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The iTunes software that uploads music and photos is included when
you buy any iPod. The software is called iTunes, and has often been
likened to a jukebox. It will play, store and organise all the digital
music and video files on your iPod. Another feature of iTunes is
it can connect to the iTunes Music Store, where you can purchase
music files to play on your iPod.
Even though iTunes has been developed by Apple it's not only compatible
with the Mac OS X operating system. iTunes will work with Windows
2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 operating systems. Since
version 3 iTunes will no longer work with Mac OS 9, or Windows 98
or ME. iTunes is also freely downloadable on the web.When you get
your iPod, youll want to start transferring songs to your
iPod. This starts with your computer and iTunes.
You will need to install iTunes on your computer, you can do this
be using the CD that came with your iPod, or the url link below.
Then, you can buy songs from the iTunes music store, or import CDs
to your iTunes music library. Then all you need to do is connect
your iPod to your computer. The iTunes software will then automatically
transfer the music to your iPod. iTunes is setup to automatically
update your iPod with the new songs you have downloaded.
After youve transferred the music from iTunes to your iPod,
you can then use the Click Wheel to browse through your music by
playlist, song, artist, album, or genre. With iTunes you can also
create playlists, where you group songs from different albums and
artists into a mix tape. It's fairly easy to create playlists with
common themes or moods, and you can use these for any occasion,
like at a party. It's become common for celebs like Leonardo DiCaprio
to DJ at LA clubs from the playlists on their iPod.
The latest iTunes feature is 'Genius'. It's a system which builds
the perfect playlist. How does it work?, first you play a song,
then you press the Genius button and it will match the song with
suitable other songs from your database of music files.
Download iTunes - http://www.apple.com/itunes/