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More Audio Opinion

  • Opinion: Add an external drive to your WMP or iTunes music collection

    Kat Korsmo asked how to play music off an external hard in Windows Media Player library. (My answer covers iTunes, as well.)

  • Opinion: Dealing with iTunes font sizes, file types, and missing files

    It's time for another grab bag, selected from the many questions I get from readers. In this week's column, I look at some questions about font size in iTunes (spoiler: your options are limited), identifying music file types in iTunes, finding which tracks iTunes has lost track of (spoiler: there's an easy way), and moving podcasts to another Mac.

  • Opinion: Dell AX510 Soundbar

    The AX510 Soundbar aims to beef up the audio quality giving you better sound from your monitor.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Charge!

    Your iPhone may be getting more than just power from that charger. Elsewhere, the patent lawsuit is coming from inside the law firm and the iHernia of Mac portable concepts. The remainders for Monday, June 3, 2013 are large and in charge.

  • Opinion: Meet Stanley, the player piano that will play just about any song you tweet to him

    For too long, player piano-human interactions have been a one-way conversation. But thanks to a little techno-tinkering, this no longer need be the case. Sing for Hope Pianos, an annual art project that places 88 piano-based installations throughout New York City, has teamed up with digital boutique agency Digital Kitchen to reinvent the old timey player piano for the social media age. The result: Stanley, the player piano that can read your tweets and play (just about) any song you send his way.

  • Opinion: Answers to your questions about iTunes and videos

    Many of the iTunes Guy columns focus on music, since the majority of the questions I receive are about that kind of media. But I get a fair number of questions about videos, and in this week's column, I cover four questions dealing with videos: their formats and tags, and how to make smart playlists to group movies by title.

  • Opinion: 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.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Fool on the hill

    Yes, yes, it's April Fool's Day. But here at the Remains of the Day, it's business as usual. So you can read about non-resellable MP3s, rumors about the next two iPhones, and Tim Cook's handsome, handsome yearbook photos without any fear that we're out to fool you. That's because the remainders for Monday, April 1, 2013, respect everything about you.

  • Opinion: How we produce our podcasts

    Shortly after the first 50 episodes of the Macworld Podcast, I was tasked with producing (though hosting just every other week) these weekly spoken-audio efforts. While I have made adjustments to some of the tools I use, my workflow has changed very little.

  • Opinion: Zombieland pilot, 12 others due to shamble onto Amazon

    The pay video content space is going increasingly crazypants as platforms become content creators and creators become platforms. And in that vein, onetime online bookstore Amazon has announced that it will be bringing a TV series based on the cult horror-comedy-angsty flick Zombieland to its Amazon Prime Instant Video service.

  • Opinion: Key sounds: Get better sound for your home entertainment

    Whereas most consumer technology becomes impossibly slimmer and smaller with each new generation, the rules of physics demand decent-size speaker cones should you want to achieve the best sound. But rules were meant to be broken, and you can get 'good enough' sound from a smaller, more stylish solution.

  • Opinion: New TV seasons and surprising continuations

    This week, I look at some shows that mostly got unexpected second lives, whether from rebooting, lasting longer than expected, or coming back in a different form.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: The letter two

    Apple and Sony are going head-to-head--or ear-to-ear?--over music licensing, Phil Schiller posts a tweet and the Internet goes wild, and a former Apple rival joins Cupertino in taking on a new threat. The remainders for Thursday, March 7, 2013 can't read or write.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Pulp fiction

    Is a subscription service music to Tim Cook's ears? Will Apple set back the clock on Swatch? Will a judge tell a case not to pass go and not to collect $200? All those questions and more on the remainders for Wednesday, March 6, 2013.

  • Opinion: 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.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: Radio buttons

    iOS may have some radio features up its sleeves, Apple's pimping self-made ebook authors, and if you work in mapping and software, there are plenty of jobs in Cupertino. The remainders for Tuesday, February 5, 2013 are radioactive. Get it?

  • Opinion: iTunes media folders, making smart playlists, and copying music to a new computer

    Do you wonder why you may have both an iTunes Music and iTunes Media folder on your computer? Are you curious where the Column Browser went in iTunes 11? Have you ever wondered how to make a smart playlist that that picks out music from other playlists? And have you ever wanted to copy music files from one computer to another? All this and more in this week's Ask the iTunes Guy.

  • Opinion: Printing playlists, displaying bit rates, and shuffling music

    The iTunes Guy gets all kinds of questions, and this week I look at some queries about printing playlists, which device to use for streaming music, displaying bit rates, playing music in shuffle mode, and more.

  • Opinion: Sennheiser bets on black for its latest headphones

    I may not be a devotee of Project Runway, but audio company Sennheiser assures me that black is currently dominating the latest collections from the leading fashion houses. It's in that spirit that the company just released the Momentum Black, a follow-up design to its relatively new, lifestyle-focused headphones.

  • Opinion: Navigate iTunes 11 from the keyboard

    There are a lot of changes in iTunes 11, including a new way to navigate among the different types of content in your iTunes library: from the keyboard. Reader kbradnam was the first to send in this list of keyboard shortcuts that you can use to switch the view between different sections of your iTunes library:



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