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.
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 best-selling author of iPad: The Missing Manual, Best iPhone Apps (Second Edition), Netbooks: The Missing Maunal, and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book. She is the co-author of iPod: The Missing Manual, Google: The Missing Manual (Second Edition), iPhoto '09: The Missing Manual, and The Internet: The Missing Manual. She has authored the weekly technology column "Q&A" for the New York Times since 1998 and often writes about art, books, and design for other sections of The Times. J.D. also co-hosts the independent Pop Tech Jam audio podcast, which explores current events in the world of technology and geek culture.
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; About the Author; Introduction; What Is an iPod?; The iPod Family; What You Need to iPod; Mac vs. Windows iPods; About This Book; About MissingManuals.com; The Very Basics; iPod: The HardwarePart One\ iPod\ The Hardware; Chapter 1: Meet the iPodMeet the iPod; 1.1 Parts of the PodParts of the Pod; 1.2 Charging the BatteryCharging the Battery; 1.3 Earphones--Apple's or OtherwiseEarphones--Apple's or Otherwise; 1.4 The Remote ControlThe Remote Control; 1.5 The CaseThe Case; 1.6 The iPod MenusThe iPod Menus; Chapter 2: The iPod Sync ConnectionThe iPod Sync Connection; 2.1 FireWireFireWire; 2.2 Installing a FireWire CardInstalling a FireWire Card; 2.3 USB 2.0USB 2.0; 2.4 The iPod Software CDThe iPod Software CD; 2.5 Your Very First SyncYour Very First Sync; 2.6 Variations on the Auto-Transfer ThemeVariations on the Auto-Transfer Theme; 2.7 The Unspeakable Act: iPod-to-Computer CopyingThe Unspeakable Act\ iPod-to-Computer Copying; iPod: The SoftwarePart Two\ iPod\ The Software; Chapter 3: Digital Audio FormatsDigital Audio Formats; 3.1 Introduction to Digital AudioIntroduction to Digital Audio; 3.2 Other Podworthy File FormatsOther Podworthy File Formats; 3.3 Bit RatesBit Rates; 3.4 Free (and Legal) Music on the WebFree (and Legal) Music on the Web; Chapter 4: iTunes for Macintosh and WindowsiTunes for Macintosh and Windows; 4.1 Introduction to iTunesIntroduction to iTunes; 4.2 A Quick TourA Quick Tour; 4.3 Ripping CDs into iTunesRipping CDs into iTunes; 4.4 Importing Other Music Files into iTunesImporting Other Music Files into iTunes; 4.5 Deleting SongsDeleting Songs; 4.6 Playing MusicPlaying Music; 4.7 iTunes AdministrationiTunes Administration; 4.8 Internet RadioInternet Radio; 4.9 PlaylistsPlaylists; 4.10 Burning a CD or DVDBurning a CD or DVD; 4.11 Playing Songs Across a NetworkPlaying Songs Across a Network; Chapter 5: MusicMatch Jukebox for WindowsMusicMatch Jukebox for Windows; 5.1 Introduction to MusicMatch JukeboxIntroduction to MusicMatch Jukebox; 5.2 A Quick TourA Quick Tour; 5.3 Ripping CDs into MusicMatchRipping CDs into MusicMatch; 5.4 Importing Other Music Files into MusicMatchImporting Other Music Files into MusicMatch; 5.5 Deleting SongsDeleting Songs; 5.6 Playing MusicPlaying Music; 5.7 MusicMatch AdministrationMusicMatch Administration; 5.8 Internet RadioInternet Radio; 5.9 PlaylistsPlaylists; 5.10 Burning CDsBurning CDs; Chapter 6: The iTunes Music StoreThe iTunes Music Store; 6.1 Welcome to the Music StoreWelcome to the Music Store; 6.2 A Store TourA Store Tour; 6.3 Searching and ShoppingSearching and Shopping; 6.4 