iTunes In The Cloud: Download Any Of Your Songs To Any Of Your Devices

Spreading your songs across devices is going to be very easy. "iTunes in the Cloud", part of the large (and free!) iCloud package, will let you re-download any Apple-purchased song to any device. But non-iTunes buyers can join in too.

If you buy a song from Apple on your iPhone, download it to your iPod. Buy a song on your iPod, download it to your iPad. Set it to push automatically, or pick whichever tracks and albums you'd prefer.

Or, if you're like a lot of people and haven't built your entire library from Apple's trove, there's iTunes Match. And this is the big one. For $US25 a year, Apple will upgrade the crossover between your library and theirs to 256 kbps AAC files, and offer the same re-downloadability as if you'd copped it from Jobs - and no storage cap. Will this work with massive amounts of pirated music? We don't see how it couldn't. So whether you've amassed a giant library from CDs or the seedier corners of the internet, Apple's giving you unlimited access for 25 bucks a year. Someone at the RIAA just punched a hole in the wall.

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