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Inside iTunes 7

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Keeping Things Kid-Friendly

Apple also updated the parental controls (located in the iTunes preferences) to support movie ratings as well as TV ratings (as shown in Figure 1). This is a particularly nice feature if you share a single computer with your kids or if your kids have their own computer because it enables you to determine what type of content kids can watch or buy. Of course, using this feature fully requires that kids have their own user account on the computer and that the account is not an administrator account. As with previous iTunes versions, you can also choose to allow (or not allow) access to podcasts, shared music libraries, Internet radio, and the iTunes Store as a whole. And you can choose whether podcasts that are flagged as explicit are allowed or not.

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Figure 1 iTunes Parental Controls tab

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