.
The iTunes Guy answers questions about tagging songs by year, moving an iTunes library, making playlists from folders, and more.
Tucked inside this seemly simple program for viewing and manipulating PDF and image files are tons of advanced features. Here’s an overview of the recent additions to Preview that you may not know about.
The latest version of Nuance's speech recognition program for Mac features a new transcription feature that users have been waiting for.