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How to stop Apple Music from automatically renewing your membership

You've given Apple Music a try, but it's not for you. Here's how to prevent Apple from charging your account now that the three-month trial is just about over.

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Apple TV drops optical audio-out: How to pump up the volume again

The new Apple TV lacks the digital/analog audio output port of the previous models. But you have options!

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How to use your Mac to maximize your concert experience

Use iTunes to create a playlist of the songs you'll hear, and then turn it into a fun souvenir of your night out.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Cha-cha-cha-changes in iTunes 12.2

Apple Music brought many changes to iTunes, and that means you have lots of questions.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Missing audio files, classical music, and .m4a files

When you're looking at a bunch of .m4a files, how can you separate the lossy from the lossless? Kirk McElhearn has the answer to this and more of your questions.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Managing audiobooks, upgrading old iTunes files

How to replace artwork on Audible audiobooks, organizing audiobooks, how to replaces your old 128 kbps iTunes files, and more.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Fixing iTunes Match's quirks

This week's column focuses on questions about Apple's online music storage service.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Prep your songs for other devices

Summer's almost here and many readers have questions about taking music from iTunes and playing it in other devices. Kirk McElhearn has the answers.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Manage your iTunes music library

Ways to handle linear notes in iTunes. Plus: album artwork in WAV files, song title capitalization, playlist management, and shopping the iTunes Store on an old Mac.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Cleaning up your iTunes library

How to slim down your library by offloading files, to save space on your Mac or keep Genius Mixes from finding them.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Solving all your playlist problems in iTunes 12

How to combine playlists, fix album art, and make smart playlists that do exactly what you want.

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Ask the iTunes Guy: Deleting iTunes Radio, death of the old Info window

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss removing iTunes Radio, the loss of the old Info window, changing tags, and artist name sorting.

How to play 'Louie Louie' on your iPad

Why should those with Macs have all the fun banging out this three-chord frat anthem? Grab your iPad and get ready to rock.

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How to play 'Louie Louie' on your Mac

You know you've always wanted to. Musical maestro Chris Breen shows you how.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Naming live sets, syncing old-style iPods with iTunes Match

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss three issues: Naming live performances that span sets and dates, adding iTunes Match content to an old iPod, and the purpose of two iTunes columns.