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Ipod & Itunes: the Missing Manualby J D Biersdorfer
Synopses & Reviews
The iPod is the world's bestselling music player. But if you think that it's just a music player, then you must think Clark Kent is just a newspaperman.In this freshly updated edition, New York Times tech columnist J. D. Biersdorfer blows open the secret doors of this gleaming, chrome-and-white beauty. With humor and authority, she lays bare an astonishing collection of useful tips, tricks, and shortcuts like these:iPod as PalmPilot. The iPod can suck in your calendar, address book, to-do list, and notes from a Mac or PC, and then display them at the touch of a button. It also doubles as an alarm clock and stopwatch.iPod as hard drive. You can use your iPod to carry gigantic files from place to place.iPod as e-book. The iPod makes an excellent book reader, capable of scrolling through recipes, driving directions, and even Web pages.iPod as GameBoy. The iPod's games are perfect time-killers for waiting rooms, bus rides, and the Department of Motor Vehicles.iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition is much more than it seems, too. It not only covers all iPod models for both Mac and Windows, including the iPod Mini, it's also the ultimate guide to the iTunes software, MusicMatch Jukebox, and the new iTunes Music Store for both Mac and Windows.No matter what kind of music moves you, iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition will help you get much more out of your iPod--and much more into it.
Book News Annotation:
Biersdorfer, a tech columnist for the New York Times provides an accessible guide to the iPod's full range of music and non-music capabilities. Topics include how to rip and burn music CDs using various formats (and using MusicMatch Jukebox on older Windows PCs); how to play songs across a network; how to manage playlists and purchase music from the iTunes music store; how the iPod can be used as an extra hard disk or startup disk; accessories such as scratch- proof cases, speakers, stands, and cables; using the iPod as a calendar; e-games and e-books; and troubleshooting. The second edition covers iTunes and the iTunes Music Store for Mac and Windows and the new iPod Mini.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
iTunes and the iTunes music store aren't just for Mac fans anymore. Anyone running Windows XP or 2000 can now cash in on all the capabilities of this music store-jukebox. This Missing Manual's second edition has been thoroughly updated and refreshed to reflect these changes.
iTunes and the iTunes music store isn't just for Mac fans anymore. Anyone running Windows XP or 2000 can now cash-in on all the capabilities of this music store-jukebox. This manual has been updated and refreshed to reflect these changes.
About the Author
J.D Biersdorfer is the author of iPod: The Missing Manual and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book, and is co-author of The Internet: The Missing Manual and the second edition of Google: The Missing Manual. She has been writing the weekly computer Q&A column for the Circuits section of The New York Times since 1998.
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