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By Garrick Chow | Monday, June 22, 2015

iTunes Library Eating Up Space? Spread It Across Drives

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If, like many people, you use iTunes as your primary media management system to organize and play your audio and video files, you may reach a point when your content begins to fill up your hard drive and you get dangerously close to running out of space.

I’m going to show you how to extend your iTunes library across multiple drives so you can continue to add media without having to copy or move your existing content to a separate drive.

By Garrick Chow | Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Export Your Song: How to Share GarageBand Files

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We’ve shown you how to record and mix a song in GarageBand to create a unique custom gift for someone you love. Now it’s time to send your song out into the world.

In its current state, your tune can only be played within GarageBand, so you need to export it—or “bounce it down”—to a single audio file that can be played in common audio applications.

Here’s how to share GarageBand files with someone on your holiday list.

By Nick Brazzi | Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bid Adieu to U2? How to Remove Music from Your iTunes Library

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At the recent iOS 8/iPhone 6 launch event, Apple surprised iTunes users with a gift: The new U2 album “Songs of Innocence” is available for free to all iTunes users.

To make things even easier, this new album automatically shows up in your iTunes account as something you’ve already purchased—though you haven’t. So now any iTunes user can listen to or download the album as if they had purchased it in the iTunes store.

For me, this is great. I love U2! New U2 record for free? Yes, please.

But not everybody shares my opinion. It turns out lot of people don’t want the record. A music collection is a very personal thing and some folks don’t want music that they didn’t hand-select to show up in their music library.

So how do you remove the U2 album — or anything else — from your library?

By Joe Randeen | Thursday, January 7, 2010

Create your own ringtones with iTunes 9

Judging by the sales numbers I’ve read about all over the web, quite a few of you got iPhones this Christmas. There are a ton of ‘fun’ things you can do with your iPhone; there are apps galore and more coming every day.

Here’s the part I have to remind myself not to forget: It’s a PHONE.

One of the first things I did when I got mine last year was to create some custom ringtones. By creating different ringtones for individuals and groups of people, I can easily identify who is calling without having to look at the display screen. This is especially helpful when driving or when I am just too lazy to get off the couch to get the phone.

You can purchase ringtones via iTunes, but creating them is not all that difficult. In theiTunes 9 Essential Training tutorial above, Garrick Chow shows us how to create our own custom ringtones. After you watch this video, go back and watch the entire course and get to know the power within iTunes 9. Let us know what you think.

By Garrick Chow | Tuesday, September 8, 2009

By popular request: Photoshop Top 40 Countdown series now available as video podcast

top40By popular request, the free Photoshop Top 40 Countdown with Deke McClelland series published here every Tuesday on the lynda.com blog is now available as a video podcast. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes or any other podcatching software of your choice and you’ll automagically receive each new episode every Tuesday, conveniently downloaded directly to your computer.

Subscribe to the podcast through iTunes, or paste our feed URL into your podcatcher or RSS reader.

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