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OS X El Capitan For Dummies by Bob LeVitus

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Chapter 13

The Musical Mac

In This Chapter

arrow Understanding Apple Music and iTunes Match

arrow Using iTunes

arrow Working with media

arrow Playing with playlists

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Along time ago, before the iPod and the iTunes Store were even born, iTunes was a program that stored, managed, and played your MP3 music files. Over the ensuing years, it has grown into much more. In fact, many feel it has grown into a bloated monstrosity barely resembling the iTunes we knew and loved.

In El Capitan, iTunes manages more than music. And if you use devices such as an iPod, Apple TV, iPad, or iPhone, iTunes is also the application you use to manage (sync) your music, as well as videos, TV shows, podcasts, iOS apps, and more.

In other words, the anachronistically named iTunes is what you use to manage audio, video, and iOS app files on your hard drive. If you have an iDevice or Apple TV, it’s what you use to sync files. Oh yeah, and it is still a music player.

Entire books have been dedicated to iTunes. (I wrote one called The ...

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