Look at this new Genius feature in iTunes. It's really clever at telling you songs similar to
the ones you own. It's a great way to find music. But much of the iTunes music store is
DRM'd! That means it's restricted!
I prefer to shop at a store like Amazon that sells unrestricted MP3s.
I saw this site on Boing Boing called Advantageous. They offer a script that combines
the Amazon music store with iTunes.
Here's a Quick Tip on how it works.
Go to advantageousmp3.com and download and install the script.
Then go into iTunes. Shop the music store as usual.
When you find a song you'd like to buy, go to the script icon in the menu and select "Get
MP3 from Amazon".
Your default browser will open with the Amazon music store where you can purchase the
track you were looking at.
Advantageous notes they can't guarantee that every song in the iTunes library will link
directly to one in the Amazon store. So make sure you've got the right MP3 before you
click to buy.
That's it for this Quick Tip. I'm Tom Merritt. CNET.com.