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iPod® and iTunes® for Dummies®, 7th Edition by Tony Bove

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Chapter 1. Firing Up Your iPod and iPhone

In This Chapter

  • Comparing iPod and iPhone models

  • Powering up your iPod or iPhone

  • Using and recharging your battery

iPods and iPhones have completely changed the way people play music, audio books, and videos, and new models are changing the way people use computer applications, shoot photos and videos, play games, and use the Internet.

But don't just take my word for it. "It's hard to remember what I did before the iPod," said Grammy Award-winner Mary J. Blige in an Apple press release. "iPod is more than just a music player; it's an extension of your personality and a great way to take your favorite music with you everywhere you go." Lance Armstrong, seven-time Tour de France champion, takes his running shoes and iPod with him everywhere. "I listen to music when I run. Having my music with me is really motivating."

The iPod even plays an important role in Western culture. Pope Benedict XVI has an iPod engraved with his coat of arms. President Barack Obama gave the U.K.'s Queen Elizabeth II an iPod preloaded to play rare songs by Richard Rodgers. And when Bono of U2 gave an iPod shuffle to George H.W. Bush, the former President remarked, "I get the shuffle and then I shuffle the shuffle."

The iPod was first invented for playing music, and you can download entire albums from the iTunes Store and play them on any iPod or iPhone. You can also download movies and TV shows from the iTunes Store and play them on an iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod touch, ...

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