iPod: The Missing Manual, 11th Edition

Book description

Apple’s iPods continue to set the bar for media players, with bold new features like the Touch’s supersized screen and Siri voice control. But iPods still lack a guide to all their features. That’s where this full-color book comes in. It shows you how to play music, movies, and slideshows; shoot photos and videos; and navigate Apple's redesigned iTunes media-management program.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Fill it up. Load your iPod with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, ebooks, and podcasts.
  • Manage your stuff. Download media and apps from the iTunes and App Stores, then organize your collection.
  • Tackle the Touch. Send email and instant messages, make FaceTime calls, and shoot photos and HD video with the Touch's 5-megapixel camera.
  • Go wireless. Use the Touch’s new iOS 6 software to sync content wirelessly.
  • Relish the Nano. Enjoy video and photos on the Nano’s new big screen, and chart your workouts with the Nike+ pedometer.
  • Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get mucho music on the little Shuffle, and use the Classic’s giant hard drive to tote around your audio and video collections.
  • Pump it up. Blast iPod tunes through your home and car stereo.

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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. iPod 101
    1. Meet the iPod Touch
    2. Meet the iPod Nano
    3. Meet the iPod Shuffle
    4. Meet the iPod Classic
    5. Install iTunes
    6. The iPod-Computer Connection
      1. Disconnecting the iPod
    7. Charge Your iPod
      1. Adjust the iPod’s Settings for Better Battery Life
  4. 2. Tour the iPod Touch
    1. iPod Touch Ports and Switches
    2. Set Up and Activate Your Touch
    3. Set Up and Sync Your Touch With iTunes
      1. iTunes Wi-Fi Sync
    4. Turn the Touch On and Off
    5. The Home Button and Home Screen
    6. Finger Moves for the iPod Touch
    7. Sync Content to the iPod Touch
      1. Manual Method #1: Selective Syncing
      2. Manual Method #2: Drag ’n’ Drop
      3. Manual Method #3: Check the Box
    8. What’s in the Settings Menu
  5. 3. Entertain Yourself With the iPod Touch
    1. What’s in the Music Menu
    2. Explore the Now Playing Screen
    3. Control Music on the Now Playing Screen
      1. Playing Audiobooks
    4. Cover Flow in Motion
    5. Use the Podcasts and iTunes U Apps
      1. Podcasts
      2. iTunes U
    6. What’s in the Videos Menu
    7. What’s in the Photos Menu
    8. Snap and Edit Photos
      1. Editing Photos on the Touch
    9. Shoot and Edit Videos on the Touch
      1. Editing Video on the Touch
    10. Share and Upload Photos and Videos
    11. Play Around in Game Center
      1. Get Games
      2. Find Someone to Play With
    12. Use Newsstand and iBooks
      1. Newsstand
      2. iBooks
    13. Get Fit With Nike + iPod Touch
      1. Nike + iPod Touch
  6. 4. Get Organized With the iPod Touch
    1. Use the Touch Keyboard
    2. Cut, Copy, Paste, and Replace by Touch
    3. Add Contacts to the Touch
    4. Sync Up Your Calendars
    5. Map Your Way with WiFi
    6. Get Turn-by-Turn Directions
    7. Make FaceTime Video Calls
    8. Keep Time with the Touch Clock
      1. World Clock
      2. Alarm
      3. Stopwatch
      4. Timer
    9. Notes, Weather, Stocks, and Calculator
      1. Notes
      2. Weather
      3. Stocks
      4. Calculator
    10. Command Siri
      1. Using Siri
      2. Customizing Siri
    11. Record Voice Memos
    12. Use Messages
    13. Set Up Reminders
    14. Use the Passbook E-Wallet App
    15. Add Twitter and Facebook Accounts
      1. Twitter
      2. Facebook
    16. Use Notifications
      1. Customizing Notifications
    17. The “Do Not Disturb” Setting
    18. Use the iPod Dictionary
    19. Search the iPod Touch
    20. Print from Your Touch
      1. Managing Print Jobs
    21. Set Privacy Settings on the Touch
      1. Privacy and Location Services
  7. 5. Surf the Web and Manage Email On the 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. Use the Safari Action/Share Menu
    13. Use Safari Reader and Reading List
      1. Reader
      2. Reading List
    14. Use Multiple Web Pages
    15. Use iCloud Tabs
    16. Play Online Audio and Video
    17. Use Safari Security
    18. Set Up Mail Accounts
    19. Adjust Mail Settings
    20. Use Email on the Touch
      1. Add Picture and Video Attachments to Mail Messages
    21. Set Up a VIP Mailbox
    22. Flag Messages for Later
      1. The Flagged Mailbox
    23. Set Up an iCloud Account
    24. Use iCloud on Your Computer
    25. Use iCloud on the Web
  8. 6. Add More Apps to the Touch
    1. Buy iPod Touch Apps
      1. Buy Apps in iTunes
      2. Buy Apps on the Touch
    2. Update Apps
    3. Uninstall Apps
    4. Manage Apps in iTunes
    5. Organize Apps in Folders
    6. Multitask on Your Touch
  9. 7. Tour the iPod Nano
    1. Set Up and Autosync the Nano
    2. Manually Load Your Nano with Media
    3. iPod Nano Buttons and Ports
    4. Control the Nano by Touch
