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  • 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

  • How-Tos: 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.

  • How-Tos: Dealing with data caps

    Reader Robert Cullers, like many people, faces the bitter realities of streaming media. He writes:

  • How-Tos: Wish lists, upcoming-track alerts, adding comments to multiple tracks, and more

    This week I answer a couple of questions about the iTunes Store, explain how to add comments to multiple tracks at once, and discuss the useful Skip when Shuffling tag. I also reveal a way to have iTunes announce what track is about to be played.

  • How-Tos: Joining CD tracks, quickly adding items to playlists, and iTunes device limits

    Looking for the way to join tracks when you rip CDs with iTunes 11? Need to know how to get tracks into playlists quickly? What about iTunes Store device limits and gifting apps? All this and more in this week's column.

  • How-Tos: Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iTunes 11: The sequel

    While iTunes 11.0.1 appears to have fixed most of bugs reported in the application's initial 11.0 release (including those I covered in a previous column), a few lingering issues remain.

  • How-Tos: How to transfer music and files to Android smartphones and tablets

    Our step by step guide on how to transfer music and files to an Android smartphone or tablet from Windows or Mac.

  • How-Tos: Convert vinyl records and to CD, MP3 or FLAC

    We explain how to capture and convert your vinyl record collection to CD or MP3 to preserve it for the future.

  • How-Tos: How to convert audio tapes to CD or MP3

    If you've got a collection of old mix tapes you want to preserve, you can convert them to MP3 format or burn them to CDs. We explain how to do it.

  • How-Tos: Use Google Music to listen to your music everywhere

    Google Music has finally opened its doors to a UK audience, letting you access your favourite music any time, anywhere. Here's how to get started with Google Music.

  • How-Tos: Watch streaming video better with these tips for power users

    If you're reading this, you don't need to be told that streaming live video on your PC and mobile gadgets is blowing up in a big way; with streaming sites like Justin.tv, UStream, and game-specific streaming services Twitch.tv and Own3d.tv, you have more options for live news and entertainment than ever before. But with so many streams on so many sites (and not so many full-featured standalone player apps), staying on top of the brave new world of streaming TV can be a pain. With that in mind, here are some quick tips and tricks for making your live video streaming experience less painful.

  • How-Tos: Ask the iTunes Guy: Home Sharing, tag editing, iTunes U, and more

    Editor's note: This week's column addresses issues with iTunes 10. iTunes 11 was released on Thursday, and the iTunes Guy is hard at work on an in-depth review, which will post soon.

  • How-Tos: Podcasting: All you need to know

    The first podcasts broadcast over the Internet more than a decade ago, and since that time much has changed. Podcasting has gone from a niche hobby for amateurs to a recording industry that's helping many entertainers make a living.

  • How-Tos: Get started with SoundCloud

    Whether you're looking for new music to listen to or want to upload your own for critique, SoundCloud is one of the best online resources. We show you how to get started with the free service.


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