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My iPod touch

Book Description

Covers OS 3.0

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPod touch photos so that you can see exactly what to do.

Help when you run into iPod touch problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPod touch.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPod touch working just the way you want.

Learn how to:

•   Make the most of Apple’s newest iPod touch 3.0 software

•   Connect your iPod touch to Wi-Fi networks and the Internet

•   Move content onto your iPod touch

•   Synchronize your iPod touch with a computer, MobileMe, or Exchange

•   Listen to music, podcasts, and other audio

•   Watch movies, TV shows, music videos, and video podcasts

•   Surf the Web and email

•   Create, manage, display, and edit contacts and calendar entries

•   Store, view, and share your photos

•   Find, install, use, and maintain iPod touch applications

•   Customize, maintain, and troubleshoot your iPod touch

BONUS MATERIAL: Find additional tasks and other helpful information on this book’s website at www.informit.com/title/9780789742391

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. About the Author
  3. Acknowledgments
  4. We Want to Hear from You!
  5. Reader Services
  6. 1. Getting Started with Your iPod touch
    1. Touring Your iPod touch
      1. Getting to Know the iPod touch’s External Features
      2. Knowing Why It’s Called a Multi-Touch Interface
        1. Going Home
        2. Touching the touch’s Screen
        3. Typing on an iPod touch
        4. Using the Home Screens
        5. Monitoring the iPod touch’s Condition
        6. Sleeping/Locking and Waking/Unlocking
        7. Changing Volume
        8. Shutting an iPod touch Down
    2. Preparing iTunes
      1. Step-by-Step: Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PC
      2. Updating iTunes
      3. Obtaining and Signing In to an iTunes Store Account
    3. Preparing MobileMe
      1. Step-by-Step: Obtaining a MobileMe Account
      2. Configuring MobileMe on a Windows PC
      3. Configuring MobileMe on a Mac
      4. Managing MobileMe Syncs
        1. Step-by-Step: Syncing for the First Time
        2. Managing Sync Alerts
    4. Using This Book
  7. 2. Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPods/iPhones
    1. Connecting an iPod touch to the Internet
      1. Connecting to an Open Network
      2. Step-by-Step
      3. Connecting to a Commercial Network
      4. Connecting to a Closed Network
      5. Changing Networks
      6. Forgetting Networks
      7. Step-by-Step
    2. Connecting to Other Devices Using Bluetooth
      1. Step-by-Step
    3. Connecting to Other iPod touches and iPhones
      1. Step-by-Step: Using an Application with Peer-to-Peer Networking by Default
      2. Configuring an Application to Use Peer-to-Peer Networking
  8. 3. Moving Audio, Video, and Photos onto Your iPod touch
    1. Using iTunes to Add Audio and Video Content to the iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step: Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library
      2. Purchasing Audio and Video from the iTunes Store
      3. Step-by-Step
      4. Renting Movies from the iTunes Store
      5. Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store
      6. Building Music Playlists
      7. Building Smart Playlists
      8. Moving Audio and Video from the iTunes Library onto an iPod touch
      9. Step-by-Step
    2. Using iTunes to Add Photos to Your iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step: Moving Photos from a Windows PC onto iPod touch
      2. Moving Photos from a Mac to iPod touch
    3. Using the iTunes iPod touch Application to Add Content to an iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step
  9. 4. Configuring and Synchronizing Information on an iPod touch
    1. Syncing Information with iTunes
      1. Step-by-Step: Using iTunes to Sync Information on Macs
      2. Using iTunes to Sync Information on Windows PCs
    2. Syncing Information with MobileMe
      1. Step-by-Step
    3. Syncing Information with Exchange
  10. 5. Listening to Music, Podcasts, and Other Audio
    1. Finding and Listening to Music
