Upgrading My iTunes Library – and failing

With the recent news of Apple selling 100% DRM free music (or is it?), I decided to check it out and see what the damage would be to upgrade my library.

Try as I might, I can’t get the darned thing to work.

In iTunes, the Music Store should have a Quick Links menu that looks like:

Instead, mine looks an important bit different:

For some reason, my iTunes lacks the magical iTunes Plus link. From what I gather, iTunes will only upgrade all or none of your library, and this is based on your purchase history through the Music store. Oddly enough, when I log into my account in the Music store, my only purchases listed are my iPhone application purchases. None of my music purchases are listed in my account in iTunes.

I’m logged into iTunes as:


with music sporting the following info:


but oddly enough this doesn’t show up in my list of purchase when clicking the


What am I missing?

Mint.com iPhone app

Mint.com finally released an iPhone app, and I only say “finally” because I have been looking forward to this day since I signed up with Mint.com to begin with.

If you haven’t used Mint to track your personal finances, then you need to start today. Mint automatically downloads all of your transactions and categorizes them for you. No hassle of entering everything manually, not even a manual sync button. It’s all just some sort of financial magic. Mint is the only reason I have any idea what I’m spending money on, and now I can know if I’m on/off budget where ever I am.

Get it now.


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