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More Audio Opinion

  • 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:

  • 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:

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