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's also the author of Take Control of iTunes 11: The FAQ.

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DiskWarrior 5 review: The most essential drive maintenance and repair tool gets even better

Those frustrated with DiskWarrior's inability to deal with large volumes can now rejoice. DiskWarrior 5 goes 64-bit and adds new (and welcome) features.

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Everything you need to know about ripping DVDs with subtitles

If you're a fan of both foreign films and ripping the DVDs you own that contain subtitles, Kirk McElhearn offers this must-read guide.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Deleting iTunes Radio, death of the old Info window

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss removing iTunes Radio, the loss of the old Info window, changing tags, and artist name sorting.

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Fitness trackers need to provide insights and advice, not just data

Hopefully the Apple Watch will do better than most of the trackers we have now, which offer pretty graphs and not much else.

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Improve your game of Go (or just keep playing) with this collection of apps

This tactical strategy game takes serious skill to master. Let these apps be your guide.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Naming live sets, syncing old-style iPods with iTunes Match

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss three issues: Naming live performances that span sets and dates, adding iTunes Match content to an old iPod, and the purpose of two iTunes columns.

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It's no Twitter, but Plague is an infectious social network

With no followers or friend lists, Plague spreads content among anyone nearby—talk about going viral.

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Why Apple should go into the mobile network business

If Apple really wants to control the whole experience of using an iPhone, it's time to consider becoming an MVNO.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Joining tracks, iOS and Apple Lossless

Kirk McElhearn returns as The iTunes Guy to address questions of joined tracks, high-resolution Apple Lossless files and iOS devices, and the workings of lyrics in iTunes.

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Four apps (and some audio recordings) to help you get a better night’s sleep

If you just got back from CES – or are exhausted from reading about it – use these apps to unwind this weekend.

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Waltr converts and copies just about any media file to your iPhone and iPad

Waltr can put unsupported formats like FLAC, AVI, and MKV on your iOS device, right in the Music and Videos apps where you'd want 'em.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Of missing genres and artist sorting

Kirk McElhearn starts the new year by answering your iTunes-related questions.

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iTunes syncing is broken: Apple, please fix it

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn finds syncing between iTunes and iOS devices frustrating--and he's not alone. Read his top beefs (and what you can do about them),

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BBC documentary highlights conditions at a Chinese iPhone factory, but is it all Apple's fault?

There's clearly a problem, but no one company deserves all the blame.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing ringtones and explicit radio

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn returns to address issues of absent ringtones, the problem with multiple Apple IDs, and naughty radio.