iPod: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition

Book description

With iPod touch, Apple's sleek little entertainment center has entered a whole new realm, and the ultimate iPod book is ready to take you on a complete guided tour. As breathtaking and satisfying as its subject, iPod: The Missing Manual gives you a no-nonsense view of everything in the "sixth generation" iPod line.

Learn what you can do with iPod Touch and its multi-touch interface, 3.5-inch widescreen display and Wi-Fi browsing capabilities. Get to know the redesigned iPod Nano with its larger display and video storage capacity. It's all right here. The 6th edition sports easy-to-follow color graphics, crystal-clear explanations, and guidance on the most useful things your iPod can do. Topics include:

  • Out of the box and into your ears. Learn how to install iTunes, load music on your iPod, and get rid of that dang flashing "Do not disconnect" message.

  • Bopping around the iPod. Whether you've got a tiny Shuffle, a Nano, the Classic, or the new Touch, you'll learn everything from turning your iPod off and on to charging your iPod without a computer. Special coverage for iPod owners with trickster friends: How to reset the iPod's menus to English if they've been changed to, say, Korean.

  • In tune with iTunes. iTunes can do far more than your father's jukebox. Learn how to pick and choose which parts of your iTunes library loads onto your iPod, how to move your sacred iTunes Folder to a bigger hard drive, and how to add album covers to your growing collection.

  • The power of the 'Pod. Download movies and TV shows, play photo slideshows, find cool podcasts, and more: this book shows you how to unleash all your iPod's power.

  • iPod is simply the best music player available, and this is the manual that should have come with it.

