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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.

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Bad AppleScript: Subroutines and file paths

Jason Snell's Bad AppleScripts deal with helpful subroutines and parsing nasty file paths.

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Latest iWork update is another win for AppleScript

This week's updates to iWork significantly bolster the suite's AppleScript capabilities, which automation expert Ben Waldie says is a great thing for users.

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Bad AppleScript: Safari and curling URLs

AppleScripts don't have to be pretty, they just have to work. For example, here's how Jason Snell wrote a script to grab URLs, parse them, submit them via the curl Terminal command, and more.

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Automator workflow of the month: DIY security cam

Care to check in on the area in front of your computer while you're away from home? With Automator and a properly configured Mac, you can.

The state of AppleScript: Let's not panic ... yet

Does the removal of AppleScript support from the new iWork apps herald the scripting solution's doom? Ben Waldie argues that the future is far from clear.

Scenario review: Get more out of AppleScript

Scenario allows for scripts to run when system events occur.

5 essential tools that every iTunes user should have

iTunes is great at lots of things on its own. But here are several tools to make using it even better.

Deleting stubborn Outlook messages

You've tried everything you can to delete a message in Outlook 2011, yet the darned thing resists every effort. Chris Breen offers a solution that works.

Ask the Script Doctor: Deduping Contacts and more

Getting rid of duplicates in Contacts, showing the hidden Library folder, and how to get started with AppleScript.