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The iPod Book: Doing Cool Stuff with the iPod and the iTunes Store, Fourth Edition

Book Description

There is no denying it: With the introduction of the iPod and iTunes, Apple changed the face of music. While the iPod and iTunes are user-friendly, figuring them out for the first time can be tricky. Plus, they can do way more than meets the eye. In this fully updated best-seller, award-winning author, Scott Kelby, delivers what users need to know to get up to speed fast on Apple's popular iPod digital audio players and iTunes software.

Through full-color illustrations and simple step-by-step instructions, readers will learn all about: the brand new iPod touch, equipped with a multitouch interface, 3.5-inch widescreen display, and WiFi Web browsing; the iPod shuffle, sporting a new belt clip and new colors; the iPod nano, featuring a new glamorous square shape, video, an enhanced interface, larger and brighter display, and new colors; the iPod classic which now incorporates iTunes cover flow, enhanced interface, and a sleeker design; and the new iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store, which now lets iPod users browse the iTunes Store and purchase music over a wireless connection straight onto their Apple mobile device.

Scott also provides the basics of how to share music between Macs and PCs; sync iTunes-created playlists as well as iPod-created voice notes; burn large playlists to CDs; download and watch videos; and more. Best of all, Scott has peppered the guide with tons of time-saving tips and tricks that typically can only be gleaned through hard-won experience.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About The Author
