iPod: The Missing Manual, 10th Edition

Book description

Apple continues to set the bar for portable media players, but iPods still don’t come with a guide to their impressive features. This full-color Missing Manual shows you how to play music, videos, and slideshows, shop the iTunes store, and create and manage your media library. It’s the most comprehensive (and popular) iPod book available.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Fill it up. Load your iPod with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, and eBooks.
  • Tune into iTunes. Download media from the iTunes store, rip your CDs, and organize your entire media collection.
  • Tackle the Touch. Use the Touch to shoot photos and video, send and receive email and text messages, and make video calls to otheriOS 5 gadgets.
  • Go wireless. Sync your content and surf the Web over the air, using the Touch’s new iOS 5 software.
  • Get moving with the Nano. Track your workouts with the built-in Nike+ sensor; dial in FM radio; and even create slideshows.
  • Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get your Shuffle talking with VoiceOver, and play music, video, and slideshows on your Classic.

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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 the Missing CD
      4. Safari® Books Online
  3. 1. Meet the iPod: Out of the Box and Into Your Ears in 15 Minutes
    1. Meet the iPod Touch
    2. Meet the iPod Nano
    3. Meet the iPod Shuffle
    4. Meet the iPod Classic
    5. Install iTunes
    6. Get Music into iTunes (and Later, Onto Your iPod)
      1. Import Existing Songs into iTunes
      2. Import a CD
      3. Buy Music in the iTunes Store
    7. Meet the iPod Accessories
    8. Connect or Disconnect Your iPod from Your Computer
    9. Charge Your iPod for the First Time
    10. iPod Touch Ports and Switches
    11. Set Up and Activate the iPod Touch
    12. Set Up and Sync Your Touch With iTunes
      1. iTunes Wi-Fi Sync
    13. Manually Load the iPod Touch
      1. Manual Method #1
      2. Manual Method #2
      3. Manual Method #3
    14. Finger Moves for the iPod Touch
    15. Nano and Classic Ports and Switches
    16. Control the iPod Nano or Classic
      1. iPod Nano
      2. iPod Classic
    17. Get Stuff onto the iPod Nano or Classic: The Quick Way
    18. Manually Load the iPod Nano or Classic
    19. Fill Up Any iPod with Autofill
    20. Manually Load Your iPod Shuffle
    21. Find the Music on Your iPod—and Play It
      1. Find Music on Your iPod Touch
      2. Find Music on Your Nano
      3. Find Music on Your Classic
  4. 2. Bopping Around the iPod Nano, Shuffle, and Classic
    1. Navigate the iPod Nano’s Menus
      1. The Nano Settings Menu
    2. Navigate the iPod Classic’s Menus
    3. What’s in the Classic’s Music Menu
    4. What’s in the Classic’s Videos Menu
    5. What’s in the Classic’s Photos Menu
      1. All Photos
      2. Slideshow Settings
    6. What’s in the Classic’s Podcasts Menu
    7. What’s in the Classic’s Extras Menu
    8. What’s in the Classic’s Settings Menu
    9. Other Nano and Classic Menus: Shuffle Songs, Now Playing, and Cover Flow
      1. Shuffle Songs
      2. Now Playing
      3. Cover Flow
    10. Customize Your iPod’s Menus
    11. Set the iPod’s Clock
    12. Use the iPod Classic as an Alarm Clock
    13. Search for Songs on the iPod Classic
    14. Jump Around Within Songs and Videos
    15. Adjust the iPod’s Volume
    16. Charge Your iPod Without Your Computer
    17. Play FM Radio on the iPod Nano
    18. Play Games on an iPod Classic
      1. Klondike
      2. iQuiz
      3. Vortex
  5. 3. Touring the Touch
    1. Turn the 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. Map Your Way with WiFi
    9. Play Around in Game Center
    10. Make FaceTime Calls
    11. Use iMessage
    12. Use Reminders
    13. User Twitter
    14. Use Notifications
    15. Use Newsstand and iBooks
    16. Use the Touch Keyboard
    17. Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace by Touch
    18. Install (and Uninstall) New Apps
    19. Manage Apps in iTunes
    20. Snap and Edit Photos with the Camera
    21. Shoot and Edit Videos on the Touch
      1. Editing Video on the Touch
    22. Share and Upload Photos and Videos
    23. Cover Flow in Motion
    24. Explore the Now Playing Screen
    25. Control Music on the Now Playing Screen
    26. Set Up Mail Accounts
    27. Use Email on the Touch
    28. Organize Apps in Folders
    29. Multitask on Your 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. Import Selected Songs from Your CDs
    5. Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality
    6. Four Ways to Browse Your Collection
    7. Get a Bird’s-Eye Look at Your Collection with Grid View
    8. Search for Songs in iTunes
    9. Shuffle Your Music in Many Ways
    10. Animate Your Songs: iTunes Visualizer
  7. 5. iTunes Power Moves
    1. You’re the Critic: Rate Your Music
    2. Listen to Internet Radio
    3. Share Your iTunes Music and Videos
      1. Copy Files with Home Sharing
    4. Use iTunes In the Cloud
    5. Use iTunes Match
    6. Change a Song’s File Format
    7. Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries
    8. Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer
    9. Change a Song’s Start and Stop Times
    10. Edit Song Information
    11. Edit Album Information
    12. Fetch Missing Album Covers
    13. Replace Album Covers 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. Adjust Your iPod’s Syncing Preferences with iTunes
