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Apple's holiday giveaway app now available to U.S. customers

Apple's 12 Days of Christmas giveaway app is back for 2013—and can finally bring some holiday cheer to iTunes users in America.

Tote around your iTunes library and more on iBooks

In response to his previous column, Kirk has gotten several more questions about iBooks. He also addresses a tricky question about moving the contents of an iTunes library back and forth between two Macs, and one about making a smart playlist with nested conditions.

Google Play Music debuts on iOS, with unlimited songs for $10 a month

Google Play Music, a rival option to streaming services like Spotify and Rdio, is now available for iOS, six months after launching on the web and Android-based devices.

Of iTunes and iBooks

Along with Mavericks came an iBooks desktop app. And that's caused a lot of confusion for iTunes users. Kirk tackles ebooks queries, plus a question about smart playlists with nested conditions, and a way to keep Christmas music from coming up in shuffle mode on an iPod.

iTunes 11.1.3 fixes problems with EQ and large libraries

Apple's latest update to iTunes fixes unexpected equalizer behavior, improves switching views in large libraries, and more.

Hands-on: Apple's Remote app gets an iOS 7 makeover

You might be surprised to find that the latest Apple app to get an iOS 7 makeover is not, say, iBooks, but the underrated Remote app for controlling your iTunes libraries and Apple TV.

Playlist Assist review: Drag and drop to create playlists, like iTunes of yore

If you miss being able to open playlists in their own windows, as you could in older versions of iTunes, Playlist Assist is worth a look.

Your tricky iTunes questions answered

Sometime the questions we get are head-scratchers. This week's column deals with tagging high-resolution AIFF files, making a music-only iTunes library, sorting music by date on an iPod classic, and more.

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Now screaming: 13 flicks for your All Hallows horror binge

These online Halloween goodies are so scary that they'll still be rattling around in your head long after the Great Pumpkin has disappeared for another year.

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Cook: App Store, iTunes Radio sport prominent growth

More than 1 million apps are now available in the App Store, and more than 20 million listeners are using the new iTunes Radio.