  4. Don’t Read This (just skip right to Chapter 2)
    1. Chapter 2? Why not start at Chapter 1?
    2. Okay, I get the Chapter 1 thing, but didn’t you say “Don’t Read This” at the top of the page?
    3. So, do I really start at Chapter 2?
    4. So what makes this book different from all the other iPod books out there?
    5. So how do I use it?
    6. Is the book in some kind of order?
    7. Is this book for Windows or Mac users?
    8. What if I have an iPod touch or an iPod shuffle?
    9. How did you know I wanted all these questions answered?
    10. What’s with the chapter intros?
    11. Anything else I should know?
  5. One. I Can’t Help Myself: The Chapter for People Who Must Play a Song Right Now
    1. Read This Before You Read ANYTHING!
    2. Don’t Charge Your iPod, Yet
    3. Picking Your Song
    4. What If There’s No Song on Your Computer (Yet)?
    5. Connecting Your iPod to Your Computer
    6. Disconnecting from Your Computer
    7. Connecting the Headphones
    8. Waking Your iPod and Playing a Song
    9. Pausing, Stopping, Hearing It Again
    10. You Did It!
  6. Two. The Outsiders: How to Work the Stuff on the Outside of Your iPod
    1. Where iTunes Fits In
    2. Importing Songs from a CD
    3. Importing Songs Already on Your Computer
    4. Downloading Songs from the iTunes Store
    5. Creating a Playlist
    6. Customizing Your New Playlist
    7. Getting Music onto Your iPod
    8. Turning Your iPod On and Off
    9. Navigating: iPods with a Click Wheel
    10. Using the Click Wheel and Playing Songs
    11. Fast Forward in the Song
    12. Not Sure Which Song You Want? Then Choose Music
    13. How to Jump Back One Screen
    14. Updating Your iPod with New Songs
    15. Done Listening? Put It to Sleep
    16. How to Keep from Draining Your Battery
    17. Turning On the Backlight
    18. Battery Saver: Controlling Your Backlight Time
    19. Controlling Your Screen’s Brightness
    20. Charging Your Battery (Using the USB Cable)
    21. Charging Your Battery (Using the Dock)
    22. How’s Your Battery Life?
    23. Replacing Your iPod’s Battery
    24. Using External Speakers
    25. Playing Video on Your iPod
  7. Three. Pod’s Theme: iPod Essentials
    1. Customizing the Main Menu
    2. Searching for Songs Made Easy
    3. Visual Searching with Cover Flow
    4. Using Your iPod as a Stopwatch
    5. Rating Your Favorites
    6. How to “Scrub” through the Current Song
    7. Getting to Your Playlists
    8. Shuffling Your Song Order
    9. Repeating the Current Song or Playlist
    10. Importing Songs Already on Your Computer
    11. Which Song Formats Work with Your iPod?
    12. Finding Out How Much Space Is Left for More Songs and Videos
    13. Deleting a Song from Your iPod
    14. Creating a Playlist Right within Your iPod (On-The-Go)
    15. Making an On-The-Go Song Go Away
    16. Controlling Your iPod’s Volume
    17. Enhancing Your Sound Quality (EQ)
    18. Saving Your Ears from Volume Abuse
    19. Using Your iPod as a Watch
    20. Setting an Alarm
    21. Turning Off the Click Sound
    22. Playing Your iPod’s Built-In Games
    23. Downloading Real Games
    24. Listening to Audiobooks on Your iPod
    25. Renaming Your iPod
    26. Keeping Your iPod’s Software Up-to-Date
  8. Four. It’s Tricky: Cool iPod Tips & Tricks
    1. Getting Important Info about Your iPod
    2. Using Your iPod as a Removable Hard Disk
    3. Turning Off iPod Auto-Updating
    4. Troubleshooting: Your iPod Won’t Turn On
    5. What to Do If Your iPod Locks Up
    6. Your iPod as Contact Manager
    7. Putting Playlists in the Order You Want Them
    8. A Playlist Just on Your iPod but Not in iTunes
    9. Making Smarter Smart Playlists Using Keywords
    10. Making Sure All Your Songs Are Rated
    11. Safeguarding Your iPod with Screen Lock
  9. Five. Cars: Using the iPod in Your Car
    1. Full iPod Integration for Luxury Cars
    2. If Your Car Doesn’t Offer Integration, Try This
    3. Here’s Where to Find That Cable You Need
    4. Kensington FM Transmitter for iPod
    5. DLO TransDock Deluxe All-in-One Solution
    6. iPod Holder for Your Car—You Need One More Than You Think
    7. XtremeMac Airplay Boost FM Transmitter
    8. Control Your iPod without Losing Control
    9. Third-Party Car Integration Kits
    10. Wireless Control for Your iPod
  10. Six. Video Killed the Radio Star: Video on Your iPod
    1. Where to Find Videos for Your iPod
    2. Music Videos from the iTunes Store
    3. Downloading Individual TV Shows
    4. Downloading an Entire Season
    5. Choosing Which Videos Go onto Your iPod
    6. Making Home Videos Play on Your iPod
    7. Downloading Movies
    8. Playing Your Downloaded Videos in iTunes
    9. Managing Your Downloads
    10. Getting Your Videos onto Your iPod
    11. Playing Videos on Your iPod classic
    12. Controlling Your Video Playback
    13. Importing Other Videos onto Your iPod
    14. Video Podcasts Aren’t Under Videos
    15. Watching iPod Videos on Your TV Screen
    16. Watching iPod Videos on TV in Style
    17. Putting Imported Music Videos Where They Belong
    18. Burning Your Videos to DVD
    19. Moving Your Movies to Another Computer
    20. Stretching Your Battery Life Watching Movies
    21. A Faster Way to Find Videos in the Store
    22. Broadcasting Movies from iTunes to Your TV
  11. Seven. Get the Freeze-Frame: Using Your iPod’s Photo Features
    1. Mac: Importing Photos from Apple’s iPhoto
    2. Mac: Importing Photos from a Folder
    3. Windows PC: Importing Photos from Photoshop Elements
    4. Windows PC: Importing Photos from a Folder
    5. How to Import Just Specific Photo Albums
    6. Viewing Photos You’ve Imported
    7. Seeing a Photo Slide Show
    8. Customizing Your Slide Show
