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.

Move your iTunes library to another user and search the iTunes Store efficiently

It's time for another grab-bag column, with a number of interesting questions about whether or not you can get around Apple's limit of 25,000 songs with iTunes Match, ways to search the iTunes Store more efficiently, and answers that require smart playlists.

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iCloud backup tricks for the iPhone and iPad

Running out of iCloud storage? Before you pay for more, try these backup tricks.

Save time with OS X's sidebar

OS X Mavericks' sidebar is intended to give you one-click access to the items you use the most. Here's how to make sure it does.

Tote around your iTunes library and more on iBooks

In response to his previous column, Kirk has gotten several more questions about iBooks. He also addresses a tricky question about moving the contents of an iTunes library back and forth between two Macs, and one about making a smart playlist with nested conditions.

Travel tips: what you can't leave behind

Planning on traveling during the holidays? Then you'll need to decide which of your tech gadgets you need to bring along. Here's how to figure that out.

Of iTunes and iBooks

Along with Mavericks came an iBooks desktop app. And that's caused a lot of confusion for iTunes users. Kirk tackles ebooks queries, plus a question about smart playlists with nested conditions, and a way to keep Christmas music from coming up in shuffle mode on an iPod.

Your tricky iTunes questions answered

Sometime the questions we get are head-scratchers. This week's column deals with tagging high-resolution AIFF files, making a music-only iTunes library, sorting music by date on an iPod classic, and more.

Deal with WAV files and combine random tracks into albums

This week's column deals with tagging WAV files, making tracks into an album, and more.

Restore album art on iOS devices, and get the iTunes Store app to work in iOS 7

This week's column deals with missing album art on iOS devices, problems with the iTunes Store app in iOS 7, and more.

Secrets of the iOS 7 keyboard

Uncover hidden characters and handy shortcuts with this guide to your iOS device's keyboard.

Rename iTunes Radio stations and find missing podcasts

iTunes 11.1 brings some new features. And some new problems.

Teach Siri to pronounce names

Tired of Siri mangling your moniker? Now you can finally teach it how to say your name (and others' names) correctly.

Beyond Siri: Dictation tricks for the iPhone and iPad

Tired of trying to type on your iPhone or iPad's tiny keyboard? Try these tricks for dictating.

Six great TextEdit tricks

Think you need Microsoft Word to take care of basic writing tasks? You might already have all you need: Apple's free TextEdit.

More on playlists and syncing music to an iPod shuffle

The iTunes Guy answers several questions about playlists, and a bonus query about syncing music to an iPod shuffle.