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  • How-Tos: More on playlists and syncing music to an iPod shuffle

    I get lots of questions about playlists: how to create them, how to work with them, and how to organize them. In this week's column, I look at several questions related to playlists, and I also tackle a bonus question about syncing music to an iPod shuffle.

  • How-Tos: Backing up and restoring musical instruments

    A musician who wishes to remain anonymous finds his instrument suddenly silent. He writes:

  • How-Tos: Solving Apple ID frustrations

    If you use the iTunes Store, or any other Apple online service such as iCloud, you have an Apple ID. This is the email address associated with your Apple account. I get lots of questions about Apple IDs, and in this week's column I answer a number of them.

  • How-Tos: iTunes workarounds

    This week's column deals with solutions to common (and some less common) problems that use little-known features of iTunes or third-party software. The questions this time can only be solved with a workaround, or by using iTunes in a way it's not intended.

  • How-Tos: Keep iTunes metadata when you re-rip, and deauthorize missing Macs

    In a grab-bag installment of The iTunes Guy, I look at how to ensure that tags and metadata get retained when you re-rip CDs, how to deauthorize computers for iTunes Store accounts, and how to change the name of your iTunes library for Home Sharing.

  • How-Tos: Get started with AirPlay

    AirPlay is Apple's technology for streaming audio or video over a local network. This week's Macworld video gives you a quick look at the most common AirPlay setups and how to configure and use them.

  • How-Tos: How to sell your music online

    The music industry has been transformed by computers and the internet - it's now easier than ever to make, market and sell your material.

  • How-Tos: How to create and edit music on your laptop

    Taking advantage of the new range of touchscreen laptops are a host of music making apps that allow you to record your own tunes using on-screen instruments

  • How-Tos: Sennheisher PXC 450 2.0 headphones

    The PXC 450 2.0 headphones from Sennheiser offer high-quality audio and active noise cancelling technology taken directly from their aviation headsets

  • How-Tos: Use a network drive to store everything centrally

    With a network drive all the computers in your house can access all the music, video and other documents you might have without needing to switch rooms

  • How-Tos: Make and share playlists on Spotify

    Spotify has some great features that make listening to and organising your favourite tracks really easy

  • How-Tos: How to use Audacity

    Audacity is a free audio editing application that's available for Windows, Mac OS and Linux. It lets you record live audio, but you can also use it to record and convert old tapes or LPs to MP3 or other digital formats. Here's how to use it.

  • How-Tos: How to sell music online

    Here's how to sell music you have made online, via iTunes, Google Play and other digital stores, and how to sell your CDs and vinyl online.

  • How-Tos: Grab bag: Missing surround sound, a lost Mac, and more

    As you can imagine, I get questions. Lots of questions. And many times the answers to those questions are shorter than the queries themselves, making them poor fodder for a readership that feels cheated by anything less that bushel-loads of consonants and vowels by the peck. And so I horde these questions and, once enough have accumulated, drop them with a thump. Like so:

  • How-Tos: How to copy iTunes music to a new PC or Mac

    Here's where we show you how to transfer your iTunes library from one computer to another.

  • How-Tos: How to get started with AirPlay

    AirPlay (formerly called AirTunes) is Apple's technology for streaming media over a local (usually in-home) network. It lets you stream audio from any Mac or iOS device to any AirPlay-enabled audio system, or video from a Mac (of recent vintage) or an iOS device to an Apple TV (also of recent vintage).

  • How-Tos: How to get better-than-CD quality with DSD

    As the CD is about to turn 30, we long for what could have been. We review the latest digital audio hardware and music playback software to see what's possible when Direct Stream Digital is liberated by PCs and USB cables.

  • How-Tos: Control noise of web pages when listening to radio

    Do you find that ads and videos disturb your web radio listening? Our Helproom Editor explains how to listen to web radio, music or a podcast on one web browser window or tab without being disturbed by noises from the rest of your web browsing session.

  • How-Tos: What to do when you have more content than room on your iOS device

    This week, I take an in-depth look at just one question. I get a lot of emails about syncing music to an iOS device, and many people find it difficult to sync when their music library is larger than the space available on their iOS device. So here's a question about checked tracks, playing albums, and syncing.

  • How-Tos: Windows 8 playlists

    In Windows 8 you can use the Windows Media Player and Music apps to keep all of your tracks in order


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