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iPod and iTunes: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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A Store Tour

With iTunes 4.7 or later running, click the Music Store icon in the iTunes Source list on the left pane of the program’s window (Figure 7-1). If you use a dial-up modem, fire it up as you would to check email or surf the Web. If you have a cable modem or DSL, a message about connecting to the store appears in the status display at the top of the iTunes window.

In the store, the Browse button and Search box in the iTunes window perform their song-locating duties on the Store’s inventory. Each genre of music listed in the Choose Genre pop-up menu has its own set of pages.Below it, you can see a lot of the latest Music Store bells and whistles: movie trailers, gift certificates, radio charts, and so on.

Figure 7-1. In the store, the Browse button and Search box in the iTunes window perform their song-locating duties on the Store’s inventory. Each genre of music listed in the Choose Genre pop-up menu has its own set of pages.Below it, you can see a lot of the latest Music Store bells and whistles: movie trailers, gift certificates, radio charts, and so on.

Note

As you can imagine, the whole Music Store business works much better over high-speed Internet connections.

Setting Up an Account

After you click the Music Store icon in the iTunes Source list and connect to the store, you land on the home page, which works like a Web page. If you’re in the mood to buy, you might as well take care of setting up your Apple Account now. To do so, click the “Account: Sign In” button on the right side of the iTunes window. A box like the one in Figure 7-2 appears.

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