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Table of contents

  1. The Missing Credits
      1. About the Authors
      2. About the Creative Team
      3. Acknowledgements
      4. The Missing Manual Series
  2. Introduction
      1. How to Use This Book
        1. About→These→Arrows
        2. The Very Basics
        3. About MissingManuals.com
        4. Safari® Books Online
  3. 1. Meet the iPod: Out of the Box and into Your Ears in 15 Minutes
    1. Meet the iPod Classic
    2. Meet the iPod Nano
    3. Meet the iPod Shuffle
    4. Meet the iPod Touch
    5. Install iTunes
    6. Unpack iPod and Set It Up
    7. Three Ways to Get Music for iTunes (and iPod)
      1. Let iTunes find existing songs
      2. Import a CD
      3. Buy music in the iTunes Store
    8. Automatically Load the iPod Classic or Nano
    9. Manually Load the iPod Classic or Nano
    10. Automatically Load the iPod Shuffle
    11. Manually Load the iPod Shuffle
    12. Automatically Load the iPod Touch
    13. Manually Load the iPod Touch
        1. Manual method #1
        2. Manual method #2
        3. Manual method #3
    14. Disconnect the iPod from Your Computer
    15. Charge Your iPod the First Time
    16. Control the iPod Classic or Nano with the Click Wheel
    17. Other iPod Ports and Switches
    18. Basic Finger Moves for the iPod Touch Screen
    19. Special Buttons on the iPod Touch
    20. Find the Music on Your iPod—and Play It
        1. Find Music on Your Classic or Nano
        2. Find Music on Your iPod Touch
  4. 2. Bopping Around the iPod Classic, Nano, and Shuffle
    1. Turn the iPod On and Off— or Put It On Hold
    2. Navigate the iPod’s Menus
    3. What’s in the Music Menu
    4. Cover Flow on the iPod
    5. What’s in the Videos Menu
    6. What’s in the Photos Menu
      1. All Photos
      2. Settings
    7. What’s in the Podcasts Menu
    8. What’s in the Extras Menu
    9. What’s in the Settings Menu
    10. Other Menus: Shuffle Songs and Now Playing
      1. Shuffle Songs
      2. Now Playing
    11. Customize Your iPod’s Menus
    12. Set the iPod’s Clock(s)
    13. Use the iPod as an Alarm Clock
    14. Let the iPod Put You to Sleep
    15. Search for Songs on the iPod
    16. Jump Around in Songs and Videos
    17. Adjust the iPod’s Volume
    18. Adjust the Backlight Timer
    19. Charge the iPod Without the Computer
    20. Play Games on an iPod
      1. iQuiz
      2. Klondike
      3. Vortex
    21. Some Idiot Set the iPod Menus to Greek
    22. Lock Up Your Pod
  5. 3. Touring the Touch
    1. Turn iPod Touch On and Off
    2. The Home Button and Home Screen
    3. What’s in the Music Menu
    4. What’s in the Videos Menu
    5. What’s in the Photos Menu
    6. What’s in the Settings Menu
    7. Other Icons on the Touch Home Screen
    8. Fancier Fingerwork for the iPod Touch
      1. Finger Spread and Pinch
      2. Double-tap
    9. Customize Your Touch Menus
    10. Cover Flow in Motion
    11. Touch the Now Playing Screen
    12. Control Music by Touch
  6. 4. iTunes Basics
    1. The iTunes Window: An Introduction
    2. Change the Look of the iTunes Window
    3. Change the Size of the iTunes Window
    4. Change the Size of That Tiny Type in the iTunes Window
    5. Import Specific Songs From Your CDs
    6. Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality
    7. Three Ways to Browse Your Collection
    8. Find Your Songs in iTunes
    9. Shuffle Your Music...and Smart Shuffle
    10. The iTunes Visualizer
  7. 5. iTunes Power Moves
    1. You’re the Critic: Rate Your Music
    2. Listen to Internet Radio
    3. Share Your Music
    4. Change a Song’s File Format
    5. Even Out Your Song Volumes
    6. Set Up Multiple Libraries in iTunes
    7. Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer
    8. Find (and Get Rid of) Duplicate Songs
    9. Change a Song’s Start and Stop Times
    10. Edit Song Information
    11. Edit Album Information
    12. Add Artwork Automatically
    13. Add Artwork Manually
    14. Find and Add Lyrics to Your Song Files
    15. View Lyrics on the iPod
    16. What iTunes Can Tell You About Your iPod
    17. Use iTunes to See What’s on Your iPod
    18. Adjust Your iPod’s Preferences with iTunes
    19. Load Songs on an iPod from More Than One Computer
    20. Manually Delete Music and Videos from Your iPod
    21. Where iTunes Stores Your Files
    22. Move Your iTunes Music Folder
    23. Back Up Your iTunes Files
  8. 6. The Power of Playlists
    1. Make a New Playlist in iTunes
      1. Playlist-Making Method #1
      2. Playlist-Making Method #2
      3. Playlist-Making Method #3
    2. Change an Existing Playlist
    3. Add a Playlist to Your iPod
    4. Delete a Playlist
    5. Make an On-The-Go Playlist on an iPod Nano or Classic
    6. Make and Edit On-The-Go Playlists on the iPod Touch
    7. Make Playlist Folders
    8. Party Shuffle: When You Want to Play DJ
    9. Smart Playlists: Let iTunes Assemble Your Playlists
    10. Three Kinds of Discs You Can Burn with iTunes
    11. Burn a Playlist to a CD
