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Apple's iPod still has the world hooked on portable music, pictures, videos, movies, and more, but one thing it doesnt have is a manual that helps you can get the most out this amazing device. Thats where this book comes in. Get the complete scoop on the latest line of iPods and the latest version of iTunes with the guide that outshines them all—iPod: The Missing Manual.
The 10th edition is as useful, satisfying, and reliable as its subject. Teeming with high-quality color graphics, each page helps you accomplish a specific task—everything from managing your media and installing and browsing iTunes to keeping calendars and contacts. Whether you have a brand-new iPod or an old favorite, this book provides crystal-clear explanations and expert guidance on all of the things you can do:
- Fill er up. Load your Nano, Touch, Classic, or Shuffle with music, movies, and photos, and learn how to play it all back.
- Tour the Touch. Surf the Web, use web-based email, collect iPhone apps, play games, and more.
- Share music and movies. Copy music between computers with Home Sharing, beam playlists around the house, and whisk your Nanos videos to YouTube.
- iTunes, tuned up. Pick-and-choose which music, movies, and photos to sync; create instant playlists with Genius Mix; and auto-rename “Untitled” tracks.
- iPod power. Create Genius playlists on your iPod, shoot movies on your Nano, use the Nanos FM radio and pedometer, and add voice memos to your Touch.
- Shop the iTunes Store. Find what youre looking for in a snap, whether its music, movies, apps, lyrics, or liner notes.
Apple continues to set the bar for portable media players, but iPods still dont come with a guide to their impressive features. 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 into iTunes. Download media from the iTunes store, rip your CDs, and organize your entire media collection.
- Tackle the Touch. Use the Touch to shoot photos and video, send and receive email and text messages, and make video calls to otheriOS 5 gadgets.
- Go wireless. Sync your content and surf the Web over the air, using the Touchs new iOS 5 software.
- Get moving with the Nano. Track your workouts with the built-in Nike+ sensor; dial in FM radio; and even create slideshows.
- Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get your Shuffle talking with VoiceOver, and play music, video, and slideshows on your Classic.
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 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. With 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes more than 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: Meet the iPod: Out of the Box and Into Your Ears in 15 Minutes; 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 Get Music into iTunes (and Later, Onto Your iPod); 1.7 Meet the iPod Accessories; 1.8 Connect or Disconnect Your iPod from Your Computer; 1.9 Charge Your iPod for the First Time; 1.10 iPod Touch Ports and Switches; 1.11 Set Up and Activate the iPod Touch; 1.12 Set Up and Sync Your Touch With iTunes; 1.13 Manually Load the iPod Touch; 1.14 Finger Moves for the iPod Touch; 1.15 Nano and Classic Ports and Switches; 1.16 Control the iPod Nano or Classic; 1.17 Get Stuff onto the iPod Nano or Classic: The Quick Way; 1.18 Manually Load the iPod Nano or Classic; 1.19 Fill Up Any iPod with Autofill; 1.20 Manually Load Your iPod Shuffle; 1.21 Find the Music on Your iPod--and Play It; Chapter 2: Bopping Around the iPod Nano, Shuffle, and Classic; 2.1 Navigate the iPod Nano's Menus; 2.2 Navigate the iPod Classic's Menus; 2.3 What's in the Classic's Music