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Creating complex smart playlists in iTunes

In this week's column, I answer three questions to show just how complex smart playlists can be.

iTunes Match: another neglected Apple service

iTunes Match should be mature by now, but Kirk McElhearn points out that the service doesn't live up to expectations.

iTunes Store adds 'buy now, download later' option for video and music

Apple recently added a new option for iTunes purchases made in iTunes or on iOS devices to buy TV shows, movies, and music box sets now, but download later.

Renaming files, wireless syncing, and matching music ripped from vinyl

In this week's installment, the iTunes Guy looks at renaming files, syncing iOS devices wirelessly, matching music ripped from vinyl, and a couple of questions about tags and file names.

Find missing podcast playlists, replace converted songs in playlists, and more

Sometimes the iTunes Guy gets questions where the only answer is, "sorry, you can't". This week's column covers a couple of questions with no solutions, along with some that do have answers. Learn about finding missing podcast playlists, replacing converted songs in their playlists, and more.

Converting audio tapes to digital files

You say you have a desire to convert all your books on tape to a form playable on your iOS device? Chris Breen shows you how.

Remains of the Day: Fool on the hill

Yes, yes, it's April Fool's Day. But here at the Remains of the Day, it's business as usual. So you can read about non-resellable MP3s, rumors about the next two iPhones, and Tim Cook's handsome, handsome yearbook photos without any fear that we're out to fool you.

Preparing audiobooks for the road

Spring break is coming (or here) and there's no better accompaniment than a family-friendly audiobook. Here's how to put yours on your iOS device.

Why Apple should fix the way iTunes Store purchases work

Buying from the iTunes Store is convenient, but being forced to immediately download purchases isn't. Jonathan Seff thinks Apple's should change that.

Wish lists, upcoming-track alerts, adding comments to multiple tracks, and more

This week I answer a couple of questions about the iTunes Store, explain how to add comments to multiple tracks at once, and discuss the useful Skip When Shuffling tag. And I also reveal a way to have iTunes announce what track is about to be played.