Kirk McElhearnSenior Contributor, TechHive

Senior contributor Kirk McElhearn (@mcelhearn) writes about Macs, music and more on his blog Kirkville. He also runs Kirk's iTunes Forum, where users can discuss iTunes, iOS devices, music, and more. Kirk is the author of Take Control of iTunes 12: The FAQ.

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Fiio X7 review: A portable digital audio player designed for high-resolution sound

The X7 provides access to files and formats that some players—incuding Apple's—don't support.

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Apple simplifies navigation with iTunes 12.4

The initial release of iTunes 12 came with a confusing interface. With the 12.4 update, Apple has thankfully made iTunes simpler to use.

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Three alternatives to Beats Solo2 headphones

Beats headphones are popular, but if you're concerned about their sound quality, consider an alternative.

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Why you might not want to upgrade to iTunes 12.2

If you're meticulous about your music library, you should seriously consider not upgrading to iTunes 12.2 until the quirks are fixed.

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How iTunes Match and Apple Music work together

Don't understand how iTunes Match, Apple Music, and iCloud Music Library work together? Here are the differences of these music services from Apple.

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What's new in iTunes 12.2

Apple Music, obviously. But there are several other changes you may have missed.

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Withings Aura review: Track your sleep, and possibly your cat's too

Withings' sleep system emits lights to help you fall asleep and wake up, and tracks your shut-eye with underbed sensors. But is it helpful enough to earn a place in your bedroom?

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7 dictionary and reference apps that are not just for students

These wiki-tools, thesauruses, and word games make awesome tools for use inside and out of the classroom.