Menu; 2.4 What's in the Classic's Videos Menu; 2.5 What's in the Classic's Photos Menu; 2.6 What's in the Classic's Podcasts Menu; 2.7 What's in the Classic's Extras Menu; 2.8 What's in the Classic's Settings Menu; 2.9 Other Nano and Classic Menus: Shuffle Songs, Now Playing, and Cover Flow; 2.10 Customize Your iPod's Menus; 2.11 Set the iPod's Clock; 2.12 Use the iPod Classic as an Alarm Clock; 2.13 Search for Songs on the iPod Classic; 2.14 Jump Around Within Songs and Videos; 2.15 Adjust the iPod's Volume; 2.16 Charge Your iPod Without Your Computer; 2.17 Play FM Radio on the iPod Nano; 2.18 Play Games on an iPod Classic; Chapter 3: Touring the Touch; 3.1 Turn the Touch On and Off; 3.2 The Home Button and Home Screen; 3.3 What's in the Music Menu; 3.4 What's in the Videos Menu; 3.5 What's in the Photos Menu; 3.6 What's in the Settings Menu; 3.7 Other Icons on the Touch Home Screen; 3.8 Map Your Way with WiFi; 3.9 Play Around in Game Center; 3.10 Make FaceTime Calls; 3.11 Use iMessage; 3.12 Use Reminders; 3.13 User Twitter; 3.14 Use Notifications; 3.15 Use Newsstand and iBooks; 3.16 Use the Touch Keyboard; 3.17 Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace by Touch; 3.18 Install (and Uninstall) New Apps; 3.19 Manage Apps in iTunes; 3.20 Snap and Edit Photos with the Camera; 3.21 Shoot and Edit Videos on the Touch; 3.22 Share and Upload Photos and Videos; 3.23 Cover Flow in Motion; 3.24 Explore the Now Playing Screen; 3.25 Control Music on the Now Playing Screen; 3.26 Set Up Mail Accounts; 3.27 Use Email on the Touch; 3.28 Organize Apps in Folders; 3.29 Multitask on Your Touch; Chapter 4: iTunes Basics; 4.1 The iTunes Window: An Introduction; 4.2 Change the Look of the iTunes Window; 4.3 Change the Size of the iTunes Window; 4.4 Import Selected Songs from Your CDs; 4.5 Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality; 4.6 Four Ways to Browse Your Collection; 4.7 Get a Bird's-Eye Look at Your Collection with Grid View; 4.8 Search for Songs in iTunes; 4.9 Shuffle Your Music in Many Ways; 4.10 Animate Your Songs: iTunes Visualizer; Chapter 5: iTunes Power Moves; 5.1 You're the Critic: Rate Your Music; 5.2 Listen to Internet Radio; 5.3 Share Your iTunes Music and Videos; 5.4 Use iTunes In the Cloud; 5.5 Use iTunes Match; 5.6 Change a Song's File Format; 5.7 Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries; 5.8 Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer; 5.9 Change a Song's Start and Stop Times; 5.10 Edit Song Information; 5.11 Edit Album Information; 5.12 Fetch Missing Album Covers; 5.13 Replace Album Covers Manually; 5.14 Find and Add Lyrics to Your Song Files; 5.15 View Lyrics on the iPod; 5.16 What iTunes Can Tell You About Your iPod; 5.17 Adjust Your iPod's Syncing Preferences with iTunes; 5.18 Load Songs onto an iPod from More Than One Computer; 5.19 Manually Delete Music and Videos from Your iPod; 5.20 Copy Your Music from iPod to iTunes; 5.21 Move Your iTunes Media Folder to an External Drive; 5.22 Where iTunes Stores Your Files; 5.23 Back Up Your iTunes Files; Chapter 6: The Power of Playlists; 6.1 Make a New Playlist in iTunes; 6.2 Change an Existing Playlist; 6.3 Add a Playlist to Your iPod; 6.4 Delete a Playlist; 6.5 Make and Edit Playlists on the iPod Touch and Nano; 6.6 Make a Playlist on an iPod Classic; 6.7 Make a Genius Playlist in iTunes; 6.8 Make a Genius Playlist on the iPod; 6.9 Genius Mixes in iTunes; 6.10 Genius Mixes on the iPod; 6.11 Publish Your Own Playlists; 6.12 Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Your Songs; 6.13 iTunes DJ: Get the Party Started; 6.14 Three Kinds of Discs You Can Create with iTunes; 6.15 Burn a