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 on the Web, amongst your favorite tunes, or in your photo collection. And this year’s Touch not only shows off pictures, it shoots them—and videos, too.

The Touch also comes preloaded with colorful little programs that let you keep tabs on the weather, the stock market, and even your email. And you’re not limited to this standard-issue software—thanks to the iTunes App Store, you can turn your Touch into a personalized little 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 screen 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 on the Touch. 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 on the next page).

The Sleep/Wake button serves a second purpose, ...

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