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Ask the iTunes Guy: When iTunes Match doesn't match

Kirk McElhearn offers advice for convincing iTunes Match to show your music, creating playlists of playlists, and making a USB stick full of music work in your car.

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Four ways to control iTunes

If you think iTunes can be controlled only from its toolbar, you have another think coming, says iTunes maven Kirk McElhearn.

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How to share iTunes content with your family right now

The recently announced Family Sharing feature looks great, but if you don't want to wait until autumn to share your purchased media, follow Chris Breen's advice today.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Special tagging issue

Kirk McElhearn returns to dive deeper into iTunes tagging including duplicated artist entries, working with the Year tag, and editing genre tags.

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How to fill your home with Beats music

Now that Apple has acquired Beats Music, how do you set about filling your home with its music? Chris Breen explains.

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Outgrowing the garage: Moving from GarageBand to Logic Pro X

GarageBand is a terrific (and cheap!) music tool, but when you've reached its limits, take a look at what Logic Pro X adds to the mix.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Mass-deleting iOS music, tracking playlists, and an empty year

Kirk McElhearn responds to your latest batch of iTunes questions in this installment of Ask the iTunes Guy.

How to extract audio from a Blu-ray disc

In one hand, a Blu-ray disc. In the other, an iOS device. How do you get audio from one to the other? Chris Breen explains.

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Podcasting tools: Going pro

Thanks to a tax refund, Chris Breen has abandoned his old podcasting tools and upgraded his gear.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Locating unique playlist tracks and the perils of the 25K track limit

In this edition of Ask the iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn teaches you how to find unique tracks within two playlists, eyeballs the downside of a too-large music library, and puts the kibosh on cross-border gifting.

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How (and why) you should clean up your iTunes tags

In the second part of his guide to tagging tracks in iTunes, Kirk McElhearn shows you how to clean and correct the tags you already have.

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The right way to tag everything in iTunes

Properly tagging your iTunes media isn't just about being a control freak: It's the best way to keep your media in order and to find the stuff you want to play.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Glitchy tracks, numbers game, and too-large libraries

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn addresses issues of tracks that aren't all what they should be, unwanted track numbers, and libraries that are bigger than iTunes prefers.