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  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes tips and tricks

    [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: Convert songs at higher bit-rates in iTunes 10.6

    The recently released iTunes 10.6 has plenty of notable new features, including support for 1080p video and some tweaks to iTunes Match. But many music lovers will appreciate one new feature in particular: In the past, you could automatically convert songs with a high bit-rate to a more manageable 128 kbps when syncing them to an iPod or iOS device. Now, with iTunes 10.6, you have three bit-rate options for that conversion: 128, 192 and 256 kbps.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: Album art and tagging

    [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: Rexly Puts All Your Mobile Music in One App

    Today was the second day of the music part of South by Southwest here in Austin, but the tech fun hasn't really stopped. On its final day, the Accelerator start-up competition looked at music-related apps and services, which gave me a chance to see a another cool product that I think might catch on--Rexly.

  • Opinion: Rdio Overhauls UI, Improves Music Discovery

    Not to be overshadowed by Spotify and Turntable.FM, music streaming service Rdio has gotten a serious user interface overhaul. The update, available now, has easier music sharing, smoother music discovery, and is more interactive.

  • Opinion: Why Apple Should Pair the iPod Nano with the iPhone

    Apple has made some significant progress breaking down corporate walls and establishing iOS mobile devices like the iPhone, iPad, and even Mac OS X as viable business platforms. One Apple device that isn't generally thought of as a business tool at all, though, is the iPod. But, with a few tweaks the iPod Nano could be a much more capable device.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: Work with 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: Use iTunes to rip audio from videos

    Do you have video files that you'd like to have in audio form—say a music video you bought from the iTunes Store that you want to listen to on your iPod? Reader sabberworm has pointed out a nice hidden feature in iTunes that lets you do just that. He uses it to grab audio from video podcasts, but you can use it to save the sound from any video file as an iTunes track.

  • Opinion: Search iTunes radio stations using playlists

    If you use iTunes radio stations, you may have noticed that you can’t search in the Radio list; the search field is dimmed. But OS X Hints reader osxpounder pointed out that you can search if you put the radio stations in a playlist.

  • Opinion: Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Match confusion

    [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: Hey Hey, My My: MP3, It's Time to Die

    OK, so Neil Young didn't utter those exact words at The Wall Street Journal's D: Dive Into Media conference Tuesday, but he might as well have.

  • Opinion: See Ya, CDs: Digital Music Sales Overtake Physical Media

    Downloading music online is finally more popular than purchasing a CD in the United States. And yes, it really took this long.

  • Opinion: Sony Walkman Gets Access to Music Unlimited Library

    The Sony Walkman line of portable MP3 players has finally arrived to the online music locker party, hosted by Sony's own Music Unlimited streaming service. The problem is that it's several months late and grossly underdressed.

  • Opinion: Streaming Service Rara Lands in Music-Saturated U.S.

    If Google Music, Mog, Pandora, Rdio, Rhapsody and Spotify weren't enough online music services for you another competitor, Rara.com, launches in the United States Tuesday.

  • Opinion: Channel your negative thoughts

    Being connected allows us to take advantage of all sorts of things: above all else, the web is an exceptional source of information. But it also lets us channel our negative thoughts.

  • Opinion: Apple and Spotify Create Ripples in the Streaming Music World

    The arrival of Apple's iCloud and iTunes Match this month, coupled with Spotify's October drop of its invite-only requirement, seem to have shaken the online music world.

  • Opinion: Preparing a music library for iTunes Match

    Reader Greg Decker has found the reason iTunes Match is taking so long to upload files. He writes:

  • Opinion: iTunes Match shouldn't shun those with big libraries

    We are the excluded ones. The misfits. The ones who listen differently.

  • Opinion: Comparison: Google Music, iTunes Match, and Amazon Cloud Drive

    Wednesday's official launch of Google Music comes right off the heels of Apple's iTunes Match going live.

  • Opinion: Google Music: 5 Things You Need to Know

    Google recently unveiled its long-awaited music store that will offer more than 13 million tracks, instant access to purchased music in your online storage locker and several free music promotions. The search giant also announced that Google Music has graduated from its beta testing period and is now available for public sign-ups in the United States.



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