It's spring again, and with the new season comes the age-old ritual of cleaning out things you ignored for most of the year. If you're like most of us, this includes your Mac.
Introduced in iTunes 9, Home Sharing was initially designed to allow you to share music and copy files between iTunes on different computers over a local network. But with iOS 4.3 and iTunes 10.2, you can now use Home Sharing on iOS devices as well. Here's how it works.
If you have two Macs—for instance, a desktop and a laptop—you may often find yourself transferring files between them. You might also need to send files to friends or colleagues, and, in some cases, file size could make this difficult. Here are nine ways to get a file from here to there.
If you want a simple, free tool to control iTunes playback, Bowtie will do the trick.
UK-based classical label Hyperion Records has released what may be the biggest music download ever. The Complete Piano Music, by Franz Liszt, a digital version of a 99-CD box set, is now available, in both MP3 and lossless FLAC formats.
If you want an easy way to transfer files across your local network, DropCopy makes it drag-and-drop simple.
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.