Synopses & Reviews
Imagine running your daily errands while listening to songs from five different albums, or creating a party mix that lasts all night long, or catching the news briefings while walking to class. Whether we’re commuting to work or heading off on a vacation, the iPod has revolutionized how we listen to music. Never before has a device with such capacity been so easy to carry that even the largest model weighs less than two CD jewel cases. IPod & iTunes for Dummies
offers a comprehensive but friendly guide to this new technology that is sweeping the world.
This book has updated advice to help you get the hang of the most recent iPod upgrades. Some of the things you’ll find out about are:
- Specs and information on the latest models, including the iPod Shuffle and iPod Photo
- The way to set up iTunes on your computer
- Tips for acquiring and managing music, photos, and podcasts
- How to transfer music from iTunes to your iPod, how to play songs, and what to do if something does not function properly
- Advanced techniques such as decoding and encoding, enhancing sound quality, recording and editing, and using your iPod as a hard drive
Written by computer experts and music enthusiasts, this complete resource will show you how to get the most out of your iPod and iTunes. Get ready to enjoy the wonders of this international phenomenon!
Import music, create playlists, burn CDs, and more
Power up your iPod, fill it with tunes, even use it to manage your life
Nothing since the Walkman® has changed the music world like the iPod. But did you know your iPod can also keep your calendar, store photos, and wake you in time for breakfast? Here's how to find, download, and play music, fine-tune sound, get podcasts, and all the rest.
Discover how to
- Set up iTunes and your iPod
- Connect your iPod to your home stereo
- Transfer and view photos on your iPod
- Import music from tape, vinyl, or CD
- Troubleshoot problems
- Shop at the iTunes Music Store
Apple has sold more than ten million iPods since their debut in November 2001, and downloads at iTunes have now topped a quarter of a billion songs, with 1.25 million songs currently downloaded every day This book shows new iPod users how to get started with an iPod and iTunes, covering everything from downloading songs and creating playlists to burning CDs, fine-tuning sound, maintaining battery life, and synchronizing information Now revised and expanded to cover the new iPod Shuffle, recent updates to the iPod mini and iPod photo, podcasting, the newest version of iTunes, and cool new third-party accessories Our book releases just in time for the 2005 holiday season, when iPod sales peak (Apple sold 4.6 million iPods during the final three months of 2004, a 525 percent increase over the previous year)
About the Author
and Cheryl Rhodes
have kicked around the computer industry for decades, editing the influential Inside Report on New Media
newsletter and writing for weekly and monthly magazines, including Computer Currents, NeXTWORLD, The Chicago Tribune
Sunday Technology Section, and NewMedia
. They also co-founded and edited Desktop Publishing/Publish
Tony and Cheryl have written over a dozen books on computing, desktop publishing, and multimedia, including iLife All-in-One Desk Reference For Dummies (Wiley), The Art of Desktop Publishing (Bantam), and a series of books about Macromedia Director, Adobe Illustrator, and PageMaker. Tony has also worked as a director of enterprise marketing for a large software company, and as a communications director and technical publications manager. Cheryl recently founded and served as director of a charter school and has worked as a professional courseware designer and an instructor in computer courses at elementary and high schools.
Tracing the personal computer revolution back to the Sixties counterculture, Tony and Cheryl produced a CD-ROM interactive documentary in 1996, Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties (featuring music from the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and the Jefferson Airplane). They also developed the Rockument music site, www.rockument.com, with commentary and radio programs focused on rock music history. As a founding member of the Flying Other Brothers (www.flyingotherbros.com), Tony has performed with Hall-of-Fame rock musicians and uses his iPod to store extensive concert recordings.
Table of Contents
Part I: Setting Up and Acquiring Music.
Chapter 1: Firing Up Your iPod.
Chapter 2: Setting Up iTunes and Your iPod.
Chapter 3: Getting Started with iTunes.
Chapter 4: Shopping at the iTunes Music Store.
Chapter 5: Importing Music into iTunes.
Chapter 6: Sharing Music sans a Lawyer.
Part II: Managing Your Music.
Chapter 7: Searching, Browsing, and Sorting in iTunes.
Chapter 8: Adding and Editing Song Information in iTunes.
Chapter 9: Organizing Music with Playlists.
Chapter 10: Updating Your iPod with iTunes.
Chapter 11: Gimme Shelter for My Music.
Chapter 12: Feeling the iTunes Burn.
Part III: Playing Music.
Chapter 13: Playing Your iPod.
Chapter 14: Getting Wired for Sound.
Chapter 15: Listening While on the Move.
Chapter 16: Spinning Tunes Like a DJ.
Part IV: Using Advanced Techniques.
Chapter 17: Decoding Encoding.
Chapter 18: Changing Encoders and Encoder Settings.
Chapter 19: Fine-Tuning the Sound.
Chapter 20: Recording and Editing Sound.
Chapter 21: Enhancing Your Music Library.
Part V: Have iPod, Will Travel.
Chapter 22: Sleeping with Your iPod.
Chapter 23: Using the iPod as a Hard Drive.
Chapter 24: Transferring and Viewing Photos.
Chapter 25: Getting Personal.
Chapter 26: Synchronizing Information with Your iPod.
Chapter 27: Updating and Troubleshooting.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 28: Ten iPod Solutions.
Chapter 29: Eleven Tips for the Equalizer.5
Bonus Chapter 1: Making Your MusicMatch.
Bonus Chapter 2: Putting a Dime in the MusicMatch Jukebox.
Bonus Chapter 3: Managing the MusicMatch Jukebox Library.
Bonus Chapter 4: Twelve Web Sources for More iPod Information.