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How to Use iTunes Match

by Barbara J. Feldman December 13, 2011

Last year, Apple announced iCloud for storing all your iTunes music purchases “in the cloud,” making them available to all your devices wherever you have an Internet connection. Now Apple has taken this concept one step further with iTunes Match. iTunes Match is a paid service ($24.99 per year) that will store your entire music […]

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Recovering Your iTunes Library

by Barbara J. Feldman August 16, 2011

Although Apple has a policy of only letting you download a music purchase once, if you’ve had a hard disk crash and do not have a backup anywhere, there is a procedure for asking Apple to allow you to re-download all your purchases a second time. Anne Mitchell of The Internet Patrol explains how in […]

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Managing Your MP3 Collection

by Barbara J. Feldman January 19, 2011

The size of your MP3 music collection got you down? Windows users can use the free WinMP3Packer to decrease MP3 file sizes without any loss in audio quality. The “trick” is converting each song to a Variable Bit Rate. How much you will save depends on how much of your music is stored in an […]

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How to Protect Your Hearing

by Barbara J. Feldman February 3, 2009

Experts agree that listening to music above 85dB can cause hearing damage. Most parents probably remember their parents telling them to turn the music down. The difference nowadays, however, is that kids (and grownups) are listening to excessively loud music piped directly into their ears via the ubiquitous earbud headphone and parents don’t know when […]

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How to Create a Ringtone from an iTunes Song

by Barbara J. Feldman December 23, 2008

You can create a custom iPhone ringtone from most iTunes songs by purchasing the song for 99 cents, downloading it, choosing your start and end points using the iTunes software, then buying your custom ringtone from iTunes for another 99 cents. For details on this iTunes feature, read Dave Taylor. Chris Pirillo however, has a […]

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New iTunes 8 Genius

by Barbara J. Feldman November 19, 2008

The new iTunes 8 comes with a recommendation engine named Genius. If you give it permission to read your music library (which will take a bit of time, depending on how many songs you have), Genius will create playlists for you based on a single song as a seed and recommend songs from the iTunes […]

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