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The problem with Apple IDs

You use your Apple ID to buy music, movies, apps, and more from the iTunes Store. But Senior Contributor Kirk McElhearn says that Apple IDs are significantly flawed, and have been for a long while. Here's what he says Apple needs to fix.

Tuning in to iRadio: Why an Apple music streaming service would rock

If Apple's rumored iRadio becomes reality, Chris Breen sees advantages for all.

iTunes Match: another neglected Apple service

iTunes Match should be mature by now, but Kirk McElhearn points out that the service doesn't live up to expectations.

Renaming files, wireless syncing, and matching music ripped from vinyl

In this week's installment, the iTunes Guy looks at renaming files, syncing iOS devices wirelessly, matching music ripped from vinyl, and a couple of questions about tags and file names.

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.

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.

2012 in review: The year in Apple news

Mac and iOS may have dominated Apple news this year, but they weren't the only developments. Dan Moren and Lex Friedman recount the rest of what happened in 2012.

Hands on with iTunes 11

iTunes 11 marks a fairly major revamp of Apple's all-in-one media player/store/syncing software. Senior writer Lex Friedman and senior editor Dan Moren run down what's new and different.

Discussing iTunes Match's one-year anniversary

iTunes Match turns one. Kirk McElhearn, Dan Moren, and Chris Breen discuss how it's gone so far and what might lie ahead.