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Buying Guide: Find the best speakers

Looking for a new set of speakers for your computer, smartphone, tablet, or media player? The options can be overwhelming. Here's our annual guide for picking the right speaker system.

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.

What's still to come from Apple this fall

Apple's had a busy September, but many people are expecting a lot more from the company this fall. Which of those expectations are realistic? We've handicapped the contenders.

Surprise! iPods get the Space Gray treatment too

Space Gray isn't just for iPhones—iPods get it too.

Apple sneaks in changes to AppleCare+

If you drop your iPhone or iPad, it'll now cost you more to invoke your AppleCare+ coverage. But on the plus side, iPod touch and classic owners can now get in on the AppleCare+ fun.

What to expect from Apple's next iPhone event

Reports have Apple holding a launch event for the next iPhone on September 10. Dan Moren and Lex Friedman consider past iPhone launches as well as the current rumor mill to see what might be in store.

In case of emergency: Creating the bootable iPod classic

It's more than a little helpful to have a small bootable device packed with your troubleshooting tools. Chris Breen explains how an iPod classic can be that device.

The Macalope: Feelings, nothing more than feelings

You can't sell anything based on feelings! As long as you throw out all of human history.

The 10 most significant Apple keynotes

Apple keynotes have become hotly anticipated events. On the eve of WWDC 2013, Dan Moren looks back at the ten most significant Apple presentations.