Synopses & Reviews
Get savvy advice and hip tips on making the most of your iPod and iTunes
The Portable Genius series is all about getting the most from your Apple-inspired digital lifestyle. You'll find important basics about setting up your iPod and iTunes plus troubleshooting tips, advice on customizing the iPod experience, and ways to take advantage of the coolest iPod and iTunes features. Hip and handy, this edition covers the latest version of iTunes and the iOS as well as tips and tricks that can also apply to your iPad and iPhone. Watch for the "Genius" icons and find smart, innovative ways to get more from your iPod and iTunes.
- Shows beginners how to set up and use the iPod and iTunes
- Offers plenty of intermediate-to-advanced information about troubleshooting, using scripts to maximize iTunes, managing content on AppleTV, and more
- Easy to navigate, with "Genius" icons that mark smart or innovative ways to accomplish various tasks
- Small and portable, packed with tips and techniques for the most-used features of iTunes and the App Store
iPod and iTunes Portable Genius, 3rd Edition saves you time and hassle by covering the things you most want to know.
iPod & iTunes Portable Genius 3rd Edition offers savvy advice on everything from simple tasks like getting started with iPod and iTunes to intermediate information like troubleshooting, how to use scripts to get the most out of iTunes, managing content on an Apple TV and hip tips that cover how to use the coolest features at iTunes and customizing the iPod to be as individual as the user. Mac users are passionate and loyal and these books capture that same feeling in pedagogy and series style. While this book is not comprehensive it will provide readers with the most accessible, useful information possible for their Apple devices and offer tips and techniques for the most used features on iTunes and in the App Store. Genius icons present smart or innovative ways to do something; in many cases, this will be a way that readers can save time or hassle. A handy smaller trim size makes it easy for readers to carry with them essential information on the hottest tips and tricks for! their iPod, iPad, and iPhone devices and coverage of the latest version of iTunes and iOS.
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use iTunes or an iPod. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work. Want to stream your favorite shows from the iTunes cloud to your Apple TV? Use your iOS device as an iTunes remote? Get your own movies onto your iPod? Discover some great AppleScripts? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your iPod and iTunes to the max.
Fun, hip, and straightforward, the Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.
About the Author
Jesse David Hollington (North York, Ontario) is an iLounge.com Contributing Editor, penning the sites weekly Ask iLounge column and as "jhollington" serves as an Administrator of the iLounge Discussion Forums. His other contributions include the iPod 101 tutorials and many tutorials that appear in the Discussion Forums.. In addition to his work for iLounge, he is an Officer in the Canadian Air Force Reserve, and a consultant on information technology.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 What Do I Really Need to Know about iTunes? 2
Chapter 2 What Do I Need to Know about Purchasing Content Online? 18
Chapter 3 How Should I Organize My Content? 48
Chapter 4 How Do I Play My Content in iTunes? 80
Chapter 5 How Can I Use Playlists to Manage My Library? 102
Chapter 6 How Do I Manage Podcasts, Audiobooks, and iTunes U Content? 128
Chapter 8 How Do I Get the Most Out of My iPod? 192
Chapter 9 How Do I Get My Own Movies onto My iPod? 226
Chapter 10 How Do I Get Content from My iPod Back to My Computer? 244
Chapter 11 How Do I Play Content on an Apple TV? 262
Chapter 12 How Do I Manage a Large iTunes Library? 290
Chapter 13 What Can I Do When I Have Problems with My iPod, iPhone, or iPad? 312
Chapter 14 How Do I Use Scripts to Get More Out of iTunes? 326
Appendix A iPod and iTunes Resources 336
Appendix B Third-Party Software 341