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Ripping Audio CDs in iTunes

You don’t have to keep inserting a CD into your Mac to hear its music play because you can use Apple iTunes to rip, or copy, the contents onto the Mac’s hard drive. That’s because when you insert music [more…]

How to Use iTunes Controls

iPod and Apple’s iTunes software make terrific music together. Best of all, Mac owners get iTunes free just for owning a Mac. Using iTunes controls, you can listen to CDs, burn your own CDs, listen to [more…]

How to Create CD Playlists in iTunes

With a playlist, you can organize songs in your iTunes library around a particular theme or mood. The simplest way to create a new playlist is to click the + button in the bottom-left corner of the iTunes [more…]

How to Create Smart CD Playlists in iTunes

Putting together a playlist can take time and effort. Using smart playlists, you can have iTunes do the work and create your playlist, based on specific conditions you establish upfront: how fast a song [more…]

How to Choose iTunes Audio File Formats

iTunes can sing to a variety of audio file formats. Most digital tracks imported into the iTunes database are compressed (or shrunken) so that the music doesn’t require a lot of space on your Mac. But [more…]

How to Load Music onto an iPod

Transferring your songs, playlists, videos, audiobooks, and podcasts to an Apple iPod (or other portable device) is as simple as connecting the device to your Mac through USB or FireWire, depending on [more…]

How to Burn Audio CDs from an Apple iPod

You can use your Apple iPod to create, or burn, your own CDs or DVDs. You just need a proper CD or DVD burner, such as Apple’s own Super Drive, which is included in most Macs. [more…]

Listening to Internet Radio on iTunes

At times, nothing beats the radio. Fortunately, you can use iTunes to listen to Internet radio on your Mac. When you click Radio in the source list, you have access to streaming Internet radio stations [more…]

How to Find a Song on iTunes

You can find music for your Mac's version of iTunes at the iTunes Store, where people have downloaded more than five billion songs since Apple opened it. Buying music online is useful because you have [more…]

How to Write Music Reviews and Create iMixes on iTunes

In Apple iTunes, everybody can be a music critic, so feel free to contribute your own reviews of songs or albums. In fact, on iTunes, you can go a lot further than being a critic. You can compile a list [more…]

Searching iTunes without Using the Genius Sidebar

If you haven't set up your Genius sidebar (iTunes version 8.0 or higher), iTunes lets you search for music in a variety of other ways. Check out the following list for alternatives to find your favorite [more…]

How to Buy Songs from iTunes

You’ve found a great song on Apple iTunes and you want to buy it. Before you can buy songs on Apple iTunes, though, you have to set up an account with Apple [more…]

What You Can and Can’t Do with an iTunes Song

When you buy a regular compact disc, you can pretty much do with it whatever you like: play it in as many CD players as you want, or copy the songs onto your computer. However, when you purchase music [more…]

How to Buy Audiobooks, Movies, and Non-Music Products from iTunes

The iTunes Music Store is now just called the iTunes Store because you can purchase a lot more than just music for your iPod. Whether you’re an audiobook fan or a TV buff, or a lifelong learner, you can [more…]

How to Create iPhoto Slideshows on Your Mac

Using your Mac and iPhoto, you can create slideshows. You can even go a step further and include both pictures and soundtracks and slowly zoom in and out of photos employing the Ken Burns Effect, named [more…]

How to Record a Voiceover in iMovie

Your movie may not be complete without a voiceover. Fortunately, you don’t have to hire a professional to record a voiceover in Apple iMovie. You can narrate a movie and add your voice anywhere you want [more…]

How to E-Mail Pictures on Your Mac

You can e-mail pictures from your Mac using Leopard’s Mail program. To use your Mac's Mail program to e-mail pictures: [more…]

How to Create Books, Cards, Calendars, and Themed Prints in iPhoto

Apple iPhoto makes it easy to transform your photos into books, cards, calendars, and themed prints. Not only can you show them off in your own home, but you can present these professionally printed creations [more…]

How to Publish Pictures to the MobileMe (Mac) Gallery

As part of your MobileMe (formerly .Mac) subscription, you can publish your pictures to the new MobileMe Gallery. Here’s how you can you upload all the great pictures on your Mac and share them with others [more…]

Using iWeb to Add Photos to Web Sites

iWeb, Apple’s Web page and blog creator, is built around predesigned templates and placeholders for, among other things, pictures. You can export photos from Apple iPhoto to iWeb and then drag those pictures [more…]

How to Burn Pictures to CDs and DVDs in iPhoto

Apple iPhoto makes it simple to burn CDs and DVDs. Just select the photos you want to copy (individual pix, albums, events, or your entire library). Choose Share→Burn and insert a disc into your CD or [more…]

How to Group Video by Events in iMovie

You can group all your videos in a single unified video library based on events. Although iMovie Library groups all events by a given year, you can sort them by hard disk instead [more…]

How to Create a Project in iMovie

When you have finished video, you’re ready to create an Apple iMovie project. You can combine all those segments from an event, taken at various times during the day, into one project so that you can edit [more…]

How to Add Music or Sound Effects to Your iMovie

Music is a vital part of most movies (even non-musicals), setting the tone for your video, and Apple iMovies are no different. You can add music to your iMovie as a background score. Even better, you can [more…]

How to Remove and Restore Frames in iMovie

If you want to delete blurry close-ups, accidental shots, or something else from your video project, you’re in luck. Using Apple iMovie, you can trim unwanted frames from your project clips. All you have [more…]

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