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.
Hidden away in a contextual menu are a bunch of handy text-manipulation tools that far too many Mac users overlook.
Kirk McElhearn, the iTunes Guy, returns to answer your most puzzling iTunes questions.
Kirk McElhearn breaks down who (and who isn't) a good candidate for iTunes Match.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Overwhelmed by your Twitter feed? Before you unfollow everyone, try organizing your feed with lists.
Is your relationship with your Mac all work and no play? Try these tips for customizing OS X to add a little whimsy to your day.
In his first column of 2014, the iTunes Guy addresses how to get a list of apps on an iOS device, shows some tagging tricks for multidisc sets, and offers suggestions for iTunes controllers.
The command line is not only powerful, it can also be dangerous. Learn how to use commands for deleting files and folders correctly to make sure your time with Terminal is a productivity godsend instead of a complete disaster.
Wish you could make a bunch of folders all at once or instantly move every file of a certain type into a new folder? The command line may be the answer.
The key to learning about OS X's command line is manual (or man) pages. Here's an introduction.