iPod: The Missing Manual, 8th Edition

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Get the scoop on iTunes 9 and all of the newest iPods with this bestselling Missing Manual. Apple's gotten the world hooked on portable music, pictures, and videos with its amazing entertainment center, but one thing they haven't delivered is an easy guide for getting the most out of it. That's where this book comes in.

iPod: The Missing Manual, now in its 8th edition, provides a no-nonsense view of the latest iPod line, including the tiny Shuffle, the video-capable Nano, the high-capacity Classic, and the Wi-Fi-enabled Touch. With crystal-clear explanations and easy-to-follow color graphics, the book provides expert guidance on all of the amazing things you can do:

  • Fill 'er up. Load your Nano, Classic, Touch, or Shuffle with music, movies, and photos, and learn how to play it all back.
  • Share music and movies. Copy music between computers with Home Sharing, beam playlists around the house, and whisk your Nano's videos to YouTube.
  • iTunes, tuned up. Pick-and-choose which music, movies, and photos to sync; create instant playlists with Genius Mix; and auto-rename "Untitled" tracks.
  • iPod power. Create Genius playlists on your iPod, shoot movies on your Nano, tap the Nano's FM radio and pedometer, and add voice memos to your Touch.
  • Tour the new iTunes Store. Find what you're looking for in a snap, and get lyrics, liner notes, and more with iTunes LP.

Even if you don't have one of the brand new iPods, this Missing Manual has plenty of information on iTunes 9, the App Store, and everything else you'll want to know. iPod: The Missing Manual is as useful, satisfying, and reliable as its subject.

