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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.

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.

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What Apple's new content delivery network means for net neutrality, and for you

Apple has reportedly developed its own network for delivering content more efficiently; Glenn Fleishman explains how it benefits users and what it might mean for debates over net neutrality.

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Blackberry filling

Chris Breen and Serenity Caldwell discuss the news of the week including iOS and iBM, real work on an iPad, too easy in-app purchases, and unlimited lit.

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How to use iTunes Pass to reload iTunes credit for you or a friend

Apple's now offering a Passbook option for iTunes Store credit. Here's how to set it up and how you can use it to add money to your account (or a friend's).

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How to share iTunes content with your family right now

The recently announced Family Sharing feature looks great, but if you don't want to wait until autumn to share your purchased media, follow Chris Breen's advice today.

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iOS 8 changes we'd like to see: FaceTime, Maps, Messages, Music

With WWDC imminent, we're covering changes and improvements we'd like to see in the next version of iOS. This installment covers FaceTime, Maps, Messages, and Music.

Ask the iTunes Guy: Locating unique playlist tracks and the perils of the 25K track limit

In this edition of Ask the iTunes Guy, Kirk McElhearn teaches you how to find unique tracks within two playlists, eyeballs the downside of a too-large music library, and puts the kibosh on cross-border gifting.

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Earnings preview: No news is good news?

On Wednesday, Apple will dish on its second-quarter earnings. Dan Moren runs down what you can expect from the company's conference call.