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.

How to sync large iTunes libraries with small devices

As you acquire more and more music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, apps, and books, it becomes increasingly difficult -- or, more likely, impossible -- to fit your entire iTunes library on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Kirk McElhearn offers some advice on how to deal with the data-storage disparity.

How to make Lion more like Snow Leopard

Frustrated by some new feature of Lion? Kirk McElhearn has a collection of tips about how to revert Lion features back to their Snow Leopard defaults.

Ten Safari shortcuts you should know

Save time using your browser by learning these essential keyboard shortcuts for both Snow Leopard and Lion's Safari.

How to archive your tweets

Twitter's a great way to keep up on what's happening. But what about what happened a while ago? Kirk McElhearn looks at a few of the ways you can search and archive your past Twitter-stream.

How to rip audio from your Blu-ray discs

Ripping the audio track from your Blu-ray discs isn't easy, as Kirk McElhearn learned when he wanted to listen to the music from his classical and opera discs on his iPod.

Eight feature requests for iTunes 11

This fall will see the release of iOS 5, and iCloud, and a new version of iTunes. Here are some small tweaks I'd like to see in a future version of the sofware.

How to find and play high-resolution audio on the Mac

Everybody is familiar with high-definition video these days, but you may not know much about high-resolution audio, which offers music in formats with clarity and fidelity that is superior to that of CDs. Kirk McElhearn looks at the current offerings, and how you can play these high-resolution files on a Mac.

Four ways to make the Dock more powerful

Are you taking advantage of all the Dock can do? Kirk McElhearn reveals four ways to use it to quickly access files and folders.

Organize your writing in Scrivener

In this book excerpt, Kirk McElhearn discusses how to use the Scrivener writing program to organize your writing.

How to add lyrics to your iTunes tracks

Music and lyric--there's a reason you hear those two items discussed together, because they are equally important parts in the composition of a song. Kirk McElhearn shows you how to add lyrics to your music tracks.

How to convert audio to other formats

Audio files come in a number of different formats, and there are times you might want to convert audio from one format to another. Kirk McElhearn explains how it's done.

10 ways to use iTunes contextual menus

Many iTunes users not only don't realize how powerful the program's contextual menu is, but also may not even know it's there. Here are some cool things you can do with iTunes' contextual menu.

Five essential Mail rules

Overwhelmed by e-mail? Five essential Apple Mail rules can help you take control of your inbox. Learn how Mail can automatically forward, file, and highlight special messages and even trigger an alarm when certain correspondents write.

Stream classical music from Naxos Music Library

Most streaming music services take a generalist approach, offering a variety of genres, and tend to lean toward popular music. But there's another streaming service, which has been quietly offering huge quantities of classic music for several years: the Naxos Music Library. Kirk McElhearn takes a look at the service.

How to create custom toolbars for Microsoft Word 2011

You can make Word 2011's toolbars contain the commands you really use, some of which may be deeply buried in menus. Here’s how to customize your Word 2011 toolbars to fit the way you work.