iTunes newbie questions

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OK, so despite owning a Mac for several years, I've never used iTunes in anger, but now I've got a brand new iPhone to fill up.

Two questions:

1) I've got a load of AAC files (which I assume is the right format for the iPhone). Right now, they're on a PC. How do I get them on to my iPhone? (My PC doesn't have iTunes, my Mac does). I need quick and easy here as this needs to be done ASAP (I assumed I knew how to do it, and I assumed wrong).

If it is any help, I do have Winamp and MediaMonkey on the PC. Also, the PC and Mac are networked and I've got the network drive containing the files mounted on my Mac already.

2) Can I back up my iTunes purchases (music and apps). If so, how?

Thanks.
 
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OK, I solved #1 with lots of experimenting. My iTunes library is slowly filling up with new stuff so I can have a loaded iPod tomorrow. That just leaves #2.

Thanks.
 

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2) Can I back up my iTunes purchases (music and apps). If so, how?

There's no special way; just copy all the music and apps (and videos, podcasts, etc.) to a backup location. You can re-add these files to iTunes if you ever need to.
 
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1) In Itunes on the Mac, import the files using import on the file menu.
2) Back them up as usual. Re-import if you ever need to. That'll work for the music, and probably the apps too.
 
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