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Ask the iTunes Guy: When a large iOS update won't fit your iPhone

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn answers simple (but common) questions including fitting an iOS 8 update on a packed iPhone, turning an iPhone into an iPod, and cross-border gifting.

Ask the iTunes Guy: When is it better to store apps and music in the cloud?

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn ponders the wisdom of removing apps and music from a computer in favor of cloud storage as well as sets his mind to podcast play order.

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Imagining Apple's future digital media format

U2's Bono hinted in a recent interview that the band and Apple were working on a new media format that would help artists get paid. Chris Breen imagines what that would look like.

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Apple makes it super simple to get rid of its U2 gift to you

OK, OK, so you didn’t want Apple to put free music on your devices. Now you can delete it entirely.

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How to hide the free U2 album from your iTunes library

Apple and U2 were generous to provide the band's album for free, but if you'd prefer to not see it, Kirk McElhearn shows you how to hide it.

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U2 releases new, full album 'Songs of Innocence' for free exclusively on Apple's iTunes

All half billion-plus iTunes users are getting U2's 'Songs of Innocence' for absolutely nothing.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Re-download audiobooks, watch Netflix offline, and more

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss matters of prohibited audiobook re-downloading, lossless audio file conversion, what's not in your playlists, and inability to download Netflix and Hulu content.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Encoding miracles and missing audiobook chapters

Kirk McElhearn returns to dispense wisdom concerning the difference between lossy and lossless encoders, the heartbreak of corrupt iPhone backups, and how to navigate through an audiobook's chapters.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Moving your iTunes library, holiday specials, and WAV vs AIFF

Kirk McElhearn returns to answer your pressing iTunes questions. In this episode he discusses moving iTunes libraries to an external drive, how to tag holiday TV episodes, and why you may prefer AIFF over WAV.

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Explore OS X Yosemite and iOS 8 in Macworld's September Digital Edition

In this month's Digital Edition of Macworld, we answer frequently asked questions about Apple's upcoming OSes, offer tips for organizing your iTunes library, and discuss the impact of Apple's acquisition of Beats.