      1. Step-by-Step: Using the Cover Flow Browser to Find and Play Music
      2. Using Playlists to Find Music
      3. Using Artists to Find Music
      4. Using the More Menu to Find Music
      5. Searching for Music
      6. Using Genius to Find Music
        1. Creating a Genius Playlist Based on the Current Song
        2. Creating a Genius Playlist By Selecting a Song
        3. Refreshing a Genius Playlist
      7. Finding Music by Shuffling
        1. Shuffling with the Shuffle Option
        2. Shuffling by Shaking
      8. Playing Music
    2. Controlling Audio Content with the iPod Control Bar
      1. Step-by-Step: Configure the iPod Control Bar
      2. Use the iPod Control Bar
    3. Finding and Listening to Podcasts
      1. Step-by-Step
    4. Customizing Your iPod touch for Music
      1. Configuring iPod touch’s Music Toolbar
      2. Step-by-Step
      3. Configuring iPod touch’s Music Settings
  11. 6. Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Video
    1. Finding and Watching Video
      1. Step-by-Step: Finding Video
      2. Step-by-Step: Watching Video
      3. Watching Rented Movies
      4. Watching Video Podcasts
      5. Deleting Video
    2. Configuring iPod touch’s Video Settings
      1. Step-by-Step
  12. 7. Surfing the Web
    1. Step-by-Step: Configuring Safari Settings
    2. Browsing the Web on an iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step: Moving to Websites via Bookmarks
      2. Moving to Websites by Typing a URL
      3. Viewing Websites
      4. Step-by-Step: Searching the Web
      5. Returning to Previous Websites
      6. Step-by-Step: Saving and Organizing Bookmarks
        1. Saving Bookmarks
        2. Organizing Bookmarks
        3. Deleting Bookmarks or Folders
      7. Creating a Bookmark on the Home Screen
      8. Emailing a Link to a Webpage
      9. Completing Web Forms
        1. Step-by-Step: Completing Forms Manually
        2. Completing Forms with AutoFill
      10. Signing In Automatically
      11. Opening and Managing Multiple Webpages at the Same Time
  13. 8. Managing Contacts
    1. Configuring How Contacts Are Displayed on an iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step
    2. Creating New Contacts While Using an iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step: Creating a Contact from an Email
      2. Creating a Contact from a Map
      3. Creating Contacts on an iPod touch Manually
    3. Using Contacts on an iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step: Using the Contacts Application
      2. Using Contacts Information in Other Applications
    4. Changing or Deleting Contacts
      1. Step-by-Step: Changing, Adding, or Removing Information for an Existing Contact Manually
      2. Adding Information to an Existing Contact While Using iPod touch
      3. Deleting Contacts Manually
  14. 9. Emailing
    1. Configuring Email Accounts on an iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step: Configuring Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or AOL Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually
      2. Configuring Exchange Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually
      3. Step-by-Step
      4. Configuring Other Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually
      5. Step-by-Step: Performing Advanced Configuration of Email Accounts on an iPod touch
    2. Configuring General Email Settings
      1. Configuring How Email Is Retrieved
      2. Step-by-Step
      3. Configuring Global Email Settings
    3. Managing Email Accounts
      1. Step-by-Step: Changing Email Account Configurations
      2. Deleting Email Accounts
    4. Working with Email
      1. Step-by-Step: Receiving and Reading Email
      2. Sending Email
      3. Replying to Email
      4. Forwarding Email
      5. Managing Email
        1. Checking for New Messages
        2. Determining the Status of Messages
        3. Deleting Email from the Message Screen
        4. Deleting Email from the Inbox
        5. Organizing Email from the Message Screen
        6. Organizing Email from the Inbox
        7. Viewing Messages in a Folder
        8. Saving an Image Attached to a Message
        9. Searching Email
  15. 10. Managing Calendars and Time
