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  • 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.]

  • Opinion: New iPod Nano: Shapeshifting One More Time?

    Apple products often retain a consistent design over several generations, but the iPod nano is an exception. The images below, provided by our friends at Macworld, clearly illustrate this point. The 3rd-generation iPod nano was short and wide; the 4th- and 5th-gen models were relatively tall and thin; and the current 6th-gen nano is nearly square with wristwatch-like dimensions.

  • Opinion: Deauthorizing the iTunes account on an old computer

    A colleague who shall go unnamed is in the process or moving and has unearthed what he believes to be tainted treasure. He writes:

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: Questions about video

  • Opinion: Sony and LL Cool J Rap It Up with Web-Based Music Collaboration Bundle

    Dr. Dre may have his Beats brand, but LL Cool J was aiming not to miss any as he showed off Future Sounds My Connect Studio, a $900 software and hardware bundle that allows musicians in two different locations to mix and collaborate on the same song at the same time.

  • Opinion: Add Folder Monitoring to iTunes 10

    Today I'm revisiting a topic I haven't covered in nearly three years: iTunes folder monitoring.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: Smart playlists

    [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: Songbird Gets Social, Creates The Pinterest Of Music

    Songbird, the company best known for its iTunes alternative on PCs and Macs, is looking to help you discover your next favorite band. On Tuesday the company announced the launch of Songbird.me, a service that helps you discover music relative to your tastes based on what songs you play the most and which artists you've Liked on Facebook.

  • Opinion: Music Site Last.fm Joins the Password-Leak Parade

    Music site Last.fm is investigating a security breach involving the leak of some user passwords, the site said Thursday. The admission is the third in two days, following similar news from social networking site LinkedIn and dating site eHarmony on Wednesday.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: Metadata, sorting, and sharing

    [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: Syncing tips

    [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: SoundBest Audio May Improve Music Playback

    The music listening experience is highly personal. Witness the subwoofer: I hate it, some people love it. Having said that, most folks want to listen to the music the way it was recorded with just a little tweak here and there. That's where SK Planet's SoundBest comes in.

  • Opinion: Organize videos by groups in iTunes

    In iTunes, there are two ways to categorize your videos: as either Movies or TV Shows. Movies are displayed individually, but TV shows are organized in groups, as they would be if they were episodes in the same show. One anonymous Mac OS X Hints reader takes advantage of this to organize all kinds of videos, regardless of their actual source. He uses his Movies library for very large files and puts everything else in TV Shows. So, for example, in his TV Shows library, he has groups called YouTube Videos, Home Videos, Work Stuff, and so on.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: More iTunes Match 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.]

  • Opinion: Free rtpMIDI Lets You Play Beautiful Music With Your iDevice and PC

    Tobias Erichsen's rtpMIDI brings networked MIDI to the PC. MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) is a longstanding protocol for digitally transmitting musical information such as notes, the velocity with which a key or drum was hit, and much more. You might also recognize the name from those files used for ring tones in cell phones--just one of the myriad of uses for the protocol.



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