Kirk McElhearnSenior Contributor, Macworld

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) writes The Ask the iTunes Guy column and the Hey Apple, Fix This! column, and writes about Macs, music and more on his blog Kirkville. He also runs Kirk's iTunes Forum, where users can discuss iTunes, iOS devices, music, and more. Kirk is the author of Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Better ways to view your iTunes media

Kirk McElhearn is here to help you with your iTunes questions.

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No internet connection? Be prepared for iTunes to drive you crazy

iTunes should be smart enough to know when an internet connection isn’t necessary. But it isn’t.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Buying music from Apple Music, ripping noisy CDs, file names

Searching for answers to iTunes and Apple Music? Ask The iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn.

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Brian Eno: Reflection review: A chance to experience Eno's music as he intended it

If you like ambient music, you'll find Reflection a fascinating app.

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Hey Apple, it's time to give up thinness for a bigger battery

If Apple insists on making its devices thinner and lighter, there simply won't be enough room for batteries that last all day in real-world situations.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes libraries on the new MacBook Pro, orderly audiobook playback

How can you store a large iTunes library on a SSD-equipped MacBook Pro with limited storage? Kirk McElhearn has a few suggestions.

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The Mac App Store Purchased list needs to be more user-friendly

It's too difficult to find an app you've already purchased.

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Focused 2.2 review: Text editor with helpful Markdown tools and Zen mode to help you focus

Formerally known as Typed, does this Mac writing app have what it takes to stand out from the crowd?

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Ask the iTunes Guy: A look at the major changes in the iOS 10.2 Music app

With the iOS 10.2 update, the Music app got some major changes. Kirk McElhearn will guide you through them.

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It’s time for Safari to go on a memory diet

Safari is a very capable web browser, but it's too demanding of memory resources.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Consolidating iTunes libraries and library track limits

Kirk McElhearn uncovers a couple of mysteries about iTunes libraries.

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Apple, let us choose the apps we want to use in iOS

Freedom of choice. It’s what we want.

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AppleScript, the perfect adjunct to iTunes: An open letter to Apple CEO Tim Cook

Recent developments in Cupertino makes it seem as if AppleScript could be on the way out. Let’s hope not.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Mysterious iCloud Status, deleting songs from a playlist, and more

iTunes can be overwhleming, but Kirk McElhearn is here to help.

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The artist photos in iTunes are useless. They shouldn’t be

Why is such a vital part of the iTunes expereince so neglected by Apple?