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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HazeOver 1.6 review: Dim those background windows so you can focus on the task at hand

If you don't like using Spaces or you have only one display, HazeOver is a great way to draw your attention to the window you're using.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Apple Music library, new releases, audiobooks, and more

Questions about iTunes? Ask Macworld senior contributor Kirk McElhearn. He has the answers.

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Apple, don’t make the smaller iPhone a second-class device

Why not offer a 4-inch iPhone with the latest features?

Ask the iTunes Guy: Understanding iCloud storage, issues with songs ratings

Got questions about iTunes? Our iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn, has answers.

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How to adjust your Mac display’s resolution settings

The lowdown on how resolution settings work on the Mac.

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Everything you need to know about digital audio files

Don’t know the difference between lossy and lossless? What’s the deal with bit rates? Macworld’s iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn, explains it all.

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15 years of iTunes: A look at Apple’s media app and its influence on an industry

In January 2001, Steve Jobs introduced iTunes and forever changed the way we buy and consume media. It’s the most important app that Apple has ever created.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iCloud Music Library, unwanted downloads, Apple Music subscriptions, and more

Kirk McElhearn answers your questions about Apple media app.

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How to collaborate on documents using iWork and

You can use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents with your friends, family, or co-workers, Here's how to get started.

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Turn a Mac mini into a media server with Plex

If you have a large media collection, you may want to use a Mac as a dedicated device to run Plex. And the Mac mini is a perfect device for Plex.

Ask the iTunes Guy: How to set up a new iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

Did Santa Claus leave an iPhone under the Christmas tree? It’s simple to set it up. Here's how.

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Alternatives to Apple’s Podcasts iOS app

Here are a few iOS apps that let you listen to podcasts and manage them much more efficiently than Apple’s solution.

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One screen or two: Why it’s better (or worse) to have multiple displays on your Mac

Two Macworld contributors explain why their display setup works best.

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SpamSieve 2.9 review: A must-have spam filter for your Mac email client

SpamSieve learns from the email messages you receive, making it a very accurate spam filter.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes artwork, iOS Music backgrounds, larger fonts in iTunes Store

You have questions about iTunes. Kirk McElhearn has the answers.