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Apple continues to set the bar for music players, with bold new features like the iPod Touchs electronic billfold and seamless Facebook integration. But iPods still dont come with a guide to help you get started. This full-color Missing Manual shows you how to play music, videos, and slideshows, shop the iTunes store, and create and manage your media library. Its the most comprehensive (and popular) iPod book available.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Fill it up. Load your iPod with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, and ebooks.
- Tune it in. Download media from the iTunes Store, rip CDs, and then organize your entire media collection.
- Tackle the Touch. Shoot photos and video, send and receive email and text messages, and make FaceTime video calls.
- Go wireless. Sync your content and surf the Web over the air, using the Touchs new iOS 6 software.
- Keep tabs. Hold your boarding passes, movie tickets, loyalty cards, and more in Touchs electronic Passbook.
- Move with the redesigned Nano. Go to your main screen any time with the new Home button and enjoy video and photos on the expanded screen.
- Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get your Shuffle talking with VoiceOver, and play music, video, and slideshows on your Classic.
Apples iPods continue to set the bar for media players, with bold new features like the Touchs supersized screen and Siri voice control. But iPods still lack a guide to all their features. Thats where this full-color book comes in. It shows you how to play music, movies, and slideshows; shoot photos and videos; and navigate Apple's redesigned iTunes media-management program.
The important stuff you need to know:
- Fill it up. Load your iPod with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, ebooks, and podcasts.
- Manage your stuff. Download media and apps from the iTunes and App Stores, then organize your collection.
- Tackle the Touch. Send email and instant messages, make FaceTime calls, and shoot photos and HD video with the Touch's 5-megapixel camera.
- Go wireless. Use the Touchs new iOS 6 software to sync content wirelessly.
- Relish the Nano. Enjoy video and photos on the Nanos new big screen, and chart your workouts with the Nike+ pedometer.
- Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get mucho music on the little Shuffle, and use the Classics giant hard drive to tote around your audio and video collections.
- Pump it up. Blast iPod tunes through your home and car stereo.
About the Author
Jude Biersdorfer has been writing the weekly Q&A column for the Circuits section of The New York Times since 1998, and she occasionally writes feature stories and how-to articles for the same section. She has written for Rolling Stone, The New York Times Book Review and the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, among other publications, and has contributed essays on the collision of pop culture and technology for the books The Education of the E-Designer (2001) and Sex Appeal (2000), both published by Allworth Press. She is the author of iPod Shuffle Fan Book and iPod & iTunes: The Missing Manual, 3rd edition.
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "For Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music). In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Authors; About the Creative Team; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; How to Use This Book; Chapter 1: iPod 101; 1.1 Meet the iPod Touch; 1.2 Meet the iPod Nano; 1.3 Meet the iPod Shuffle; 1.4 Meet the iPod Classic; 1.5 Install iTunes; 1.6 The iPod-Computer Connection; 1.7 Charge Your iPod; Chapter 2: Tour the iPod Touch; 2.1 iPod Touch Ports and Switches; 2.2 Set Up and Activate Your Touch; 2.3 Set Up and Sync Your Touch With iTunes; 2.4 Turn the Touch On and Off; 2.5 The Home Button and Home Screen; 2.6 Finger Moves for the iPod Touch; 2.7 Sync Content to