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Tweak your iOS audio with EQ settings

Equalization—aka EQ—can improve the sounds coming out of your iOS device without requiring you to buy expensive new headphones. Here's how it works and why you should be using it.

Move podcasts and playlists from one Mac to another

The iTunes Guy examines two related questions about moving podcasts and music from one Mac to another while retaining metadata. He also looks at a question about smart playlists built around specific words, and explains an easy way to create a text file with a list of all your playlists.

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How to 'play' GarageBand

One of GarageBand's finest features is its ability to act as a great mimic of real instruments. With a Mac and musical keyboard you've got an orchestra at your fingertips.

A tale of two microphones

You want to record a duet or podcast with GarageBand and have two USB microphones on hand. How's it done? Chris Breen reveals all.

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Get your groove on with GarageBand loops

Maestro Breen returns with another Mac 101 lesson. This time: Creating musical grooves by layering together GarageBand loops.

Print an app list and control iTunes from the menu bar

In his first column of 2014, the iTunes Guy addresses how to get a list of apps on an iOS device, shows some tagging tricks for multidisc sets, and offers suggestions for iTunes controllers.

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Creating ringtones with GarageBand

Though you may claim to lack the musician gene, you can still use GarageBand for Mac to create dynamic (and free) ringtones. Chris Breen explains how.

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Getting started with GarageBand

GarageBand, the iLife application avoided by the greatest number of people, is actually a perfectly wonderful tool for nonmusicians as well as for the tunefully inclined. Professor Breen explains all.

Find missing ringtones, understand the mysterious 'Other' on iOS devices, and print album lists

This week, the iTunes Guy looks at questions about poster art for movies, printing a list of albums, the infamous "Other" content on iOS devices, and more.

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How to create iOS ringtones

With a copy of Apple's GarageBand it's a cinch to create ringtones right on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

Move your iTunes library to another user and search the iTunes Store efficiently

It's time for another grab-bag column, with a number of interesting questions about whether or not you can get around Apple's limit of 25,000 songs with iTunes Match, ways to search the iTunes Store more efficiently, and answers that require smart playlists.

Tote around your iTunes library and more on iBooks

In response to his previous column, Kirk has gotten several more questions about iBooks. He also addresses a tricky question about moving the contents of an iTunes library back and forth between two Macs, and one about making a smart playlist with nested conditions.

Of iTunes and iBooks

Along with Mavericks came an iBooks desktop app. And that's caused a lot of confusion for iTunes users. Kirk tackles ebooks queries, plus a question about smart playlists with nested conditions, and a way to keep Christmas music from coming up in shuffle mode on an iPod.

Your tricky iTunes questions answered

Sometime the questions we get are head-scratchers. This week's column deals with tagging high-resolution AIFF files, making a music-only iTunes library, sorting music by date on an iPod classic, and more.

Deal with WAV files and combine random tracks into albums

This week's column deals with tagging WAV files, making tracks into an album, and more.