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iPod: The Missing Manual, 10th Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer

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Chapter 3. Touring the Touch

TRADITIONAL IPODS MAY HAVE THEIR CLICK WHEELS AND BUTTONS, but the iPod Touch brings a whole new level of control to your fingertips. In fact, your fingertips do control the way you use this very special ‘Pod. Instead of scrolling and clicking through menu after menu, this touchscreen-outfitted iPod gives you a set of icons on its Home screen. Tap one and you instantly go wherever you want to—whether that’s onto the Web, amongst your favorite tunes, or into your photo collection. And the Touch not only shows off pictures, it shoots them, too—along with videos.

The Touch comes preloaded with colorful little programs that let you send and receive email from all your accounts, keep tabs on the weather, track the stock market, and record your to-do lists. But you’re not limited to standard-issue software—thanks to the iTunes App Store, you can turn your Touch into a personalized pocket computer with its own games, productivity programs, eBooks, and more.

This chapter gives you a close-up look at where to find everything on your Touch and how to customize it to your preferences.

Turn the Touch On and Off

WHILE ITS NICE, BRIGHT interactive touchscreen gets most of the attention, the Touch does have a few physical controls—a quartet of buttons along its edges and front. Two of these buttons let you turn the Touch on. One is the narrow little Sleep/Wake button on the Touch’s top-right edge. The other is the Home button on the front of the Touch (described in detail ...

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