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Creating an account

From: iTunes 10 Essential Training

Video: Creating an account

You can browse the iTunes Store in its entirety to your heart's content at any time day or night. But in order to purchase anything from the store or even to download content that's being offered for free, you have to iTunes Store account. So, if you never create an account before or have never signed into the iTunes Store, I am going to show you how do that now. In the upper right-hand corner with account area where we currently see only the Sign In button which you will see, if you've never signed into the iTunes store before or if previously signed out of the store. I am going go ahead and click that. Now, if you have an Apple ID and you will have one if you've ever purchased anything online from the Apple Store or if you have a MobileMe account, you can make sure the Apple logo is selected in and sign in with that account information.

Creating an account

You can browse the iTunes Store in its entirety to your heart's content at any time day or night. But in order to purchase anything from the store or even to download content that's being offered for free, you have to iTunes Store account. So, if you never create an account before or have never signed into the iTunes Store, I am going to show you how do that now. In the upper right-hand corner with account area where we currently see only the Sign In button which you will see, if you've never signed into the iTunes store before or if previously signed out of the store. I am going go ahead and click that. Now, if you have an Apple ID and you will have one if you've ever purchased anything online from the Apple Store or if you have a MobileMe account, you can make sure the Apple logo is selected in and sign in with that account information.

Apple is also partnered with AOL, so if you're an AOL subscriber you can enter your screen name and password to sign in to the iTunes Store here as well. If you neither of these things you can create new account by clicking Create New Account. And then just walk through the series of screens that come up. I click Continue, I will accept the terms and conditions, click Continue, and now I just have to create my user account information. Start by entering the email address you want to use for your iTunes account. Now the password you enter here is not your email password; this is password you come up with at this point that should be unique to the iTunes Store.

Notice it has to have at least 8 characters, one number, one letter in those spaces. I believe it also requires at least one letter to be capitalized as well, so I am going to make sure I have one of those. It's just going to ask you to come up with a question and answer you can easily remember in case you ever need to verify your identity to somebody helping out with the Store. So I will just type something like, What is my dog's name? Max Power, and then enter your birth date. If you don't want to receive any of these special offers or any other information, you can uncheck these options here and then click Continue.

Next, you are asked to enter your payment information. When you enter your credit card here nothing is going to be charged when you're signing up. This just helps to verify you as a real person and that the card you are using belongs to you. But purchases you make on the iTunes Store will be charged to the card you enter here. Now, alternately, you can use an iTunes gift card, so if someone has given you an iTunes gift card or if you just don't want to enter your credit card info, you can pick up a gift card at say Target or BestBuy or even many supermarkets carry them these days, and then you can enter that gift card info here instead.

Next, you will need to supply your billing address and click Continue to go to the next screen and now I see that my account is lynda.com.it10gmail.com and I will have receive an email at this email address to verify my account. In order to complete your set up, you are going to have to sign into this account. So I will click Done. So in this case, I go, check my email by going to Gmail.com. You, of course, will check the email with whichever service provider you are using and here's the email and just click the Verify it Now link to complete your sign up.

Then enter your email address and the password you came up with in the iTunes Sign up area. And I can see my email address has been verified. I will return to iTunes. It takes me back to the Store. So that's how to set up a new account and I'm now able to purchase items from the iTunes Store.

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iTunes 10 Essential Training

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  1. 1m 37s
    1. Welcome
      1m 1s
    2. Using the exercise files
      36s
  2. 31m 45s
    1. Opening iTunes for the first time
      3m 20s
    2. Exploring the Source pane
      4m 49s
    3. Using the playback controls
      6m 33s
    4. Setting general preferences
      3m 21s
    5. Exploring the interface differences in the Mac and Windows versions
      7m 14s
    6. Setting parental controls
      4m 39s
    7. Using keyboard shortcuts
      1m 49s
  3. 57m 19s
    1. Understanding file formats
      8m 58s
    2. Importing from a CD
      5m 41s
    3. Entering song info manually
      8m 40s
    4. Finding and adding album artwork
      6m 41s
    5. Adding lyrics to songs
      4m 2s
    6. Dragging in song files
      6m 32s
    7. Converting single files
      2m 24s
    8. Using the Automatically Add to iTunes folder
      5m 0s
    9. Joining tracks
      4m 46s
    10. Importing videos
      4m 35s
  4. 25m 44s
    1. Consolidating your library
      4m 8s
    2. Upgrading to iTunes Media organization
      2m 29s
    3. Extending your library
      4m 47s
    4. Working with multiple libraries
      2m 38s
    5. Finding duplicate songs
      3m 56s
    6. Moving a library
      7m 46s
  5. 1h 2m
    1. Browsing
      6m 34s
    2. Searching
      1m 52s
    3. The Snapback button
      1m 18s
    4. Rating songs
      2m 7s
    5. Exploring playback options
      9m 35s
    6. Creating playlists
      5m 53s
    7. Creating Smart Playlists
      7m 13s
    8. Creating playlist folders
      2m 55s
    9. Shuffling and repeating
      3m 4s
    10. Using iTunes DJ for party playlists
      7m 14s
    11. Using the Equalizer
      7m 1s
    12. Using the Visualizer
      4m 20s
    13. Using internet radio
      3m 27s
  6. 20m 6s
    1. Sharing over a network
      5m 6s
    2. Turning on home sharing
      4m 2s
    3. Burning discs
      6m 54s
    4. Using AirPlay to stream content from iTunes to an AppleTV or Airport Express
      4m 4s
  7. 38m 46s
    1. Store overview
      3m 29s
    2. Creating an account
      3m 28s
    3. Browsing for content
      4m 2s
    4. Searching for content
      3m 29s
    5. Purchasing content
      7m 32s
    6. Purchasing gifts for others
      3m 44s
    7. Redeeming iTunes gift certificates
      1m 15s
    8. Using the Genius sidebar and creating Genius playlists
      5m 50s
    9. Using the Ping social network
      5m 57s
  8. 9m 2s
    1. Finding and subscribing to podcasts
      6m 50s
    2. Listening to and interacting with enhanced podcasts
      2m 12s
  9. 27m 38s
    1. Managing your iPod
      7m 21s
    2. Syncing music and movies
      7m 16s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      3m 51s
    4. Syncing photos from a Windows computer
      3m 2s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 5s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Windows computer
      3m 3s
  10. 14s
    1. Goodbye
      14s

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