Taking Your IPod Touch to the Max

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Apress, Oct 31, 2010 - Computers - 395 pages
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Unleash your iPhone and take it to the limit using secret tips and techniques from gadget hacker Erica Sadun. Fast and fun to read, Taking Your iPod touch 4 to the Max is fully updated to show you how get the most out of Apple’s OS 4.

You’ll find all the best undocumented tricks as well as the most efficient and enjoyable introduction to the iPhone available. Starting with an introduction to iPod touch 4 basics, you’ll quickly move on to discover the iPod touch's hidden potential, like how to connect to a TV, get contract-free VOIP, and hack OS 4 so it will run apps on your iPod touch.

From e-mail and surfing the Web, to using iTunes, iBooks, games, photos, ripping DVDs and getting free VOIP with Skype or Jajah—you’ll find it all in this book. You’ll even learn tips on where to get the best and cheapest iPod touch accessories. Get ready to take your iPod touch to the max!

What you’ll learn
  • Getting the low down on iPod touch basics
  • How to email using iCal
  • Surfing the Web with iPod touch using Safari
  • Expanding the main menu using third–party software
  • Using iTunes, games, iBooks, etc.
  • Connecting to the TV and ripping DVDs
  • Hacking OS X Leopard to run apps on the iPod touch
  • Getting contract–free VOIP
  • Saving on accessories and what you really need
Who this book is for

Anyone who has an iPod touch and wants to get more out of it, learn how to connect to other devices, or tinker with it.

Table of Contents
  1. Bringing Home the iPod Touch
  2. Putting Your Data and Media on the iPod Touch
  3. Interacting with Your iPod Touch
  4. Browsing with Wi-Fi and Safari
  5. Touching Your Photos and Videos
  6. Touching Your Music
  7. Shopping at the iTunes Store
  8. Shopping at the App Store
  9. Reading and Buying Books with iBooks
  10. Setting Up and Using Mail
  11. Staying on Time and Getting There with Clock, Calendar, and Maps
  12. Using Your Desk Set: Contacts, Calculator, Notes, Weather, Stocks, and Voice Memos
  13. Photographing and Recording the World Around You
  14. Video Calling with FaceTime
  15. Customizing Your iPod Touch

What people are saying - Write a review

Really good book on the new iPod touch

User Review  - John Stone - Target

I got this book for a friend for Christmas. I ended up reading it before I wrapped it and realized just how little I knew about my iPod touch! This book is a great resource for those new to the iPod. Really recommended! Read full review

Taking your iPod to the Max

User Review  - cyrilla - Overstock.com

This book makes what looks like it could be incredibly difficult actually rather easy and certainly a lot of fun! The author goes beyond just presenting it as user friendly. I would highly recommend the book for anyone with an iPod Phone or iPod Touch. Read full review

About the author (2010)

Erica Sadunholds a PhD in Computer Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written, cowritten, and contributed to almost two dozen books about technology, particularly in the areas of programming, digital video, and digital photography. An unrepentant geek, Sadun has never met a gadget she didn't need. Her checkered past includes run-ins with NeXT, Newton, and a vast myriad of both successful and unsuccessful technologies. When not writing, she and her geek husband parent three adorable geeks-in-training, who regard their parents with restrained bemusement.Eight Ways to Get the Most out of Your Zune, the O'Reilly short cut, andModding Mac OS X, also with O'Reilly, are her latest books. She also wroteTaking Your iPhone to the Max.

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