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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 Nano
    2. Meet the iPod Touch
    3. Meet the iPod Classic
    4. Meet the iPod Shuffle
    5. Install iTunes
    6. Unpack iPod and Set It Up
    7. Three Ways to Get Music for iTunes (and iPod)
      1. Import Existing Songs into iTunes
      2. Import a CD
      3. Buy Music in the iTunes Store
    8. Get Stuff Onto the iPod Nano or Classic: The Quick Way
    9. Manually Load the iPod Nano or Classic
    10. Fill Up Any iPod Quickly
    11. Manually Load Your iPod Shuffle
    12. Get Stuff on the iPod Touch: The Quick Way
    13. Manually Load Your iPod Touch
      1. Manual Method #1
        1. Manual Method #1
        2. Manual Method #2
        3. Manual Method #3
    14. Disconnect Your iPod from Your Computer
    15. Charge Your iPod the First Time
    16. Control the iPod Nano or Classic 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 Nano or Classic
      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. Search for Songs on the iPod
    15. Jump Around Within Songs and Videos
    16. Adjust the iPod’s Volume
    17. Charge Your iPod Without Your Computer
    18. Play FM Radio on the iPod Nano
    19. Play Games on an iPod
      1. Klondike
      2. Maze
      3. iQuiz
      4. Vortex
    20. Some Idiot Set the iPod Menus to Greek
    21. Lock Up Your Pod
  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. Set Up and Check Your Mail
    9. Fancier Fingerwork for the iPod Touch
      1. Finger Spread and Pinch
      2. Double-Tap
    10. Cut and Paste By Touch
    11. Customize Your Touch Menus
    12. Cover Flow in Motion
    13. The Now Playing Screen: The Basics
    14. The Now Playing Screen: Song Maneuvers
    15. Install (and Uninstall) New Apps
    16. Manage Apps in iTunes
  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 Specific Songs From Your CDs
    5. Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality
    6. Three Ways to Browse Your Collection
    7. Get a Birds-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. Change a Song’s File Format
    5. Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries
    6. Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer
    7. Change a Song’s Start and Stop Times
    8. Edit Song Information
    9. Edit Album Information
    10. Fetch Missing Album Covers
    11. Replace Album Covers Manually
    12. Find and Add Lyrics to Your Song Files
    13. View Lyrics on the iPod
    14. What iTunes Can Tell You About Your iPod
    15. Adjust Your iPod’s Syncing Preferences with iTunes
    16. Load Songs Onto an iPod from More than One Computer
    17. Manually Delete Music and Videos from Your iPod
    18. Where iTunes Stores Your Files
    19. Move the iTunes Music Folder to an External Drive
    20. Copy Your Music from iPod to iTunes
    21. Back Up Your iTunes Files to Disc
  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 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 (iMixes)
    12. Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Your Playlists
    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. Getting to the iTunes Store
    2. Shop the iTunes Wi-Fi 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. Adjust Your Store Preferences
    8. Find Music by Genre
    9. Buy a Song or Album
    10. Buy Movies or TV Shows
    11. Buy Audio Books
    12. Buy iPod Games
    13. Buy iPod Touch Apps
    14. Download and Subscribe to Podcasts
    15. Usage Rights: What You Can Do with Your Purchases
    16. iTunes LPs
    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. iTunes Allowance Accounts
    21. Make an iTunes Wish List
    22. What to Do If Your Download Gets Interrupted
    23. Set Up Parental Controls for the Store
    24. Play iTunes Purchases on Multiple Computers
    25. Deauthorize Your Computer
    26. Use Your iPod to Copy Purchases to Other Computers
    27. See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help
    28. Buy Songs from Other Music Stores
  10. 8. It’s Showtime: Video on the iPod
    1. Add 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 Nano or Classic
    6. Shoot Video on the iPod Nano
      1. Record a Video
      2. Play a Video Clip—or Delete It
      3. Import Video to Your Computer
    7. Play Videos on the iPod Touch
      1. Zoom/Unzoom
    8. YouTube Videos on the iPod Touch
      1. Finding a Video to Play
      2. Playing YouTube Videos
    9. Play iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV
  11. 9. Picturing Your Photos on the iPod
    1. Setting Up: Get Ready to Put Photos on Your iPod
    2. Get Pictures onto Your iPod
    3. Digital Photographer Alert: Storing Full-Quality Photos on Your iPod
    4. View Photos on the iPod Classic or Nano
    5. View Photos (in a Pinch) on Your iPod Touch
    6. Play Slideshows on Your iPod
      1. Slideshow Settings on a Classic or Nano
      2. Slideshow Settings On an iPod Touch
    7. Play Slideshows on Your TV
      1. For Classics, Nanos, and Older Video iPods:
      2. For the iPod Touch:
  12. 10. The iPod as Personal Assistant
    1. iPod as an Address Book
    2. The iPod as Calendar
    3. Track Time: iPod as a Stopwatch
      1. iPod Touch
      2. iPod Nano or Classic
    4. Count Steps: iPod Nano as Pedometer
    5. Voice Memos: iPod as Audio Recorder
    6. Tick-Tock: iPod as a World Clock
      1. Add a Clock on Your iPod Touch
      2. Add a Clock to Your iPod Classic or Nano
    7. iPod as a Portable Hard Drive
    8. Read Text Files on Your iPod
  13. 11. Surfing the Web with iPod Touch
    1. Get Your Wi-Fi Connection
      1. Silencing the “Select a Wi-Fi Network” 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. Mapping Your Way with Wi-Fi
    12. Search the Web
      1. Changing Your Default Search Engine
    13. Audio and Video on the Web
    14. Social Networking on the iPod Touch
    15. Manipulate Multiple Pages
    16. Pop-up Blockers, Cookies, and Security
      1. Cookies
    17. RSS: The Missing Manual
    18. Find Other Mobile-Friendly Sites
    19. Use MobileMe to Keep Data in Sync
      1. Set Up MobileMe on a PC or Mac
      2. Set Up MobileMe on the Touch
  14. 12. iPod Out Loud
    1. Taking Your iPod on the Road
    2. Connect the iPod to a Home Entertainment System
      1. Connecting with an Audio Cable
      2. Connecting with an iPod Dock
    3. iPod Speaker Systems
    4. Stream iTunes Music with AirPort Express
      1. 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 the iPod Isn’t Working Right
    1. Apple’s Alphabet: The 5 “R"s 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, 8th Edition
  • Author(s): J.D. Biersdorfer
  • Release date: November 2009
  • Publisher(s): O'Reilly Media, Inc.
  • ISBN: 9780596804312