    9. Adding Music to Your Slide Show
    10. Changing the Duration of Each Slide
    11. Using Your iPod for Presentations
    12. Seeing Your Slide Show on TV
    13. Getting Your Stored Photos onto Your Computer
  12. Eight. iTouch Myself: Using the iPod touch
    1. Turning Your iPod touch On (and Putting It to Sleep)
    2. Turning Your iPod touch Off
    3. Using the Home Screen
    4. Making Your Way Around
    5. Playing a Song
    6. How Many Songs Are on Your iPod touch?
    7. Scrubbing, Repeating, and Shuffling
    8. Seeing the Other Songs on an Album
    9. Accessing Your Playlists
    10. Instant Playlists of Your Favorite Artists
    11. Making On-The-Go Playlists on an iPod touch
    12. Visual Searching by Album Cover
    13. Watching Videos on Your iPod touch
    14. Deleting Videos from Your iPod touch
    15. Have Your iPod Sing You to Sleep
    16. Using the Other iPod touch Clock Features
    17. Using the Built-In Keyboard
    18. Getting Internet Access
    19. Using the Safari Web Browser
    20. Using the Built-In Google Search
    21. Working with Multiple Webpages
    22. Importing Bookmarks from Your Computer
    23. Completing Online Forms
    24. Using the Calculator
    25. Finding Videos on YouTube
    26. Watching YouTube Videos
    27. The Wi-Fi Version of the iTunes Store
    28. Finding Songs in the Wi-Fi iTunes Music Store
    29. Importing Your Calendar
    30. Importing Contacts from Your Computer
    31. Importing Photos into Your iPod touch
    32. Viewing Your Imported Photos
    33. Viewing a Slide Show of Your Photos
    34. Adding Background Music to Your Slide Show
    35. Make a Photo Your Startup Wallpaper
  13. Nine. Home Sweet Home: iTunes Essentials
    1. Limiting How Much iTunes Displays
    2. Getting More Song Info
    3. Editing Your Song’s Info
    4. Editing More Than One Song at One Time
    5. Updating Just One Info Field
    6. Adding Your Own Custom Genres
    7. Help for People Who Don’t Know the Words
    8. Changing the Sort Order: Last to First
    9. Finding the Song That’s Playing Now
    10. Use Browsing to Create Instant Playlists
    11. Finding a Song
    12. Searching Made Smarter
    13. Clearing a Song’s Play Count
    14. Deleting Songs
    15. iTunes’ Built-In VU Meters
    16. Organizing the Songs on Your Hard Disk
    17. Straight from CD to Playlist
    18. Set Up Your CDs to Import Automatically
    19. Auto-Naming for Imported CD Songs
    20. Save Hard Disk Space When Importing CDs
    21. Combining Two Tracks into One
    22. Salvaging Damaged CDs
    23. Burning a CD
    24. Fitting More Songs on Your CDs
    25. Setting the Gap Between Burned Songs
    26. Want to Find a Spot in a Song? Live Scrub It!
    27. Play Live Albums without Gaps
    28. How Much Room Is Left for Videos?
    29. Hiding the MiniStore
  14. Ten. Proof of Purchase: Using the iTunes Store
    1. Making Your Way Around the iTunes Store
    2. The Homepage Navigation Dots
    3. You Can Browse in the iTunes Store Too!
    4. Making Your Searches Make Sense
    5. Can’t Find It? Try a Power Search!
    6. Finding Songs from When You Graduated
    7. Quickly Finding All of an Artist’s Songs
    8. Emailing Your Uncovered Treasures
    9. Finding Out If You Already Have This Song
    10. Buying Protected Songs
    11. Buying Unprotected Songs
    12. Seeing the Big Cover!
    13. Why You Need to Back Up Your Purchased Songs
    14. A Source for Musical Inspiration
    15. Setting Your Video Screen Size
    16. Keeping Naughty Videos from the Kids
    17. Controlling Your Spending
    18. Keeping an Eye on Your Spending
    19. Setting Up an iTunes Allowance
    20. Stop Unauthorized People from Buying Music
    21. Sharing iTunes Store Music
    22. Speeding Up Sharing and Previews
    23. Got a Slow Connection? Get Better Previews
    24. Moving Your Music to Another Computer
    25. Allowing Multiple Simultaneous Downloads
    26. Do Your iTunes Store Downloading Later
    27. iTunes Will Grab That Album Art for You
    28. Creating a Wish List in iTunes
  15. Eleven. Imaginary Player: Playlists and Smart Playlists
    1. Creating Your Own Playlists
    2. Removing Songs from a Playlist
    3. Removing an Entire Playlist
    4. Another Way to Create Playlists
    5. Making a List of Your Playlists
    6. Combining Two Playlists into One
    7. Finding the Length of Your Playlist
    8. Putting Your Songs in Your Order
    9. Rearranging Your Column Order
    10. Changing the Sort Name
    11. Rating Your Songs (and Why You Should)
    12. Putting Your Ratings to Work
    13. Using Genres to Create a Smart Playlist
    14. Create a Smart Playlist of Your Least-Played Songs
    15. A Smart Playlist for Short Trips
    16. Get This Party Started with Party Shuffle
    17. Party Shuffling from a Playlist
    18. Making the Random Shuffle More Random
    19. Cutting Playlist Clutter with Playlist Folders
    20. Smart Playlist Idea for DJs
    21. Smart Playlist Idea: No Explicit Lyrics
    22. Smart Playlist Idea: Good ’80s Songs Instantly
    23. Smart Playlist Idea: Your Real Top 100
    24. Smart Playlist Idea: Your Best Albums
    25. Smart Playlist Idea: Ones You Haven’t Heard in a While
  16. Twelve. Tip Drill: Cool iTunes Tips
    1. Adding Smooth Transitions Between Songs
    2. Finding Your Original Songs (for Easy Backup)
    3. Editing a Song’s Start/End Points
    4. Using Album Art to Help You Navigate
    5. Deleting Album Art
    6. Printing Your Own CD Jewel Case Inserts
    7. Printing Song and Album Listings
    8. The Ultimate Space Saver
    9. Converting Your Songs
    10. Moving Playlists Between Computers
    11. Sharing Your Music over a Network
    12. iTunes Radio Is on the Air!
