iPod: The Missing Manual: The Missing Manual

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"O'Reilly Media, Inc.", Oct 9, 2008 - Computers - 304 pages

With the tiny Shuffle, the Nano, the Classic, and the Touch, Apple's gotten the world hooked on portable music, pictures, videos -- and the iPod. One thing they haven't delivered, though, is an easy guide for getting the most from this sleek entertainment center. Enter iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition -- a book as breathtaking, satisfying, and reliable as its subject.

Now in a sleek, travel-friendly size, this new edition provides a no-nonsense view of iTunes 8 and everything in the latest iPod line, with crystal-clear explanations, easy-to-follow color graphics, and guidance on all the amazing things you can do, including:

  • Out of the box and into your ears. Find out how to install iTunes and load music on your iPod. And get advice on buying copy-protection free songs from stores like Amazon and Rhapsody.
  • Bopping around the iPod. Learn everything from turning it on and off to shaking your iPod Nano to shuffle your tracks.
  • In tune with iTunes. Choose which parts of your iTunes library loads onto your iPod, move your sacred iTunes Folder to a bigger hard drive, and add album covers to your collection.
  • Picking playlists like a Genius. Let iTunes' new Genius feature whip up smart playlists from your library, and suggest songs from the iTunes Store that fit with what you already own.
  • The power of the 'Pod. Download movies and TV shows and learn how to play them on your iPod and finish viewing them on your TV. Play photo slideshows, find cool podcasts, and more.
  • Welcome to the App Store. Soup up your iPod Touch, from upgrading to the 2.0 firmware to installing the iTunes Store's nifty new collection of programs -- including games that turn the Touch into a pocket 3-D arcade.

Even if you don't buy one of the new iPod models, this Missing Manual has plenty of information on the latest version of iTunes, the App Store and a whole lot more about Apple's incredible device.

 

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Contents

Chapter 2
26
Chapter 3
50
Chapter 4
70
Chapter 5
84
Chapter 6
112
Chapter 7
130
Chapter 8
164
Chapter 9
180
Chapter 10
194
Chapter 11
208
Chapter 12
240
Chapter 13
254
Index
269
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

David Pogue is an American technology writer and TV science presenter. He was born in 1963 and grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio. Pogue graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 1985, with distinction in music. After graduation, Pogue wrote manuals for music software, worked on Broadway and Off-Broadway productions, and wrote for Macworld Magazine. He wrote Macs for Dummies, which became the best-selling Mac title, as well as other books in the Dummies series. He launched his own series of humorous computer books entitled the Missing Manual series, which includes 120 titles. He spent 13 years as the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times, before leaving to found Yahoo Tech. In addition to how-to manuals, he wrote Pogue's Basics: Essential Tips and Shortcuts (That No One Bothers to Tell You) for Simplifying the Technology in Your Life, collaborated on The World According to Twitter, and co-authored The Weird Wide Web.

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