iPod: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual (Google eBook)

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Oct 29, 2007 - Computers - 296 pages
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With iPod touch, Apple's sleek little entertainment center has entered a whole new realm, and the ultimate iPod book is ready to take you on a complete guided tour. As breathtaking and satisfying as its subject, iPod: The Missing Manual gives you a no-nonsense view of everything in the "sixth generation" iPod line.

Learn what you can do with iPod Touch and its multi-touch interface, 3.5-inch widescreen display and Wi-Fi browsing capabilities. Get to know the redesigned iPod Nano with its larger display and video storage capacity. It's all right here. The 6th edition sports easy-to-follow color graphics, crystal-clear explanations, and guidance on the most useful things your iPod can do. Topics include:

  • Out of the box and into your ears. Learn how to install iTunes, load music on your iPod, and get rid of that dang flashing "Do not disconnect" message.


  • Bopping around the iPod. Whether you've got a tiny Shuffle, a Nano, the Classic, or the new Touch, you'll learn everything from turning your iPod off and on to charging your iPod without a computer. Special coverage for iPod owners with trickster friends: How to reset the iPod's menus to English if they've been changed to, say, Korean.


  • In tune with iTunes. iTunes can do far more than your father's jukebox. Learn how to pick and choose which parts of your iTunes library loads onto your iPod, how to move your sacred iTunes Folder to a bigger hard drive, and how to add album covers to your growing collection.


  • The power of the 'Pod. Download movies and TV shows, play photo slideshows, find cool podcasts, and more: this book shows you how to unleash all your iPod's power.


  • iPod is simply the best music player available, and this is the manual that should have come with it.
  

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User Review  - FicusFan - LibraryThing

I got this book because I got a new Ipod Touch, and they don't come with a manual. It covers all the Ipods, and Itunes too. I would have preferred one that was just about the Touch, but this was all ... Read full review

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User Review  - cannellfan - LibraryThing

I'm just a casual user of my 30gig video iPod, and had run across a few things that I couldn't intuitively figure out how to do. I ran across this at the library and gave it a shot. I found the parts ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter
5
Chapter
7
Chapter
9
Chapter
12
Bopping Around the iPod Classic Nano and Shuffle
27
Chapter 3
53
iTunes Basics
71
iTunes Power Moves
85
Shop the iTunes Store
131
Videos Everywhere
165
Picturing Your Photos on the iPod
181
The iPod as Personal Assistant
195
iPodTouching the Web
209
iPod Out Loud
241
What to Do When the iPod Isnt Working Right
253
Index
267

The Power of Playlists
113

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About the author (2007)

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.

David Pogue writes the tech column for the New York Times every week, and in Scientific American every month. He's the host of "NOVA ScienceNow" and other science shows on PBS, and he's been a correspondent for CBS Sunday Morning since 2002. Abby Carnelia's One and Only Magical Power is his debut children's novel. He lives in Connecticut with his three children.

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