MacVoices #14147: Kirk McElhearn Takes Control of the FAQs on iTunes 11

Kirk McElhearn  has just released an update to Take Control of iTunes 11: The FAQ, taking it to version 1.3. Why an update at this time? Kirk talks about some of the changes to the book, and to iTunes itself that prompted this edition, including changes to the way iTunes handles podcasts, books vs. audiobooks, search features and more. Kirk and Chuck also veer into related territory in discussing owning vs subscribing to music, whether it makes sense to divide up iTunes functionality among different, dedicated apps, and how some of that process has already begun. Will it continue? Kirk has all the answers that are available right now.

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Kirk McElhearn  writes about Macs, iPods, iPads, iTunes, books, music and more. He’s written  a dozen books, is a Senior Contributor to  Macworld, and writes for several other web sites and magazines. He reviews classical CDs for  MusicWeb  and audiobooks for  Audiofile, and is a  French-English translator. You can find him on his blog, KirkVille.



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