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.

Share your favorite iTunes playlists

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.

Making the most of the iTunes Column Browser

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.

Revamped classical music site offers unique pricing scheme

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.

Ripping and playing audiobooks

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.

The iPad at work: Taking notes

Looking for a better way to take notes? Kirk McElhearn rounds up some of the worthiest note-taking iPad apps.

Ten great AppleScripts for iTunes 10

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.

Boost your Mac's speed with a hybrid drive

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.

Understanding iTunes' sorting tags

Kirk McElhearn takes a look at what iTunes' sorting tags are for, and how you can use them to your advantage.

Could the Mac App Store create a new kind of Mac?

Instead of a Mac App Store that winds up your only source for Mac applications, how about a Mac that is designed to only run offerings from the Mac App Store? Kirk McElhearn ponders the possibilities.

Opinion: Apple needs an iTunes Server version

Kirk McElhearn discusses why Apple needs to build a server version of iTunes, and how it should work.

iTunes 10.0.1 updates Ping, more

Apple released an update to iTunes 10 on Friday, which makes some big changes to how the software's Ping music social networking portion works.

Manage podcasts in iTunes

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iTunes has powerful tools for managing podcasts, and, of course, you can sync them to an iOS device, or listen to them on your Mac with iTunes. Let's take a look at how podcast subscriptions work, and how you use iTunes to efficiently manage your podcasts.

Manage podcasts in iTunes

iTunes has powerful tools for managing podcasts, and, of course, you can sync them to an iOS device, or listen to them on your Mac with iTunes. Let's take a look at how podcast subscriptions work, and how you use iTunes to efficiently manage your podcasts.

Excerpt: Sharing iTunes libraries

In this excerpt from his new book, Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ, Kirk McElhearn talks about sharing libraries in iTunes 10.

Organize playlists in iTunes

iTunes playlists are a great way to group music and other media for quick access and playback, or for selectively syncing content to your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Here are some tips for organizing them for easier use.