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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.

Remains of the Day: Oversharing

Tim Cook shares and cares at the annual Apple shareholders meeting, Samsung nicks Apple's wallet, and Sergey Brin's smartphone is mocking him.

iOS device syncing in iTunes 11, audiobook lengths, and listening in mono

Disoriented by iTunes 11's new way of syncing iOS devices? Confused by the different lengths of audiobooks with the same titles? Curious about how to make a list of the books in your iTunes library? Interested in listening to your audio in mono, instead of stereo? I have the answers to all these questions in this week's column.

Restoring a very stubborn iPod touch

If your iOS device gets stuck in a restore loop, you may need to turn to a tool not approved by Apple.

Smart playlists, buggy play counts, and iTunes Match

This week's column looks at some common problems with iTunes, some quirks with iTunes Match, and explains how to update smart playlists, among other subjects.

iTunes media folders, making smart playlists, and copying music to a new computer

This week I look at where the Column Browser is in iTunes 11, creating a smart playlist with music from other playlists, copying music from one computer to another, and more.

Printing playlists, displaying bit rates, and shuffling music

This week I look at queries about printing playlists, which device to use for streaming music, displaying bit rates, and playing music in shuffle mode.

Amazon AutoRip service bundles digital copies with purchased CDs

More than 50,000 CDs are AutoRip eligible including albums from every major label