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Ask the iTunes Guy: Encoding miracles and missing audiobook chapters

Kirk McElhearn returns to dispense wisdom concerning the difference between lossy and lossless encoders, the heartbreak of corrupt iPhone backups, and how to navigate through an audiobook's chapters.

Fill your home with holiday music

With a ho-ho-ho and a modest-to-moderate financial investment, you can blast holiday tunes from one end of your home to the other.

Stream your favorite holiday music

Blast holiday tunes from one end of your home to the other with this helpful advice.

Get started with AirPlay

AirPlay is Apple’s technology for streaming audio or video over a local network. This week's Macworld video gives you a quick look at the most common AirPlay setups and how to configure and use them.

How to get started with AirPlay

Apple's AirPlay technology lets you stream audio and video from a Mac or iOS device to AirPlay-enabled output devices. If you aren't using it yet, you should be. Here's how.

Microphones: What you need to know before you buy

Everything you need to know about choosing a microphone for recording music at home.

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Fill your home with holiday music

It's the time of year when the sound emanating from our speakers contains more sleigh bells than usual. Learn how to configure your home for holiday music as well as find sources for it.

How to beat the line at the Apple Store

No one likes waiting in a long checkout line. Here are a few tips and tricks for making your holiday visit to the Apple Store a little more pleasant.

How to use an external microphone with a MacBook Air

The MacBook Air carries a single audio port--the headphone port. How then are you supposed to attach an external microphone to your Air? Chris Breen explains.

TechHive: Three-Minute Tech: Audio compression

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Here’s a quick look at the types of audio compression used and how they work.

Know your last-minute holiday shopping deadlines

Still have some holiday shopping to do? Don’t delay -- online ordering deadlines are quickly approaching if you want your gifts delivered before 2012.

Buying guide: Headphones

Earbuds or full-size? Open or closed? Wired or Bluetooth? No matter what kind of headphones you like to plug into your Mac, iPhone, iPad, or iPod, we have some advice and recommendations for finding the perfect set.

Use Skype and GarageBand to make a podcast that sounds great

Jason Snell has been going podcast wild the last year. Here are a bunch of tips based on what he's learned.

How to move your iTunes Media folder

If you're serious about digital media, it's likely your iTunes library is bumping up against the limits of your hard drive's capacity. Here's how to move your iTunes content to another drive.