Kirk McElhearnSenior Contributor, Macworld

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) 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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App Store upgrades: It’s not that Apple can’t do it, but they won’t do it

It’s hard to believe that Apple can’t figure out a way for developers to offer a discount for software upgrades.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iPhone auto-plays music in cars, varying volume levels, and audiobook sorting

Not sure how iTunes works? Kirk McElhearn is here to point you in the right direction.

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Apple’s confusing method of device authorization and association

Why does it have to be so difficult when all you want to do is watch an iTunes video on one of your devices?

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Ask the iTunes Guy: What to do when iTunes goes wild

Seeing strange things in your iTunes library? Kirk McElhearn has a fix.

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How to personalize your own radio stations in Apple Music

Apple Music has curated playlists and professionally staffed radio stations, but you can also create and customize your own based on any song, artist, or genre you want.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if Mac error messages actually told us what’s wrong?

Apple's vague or cryptic error messages leave users even more confused than before.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Album artwork, visualizers, and clearing the Up Next queue in iTunes 12.6

Struggling to figure out the recently released iTunes 12.6? Kirk McElhearn is here to help.

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Bumpr 1.1.6 review: Quickly open web links with the browser of your choice

When you want to open a web link in a different browser, Bumpr makes it easy to do.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: A look at new features in iTunes 12.6

Apple brings back the much-missed ability to open a playlist in its own window, and the MiniPlayer gets a facelift.

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Apple’s desktop Mac lineup: A showcase of old technology

The most prestigious computer company in the world has a top-of-the-line Mac that hasn’t been updated in three years. Where’s the innovation?

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iFlicks 2.4 review: A valuable tool for adding valuable metadata to digital video files

Use iFlicks to add metadata, convert video files, and add videos to your iTunes library.

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How to rip DVDs and Blu-ray discs with MakeMKV and HandBrake

Using MakeMKV to rip a disc has its advantages.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Your audiobook questions

In this edition, Kirk McElhearn address your questions about audiobooks and iTunes.

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The mess left behind by Messages

Apple needs to do more with Messages’ ability to let you read text messages on multiple devices.