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Of cross-fades and combined tracks

In this week's column, I look at sending iTunes gifts to other countries, joining two music files to make one, how you can cross-fade songs on an iOS device, and more.

Keep iTunes metadata when you re-rip, and deauthorize missing Macs

In a grab-bag installment of The iTunes Guy, I discuss how to ensure that tags and metadata get retained when you re-rip CDs, how to reauthorize computers for iTunes Store accounts, and how to change the name of your iTunes library for Home Sharing.

Four ways iTunes Radio can live up to expectations

iTunes Radio, Apple's upcoming Pandora-like streaming service, looks promising. But for it to not be another Ping Apple needs to live up to expectations.

Dealing with iTunes font sizes, file types, and missing files

It's time for another grab bag, selected from the many questions I get from readers. In this week's column, I look at some questions about font size in iTunes (spoiler: your options are limited), identifying music file types in iTunes, finding which tracks iTunes has lost track of (spoiler: there's an easy way), and moving podcasts to another Mac.

Apple gets into the stream of things with iTunes Radio

Apple's Eddy Cue provided details on the company's upcoming music streaming service, iTunes Radio. Chris Breen has the details.

Bugs & Fixes: How to download iTunes movie trailers

Apple no longer offers the option to download movie trailers. Ted Landau reveals a way to work around this.

Apple releases minor updates for iTunes, Aperture

Apple on Wednesday released bug fix updates for iTunes and Aperture, addressing issues with password prompts (in the former) and memory cards (in the latter).

Tuning in to iRadio: Why an Apple music streaming service would rock

If Apple's rumored iRadio becomes reality, Chris Breen sees advantages for all.

Answers to your questions about iTunes and videos

Many of the iTunes Guy columns focus on music, since the majority of the questions I receive are about that kind of media. But I get a fair number of questions about videos, and in this week's column, I cover four questions dealing with videos: their formats and tags, and how to make smart playlists to group movies by title.

Justin Timberlake, Jack Johnson to headline 2013 iTunes Festival in London

Apple on Thursday unveiled the starting lineup for its annual iTunes Festival concert series.