iTunes on America OnlineiTunes on America Online; 6.5 What to Do with Music You've BoughtWhat to Do with Music You've Bought; 6.6 Music Store BillingMusic Store Billing; 6.7 The iTunes Music Store SongThe iTunes Music Store Song; Beyond the Music; Chapter 7: iPod as Address BookiPod as Address Book; 7.1 Introduction to the iPod Address BookIntroduction to the iPod Address Book; 7.2 Transferring Contacts to the iPodTransferring Contacts to the iPod; 7.3 Copying Contacts from WindowsCopying Contacts from Windows; 7.4 Copying Contacts from the MacintoshCopying Contacts from the Macintosh; 7.5 Manually Deleting ContactsManually Deleting Contacts; 7.6 Address Book SettingsAddress Book Settings; 7.7 Even More Organizer SharewareEven More Organizer Shareware; Chapter 8: iPod as CalendariPod as Calendar; 8.1 Preparing the iPodPreparing the iPod; 8.2 Calendar Formats for the iPodCalendar Formats for the iPod; 8.3 Calendars from iCal (Macintosh)Calendars from iCal (Macintosh); 8.4 Calendars from Palm Desktop 4Calendars from Palm Desktop 4; 8.5 Calendars from Microsoft Entourage XCalendars from Microsoft Entourage X; 8.6 Calendars from Entourage 2001Calendars from Entourage 2001; 8.7 Calendars from Microsoft OutlookCalendars from Microsoft Outlook; 8.8 Calendars from Now Up-to-Date for Mac OS XCalendars from Now Up-to-Date for Mac OS X; Chapter 9: iPod Games and eBooksiPod Games and eBooks; 9.1 GamesGames; 9.2 NotesNotes; 9.3 iPod as eBook: The Shareware WayiPod as eBook\ The Shareware Way; Chapter 10: iSync; 10.1 The iSync Concept; 10.2 iSync Meets iPod; Chapter 11: The iPod as Hard DriveThe iPod as Hard Drive; 11.1 The iPod's Hard Disk FormatThe iPod's Hard Disk Format; 11.2 Turning the iPod into an External Hard DiskTurning the iPod into an External Hard Disk; 11.3 Storing Data Files on the iPodStoring Data Files on the iPod; 11.4 Deleting Data FilesDeleting Data Files; 11.5 Unmounting the iPod DriveUnmounting the iPod Drive; 11.6 The iPod as Startup Disk (Macs Only)The iPod as Startup Disk (Macs Only); Extreme iPodding; Chapter 12: Connecting the iPod to Other Audio Systems; 12.1 Connecting the iPod to a Stereo System; 12.2 Connecting to a Car Stereo; 12.3 Connecting to the Computer; Chapter 13: Hot Hacks and Cool Tools; 13.1 The AppleScripted iPod; 13.2 More Mac Shareware; 13.3 Windows Shareware; 13.4 Linux on the iPod; 13.5 Recording Your Own MP3s; Chapter 14: iStuff; 14.1 Cases; 14.2 Speakers; 14.3 Stands; 14.4 iPod Extenders; 14.5 Power Adapters; 14.6 Battery Boosters; Chapter 15: Troubleshooting; 15.1 The iPod's Self-Help Modes; 15.2 iPod Hardware Problems; 15.3 Problems with Song Quality; 15.4 Problems with the Headphones or Remote; 15.5 iTunes Blues; 15.6 Windows Woes with MusicMatch Jukebox; 15.7 Problems with the iTunes Music Store; 15.8 Reinstalling and Updating the iPod's Software; 15.9 Where to Get Help Online; Chapter 16: iPod on the Web; 16.1 Points of Interest at; 16.2 Software Updates for iTunes; 16.3 Software Updates for MusicMatch Jukebox Plus; 16.4 Fun and Informative iPod Web Sites; Appendixes; iTunes, Menu by Menu; Application Menu (Mac); Help Menu (Windows); File Menu; Edit Menu; Controls Menu; Visualizer; Advanced; Window Menu (Macintosh Only); Help Menu; Keyboard Shortcuts for iTunes 4; MusicMatch Jukebox Plus, Menu by Menu; File Menu; Edit Menu; View Menu; Options Menu; Help; Keyboard Shortcuts; ColophonColophon;