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How to Burn a Disc in iTunes

Copying files to a disc is referred to as burning,and you can burn music to a disc by using iTunes. If you burn it as an audio disc, you can play it in any CD or DVD player. You can also burn an MP3 disc [more…]

How to Choose an iTunes Encoder

iTunes gives you a choice of encoders for importing your music. Your choice of encoders is perhaps the most important decision to make before starting to rip music CDs and building your library. [more…]

How to Customize the Encoder Settings in iTunes

You can change iTunes' encoder settings, quality settings, and other importing preferences before ripping an audio CD or converting a file to get just want you want in terms of size and quality. [more…]

How to Convert Songs to a Different Encoder Format in iTunes

In iTunes, converting a song from one encoder format to another is useful if you want to use one format for one purpose (such as burning the song to a CD) and a second format for another task [more…]

Buying and Downloading Media from the iTunes Store

When you select multimedia content in the iTunes Store, you can purchase the items and download them to your computer immediately. To buy and download content, you just need to click the Buy button, regardless [more…]

Viewing and Changing Your iTunes Store Account Information

You can look at and change your iTunes Store account information any time you want. For example, you can change your account information if you move (and thus, your billing address changes), if you need [more…]

How to Set Up an iTunes Store Allowance Account

An iTunes Store allowance account lets you determine the amount of available credit each month, from $10 to $200, in increments of $10. You can change the amount of an allowance or stop it at any time. [more…]

Digital Rights Management at the iTunes Store

To a limited extent, you can share all the content that you buy online from the iTunes Store. Some iTunes Store content — such as free podcasts as well as unprotected songs and albums sold at a higher [more…]

Importing Your Videos into iTunes

Besides purchasing and downloading videos from the iTunes Store, you can also download video files (files that end in .mov, .m4v, or .mp4) from other places on the Internet or copy them from other computers [more…]

How to Download iTunes LP Albums

The iTunes Store offers albums with an immersive visual experience (referred to as iTunes LPs). iTunes makes full use of these LP albums, which include liner notes, pictures, video, animation, and lyrics [more…]

How to Use the iTunes Genius Sidebar

If you display the iTunes Genius Sidebar (shown in this figure), it makes suggestions about what to buy from the iTunes Store based on the song or video you select. The Genius Sidebar tries to skip songs [more…]

How to Create an iTunes Genius Playlist

iTunes gives you the ability to hand your music over and allow its Genius to create a playlist. You simply have to select a certain song, and the Genius will create a playlist of songs based on the song [more…]

How to Use the iTunes DJ

iTunes DJ (formerly Party Shuffle) is a dynamic playlist that automatically generates a semi-random selection in a list that you can modify on the fly. With iTunes DJ, you might even find songs in your [more…]

How to Assign Equalizer Presets in iTunes

You set equalizer presets to assign them to your iTunes content. Equalizer presets are settings made in advance and saved by name. You can quickly switch settings without having to make changes to each [more…]

How to Adjust Frequencies in iTunes

You adjust frequencies in iTunes using the equalizer. You can adjust frequencies in the iTunes equalizer by clicking and dragging sliders that look like mixing-board faders. The equalizer is shown here [more…]

How to Rip Music from CDs into iTunes

You can rip music from a CD and import it into iTunes, thus copying songs from your CDs to your iTunes library. Then you can add the ripped songs to your iPod. So your CDs aren’t useless just because you [more…]

How to Add Music Files to iTunes

You can always add music files to iTunes. After you save or copy an MP3, AIFF, or WAV file on your hard drive, you can simply drag it into the iTunes window to bring it into your library. If you drag a [more…]

How to Add Audio Books to iTunes

If you enjoy listening to audio books, you can add them to iTunes. That way, besides being able to listen to your audio books over your computer with iTunes, you can transfer the files to your iPod or [more…]

How to Add Videos to iTunes

You can add videos to iTunes by purchasing them from the iTunes Store or by downloading them from the Internet. Just drag the videos into iTunes, like you do with songs. After you add videos to iTunes, [more…]

Composing a Photograph on Your iPhone with the Rule of Thirds

Your iPhone can capture a detailed photograph, but how well the photo is composed is up to you. One common photo-composition trick is called the Rule of Thirds. With the Rule of Thirds, you imagine lines [more…]

Using Depth of Field Techniques with the iPhone's Camera

The depth of field in your photography can have a dramatic effect on your subjects. A focus distance of four feet or more with the iPhone 3GS/4 means everything to the horizon will be in focus. But a focus [more…]

Tips for Steadying Your iPhone to Get Good Photos

Holding your iPhone securely while taking a photo without getting in the way of the lens takes some getting used to. Remember to keep your elbows tucked into your body. [more…]

Share Your Media across Your Network with iTunes

Ready to share your music, podcasts, and video — legally, mind you — with other folks on your local network from your MacBook? You can offer your digital media to other iTunes users across your home or [more…]

iTunes Ping Social Networking Feature

The addition of Apple’s new Ping social networking feature to iTunes has quickly built a formidable online community! When you enable Ping within iTunes, you can interact with both artists and other music [more…]

How to Burn CDs with iTunes

Besides being a great audio player, iTunes is adept at creating CDs, too, which you can play on your MacBook. iTunes makes the process of recording songs to a CD as simple as a few clicks. Making the modern [more…]

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