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.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Moving playlists, how to join tracks, and more

Also: What to do when songs are ripped at different volumes.

itunes 12 icon

The complete guide to using iTunes with lossless audio

While you might not notice the difference in sound quality, the lossless format leaves you with an archival file that you can convert at any time in the future. You’ll never need to rip those CDs again.

notes4 mac icon

Apple Notes: The lack of default font options causes problems

What's wrong with Apple’s products? Sit down and Kirk McElhearn will tell you.

macbook ipad iphone apple stock

6 ways to transfer files from your Mac to your iOS device

Use one of these methods to transfer a file from your Mac to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.

public folder os x icon

9 ways to share files between Macs

Need to transfer files from one Mac to another? There are many way to do it.

laptop user

Ask the iTunes Guy: Rating songs, music in the cloud, and more

You have questions about iTunes. Kirk McElhearn has answers.

finder icon

How to use the Finder window toolbar to save time

Tweaking the Finder toolbar can help you become more productive.

apple mail 9 mac icon

How to filter email

Get control of your messages in OS X's Mail, iCloud, and Gmail.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Moving from Windows to Mac, downloading a playlist, and more

When it comes to your iTunes questions, Kirk McElhearn has the answers.

finder icon

How to arrange and sort files in OS X El Capitan’s Finder

Learn about the different ways the Finder arranges files and when you can access these options.

video digital stock

Why video streaming will never be like music streaming

Why is so much music available to stream, and so few movies and TV shows?

finder icon

6 ways to super-charge your Finder windows

Get the most out of the Finder.

finder icon

Get the most out of Finder views

Always use the same view to look at your files in the Finder? You can save time by learning when to use Icon, List, Column, or Cover Flow view.

laptop user

Ask the iTunes Guy: Your questions about playlists

Kirk McElhearn answers three questions about playlists in iTunes.