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    Getting the Most Out of iTunes MatchMatch icon
    iTunes Match is a very underrated iCloud-based service.In this tutorial, I’ll give you some tips to work around the common issues with iTunes Match, along with some ways to make it match your music properly.Read More…
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    How to Convert Vinyl to MP3Preview
    While having a sizable vinyl collection is great, keeping those records in iTunes has its benefits, too. It will allow you listen to them wherever you are while resting assured that your music is being backed up. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to easily import your record collection into iTunes with the help of some GarageBand magic.Read More…
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    An Audiophile's Guide to OS XVox preview
    In this tutorial I will show you some of the tools and knowledge you'll need to get started with high-fidelity audio playback on OS X.Read More…
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    Repurposing a Mac mini G4 as an iTunes ServerG4 400
    If you’ve been an avid user of Apple Macs for any length of time, the chances are that you have a PowerPC G4 Mac that pre-dates the Macs with Intel processors. You might also think that these machines are slow and, relatively speaking, useless. That’s not the case. In this tutorial, I’ll be showing you how to get your G4 Mac up to speed in order that you can use it as an iTunes media server for your household.Read More…
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    Creating an AppleScript to Switch Between Multiple iTunes AccountsItunes account switch preview2x
    Introduction If you own an Apple device, you'll have an Apple ID which will also be your account for shopping in iTunes. Some Apple owners may have multiple Apple IDs: perhaps work, personal, for shared content with family members or even Apple IDs for iTunes stores in different countries. If you have multiple Apple IDs that you use with iTunes, you'll already be familiar with the hassle of changing accounts frequently and having to type the credentials each time. In this tutorial, I'll be showing you how create an AppleScript that enables easy switching, between all of your Apple IDs, with a single click inside iTunes.Read More…
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    How to Import DVDs Into iTunesItunes dvd400
    There was once a time when all the music we listened to was stored on 700 MB CDs. I still purchase these shiny bits of polycarbonate plastic to have physical copies of all my favorite albums, but things are definitely progressing into the digital age of the iTunes Store. That brings us to the topic of films, which very much in the same ship. Soon even Blu-Rays will be out of date, but there are still many DVDs laying around in the corners of your friends attic. Rummage through them now, because I’m going to show you how to import them all into your iTunes library.Read More…
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    Quick Tip: How to Use Home Sharing in iTunesItunes icon
    In the days before iTunes 9, users had to copy their old library from one computer to another using an external hard drive, or even a series of DVDs. Everyone knew it was possible to transfer it over the local network using either Ethernet or WiFi, but there wasn’t an official solution for it. When the ninth revision of Apple’s music player released, a fancy new feature called Home Sharing accompanied it. This finally brought the much-needed LAN transfer feature. I’m here today to teach you everything you’ll ever need to know about iTunes Home Sharing.Read More…
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    How to Move Your iTunes, iPhoto or Aperture Library to an External DriveExt icon
    As Apple moves towards solid state drives for their portable range, users are having to be more frugal with their storage requirements. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to keep your large media libraries on an external drive and keep your portable Mac from filling up!Read More…
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    Quick Tip: Create Ringtones in iTunes for FreeItunes 11 icon medium
    You have plenty of choices for how to make your iPhone unique: you can change the wallpaper to your family portrait, arrange the home screen by color of app icons, or perhaps add your own ringtones. Follow the instructions below and you'll see how to create a ringtone from any song in your iTunes library, for free. But please, don't set it to Gangnam Style.Read More…
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    An In-Depth Look at iTunes 11Itunes 11 icon medium
    Alongside the launch of the iPhone 5, iPod Nano, and iPod Touch, Apple promised us an October release of iTunes 11; the biggest update to their all-in-one media management tool since the inclusion of a music store in 2003. As October came and went, Apple failed to deliver on time, instead pushing the release back to “November”, and on the 29th the new iTunes finally shipped. With this major release comes a new interface, seamless iCloud integration, and a major design overhaul. In this article I’ll take you in-depth into the new additions and changes to Apple’s Swiss Army Knife of media players.Read More…
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    How To Clean Up Your iTunes LibraryItunes
    iTunes has become the central powerhouse for organizing music, movies, television shows, podcasts, audio books, and iOS apps on your Mac, and knowing your way around it will save you lots of time. Unless you take deliberate steps to keep it neat and organized, chances are your music library is a mess. Even if there are only a few things here or there that could benefit from some upkeep, I want to show you a few things that will make performing that upkeep that much easier.Read More…
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    How To Enhance iTunes with AppleScriptThumb1
    Many people would agree that iTunes is fast becoming (or has already become) bloatware. It has a ridiculous number of features and uses, but not always what we'd consider to be the right ones. You can find out what songs Bruno Mars is particularly enjoying at this time, and yet can’t search YouTube for music videos. Luckily, everybody’s in the same boat, and people have been working tirelessly to create ways for you to make your iTunes work the way you want it to. Today, we’ll be focusing on DougScripts, a site started by Doug Adams a little over 10 years ago in February 2001, which is home to around 500 AppleScript files. These scripts are free to download and easy to install. In this article, we’ll be showing you how to do just that, and showcasing some of Doug’s best work over the past 10 years.Read More…
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