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November 6, 2009

iPod: The Missing Manual, 8th Edition--New from O'Reilly

Sebastopol, CA—Apple's gotten the world hooked on portable music, pictures, and videos. One thing they haven't delivered, though, is an easy guide for getting the most from your sleek little entertainment center. That's where this book comes in.

J.D. Biersdorfer and David Pogue come to the rescue with the latest edition of their chock-full-of-tips, full-color guide: the world's most popular iPod book. iPod: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, US $19.99), now in its 8th edition, provides a no-nonsense view of the latest iPod line, including the tiny Shuffle, the video-capable Nano, the high-capacity Classic, and the Wi-Fi-enabled Touch. With crystal-clear explanations and easy-to-follow color graphics, the book provides expert guidance on all of the amazing things you can do:

"The latest line of iPods, especially the Touch and the Nano, have many new features and this book introduces new owners to each one so they don't miss out on any of the fun. There's also a new version of iTunes and the iTunes Store, and this book explains all the cool new stuff you can do with your iTunes library as well as how to find your way around the newly overhauled iTunes Store," says Biersdorfer.

Here's the important stuff you need to know:

  • Fill 'er up. Load your Nano, Classic, Touch, or Shuffle with music, movies, and photos, and learn how to play it all back.
  • Share music and movies. Copy music between computers with Home Sharing, beam playlists around the house, and whisk your Nano's videos to YouTube.
  • iTunes, tuned up. Pick-and-choose which music, movies, and photos to sync; create instant playlists with Genius Mix; and auto-rename "Untitled" tracks.
  • iPod Power. Create Genius playlists on your iPod, shoot movies on your Nano, tap the Nano's FM radio and pedometer, and add voice memos to your Touch.
  • Tour the new iTunes store. Find what you're looking for in a snap, and get lyrics, liner notes, and more with iTunes LP.

Even if you don't have one of the brand new iPods, this Missing Manual has plenty of information on iTunes 9, the App Store, and everything else you'll want to know. iPod: The Missing Manual is as useful, satisfying, and reliable as its subject.

For a review copy or more information please email peyton@oreilly.com Please include your delivery address and contact information.

J.D. Biersdorfer is the author of iPod: The Missing Manual and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book, and is co-author of The Internet: The Missing Manual and the second edition of Google: The Missing Manual. She has been writing the weekly computer Q&A column for the Circuits section of The New York Times since 1998.

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles. You can find him on Twitter at @pogue.

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For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596804312

iPod: The Missing Manual, Eighth Edition
J.D. Biersdorfer, David Pogue
ISBN: 9780596804312, 300 pages,
Book Price: $19.99 USD, £15.50 GBP
Ebook Price: $15.99 USD

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