the iPod Touch; 2.8 What's in the Settings Menu; Chapter 3: Entertain Yourself With the iPod Touch; 3.1 What's in the Music Menu; 3.2 Explore the Now Playing Screen; 3.3 Control Music on the Now Playing Screen; 3.4 Cover Flow in Motion; 3.5 Use the Podcasts and iTunes U Apps; 3.6 What's in the Videos Menu; 3.7 What's in the Photos Menu; 3.8 Snap and Edit Photos; 3.9 Shoot and Edit Videos on the Touch; 3.10 Share and Upload Photos and Videos; 3.11 Play Around in Game Center; 3.12 Use Newsstand and iBooks; 3.13 Get Fit With Nike + iPod Touch; Chapter 4: Get Organized With the iPod Touch; 4.1 Use the Touch Keyboard; 4.2 Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace by Touch; 4.3 Add Contacts to the Touch; 4.4 Sync Up Your Calendars; 4.5 Map Your Way with WiFi; 4.6 Get Turn-by-Turn Directions; 4.7 Make FaceTime Video Calls; 4.8 Keep Time with the Touch Clock; 4.9 Notes, Weather, Stocks, and Calculator; 4.10 Command Siri; 4.11 Record Voice Memos; 4.12 Use Messages; 4.13 Set Up Reminders; 4.14 Use the Passbook E-Wallet App; 4.15 Add Twitter and Facebook Accounts; 4.16 Use Notifications; 4.17 The "Do Not Disturb" Setting; 4.18 Use the iPod Dictionary; 4.19 Search the iPod Touch; 4.20 Print from Your Touch; 4.21 Set Privacy Settings on the Touch; Chapter 5: Surf the Web and Manage Email On the Touch; 5.1 Get Your WiFi Connection; 5.2 Take a Safari Tour; 5.3 Zoom and Scroll Web Pages; 5.4 Surf with Safari; 5.5 Create and Use Safari Bookmarks; 5.6 Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders; 5.7 Sync Bookmarks with iTunes; 5.8 The Safari History List; 5.9 Tap Links; 5.10 RSS Feeds and Mobile-Friendly Sites; 5.11 Search the Web; 5.12 Use the Safari Action/Share Menu; 5.13 Use Safari Reader and Reading List; 5.14 Use Multiple Web Pages; 5.15 Use iCloud Tabs; 5.16 Play Online Audio and Video; 5.17 Use Safari Security; 5.18 Set Up Mail Accounts; 5.19 Adjust Mail Settings; 5.20 Use Email on the Touch; 5.21 Set Up a VIP Mailbox; 5.22 Flag Messages for Later; 5.23 Set Up an iCloud Account; 5.24 Use iCloud on Your Computer; 5.25 Use iCloud on the Web; Chapter 6: Add More Apps to the Touch; 6.1 Buy iPod Touch Apps; 6.2 Update Apps; 6.3 Uninstall Apps; 6.4 Manage Apps in iTunes; 6.5 Organize Apps in Folders; 6.6 Multitask on Your Touch; Chapter 7: Tour the iPod Nano; 7.1 Set Up and Autosync the Nano; 7.2 Manually Load Your Nano with Media; 7.3 iPod Nano Buttons and Ports; 7.4 Control the Nano by Touch; 7.5 The iPod Nano's Home Screen; 7.6 The iPod Nano's Menus; 7.7 Play Music; 7.8 Play FM Radio; 7.9 Play Spoken-Word Recordings; 7.10 The iPod Nano as Personal Trainer; 7.11 The Nano Settings Menu; 7.12 Customize the Nano's Home Screen; Chapter 8: Tour the iPod Classic; 8.1 Set Up the iPod Classic; 8.2 iPod Classic Ports and Switches; 8.3 Control the iPod Classic; 8.4 Navigate the iPod Classic's Menus; 8.5 Adjust The iPod Classic Settings; 8.6 Load Music onto the iPod Classic; 8.7 Jump Around Within Songs and Videos; 8.8 Search for Songs on the iPod Classic; 8.9 Search Visually With Cover Flow; 8.10 The iPod as Address Book; 8.11 The iPod as Calendar; 8.12 Set the iPod's Clock; 8.13 Use the iPod Classic as an Alarm Clock; 8.14 Voice Memos: The iPod as Audio Recorder; 8.15 The iPod as Portable Hard Drive; 8.16 Read Text Files on the iPod Classic; 8.17 Play Games on an iPod Classic; Chapter 9: Tour the iPod Shuffle; 9.1 Control the iPod Shuffle; 9.2 Set Up and Sync the Shuffle; 9.3 Autofill Your Shuffle with Songs; 9.4 Manually Fill Your iPod Shuffle; 9.5 Use VoiceOver on the Shuffle; 9.6 Sync Podcasts and Other Audio; 9.7 Use the Shuffle As a Flash Drive; Chapter 10: iTunes Basics; 10.1 The iTunes Window: An Introduction; 10.2 Change the Look of the iTunes Window; 10.3 Use the iTunes 11 MiniPlayer; 10.4 Import Selected Songs from Your CDs; 10.5 Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality; 10.6 Ways to Browse Your Collection; 10.7 Album View in iTunes 11; 10.8 Search iTunes; 10.9 Shuffle Your