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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How to tweak your sound in iTunes and on iOS devices

Make your music sound better.

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Apple needs a Report button for when iCloud Music Library plays the wrong version

Ever had iTunes on the Mac or the Music app on iOS play the wrong version of a song in your library? Wouldn't it be nice to be able to let Apple know?

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Use keyboard shortcuts to better navigate iTunes 12.4

It's quicker and easier to get around the app and control it from the keyboard.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Changes in iTunes 12.4

When iTunes is giving you grief, turn to Kirk McElhearn.


How to trip out with the iTunes visualizer

iTunes includes a great way to have some captivating visuals when you're just hanging out with friends listening to your favorite music.

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Why can’t Safari sort bookmarks alphabetically?

The more bookmarks you save in Safari, the harder it is to find what you want.

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Podcast 508: The ballad of iTunes usability

Glenn and Susie are joined by The iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn, for a rousing discussion on why iTunes gives us so much trouble, as well as whether Apple Pay really is faster than those poky chip-and-sign readers.

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Fiio X7 review: A portable digital audio player designed for high-resolution sound

The X7 provides access to files and formats that some players—incuding Apple's—don't support.


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Apple simplifies navigation with iTunes 12.4

The initial release of iTunes 12 came with a confusing interface. With the 12.4 update, Apple has thankfully made iTunes simpler to use.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Issues with managing iTunes files

Got questions about iTunes? Kirk McElhearn has answers.

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6 ways Apple can improve Apple Music

Apple Music's anniversary is coming soon. Hopefully, Apple commemorates the event with much-needed improvements. Here are a few suggestions.

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Apple Music doesn’t delete your music files

How Apple's music services all work is a little confusing, but in no way is the company interested in getting rid of your music library.

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Apple’s Reminders is a data silo that needs to be fixed

Sometimes it’s next to impossible to get data out of an Apple app. It’s our data; we should be able to do what we want with it.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing apps, accessing your Wish List, and duplicate playlists

Apple often changes the way iTunes works. Kirk McElhearn is here to help you figure out how to manage your iTunes library.

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The Mac App Store needs to support software demos and upgrades

The Mac App Store has become the sole provider for much of the software people use on their Macs. And it needs to do more.