    18. Load Songs onto an iPod from More Than One Computer
    19. Manually Delete Music and Videos from Your iPod
    20. Copy Your Music from iPod to iTunes
    21. Move Your iTunes Media Folder to an External Drive
    22. Where iTunes Stores Your Files
    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 and Edit Playlists on the iPod Touch and Nano
    6. Make a Playlist on an iPod Classic
    7. Make a Genius Playlist in iTunes
    8. Make a Genius Playlist on the iPod
    9. Genius Mixes in iTunes
    10. Genius Mixes on the iPod
    11. Publish Your Own Playlists
    12. Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Your Songs
    13. iTunes DJ: Get the Party Started
    14. Three Kinds of Discs You Can Create with iTunes
    15. Burn a Playlist to a CD
    16. Print Playlists and Snazzy CD Covers
  9. 7. Shop the iTunes Store
    1. Get to the iTunes Store
    2. Shop the iTunes Store via WiFi
    3. The iTunes Store 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. Find Music by Genre
    8. Buy a Song or Album
    9. Buy or Rent Movies and TV Shows
    10. Buy iPod Touch Apps
    11. Buy Audiobooks and Books
    12. Download and Subscribe to Podcasts
    13. What to Do if Your Download Gets Interrupted
    14. Ping Your Way to New Music
    15. Give the Gift of iTunes
    16. Plan Ahead: Wish Lists
    17. iTunes Allowance Accounts
    18. Set Up Parental Controls for the Store
    19. Adjust Your Store Preferences
    20. Usage Rights: What You Can Do with Your Purchases
    21. Authorize Your Computer to Play iTunes Purchases
    22. Deauthorize Your Computer
    23. Use Your iPod to Copy Purchases to Other Computers
    24. Moving iTunes Files the Long Way
    25. See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help
    26. Buy Songs from Other Music Stores
  10. 8. It’s Showtime: Video on the iPod
    1. Add Your Own Videos to iTunes
    2. Play Videos in iTunes
    3. Transfer Videos to Your iPod
    4. Video Formats That Work on the iPod
    5. Play Videos on the iPod Touch
      1. Zoom/Unzoom
    6. YouTube Videos on the Touch
      1. Find and Play Videos
      2. YouTube Video controls
    7. Play Videos on the iPod Classic
    8. Play iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV
  11. 9. Picture Your Photos On the iPod
    1. Set Up: Get Ready to Put Photos on Your iPod
    2. Get Pictures onto Your iPod
    3. View Photos on the iPod Touch
    4. View Photos on the iPod Nano or Classic
    5. Digital Photographer Alert: Store Full-Quality Photos on Your iPod
    6. Play Slideshows on Your iPod
      1. Slideshow Settings on an iPod Touch or Nano
      2. Slideshow Settings on the iPod Classic
    7. Play Slideshows on Your TV
      1. For the iPod Touch and 2010/2011 Nano
      2. For the iPod Classic and Older Video Nanos
    8. Share and Stream Photos With iCloud
      1. Photo Stream for Windows Users
      2. Photo Stream for Mac OS X Users
      3. IPhoto Stream on the Apple TV
  12. 10. The iPod as Personal Assistant
    1. The iPod as Address Book
    2. The iPod as Calendar
    3. Track Time: The iPod as Stopwatch
      1. iPod Touch and Nano
      2. iPod Classic and Click-Wheel Nano
    4. The iPod as Personal Trainer
      1. Nike + the iPod Touch
      2. Nike + the iPod Nano
      3. Counting Steps With the iPod Nano
    5. Tick Tock: The iPod as a World Clock
      1. Add a Clock on Your iPod Touch
      2. Add a Clock to Your iPod Classic or Click Wheel Nano
    6. Make Time Fly With the iPod Nano
    7. Voice Memos: The iPod as Audio Recorder
    8. The iPod as Portable Hard Drive
    9. The iPod as eBook and Text Reader
      1. Read PDF Files and Other eBooks on the iPod Touch
      2. Read Text Files on the iPod Classic and Click-Wheel Nano
  13. 11. Surf the Web and More with the iPod Touch
    1. Get Your WiFi Connection
      1. Find More Hotspots
      2. Use Commercial Hotspots
    2. Take a Safari Tour
    3. Zoom and Scroll Web Pages
    4. Surf with Safari
    5. Create and Use Safari Bookmarks
      1. Add a New Bookmark
    6. Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders
    7. Sync Bookmarks with iTunes
    8. The Safari History List
      1. Erase the History List
    9. Tap Links
    10. RSS Feeds and Mobile-Friendly Sites
      1. RSS Feeds
      2. Mobile-Friendly Sites
    11. Search the Web
      1. Change Your Default Search Engine
    12. Play Online Audio and Video
    13. Use Safari Reader and Reading List
      1. Reader
      2. Reading List
    14. Use Multiple Web Pages
    15. Use Safari Security
    16. Set Up an iCloud Account
    17. Use iCloud on Your Computer
    18. Use iCloud on the Web
    19. Print From Your iPod Touch
      1. Managing Print Jobs
  14. 12. iPod and iTunes Out Loud
    1. Take Your iPod on the Road
    2. Connect Your iPod to a Home Entertainment System
      1. Connecting with an Audio Cable
      2. Connecting with an iPod Dock
    3. iPod Speaker Systems
    4. Stream Music and Video from iTunes
      1. Make AirPort Express Sing
      2. View Video and Photos with Apple TV
      3. Using the iPod Touch as a Remote
    5. Find a Power Source for Your iPod
    6. Where to Find Cool iPod Stuff
  15. 13. What to Do When Your iPod Isn’t Working Right
    1. The Five “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 the 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 Author
  18. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: iPod: The Missing Manual, 10th Edition
  • Author(s): J.D. Biersdorfer
  • Release date: December 2011
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781449312855