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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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.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing audiobooks, upgrading old iTunes files

How to replace artwork on Audible audiobooks, organizing audiobooks, how to replaces your old 128 kbps iTunes files, and more.

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Find almost anything on your iOS device with Spotlight

Stop swiping all over your iPhone and iPad. Spotlight can help you do what you want to do on your device.

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Take control of your Apple Watch notifications

Overwhelmed by notifications? Here's how to control which notifications you receive on your Apple Watch and how to work with them.

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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.

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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.

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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.