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Ask the iTunes Guy: Album art and tagging

The iTunes Guy answers questions about tagging basics, removing artwork, adding large descriptions in tags, and more.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Work with playlists

The iTunes Guy answers questions about gaps between songs, copying playlists on a USB stick, combining multiple playlists into one, and more.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Work with iTunes libraries

The iTunes Guy answers questions about moving your iTunes library, opening multiple iTunes windows simultaneously, finding tracks in playlists, and more.

Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Match confusion

Kirk McElhearn kicks off our new Ask the iTunes Guy column by addressing some of your questions about iTunes Match.

Introducing Ask the iTunes Guy

We're introducing a new column on Macworld.com to address reader questions about iTunes and related topics. Answering those questions will be senior contributor Kirk McElhearn, author of the recently updated Take Control of iTunes 10: The FAQ.

Three quick iMessage tips

The new iMessage feature, introduced with iOS 5, is good out of the box. But with a few quick tips, you can make the iOS device messaging capability even better.

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: iPods

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Which iPod (or iPhone or iPad) is right for you or the target of your holiday generosity? We run down your options.

Macworld guide to AppleCare

Is AppleCare worth paying for the extra coverage? What exactly does AppleCare cover, and how does it work? Here's a guide to AppleCare, to help you decide if you should buy this extended warranty with your next Mac.

iPod buying guide

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Which iPod (or iPhone or iPad) is right for you or the target of your holiday generosity? We run down your options.

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.

Buying guide: iPods

Which iPod (or iPhone or iPad) is right for you or the target of your holiday generosity? We run down your options.

iCloud vs. Wi-Fi Sync: Which does what?

Thanks to iTunes 10.5, iOS 5, and iCloud you can wirelessly sync data with your iOS device in two ways: iCloud lets you send specific information to and from Apple’s iCloud servers over an Internet connection, and Wi-Fi Sync syncs your device with iTunes on your Mac via your local wireless network. But there are notable differences between what gets synced using each method, and the two aren't mutually exclusive, so it's not surprising that many people are confused about the differences and similarities between the two. We've summarized the types of data handled by each.

Updating a stubborn iPod touch to iOS 5

Have an iOS device that refuses to update to iOS 5? Perhaps it's not compatible with the latest and greatest iOS device. If it is, download the update directly via these links.

How to sync large iTunes libraries with small devices

As you acquire more and more music, movies, TV shows, podcasts, apps, and books, it becomes increasingly difficult -- or, more likely, impossible -- to fit your entire iTunes library on your iPod, iPhone, or iPad. Kirk McElhearn offers some advice on how to deal with the data-storage disparity.