Playlist to a CD; 6.16 Print Playlists and Snazzy CD Covers; Chapter 7: Shop the iTunes Store; 7.1 Get to the iTunes Store; 7.2 Shop the iTunes Store via WiFi; 7.3 The iTunes Store Layout; 7.4 Navigate the Aisles of the iTunes Store; 7.5 Set Up an iTunes Store Account; 7.6 Change the Information in Your Apple Account; 7.7 Find Music by Genre; 7.8 Buy a Song or Album; 7.9 Buy or Rent Movies and TV Shows; 7.10 Buy iPod Touch Apps; 7.11 Buy Audiobooks and Books; 7.12 Download and Subscribe to Podcasts; 7.13 What to Do if Your Download Gets Interrupted; 7.14 Ping Your Way to New Music; 7.15 Give the Gift of iTunes; 7.16 Plan Ahead: Wish Lists; 7.17 iTunes Allowance Accounts; 7.18 Set Up Parental Controls for the Store; 7.19 Adjust Your Store Preferences; 7.20 Usage Rights: What You Can Do with Your Purchases; 7.21 Authorize Your Computer to Play iTunes Purchases; 7.22 Deauthorize Your Computer; 7.23 Use Your iPod to Copy Purchases to Other Computers; 7.24 Moving iTunes Files the Long Way; 7.25 See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help; 7.26 Buy Songs from Other Music Stores; Chapter 8: It's Showtime: Video on the iPod; 8.1 Add Your Own Videos to iTunes; 8.2 Play Videos in iTunes; 8.3 Transfer Videos to Your iPod; 8.4 Video Formats That Work on the iPod; 8.5 Play Videos on the iPod Touch; 8.6 YouTube Videos on the Touch; 8.7 Play Videos on the iPod Classic; 8.8 Play iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV; Chapter 9: Picture Your Photos On the iPod; 9.1 Set Up: Get Ready to Put Photos on Your iPod; 9.2 Get Pictures onto Your iPod; 9.3 View Photos on the iPod Touch; 9.4 View Photos on the iPod Nano or Classic; 9.5 Digital Photographer Alert: Store Full-Quality Photos on Your iPod; 9.6 Play Slideshows on Your iPod; 9.7 Play Slideshows on Your TV; 9.8 Share and Stream Photos With iCloud; Chapter 10: The iPod as Personal Assistant; 10.1 The iPod as Address Book; 10.2 The iPod as Calendar; 10.3 Track Time: The iPod as Stopwatch; 10.4 The iPod as Personal Trainer; 10.5 Tick Tock: The iPod as a World Clock; 10.6 Make Time Fly With the iPod Nano; 10.7 Voice Memos: The iPod as Audio Recorder; 10.8 The iPod as Portable Hard Drive; 10.9 The iPod as eBook and Text Reader; Chapter 11: Surf the Web and More with the iPod Touch; 11.1 Get Your WiFi Connection; 11.2 Take a Safari Tour; 11.3 Zoom and Scroll Web Pages; 11.4 Surf with Safari; 11.5 Create and Use Safari Bookmarks; 11.6 Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders; 11.7 Sync Bookmarks with iTunes; 11.8 The Safari History List; 11.9 Tap Links; 11.10 RSS Feeds and Mobile-Friendly Sites; 11.11 Search the Web; 11.12 Play Online Audio and Video; 11.13 Use Safari Reader and Reading List; 11.14 Use Multiple Web Pages; 11.15 Use Safari Security; 11.16 Set Up an iCloud Account; 11.17 Use iCloud on Your Computer; 11.18 Use iCloud on the Web; 11.19 Print From Your iPod Touch; Chapter 12: iPod and iTunes Out Loud; 12.1 Take Your iPod on the Road; 12.2 Connect Your iPod to a Home Entertainment System; 12.3 iPod Speaker Systems; 12.4 Stream Music and Video from iTunes; 12.5 Find a Power Source for Your iPod; 12.6 Where to Find Cool iPod Stuff; Chapter 13: What to Do When Your iPod Isn't Working Right; 13.1 The Five "Rs" of iPod Repair; 13.2 Reset Your iPod; 13.3 Download and Reinstall iTunes and iTunes Updates; 13.4 Use the Diagnostics Tools in iTunes for Windows; 13.5 Update the iPod's Software; 13.6 Start Over: Restoring Your iPod's Software; 13.7 Understanding the iPod's Battery Messages; 13.8 Apple's Tips for Longer iPod Battery Life; 13.9 Replace Your iPod's Battery; 13.10 AppleCare--What It Is and Whether You Need It;