    13. Making Playlists of Your Favorite Stations
    14. It’s Time to Get Visual
    15. Maximize Your Experience
    16. Controlling the Visuals
    17. Extreme Visuals
    18. Balancing the Volume Between Songs
    19. Making Your Music Sound Better
    20. Individual EQ Settings by Song
    21. How Many Playlists Does a Song Appear In?
    22. Viewing Your Playlists with Album Art
    23. Browse Your Playlist with Cover Flow
  17. Thirteen. Add It On: iPod Accessories
    1. Bose SoundDock Portable
    2. JBL Radial Micro Loudspeaker Dock
    3. iHome iH6 Dual Alarm iPod Clock Radio
    4. Get Wireless Control and Convenience with Apple’s Universal Dock
    5. Charging Your iPod without Your Computer
    6. Add FM Radio to Your iPod
    7. Protect Your iPod from Scratches
    8. Add a Second Skin to Your iPod
    9. Turn Your iPod into a Nike Personal Trainer
    10. Colorize Your iPod
    11. iPod nano Armbands
    12. Bose QuietComfort 2 and 3 Headphones
    13. Bose In-Ear Headphones
    14. The Next Step Up from the Free Earbuds
    15. AirPort Express for Streaming iTunes
  18. Fourteen. Lido Shuffle: How to Use Apple’s iPod shuffle
    1. Getting Songs onto Your iPod shuffle
    2. Getting Songs You Actually Want
    3. Turning On Your iPod shuffle
    4. Hearing the Songs on Your iPod shuffle
    5. Adjusting the Volume
    6. Manually Adding Songs to Your iPod shuffle
    7. Checking Your Battery While Listening
    8. How to Fit More Songs on Your iPod shuffle
    9. Finding Out How Much Battery Is Left
    10. Locking the Buttons
    11. Something Acting Weird? Try Resetting
    12. Storing Files on Your iPod shuffle
    13. When Do You Need to Eject the iPod shuffle?
    14. How to Restore Your iPod shuffle
    15. Playing Your Songs in Order
    16. Unleash Your Inner Control Freak
  19. Fifteen. Cast of Angels: How to Download (and Create Your Own) Podcasts
    1. Finding Podcasts
    2. Downloading and Subscribing to Podcasts
    3. Accessing Your Downloaded Podcasts
    4. Watching Video Podcasts
    5. Managing Your Podcasts
    6. Downloading Podcasts Not Listed in iTunes
    7. Getting Your Podcasts onto Your iPod
    8. Playing Podcasts on Your iPod
    9. Recording an Audio Podcast (Windows PC)
    10. Recording an Audio Podcast (Mac)
    11. Creating a Video Podcast (Windows PC)
    12. Creating a Video Podcast (Mac)
    13. Going “On the Air” (Step One)
    14. The Second Step: Creating a Blog
    15. A Little More of the Second Step
    16. Submit Your Podcast to the iTunes Directory
  20. Recommended Dose: A Peek at My Own Personal, Ultra-Secret, Yet Surprisingly Way-Cool Playlists
    1. Scott’s Big Hair Rock Mix Playlist
    2. Scott’s ’80s Club Dance Mix Playlist
    3. Scott’s Old School Funk Mix
    4. Jordan’s Radio Disney-Like Playlist
    5. Terry’s Top 25