Chapter 8. The Informational iPod

By now, you probably realize that the iPod is the world’s greatest portable music player (and a pretty fair video player too!). But take a quick scroll through the Extras screen of a traditional display-bearing iPod or the Home screen of your iPod touch, and you’ll get the idea that the iPod is more than a music player. On traditional iPods, you’ll find the Contacts, Calendars, and Notes entries, which hint that your iPod is ready to offer up a phone number, remind you of an upcoming appointment, or recall your Aunt Vilma’s recipe for Swedish meatballs. The iPod touch takes it all one step further by offering Calendar, Contacts, and Notes applications into which you can enter data.

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