    12. Print Playlists and Snazzy CD Covers
  9. 7. Shop the iTunes Store
    1. Getting to the iTunes Store
    2. Shop the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
    3. An Overview of the Store’s Layout
    4. Navigate the Aisles of the iTunes Store
    5. Set Up an iTunes Store Account
    6. Change the Information in Your Apple Account
    7. Tips for Dial-Up Music Lovers
    8. Find Music by Genre
    9. Buy a Song or Album
    10. Buy iTunes Plus (Higher Quality) Music
    11. Buy Movies or Videos
    12. Buy Audio Books
    13. Buy iPod Games
    14. Download and Subscribe to Podcasts
    15. Usage Rights: What You Can Do with Your Purchases
    16. Publish Your Own Playlists (iMixes)
    17. Other Cool iTunes Store Features
    18. iTunes Gift Certificates: Buy ‘Em and Spend ‘Em
      1. Buying
      2. Spending
    19. Other Ways to Send iTunes Gifts
    20. Use iTunes Allowance Accounts
    21. Make an iTunes Wish List
    22. What to Do If Your Download Gets Interrupted
    23. The Purchased Playlist
    24. Set Up Parental Controls for the Store
    25. Authorize Your Computer for iTunes Purchases
    26. Deauthorize Your Computer
    27. Use Your iPod to Copy Purchases to Other Computers
    28. See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help
  10. 8. Videos Everywhere
    1. Add Videos to iTunes
    2. Play Videos in iTunes
    3. Transfer Videos to the iPod
    4. Video Formats That Work on the iPod
    5. Play Videos on the Classic and Nano
    6. Play Videos on the iPod Touch
      1. Zoom/Unzoom
    7. Play YouTube Videos on the iPod Touch
      1. Finding a Video to Play
      2. Playing YouTube Videos
    8. Play iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV
    9. Burn Your Video Collection to DVD
    10. Use Closed-Captioning on Videos
  11. 9. Picturing Your Photos on the iPod
    1. What You Need to Put Photos on Your iPod
    2. Get Pictures onto the iPod
    3. Digital Photographer Alert: Storing Full-Quality Photos on the iPod
    4. View Pictures on the iPod Classic or Nano
    5. View Photos (in a Pinch) on Your iPod Touch
    6. Play Slideshows on the iPod
      1. Slideshow Settings on a Classic or Nano
      2. Slideshow Settings on an iPod Touch
    7. Play Slideshows on a TV
      1. For Classics, Nanos, and older video iPods:
      2. For the iPod Touch:
  12. 10. The iPod as Personal Assistant
    1. Use the iPod as an Address Book
    2. Use the iPod as a Calendar
    3. Track Time: Your iPod as a Stopwatch
      1. iPod Touch
      2. iPod Classic and Nano
    4. Tick-Tock: the iPod as a World Clock
      1. Add a clock on your iPod Touch
      2. Add a clock on your iPod Classic or Nano
    5. Use Your iPod Classic or Nano as a Portable Hard Drive
    6. Read Text Files on Your iPod
  13. 11. iPod Touch(ing) the Web
    1. Get Your Wi-Fi Connection
      1. Silencing the “Want to Join?” Messages
      2. The List of Hot Spots
      3. Commercial Hot Spots
    2. Going on a Safari Tour
    3. Zoom and Scroll Through Web Pages
    4. The Safari Address Bar
    5. Use the Touch Keyboard
      1. Surfing on the Safari Keyboard
    6. Create and Use Safari Bookmarks
      1. Adding New Bookmarks
    7. Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders
    8. Syncing Bookmarks with iTunes
      1. Special Instructions for Firefox Fans
    9. The Safari History List
      1. Erasing the History List
    10. Tapping Links
    11. Web Programs for iPod Touch
    12. Search the Web
      1. Changing the Default Search Engine
    13. Audio and Video on the Web
    14. Manipulate Multiple Pages
    15. Pop-up Blockers, Cookies, and Security
      1. Cookies
    16. RSS: The Missing Manual
    17. Find Other Mobile-Friendly Sites
  14. 12. iPod Out Loud
    1. Checklist: Taking the iPod on the Road
    2. The FM Connection: Playing the iPod Through a Radio’s Speakers
    3. Connect the iPod to a Car’s Cassette Player
    4. iPod and Serious Car Audio Fans: The Custom Installation
    5. Play the iPod Through Portable Speakers
    6. Find a Power Source for the iPod
    7. Connect the iPod to a Home Entertainment System
      1. Connecting with an audio cable
      2. Adding an iPod dock
    8. Where to Find Cool iPod Stuff
  15. 13. What to Do When the iPod Isn’t Working Right
    1. Apple’s Alphabet: The 5 (or 6) Rs of iPod Repair
    2. Reset Your iPod
    3. Download and Reinstall iTunes and iTunes Updates
    4. Use the Diagnostics Tools in iTunes for Windows
    5. Update Your iPod’s Software
    6. Start Over: Restoring Your iPod’s Software
    7. Understanding the iPod’s Battery Messages
    8. Apple’s Tips for Longer iPod Battery Life
    9. Replace Your iPod’s Battery
    10. AppleCare—What It Is and Whether You Need It
  16. Index
  17. About the Authors
  18. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: iPod: The Missing Manual, 6th Edition
  • Author(s): J.D. Biersdorfer, David Pogue
  • Release date: October 2007
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780596514914