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October 27, 2010

iPod: The Missing Manual, Ninth Edition--New from O'Reilly Media

iPod: The Missing Manual
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Sebastopol, CA—Apple's iPod still has the world hooked on portable music, pictures, videos, movies, and more, but one thing it doesn't have is a manual that helps you can get the most out this amazing device. That's where this book comes in. Get the complete scoop on the latest line of iPods and the latest version of iTunes with the guide that outshines them all—iPod: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly Media, $19.99 USD).

"It's so nice to see the iPod Touch finally get that camera people have been hoping for every year since it hit the scene. As the new edition of iPod: The Missing Manual explains, not only can you shoot photos and video with the new iPod Touch, you can take advantage of FaceTime, Apple's video-chat software that works on the iPhone—and now the Mac as well," writes author J.D. Biersdorfer.

She adds: "One of the biggest changes to the iPod lineup this year was the shrinking of the iPod Nano—and converting it to a sleek little device for runners and other fitness enthusiasts who found the screen-less iPod Shuffle a little too limiting. The book shows you how to use the built-in pedometer and FM radio functions, and even how to use your Nano as a touch-screen pocket watch."

  • Fill 'er up. Load your Nano, Touch, Classic, or Shuffle with music, movies, TV shows, photos, games, and more—and learn how to run it all.
  • iTunes, tuned up. Share and discover new music with Ping, create instant playlists with Genius Mixes, and stream or download media with Home Sharing.
  • Tour the Touch. Shoot, edit, and upload movies; get cool apps; challenge friends in the GameCenter; make FaceTime calls; read eBooks; and more.
  • Get to know the Nano. Navigate by touchscreen, dial in FM radio, track workouts, create slideshows, and more with Apple's redesigned music player.
  • Master the Shuffle and Classic. Learn the Shuffle's new controls and VoiceOver feature, and get complete instructions for the Classic.

"Apple updates iTunes every year, so the new edition of iPod: The Missing Manual explains all the new features, so you can get the most out of your music even when you're not running around with your iPod," notes Biersdorfer.

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

About the Author

J.D. Biersdorfer is the author of iPad: The Missing Manual, 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.

View J.D. Biersdorfer's full profile page.

Additional Resources
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/9781449398699.

For more information on iPad: The Missing Manual, also from J.D. Biersdorfer, see: http://oreilly.com/catalog/0636920010142.

iPod: The Missing Manual iPod: The Missing Manual
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
J.D. Biersdorfer
ISBN: 9781449390471, 304 pages
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