If you get a lot of email, you know how hard it can be to spot messages from friends and family, or from your most important contacts. Mail's new VIPs feature can help whether you're using your Mac, iOS device, or iCloud mail.
This week I look at queries about printing playlists, which device to use for streaming music, displaying bit rates, and playing music in shuffle mode.
Kick bad technology habits in the new year with these tips from Kirk McElhearn.
Simple ways to banish grunge, dirt, and dust bunnies from your computer and peripherals
In the last 'Ask the iTunes Guy' column of the year, I discuss turning on Grid View in playlists, making playlists from folders of songs, adding tags to your tracks, and identifying the duration of selected tracks in iTunes 11.
How to make the Miniplayer appear even with iTunes is in full-screen mode, and a two ways to add tracks to Up Next.
One of the big changes in iTunes 11 is the new MiniPlayer. In addition to being a control center for playing your music, you can also use it to search for songs, playlists, and more, and to access the Up Next queue. Here’s how you can get the most out of the iTunes MiniPlayer.
We've gotten a lot of questions about iTunes 11, since its release two weeks ago. In this week's column, I address some of the most common questions about iTunes 11, about what's missing, and what's changed.
One Hints reader found some nifty keyboard shortcuts for moving from one section of your library to another.
iTunes 11 introduces a number of changes to the way you view the content in your media library. Kirk McElhearn gives an overview of the different views.
iTunes 11 brings cool new features such as Up Next, a refreshed interface, and an improved MiniPlayer. But longtime users may find the changes (and some omissions) a bit disconcerting.
Love them or hate them, notifications are now a core feature of OS X. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about using these alerts and reminders.
In this week's column, we look at five very different questions. Read about sharing your iTunes library at home and splitting it when two people part ways. Find out how to add descriptions to TV episodes, sort iTunes U course and listen to podcasts on your Mac at different speeds.
If you're one of the millions who runs a WordPress blog, this iPhone and iPad app offers a much better way to manage things than using a mobile browser.
When it comes to dictating to your Mac, you have two great alternatives: The Dictation tools built into OS X Mountain Lion and Nuance's Dragon Dictate. Kirk McElhearn explains which tool is right for different users and different uses.