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 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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Listening to classical music on Apple Music

It's a challenge, to say the least. Kirk "The iTunes Guy" McElhearn has some tips to make it easier to use.

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Manage classical music in iTunes 12

With a few workarounds, it's possible to maintain a large classical music library in iTunes.


Spire review: Every breath you take, Spire will be watching you

This breathing monitor can help you recognize and better manage your stress level.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Coping with iTunes features that have disappeared

The newest version of iTunes added a bunch of new features. But it also took some away.

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In praise of the iPod shuffle

Apple's minimalist audio player is one of the best iPods the company has made.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Cha-cha-cha-changes in iTunes 12.2

Apple Music brought many changes to iTunes, and that means you have lots of questions.

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iTunes overload

Remember when iTunes used to be about playing music? It's evolved into a mess of an app for selling Apple's media services.

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Why you might not want to upgrade to iTunes 12.2

If you're meticulous about your music library, you should seriously consider not upgrading to iTunes 12.2 until the quirks are fixed.

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How iTunes Match and Apple Music work together

Don't understand how iTunes Match, Apple Music, and iCloud Music Library work together? Here are the differences of these music services from Apple.

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What's new in iTunes 12.2

Apple Music, obviously. But there are several other changes you may have missed.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing audio files, classical music, and .m4a files

When you're looking at a bunch of .m4a files, how can you separate the lossy from the lossless? Kirk McElhearn has the answer to this and more of your questions.

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Wi-Fi scales compared: Fitbit Aria and Withings Smart Body Analyzer

These scales can track your weight, body fat percentage, and more, and you can access the data on the Web or through an iOS app.

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OutlineEdit review: Make simple outlines for your writing projects

A clean, easy to use outliner, one for people who don’t need the bells and whistles of more complicated tools.