    1. Configuring an iPod touch’s Calendar, Date, and Time Settings
      1. Step-by-Step
    2. Working with Calendars
      1. Step-by-Step: Viewing Calendars
      2. Adding Events to a Calendar Manually
      3. Adding Events to the Calendar by Accepting Invitations
      4. Step-by-Step
      5. Working with Event Alarms
    3. Using an iPod touch as a Clock
      1. Telling Time with an iPod touch
      2. Using the Clock Application
        1. Step-by-Step: Creating, Configuring, and Using Clocks
        2. Setting and Using Alarms
        3. Changing Alarms
        4. Managing Alarms
  16. 11. Storing, Viewing, and Sharing Photos
    1. Moving Photos onto your iPod touch
    2. Setting Slideshow Preferences
      1. Step-by-Step
    3. Viewing Photos on Your iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step: Viewing Photos Individually
      2. Viewing Slideshows
      3. Deleting Photos from Your iPod touch
    4. Working with Photos on Your iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step: Using a Photo as Wallpaper
      2. Emailing Photos
      3. Assigning a Photo to a Contact
      4. Sending Photos to MobileMe
    5. Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Computer
      1. Moving Photos from your iPod touch to a Windows PC
      2. Step-by-Step
      3. Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Mac
  17. 12. Using Maps and Other Preinstalled Applications
    1. Watching Stocks
      1. Step-by-Step: Configuring the Stocks Application
      2. Tracking Stocks
    2. Finding Your Way with Maps
      1. Finding a Location by Searching
      2. Step-by-Step
      3. Using Bookmarks, Recents, or Contacts to Find a Location
      4. Working with Maps
      5. Getting Directions
    3. Watching the Weather
      1. Step-by-Step: Choosing Weather Locations
      2. Viewing Weather Information
  18. 13. Installing and Maintaining iPod touch Applications
    1. Using iTunes to Find and Install iPod touch Applications
      1. Step-by-Step: Downloading Applications from the iTunes Store
      2. Moving Applications from Your iTunes Library onto iPod touch
    2. Using the App Store to Find and Install iPod touch Applications
      1. Step-by-Step
    3. Using iPod touch Applications You Install
    4. Maintaining iPod touch Applications
      1. Step-by-Step
    5. Removing Applications from an iPod touch
      1. Step-by-Step
  19. 14. Customizing an iPod touch
    1. Customizing Your Home Screens
      1. Step-by-Step
    2. Accessing iPod touch Settings
    3. Configuring General Sound Settings
      1. Step-by-Step
    4. Setting Screen Brightness
      1. Step-by-Step
    5. Setting Wallpaper
      1. Step-by-Step
    6. Configuring Other General Settings
      1. Step-by-Step: Getting Information about an iPod touch
      2. Configuring Location Services
      3. Securing Your iPod touch
      4. Configuring Home Button and Search Options
      5. Configuring the Keyboard
      6. Setting International Options
      7. Resetting an iPod touch
  20. 15. Maintaining an iPod touch and Solving Problems
    1. Maintaining an iPod touch
      1. Maintaining iTunes
        1. Step-by-Step: Maintaining iTunes on Windows PCs
        2. Maintaining iTunes on Macs
      2. Maintaining an iPod touch’s Software
      3. Maintaining an iPod touch’s Power
      4. Cleaning an iPod touch’s Screen
    2. Solving iPod touch Problems
      1. Step-by-Step: Restarting an iPod touch
      2. Restarting the Computer and iTunes
      3. Resetting an iPod touch
      4. Restoring an iPod touch
      5. Reinstalling iTunes
      6. Getting Help with an iPod touch Problems
  21. Bonus Chapters
    1. Using the Songs Tool to Find Music
    2. Using Albums to Find Music
    3. Building and Editing an On-The-Go Playlist
      1. Creating and Listening to an On-The-Go Playlist
      2. Changing an On-The-Go Playlist
    4. Configuring Other Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually
    5. Using an iPod touch as a Stopwatch
      1. Using an iPod touch as a Timer
    6. Watching YouTube Videos
      1. Finding YouTube Videos
        1. Searching for YouTube Videos
        2. Browsing Featured YouTube Videos
        3. Browsing Most Viewed YouTube Videos
      2. Viewing YouTube Videos