iTunes Match

  • iTunes Match: one year in

    Posted November 17, 2012 - 8:25 am

    On November 14, 2011 (a few weeks later than promised), Apple released iTunes Match, a $25-a-year, cloud-based service designed to provide access to your iTunes music library from a computer, iOS device, or Apple TV.
  • Bugs & fixes: two iTunes Match problems

    Posted July 20, 2012 - 5:01 pm

    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.
  • Ask the iTunes Guy: more iTunes Match questions

    Posted May 6, 2012 - 7:30 am

    [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.]
  • Apple TV with Bluetooth 4, streaming iTunes, and ever more iPad 3 predictions

    Posted February 29, 2012 - 11:41 am

    It’s not the actual TV Apple is rumored to be working on. But it is a newer, faster Apple TV, supposedly offering 1080p video support, potentially voice-activated (a.k.a. Siri-style) commands from a remote or iPhone/iPad, and maybe even an FM radio tuner
  • Ask the iTunes Guy: iTunes Match confusion

    Posted February 18, 2012 - 8:59 am

    iTunes Match sounds simple enough, but we’ve received dozens of questions from users. Here are answers to a few of them.
  • Review

    How iTunes Match stacks up to Google, Amazon music services

    Posted November 24, 2011 - 7:31 am

    With the release of iTunes Match and Google Music becoming available to all, music lovers are starting to move from "Do I want to put my music in the cloud?" to "Of course I do. Which service should I use?" Currently there are three major services in contention for your music--in addition to iTunes Match and Google Music, there's also Amazon Cloud Player. Here's how they compare.
  • How to fix iTunes Match Error tracks

    Posted November 20, 2011 - 9:46 am

    Among the icons you might see in your iTunes library after enabling iTunes Match is this unfriendly guy to the left: a cloud with an exclamation point in it. No, it's not hinting at a chance of inclement weather; it means that iTunes Match has encountered a problem while scanning the track in question.
  • Secrets of iTunes Match

    Posted November 19, 2011 - 9:16 am

    We've told you what you need to know about iTunes Match. But we're also happy to share with you some secrets of iTunes Match that you don't absolutely need to know, yet might enjoy knowing anyway. Trust that tucking these tidbits away will make you the star of every party--at least parties where everyone sits around and talks about the nuances of iTunes Match.
  • Dealing with iTunes Match's 25,000 track limit

    Posted November 19, 2011 - 9:01 am

    iTunes Match -- at least up to this point -- places a hard limit on iTunes libraries. There is a way around this, but it's not an entirely scenic route.
  • How to upgrade tracks to iTunes Match, fast

    Posted November 15, 2011 - 12:36 pm

    So you've bought iTunes Match, which gives you access to shiny new 256kbps AAC versions of your audio files. But by default your iTunes library is still packed with your old files. So how best to upgrade all of those old files, in place, to the new versions?
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