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More Audio Opinion

  • 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:

  • Opinion: How to get started with DLNA

    What the heck is DLNA and why you should care about it? I'll keep this simple.

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Troubleshooting iTunes 11

    iTunes 11 arrived on the final day of November, barely in time to meet Apple's self-imposed November deadline for availability of the update. Actually, Apple had originally announced an October release but delayed the launch due to "engineering issues."

  • Opinion: How to dedupe your song library now that iTunes won't

    iTunes 11, which arrived last week, brought some big changes with it. And for the last few days I've been helping you work around some of those changes, like restoring the iTunes sidebar and even returning to iTunes 10.

  • Opinion: 6 tips for getting more from your Apple TV

    The Apple TV has evolved from a slow, hard-drive-based extension of your computer to a fairly capable media streamer. Although it doesn’t offer as many content choices as Roku’s set-top boxes, say, it gives you access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, major sports subscriptions, and more. On top of that, it’s the only media player on the market that lets you access your iTunes library and previous purchases from Apple, as well as stream content directly from a Mac or iOS device using Apple’s AirPlay technology.

  • Opinion: Remains of the Day: The world is flat

    Apple executive Eddy Cue gets a flattering write-up, Motorola gets a flat take-it-or-leave-it offer from Cupertino, and how to turn your older Mac's drives into a Fusion Drive in twenty-seven hours flat. The remainders for Wednesday, October 31, 2012 are flat broke.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: File formats, file editing, and podcasts

    This week I look at a number of questions about splitting audio files, which file format to use for ripping CDs, and updating podcasts, plus share a tip for live performers who use music in their iTunes libraries.

  • Opinion: Deleting Music app tracks under iOS 6

    Reader Lee Westland is confounded by iOS 6's Music app. She writes:

  • Opinion: The Week in iOS Apps: Albert Einstein's brain

    This week’s roundup of iOS apps is all about the multimedia entertainment: We’ve got video, we’ve got music, we’ve got games, and we’ve got the brain of Albert Einstein.

  • Opinion: Court orders music pirate Jammie Thomas-Rasset to pay original fine of $222,000

    A U.S. appeals court has reinstated a lower court ruling that found admitted music pirate Jammie Thomas-Rasset guilty of copyright infringement. The Minnesota woman has been ordered to pay the original $222,000 in damages.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: Manipulating files

    [Ask the iTunes Guy is a regular column in which we answer your questions on everything iTunes related. If there’s something you’d like to know, send an email to the iTunes Guy for consideration.]

  • Opinion: How to Sync Your iDevice When the Case Gets in the Way

    Reader Jed wrote in with this problem:

  • Opinion: Prevent iTunes from switching library locations

    Reader Alex Christie has run into a common iTunes frustration. He writes:

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes tips 101

    [Ask the iTunes Guy is a regular column in which we answer your questions on everything iTunes related. If there’s something you’d like to know, send an email to the iTunes Guy for consideration.]

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: Converting music files

    [Ask the iTunes Guy is a regular column in which we answer your questions on everything iTunes related. If there’s something you’d like to know, send an email to the iTunes Guy for consideration.]

  • Opinion: Audio Essentials can improve your Mac's sound, but needs some work

    I’m not an audio purist. My desire is that whatever I’m listening to should sound good, where “good” is defined somewhat subjectively as “pleasing to my ears.”

  • Opinion: Bugs & Fixes: Two iTunes Match problems

    Today's article looks at two symptoms that continue to harass iTunes Match users. It is a follow-up to my column, from last November, on "three essential" iTunes Match troubleshooting tips.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Store questions

    [Ask the iTunes Guy is a regular column in which we answer your questions on everything iTunes related. If there’s something you’d like to know, send an email to the iTunes Guy for consideration.]



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