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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.

Joining CD tracks, quickly adding items to playlists, and iTunes device limits

Looking for the way to join tracks when you rip CDs with iTunes 11? Need to know how to get tracks into playlists quickly? What about iTunes Store device limits and gifting apps? All this and more in this week's column.

Getting to know iTunes 11's Up Next player

One of the marquee features of iTunes 11 is Up Next, a new way to queue up songs for your listening sessions. Radically different from iTunes DJ, which this feature replaces, it can be a bit complex. Here's a look at how to get the most out of Up Next.

Five improvements iBooks Author needs to make

Associate editor Serenity Caldwell likes iBooks Author--but she has a few gripes she'd like to see fixed before she can consider using it more often.

iTunes U surpasses 1 billion downloads

Apple's education service, which allows downloads of material from almost 2500 schools, has finally topped 1 billion downloads.