Music in Many Ways; 10.10 Animate Your Songs: iTunes Visualizer; Chapter 11: iTunes Power Moves; 11.1 You're the Critic: Rate Your Music; 11.2 Listen to Internet Radio; 11.3 Share Your iTunes Music and Videos; 11.4 Use iTunes In the Cloud; 11.5 Use iTunes Match; 11.6 Change a Song's File Format; 11.7 Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer; 11.8 Change a Song's Start and Stop Times; 11.9 Edit Song Information; 11.10 Edit Album Information; 11.11 Fetch Missing Album Covers; 11.12 Add Lyrics to Your Song Files; 11.13 What iTunes Can Tell You About Your iPod; 11.14 Adjust Your iPod's Syncing Preferences with iTunes; 11.15 Load Songs onto an iPod from More Than One Computer; 11.16 Manually Delete Music and Videos from Your iPod; 11.17 Copy Your Music from iPod to iTunes; 11.18 Move Your iTunes Media Folder to an External Drive; 11.19 Where iTunes Stores Your Files; 11.20 Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries; 11.21 Back Up Your iTunes Files; Chapter 12: The Power of Playlists; 12.1 Make a New Playlist in iTunes; 12.2 Change an Existing Playlist; 12.3 Add a Playlist to Your iPod; 12.4 Delete a Playlist; 12.5 Make and Edit Playlists on the iPod Touch and Nano; 12.6 Make a Playlist on an iPod Classic; 12.7 Make a Genius Playlist in iTunes; 12.8 Make a Genius Playlist on the iPod; 12.9 Genius Mixes in iTunes; 12.10 Genius Mixes on the iPod; 12.11 Manage Your Expectations With Up Next; 12.12 Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Song Sets; 12.13 Beam Playlists with AirPlay; 12.14 Three Kinds of Discs You Can Create with iTunes; 12.15 Burn a Playlist to a CD; 12.16 Print Playlists and Snazzy CD Covers; Chapter 13: Shop the iTunes Store; 13.1 Get to the iTunes Store; 13.2 Shop the iTunes Store via WiFi; 13.3 The iTunes Store Layout; 13.4 Navigate the Aisles of the iTunes Store; 13.5 Set Up an Apple Account; 13.6 Browse and Buy Media From the Store; 13.7 Download and Subscribe to Podcasts; 13.8 Change the Information in Your Apple ID Account; 13.9 Resuming Interrupted Store Downloads; 13.10 iTunes and Social Media; 13.11 Give the Gift of iTunes; 13.12 Plan Ahead: Wish Lists; 13.13 iTunes Allowance Accounts; 13.14 Set Up Parental Controls for the Store; 13.15 Adjust Your Store Preferences; 13.16 Usage Rights: What You Can Do with Your Purchases; 13.17 Authorize Your Computer to Play iTunes Purchases; 13.18 Deauthorize Your Computer; 13.19 See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help; 13.20 Buy Songs from Other Music Stores; Chapter 14: It's Showtime: Video on the iPod; 14.1 Add Your Own Videos to iTunes; 14.2 Play Videos in iTunes; 14.3 Transfer Videos to Your iPod; 14.4 Video Formats That Work on the iPod; 14.5 Play Videos on the iPod Touch and Nano; 14.6 Play Videos on the iPod Classic; 14.7 Play iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV; Chapter 15: Picture Your Photos On the iPod; 15.1 Set Up: Get Ready to Put Photos on Your iPod; 15.2 Get Pictures onto Your iPod; 15.3 View Photos on the iPod Touch; 15.4 View Photos on the Nano or Classic; 15.5 Store High-Quality Photos on Your iPod; 15.6 Play Slideshows on Your iPod; 15.7 Play Slideshows on Your TV; 15.8 Share and Stream Photos With iCloud; Chapter 16: iPod and iTunes Out Loud; 16.1 Take Your iPod on the Road; 16.2 Connect Your iPod to a Home Entertainment System; 16.3 iPod Speaker Systems; 16.4 Stream Music and Video from iTunes; 16.5 Find a Power Source for Your iPod; 16.6 Where to Find Cool iPod Stuff; Chapter 17: What to Do When Your iPod Isn't Working Right; 17.1 The Five "Rs" of iPod Repair; 17.2 Reset Your iPod; 17.3 Download and Reinstall iTunes and iTunes Updates; 17.4 Use the Diagnostics Tools in iTunes for Windows; 17.5 Update the iPod's Software; 17.6 Start Over: Restoring Your iPod's Software; 17.7 Understanding the iPod's Battery Messages; 17.8 Apple's Tips for Longer iPod Battery Life; 17.9 Replace Your iPod's Battery; 17.10 AppleCare--What It Is and Whether You Need It;