Chapter 13. A Day in the Social Life

In This Chapter

  • Checking your calendar and entering events

  • Entering and sorting your contacts

  • Connecting to social networks like Facebook and MySpace

As John Lennon once sang, "Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans." And while life happens to you in real time, you can consult your iPod touch Calendar app to view your appointments, change them, and make new ones. One of the major benefits of using an iPod touch is the onscreen keyboard, which you can use to enter text, such as calendar entries, as I describe in this chapter.

A Day in the Social Life

In this chapter, I also demonstrate how to look up contact names, addresses, and phone numbers with your iPod touch, change contact information, and add new contacts. Any changes you make to calendars and contacts are synchronized with your desktop applications (as I describe in Chapter 6).

To socialize and stay in contact with friends, relatives, and associates, you can use social networks such as Facebook and MySpace to share photos, thoughts, links, and profile information. The App Store offers social networking apps that link you directly to these networks, and to messaging sites such as Twitter. You'll find all this and more in this chapter on your social life with iPod touch.

Checking Your Calendar

The Calendar app isn't just for looking up dates (though it's quite good at that). If you see a blank calendar, ...

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