We’ve covered the basics of how to keep your Mac backed up, and Macworld senior editor Dan Frakes has written about his own setup for backing up. Here’s the setup for Macworld contributor Kirk McElhearn.
With Apple including server software in the next version of Mac OS X, Kirk McElhearn thinks your future Mac might be a server -- and you might not even know it.
Sleepytime is a simple application that makes it easy to go to sleep to, or wake up to, iTunes music playback.
For many people, iTunes is their main music management tool, and using this program to rip CDs fits perfectly with the way they work with their music. But, in some cases, you may not want to rip CDs with iTunes. Here are four times when others apps are a better choice.
The quickest way to find a CD in a pile of jewel cases is by looking for its cover. Similarly, you can use Cover Flow in iTunes to scroll through your songs and albums, and the iPod lets you do the same thing; the iPod touch and iPhone even let you flick through a Cover Flow view with your fingertip.
Neither iTunes nor any Apple hardware natively supports FLAC files, but there are apps that can let you listen to FLAC files on your iOS device: Dan Leehr's FLAC Player, and FastIntelligence's Golden Ear.
Keyboard shortcuts can save you time and energy in oft-used app such as iTunes. Here are 10 essential shortcuts for Apple's multimedia jukebox software.
Mac OS X’s System Preferences program is the one-stop shop for customizing many aspects of your operating system. Each preference pane is labeled to give you a clear idea of what type of elements it lets you change. Many of these preference panes contain settings that can help you save time and make your computing experience better or more efficient.
Kirk McElhearn explains how to import and export playlists to share with others, plus how to gift the contents of your favorite playlists to lucky friends.
If you've never given the Column Browser in iTunes the time of day, Kirk McElhearn explains why you might want to change your tune.
eClassical's new time-based pricing strategy means that most albums are cheaper than elsewhere, but that the price of each album differs according to its length.
If you buy audiobooks on CD, here's what you need to know to rip them and get them to play correctly in iTunes or on your iPod.
Looking for a better way to take notes? Kirk McElhearn rounds up some of the worthiest note-taking iPad apps.
iTunes is one of Apple's most flexible applications, offering a huge library of AppleScript commands and properties. Here are ten great scripts you can download right now.
Macworld senior contributors Rob Griffiths and Kirk McElhearn replaced their Mac's stock hard drive with a Seagate Momentus XT hybrid drive, which has 4GB of flash storage and a 500GB hard drive. The result: Performance improvements that are well worth the money.