Kirk McElhearnSenior Contributor, Macworld

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) writes The Ask the iTunes Guy column and writes about Macs, music and more on his blog Kirkville. He's also the author of Take Control of iTunes 11: The FAQ.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Glitchy tracks, numbers game, and too-large libraries

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn addresses issues of tracks that aren't all what they should be, unwanted track numbers, and libraries that are bigger than iTunes prefers.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Organizing media files, mixed genre smart playlists, and too-long syncs

Kirk McElhearn returns to address issues regarding media file organization, forgotten passwords, smart playlists with mixed genres, and slow device syncing.

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How to use the iTunes Wish List

In iTunes 11.1.4, the Wish List has become a lot easier to access and use. Here's how to make the most of it.

Dragon Dictate 4 review: Improved speech recognition makes for a more reliable app

The latest version of Nuance's speech recognition for the Mac is an excellent upgrade to an already great product, and it's the most reliable incarnation yet.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Chronological podcasts, redownloading media, and surround sound

Kirk McElhearn is back in the guise of the iTunes Guy addressing questions about podcast order, iTunes' Category tag, previously purchased media, and surround sound videos.

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Can an iPhone user learn to love Android?

Kirk McElhearn found that, unless you're deeply embedded in the Apple ecosystem, Android is a perfectly viable (and in some respects preferable) alternative to iOS.

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The secrets of OS X's text tools

Hidden away in a contextual menu are a bunch of handy text-manipulation tools that far too many Mac users overlook.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Obtaining old apps, excluding comedy, and making more navigable playlists

Kirk McElhearn, the iTunes Guy, returns to answer your most puzzling iTunes questions.

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Is iTunes Match right for you?

Kirk McElhearn breaks down who (and who isn't) a good candidate for iTunes Match.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Cleaning LPs and album artwork wanted (and not so)

Kirk McElhearn returns in the guise of iTunes Guy to solve issues of unclean albums, desired album artwork that's gone missing, and album artwork you'd rather not see.

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Living on the edge, where broadband doesn't reach

Kirk McElhearn recently moved to a house in the English countryside. The only trouble: His new home couldn't get cable or DSL service. Here's how he managed to maintain his connectivity (without losing his sanity).

Ask the iTunes Guy: Of track lengths, genre sorting, and remote storage

The iTunes Guy returns with answers to confounding questions of editing track lengths for iPad playback, sorting tracks with multiple assigned genres, and moving iTunes libraries to other volumes.

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Writer Pro review: Text editor works well (if you work its way)

There's no doubt the Mac and iOS text-editor apps offer unique some features. But to take advantage of those features, you'll need to twist your workflows to suit the apps, not the other way around.

Move podcasts and playlists from one Mac to another

The iTunes Guy examines two related questions about moving podcasts and music from one Mac to another while retaining metadata. He also looks at a question about smart playlists built around specific words, and explains an easy way to create a text file with a list of all your playlists.

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Tame your Twitter feed

Overwhelmed by your Twitter feed? Before you unfollow everyone, try organizing your feed with lists.