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The iPod Book: Doing Cool Stuff with the iPod and the iTunes Storeby Scott Kelby
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There is no denying it: With the introduction of the iPod and iTunes, Apple changed the face of music. While the iPod and iTunes are user-friendly, figuring them out for the first time can be tricky. Plus, they can do way more than meets the eye. In this fully updated best-seller, award-winning author Scott Kelby delivers what users need to know to get up to speed fast on Apple's popular iPod digital audio players and iTunes software. Through full-color illustrations and simple step-by-step instructions, readers will learn all about the iPod touch, equipped with a multi-touch interface, 3.5-inch widescreen display, and WiFi Web browsing; the iPod nano, featuring a sleek new design, a refined interface, and a built-in accelerometer that automatically switches to Cover Flow view when rotated and goes into Shuffle mode when lightly shaken; the iPod classic; the iPod shuffle; and the new iTunes 8, which includes the breakthrough Genius feature, letting you create playlists from songs in your music library that go great together, as well as the ability to now purchase television programs in stunning high definition. Scott provides the basics of how to share music between Macs and PCs; sync iTunes-created playlists as well as iPod-created voice notes; burn large playlists to CDs; download and watch videos; and more. Best of all, Scott has peppered the guide with tons of time-saving tips and tricks that typically can only be gleaned through hard-won experience.
Are you looking for a book that focuses on just the most important and most useful stuff about your iPod (including the iPod touch, the nano, shuffle, and the iTunes Store)? Well, this is it!
There are basically two kinds of iPod books: (1) The “tell-me-all-about-it” kind, which include in-depth discussions on compression algorithms and tutorials on how to export your playlist in Unicode format. (2) Then there’s this book—a “show-me-how-to-do-it” book. Scott shows you step by step how to do the things people really want to learn about their iPods, and he uses the same casual, conversational style that has made him the world’s #1 best-selling technology author. This book focuses on just the most important, most requested, most useful things so you can start having fun with your iPod today. Right now! Plus, there’s only one topic per page, so if you want to know how to do something, you turn to that page and it shows you how to do just that one thing. It's a simple approach, and people really love learning this way!
As an added bonus, you can check out the best iPod accessories by visiting Terry White's Tech Blog (http://terrywhite.com/techblog).
About the Author
Scott Kelby is President of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP) and Editor-in-Chief of both Photoshop User and Layers magazines. Scott serves as training director for the Adobe Photoshop Seminar Tour and is the technical chair of the largest Photoshop gathering in the industry, Photoshop World. He has written numerous best-selling creative technology books, including the previous editions of The iPod Book: Doing Cool Stuff with the iPod and the iTunes Store.
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