Kirk McElhearnSenior Contributor, Macworld

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) writes The iTunes Guy column and about Macs, music, and more on his blog Kirkville. He's also the author of Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ.

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Four fun ways to customize your Mac

Is your relationship with your Mac all work and no play? Try these tips for customizing OS X to add a little whimsy to your day.

Print an app list and control iTunes from the menu bar

In his first column of 2014, the iTunes Guy addresses how to get a list of apps on an iOS device, shows some tagging tricks for multidisc sets, and offers suggestions for iTunes controllers.

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Master the command line: Deleting files and folders

The command line is not only powerful, it can also be dangerous. Learn how to use commands for deleting files and folders correctly to make sure your time with Terminal is a productivity godsend instead of a complete disaster.

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Master the command line: Copying and moving files

Wish you could make a bunch of folders all at once or instantly move every file of a certain type into a new folder? The command line may be the answer.

Master the command line: How to use man pages

The key to learning about OS X's command line is manual (or man) pages. Here's an introduction.

Master the command line: Navigating files and folders

Ready to learn a new skill in the new year? The command line can be a powerful productivity tool, if you know the basics.

Find missing ringtones, understand the mysterious 'Other' on iOS devices, and print album lists

This week, the iTunes Guy looks at questions about poster art for movies, printing a list of albums, the infamous "Other" content on iOS devices, and more.

Move your iTunes library to another user and search the iTunes Store efficiently

It's time for another grab-bag column, with a number of interesting questions about whether or not you can get around Apple's limit of 25,000 songs with iTunes Match, ways to search the iTunes Store more efficiently, and answers that require smart playlists.

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iCloud backup tricks for the iPhone and iPad

Running out of iCloud storage? Before you pay for more, try these backup tricks.

Save time with OS X's sidebar

OS X Mavericks' sidebar is intended to give you one-click access to the items you use the most. Here's how to make sure it does.

Tote around your iTunes library and more on iBooks

In response to his previous column, Kirk has gotten several more questions about iBooks. He also addresses a tricky question about moving the contents of an iTunes library back and forth between two Macs, and one about making a smart playlist with nested conditions.

Travel tips: what you can't leave behind

Planning on traveling during the holidays? Then you'll need to decide which of your tech gadgets you need to bring along. Here's how to figure that out.

Of iTunes and iBooks

Along with Mavericks came an iBooks desktop app. And that's caused a lot of confusion for iTunes users. Kirk tackles ebooks queries, plus a question about smart playlists with nested conditions, and a way to keep Christmas music from coming up in shuffle mode on an iPod.

Your tricky iTunes questions answered

Sometime the questions we get are head-scratchers. This week's column deals with tagging high-resolution AIFF files, making a music-only iTunes library, sorting music by date on an iPod classic, and more.

Deal with WAV files and combine random tracks into albums

This week's column deals with tagging WAV files, making tracks into an album, and more.