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Ask the iTunes Guy: Deleting iTunes Radio, death of the old Info window

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss removing iTunes Radio, the loss of the old Info window, changing tags, and artist name sorting.

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How a new Beats service would make Apple the king of digital music (again)

Deep iOS and iTunes integration means Beats Music will be perfect for your car, your house, and anywhere else you use your Apple devices. Which, let's face it, is everywhere.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Naming live sets, syncing old-style iPods with iTunes Match

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss three issues: Naming live performances that span sets and dates, adding iTunes Match content to an old iPod, and the purpose of two iTunes columns.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Ripping CDs in 2014, streaming music from Mac to stereo

Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss all things iTunes including ripping CDs when you Mac doesn't have a CD player, syncing both iTunes Match and local music, and TV show playback options.

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What's to be done about iTunes? Tweak? Strip? Split?

Each iteration of iTunes invites the question: How else might this be done? Chris Breen ponders the possibilities.

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: 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: Inconsistent buttons and faulty gapless playback

iTunes Guy Kirk McElhearn returns to discuss three iTunes issues—inconsistent Next and Previous buttons, when is a movie a Movie, and gapped playback.

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How to sync both ringtones and iTunes Match music

iTunes syncing can be confounding, particularly when some media is from an iTunes library and the other from iTunes Match. Here's a bit of clarity.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Changing tags and missing movies

Our own iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn, returns to discuss the changing nature of some media tags, iOS backups, and movies here but not there.