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Q. What is ScatterTunes™?
A. ScatterTunes™ is a website and an application that provides a creative approach to purchasing and managing music. Whether you want to purchase new music through the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® or simply use the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® to manage your existing library of music, this application will help you get more connected to the music that interests you most.

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Q. Why should I use ScatterTunes™ to purchase music?
A. In the world of buying music online, there are more and more online music providers entering the market every day. ScatterTunes™ is determined to provide our users with the most positive online music experience possible. We have designed our ScatterTunes™ iBoard® to easily provide you with the most information available for each and every song. Our goal is to make your online music experience easier and more enjoyable than other online music providers.

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Q. What is an iBoard®?
A. An iBoard® is a personal communication tool developed by iBoard®, Inc. and used by various companies, such as MTVNetworks, Ameriprise Financial, and Cablevision, as a means of private communication with their customers. The ScatterTunes™ iBoard® is designed to provide a personal communication experience between you and ScatterTunes™ and the music that you love.

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Q. Why do I have to install the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® on my system?
A. Because the ScatterTunes™ experience occurs as a direct communication between you and the ScatterTunes™ Store, the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® application needs to be installed on your computer to facilitate the private communication channel between your computer and the ScatterTunes™ Store. The ScatterTunes™ Store is not a website. It is part of a secure application installed on your computer that protects your personal information within your own ScatterTunes™ iBoard®.

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Q. How much does it cost to install the ScatterTunes™ iBoard®?
A. The ScatterTunes™ iBoard® application is a free download. There is no cost to download and install the iBoard® application. In fact, if you choose to simply install the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® as a tool for managing your music library, there will be no charge for you to use the application.

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Q. What are the system requirements for the ScatterTunes™ iBoard®?
A. The ScatterTunes™ iBoard® is supported on both the Windows and Mac platforms. We recommend the following minimum system configurations:

  • Windows:
    • Intel® Pentium® III 1GHz or faster processor
    • Windows XP with Service Pack 2; Windows XP Tablet PC Edition; or Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise including 64 bit editions; Microsoft® Windows® 2000 with Service Pack 4; Windows 2003 Server
    • 512MB of RAM
  • Mac:
    • Intel Core™ Duo 1.83GHz or faster processor; PowerPC® G4 1GHz or faster processor
    • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Mac OS X 10.5.2
    • 512MB of RAM

If you will be viewing full-screen video in the ScatterTunes™ V-Album, the following hardware configurations are recommended:

  • Windows:
    • Intel Pentium 2GHz or faster processor
    • Windows 2000 with Service Pack 4; Windows XP with Service Pack 2; or Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise
    • 512MB of RAM; 32MB of VRAM
  • Mac:
    • PowerPC G4 1.8GHz or faster processor or Intel Core Duo 1.33GHz or faster processor
    • Mac OS X v.10.4.9 or later or 10.5.1 (Intel or PowerPC; Intel processor required for H.264 video)
    • 512MB of RAM; 32MB of VRAM

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Q. Why did the iBoard® install Adobe AIR on my computer?
A. Adobe AIR is a software platform for developing cross-platform Rich Media desktop applications. The ScatterTunes™ iBoard® runs on the Adobe AIR platform and therefore requires Adobe AIR to be installed as a prerequisite.

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Q. How much does music on ScatterTunes™ cost?
A. Music in the ScatterTunes™ Store is competitively priced. While some record labels vary the prices of their music offered via ScatterTunes™, you will find that most individual tracks are purchased for $.99 and most albums are around the $10 range.

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Q. How can I buy music from ScatterTunes™?
A. In order to purchase music from the ScatterTunes™ Store, you MUST have downloaded and installed the ScatterTunes™ iBoard®. Once you have created a ScatterTunes™ Account, simply click on the ScatterTunes™ Store menu tab and start searching for your favorite music. Once you have found the song or album you're looking for, purchasing is only a click away! The ScatterTunes™ Store accepts most major credit cards.

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Q. Can I play my existing music in the ScatterTunes™ iBoard®?
A. Absolutely. One of the great things about the ScatterTunes™ iBoard®; is the capability to import your existing MP3 music files into the "My Music" section of the site and use the iBoard® as your music manager. The ScatterTunes™ iBoard® also gives you the capability to create playlists of your favorite songs, as well as build a wish list of future songs or albums that you want to purchase.

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Q. What music format does the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® use?
A. The ScatterTunes™ iBoard® only plays DRM-free mp3 music files. Any music that does not have Digital Rights Management (DRM) restrictions can be imported and played in the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® Media Player.

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Q. Can I play ScatterTunes™ music on my iPod or other MP3 player?
A. Yes. Since all music purchased and played in the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® is DRM-Free, all music can be exported to any portable device. You simply use the music export tool that came with your portable device to synchronize your ScatterTunes™ music from your computer to the portable device.

If you use iTunes to export your MP3 music to a portable device, you can use the iTunes Auto-Import feature in the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® when purchasing music from ScatterTunes™. Simply check the "Automatically import MP3s into iTunes Music Library" option when confirming each MP3 purchase in the ScatterTunes™ Store. Your MP3s will automatically be imported into iTunes immediately after purchase and download is complete.

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Q. What's a V-Album?
A. A V-Album is a new innovation in online music. The ScatterTunes™ V-Album allows you to purchase a collection of songs that can be played and synced with your portable device, but can also be viewed as an interactive experience within the ScatterTunes™ V-Album iBoard®. This immersive experience combines an electronic collection of music, lyrics, videos, and photos from a particular artist or band, a motion picture, or a celebrity's playlist of favorite songs.  In addition, the V-Album provides access to artist merchandise, concert tickets, and live performance broadcasts.

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Q. Do I need a ScatterTunes™ account to use the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® player?
A. Yes, you do need to create an account in order to run the ScatterTunes™ iBoard®. However, providing your billing information is completely optional until you decide to make your first purchase from the ScatterTunes™ Store.

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Q. Can I use the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® on my Mac?
A. Yes, the ScatterTunes™ iBoard® is based on the Adobe AIR technology and is compatible with the Mac platform (see system requirements listed above).

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