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iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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A Store Tour

With iTunes 4 running, click the Music Store icon in the iTunes Source list on the left pane of the program’s window (Figure 6-1). 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 per-form their song-locating duties on the Store’s inven-tory. Each genre of music listed in the Choose Genre pop-up menu has its own set of pages.

Figure 6-1. In the store, the Browse button and Search box in the iTunes window per-form their song-locating duties on the Store’s inven-tory. Each genre of music listed in the Choose Genre pop-up menu has its own set of pages.

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 (Figure 6-1).

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 6-2 appears.

If you already have an Apple Account, you can sign in here. If not, just click the Create Account button to get started. If you’re an America Online member, you can skip the Apple Account and sign into the store using your AOL screen name and password.

Figure 6-2. If you already have an Apple Account, you can sign in here. If not, just click the Create Account button to get started. If you’re an America Online member, you can skip the Apple Account and ...

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