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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition by David Pogue, J.D. Biersdorfer

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Other Icons on the Touch Home Screen

The Music, Videos, and Photos icons on the Touch Home screen definitely get a workout, but there are several other icons awaiting your gentle tap as well:

  • Safari. Take a Web journey, no computer needed. Tap the Safari icon to fire up the browser and check out Chapter 11 to learn how to use it.

  • Calendar. You can take a copy of your schedule with you from your computer's copy of iCal, Entourage, or Outlook. Chapter 10 tells you how.

  • Mail. Tap here to check your email—or send some messages.

  • Contacts. Keep in touch on your Touch with the iPod's address book. See Chapter 10 for the details.

  • YouTube. Wirelessly snag video clips from one of the world's most popular Web sites. See Chapter 8 for more on YouTube and other iPod video.

  • Stocks. Check your portfolio and see how the market's doing today. Tap the tiny in the bottom corner to spin the screen around and add your own ticker symbols to your palm-sized big board.

  • Maps. Get directions or figure out where you are by tapping the icon in the lower-left corner.

  • Weather. Current temperatures and forecasts for your favorite cities. Tap to flip the screen and add new towns. Swipe a finger across the screen to cycle through them.

  • Clock. You can have one clock in your pocket—or keep time in several cities around the ...

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