    5. The iPod Nano’s Home Screen
    6. The iPod Nano’s Menus
    7. Play Music
    8. Play FM Radio
    9. Play Spoken-Word Recordings
    10. The iPod Nano as Personal Trainer
      1. The Nano as Stopwatch
      2. Nike + the iPod Nano
      3. Counting Steps With the iPod Nano
    11. The Nano Settings Menu
      1. Bluetooth
      2. General
      3. Music
      4. Video
      5. Radio
      6. Photos
      7. Reset Settings
    12. Customize the Nano’s Home Screen
  10. 8. Tour the iPod Classic
    1. Set Up the iPod Classic
      1. Use iTunes to Configure Your Classic
    2. iPod Classic Ports and Switches
    3. Control the iPod Classic
    4. Navigate the iPod Classic’s Menus
      1. Customize Your iPod’s Menus
    5. Adjust The iPod Classic Settings
    6. Load Music onto the iPod Classic
      1. Automatic sync
      2. Selective sync
      3. Manual management
    7. Jump Around Within Songs and Videos
    8. Search for Songs on the iPod Classic
    9. Search Visually With Cover Flow
    10. The iPod as Address Book
    11. The iPod as Calendar
    12. Set the iPod’s Clock
    13. Use the iPod Classic as an Alarm Clock
    14. Voice Memos: The iPod as Audio Recorder
    15. The iPod as Portable Hard Drive
      1. File Management on the iPod Hard Drive
    16. Read Text Files on the iPod Classic
    17. Play Games on an iPod Classic
      1. Klondike
      2. iQuiz
      3. Vortex
  11. 9. Tour the iPod Shuffle
    1. Control the iPod Shuffle
    2. Set Up and Sync the Shuffle
    3. Autofill Your Shuffle with Songs
    4. Manually Fill Your iPod Shuffle
    5. Use VoiceOver on the Shuffle
    6. Sync Podcasts and Other Audio
    7. Use the Shuffle As a Flash Drive
  12. 10. iTunes Basics
    1. The iTunes Window: An Introduction
    2. Change the Look of the iTunes Window
    3. Use the iTunes 11 MiniPlayer
    4. Import Selected Songs from Your CDs
    5. Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality
    6. Ways to Browse Your Collection
    7. Album View in iTunes 11
    8. Search iTunes
    9. Shuffle Your Music in Many Ways
    10. Animate Your Songs: iTunes Visualizer
  13. 11. 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
      1. iCloud in iTunes 11
    5. Use iTunes Match
    6. Change a Song’s File Format
    7. Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer
    8. Change a Song’s Start and Stop Times
    9. Edit Song Information
    10. Edit Album Information
    11. Fetch Missing Album Covers
    12. Add Lyrics to Your Song Files
      1. View Lyrics on the iPod
    13. What iTunes Can Tell You About Your iPod
    14. Adjust Your iPod’s Syncing Preferences with iTunes
    15. Load Songs onto an iPod from More Than One Computer
    16. Manually Delete Music and Videos from Your iPod
    17. Copy Your Music from iPod to iTunes
    18. Move Your iTunes Media Folder to an External Drive
    19. Where iTunes Stores Your Files
    20. Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries
    21. Back Up Your iTunes Files
  14. 12. 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. Manage Your Expectations With Up Next
    12. Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Song Sets
    13. Beam Playlists with AirPlay
    14. Three Kinds of Discs You Can Create with iTunes
    15. Burn a Playlist to a CD
    16. Print Playlists and Snazzy CD Covers
  15. 13. 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 Apple Account
    6. Browse and Buy Media From the Store
    7. Download and Subscribe to Podcasts
    8. Change the Information in Your Apple ID Account
    9. Resuming Interrupted Store Downloads
    10. iTunes and Social Media
      1. Get iTunes News on Twitter
    11. Give the Gift of iTunes
    12. Plan Ahead: Wish Lists
    13. iTunes Allowance Accounts
    14. Set Up Parental Controls for the Store
    15. Adjust Your Store Preferences
    16. Usage Rights: What You Can Do with Your Purchases
    17. Authorize Your Computer to Play iTunes Purchases
    18. Deauthorize Your Computer
    19. See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help
    20. Buy Songs from Other Music Stores
  16. 14. 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 and Nano
      1. Zoom/Unzoom on the iPod Touch
    6. Play Videos on the iPod Classic
    7. Play iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV
  17. 15. 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 Nano or Classic
      1. iPod Nano
      2. iPod Classic
    5. Store High-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
      2. For the iPod Classic
    8. Share and Stream Photos With iCloud
      1. Photo Stream for Windows
      2. Photo Stream for Mac OS X
      3. Share Your Photo Stream
  18. 16. 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
  19. 17. 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
  20. Index
  21. About the Author
  22. Copyright

Product information

  • Title: iPod: The Missing Manual, 11th Edition
  • Author(s): J.D. Biersdorfer
  • Release date: December 2012
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9781449316198