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Ask the iTunes Guy: Compression and lossless encoding

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

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.

Get Genius and iTunes Match to live together in harmony

While iOS 5.1 was supposed to return Genius features for iTunes Match subscribers, senior associate editor Dan Moren and staff writer Lex Friedman discovered that the process isn't without its quirks.

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.

Behind the scenes with iMovie trailers

Along with the many updates delivered Wednesday to Apple's cache of iOS apps, iMovie received several new features, including one borrowed from iMovie '11 for the Mac: movie trailers. Staff editor Serenity Caldwell goes hands on with the software.

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.

How to create an animated GIF from a video clip

Take a video snippet and turn it into an animated GIF

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 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.

Gift iOS apps

Struggling for last-minute stocking stuffers? If anyone on your shopping list owns an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, it's easy to send them an app. We give you a crash course on how it works.

Put your audiobooks in the cloud with iTunes Match

iTunes Match doesn't work with audiobooks from the iTunes Store, but with a few tricks, you can get your other audiobooks uploaded in the cloud to enjoy. Kirk McElhearn explains how.

Free fonts for holiday greetings

When choosing fonts for a holiday project, you don’t need to stick to the overused snow-capped letters and frilly scripts. Whether for an invitation, an advertisement, a greeting card, or a holiday letter, there are several ways to add just the right amount of holiday flavor. Simply add a wintry dingbat, or use an English or Celtic-looking font—I found several free fonts at and, and even in the font collection included on my Mac.

How to give gifts from the iTunes Store

If you're in a giving mood, there's no better place to shop for the Apple-device-users on your list than the iTunes Store.