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

Book Description

Are you looking for a book that focuses on just the most important and most useful stuff about your iPod (including the iPod touch, the nano, shuffle, and the iTunes Store)? Well, this is it!

There are basically two kinds of iPod books: (1) The “tell-me-all-about-it” kind, which include in-depth discussions on compression algorithms and tutorials on how to export your playlist in Unicode format. (2) Then there’s this book—a “show-me-how-to-do-it” book. Scott shows you step by step how to do the things people really want to learn about their iPods, and he uses the same casual, conversational style that has made him the world’s #1 best-selling technology author. This book focuses on just the most important, most requested, most useful things so you can start having fun with your iPod today. Right now! Plus, there’s only one topic per page, so if you want to know how to do something, you turn to that page and it shows you how to do just that one thing. It's a simple approach, and people really love learning this way!

As an added bonus, you can check out the best iPod accessories by visiting Terry White's Tech Blog (http://terrywhite.com/techblog).

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
    1. Dedication
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. About The Authors
  4. Seven Things You’ll Wish You Knew (before you read the book)
  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. Make a Genius Playlist on Your iPod
    17. Controlling Your iPod’s Volume
    18. Enhancing Your Sound Quality (EQ)
    19. Saving Your Ears from Volume Abuse
    20. Using Your iPod as a Watch
    21. Setting an Alarm
    22. Turning Off the Click Sound
    23. Playing Your iPod’s Built-In Games
    24. Downloading Real Games
    25. Listening to Audiobooks on Your iPod
    26. Renaming Your iPod
    27. Keeping Your iPod’s Software Up-to-Date
    28. Cover Flow on the New iPod nano
    29. Shake Your New nano to Shuffle Songs
  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. 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
    23. Enjoying iTunes Movie Rentals
  10. Six. 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
  11. Seven. iTouch Myself: Using the iPod touch
    1. Turning Your iPod touch On (and Putting It to Sleep)
    2. Turn up the Volume
    3. Using the Home Screen
    4. Using 3rd Party Apps
    5. Rearrange Your Home Screen Icons
    6. Multiple Home Screens
    7. The iPod touch Now Has Support for the Nike + iPod Kit
    8. Making Your Way Around
    9. Playing a Song
    10. Scrubbing, Repeating, and Shuffling
    11. Seeing the Other Songs on an Album
    12. Accessing Your Playlists
    13. Instant Playlists of Your Favorite Artists
    14. Making On-The-Go Playlists on an iPod touch
    15. Visual Searching by Album Cover
    16. Watching Videos on Your iPod touch
    17. Deleting Videos from Your iPod touch
    18. Have Your iPod Sing You to Sleep
    19. Using the Other iPod touch Clock Features
    20. Using the Stopwatch
    21. Using the Built-In Keyboard
    22. Getting Internet Access
    23. Using the Safari Web Browser
    24. Using the Built-In Google Search
    25. Working with Multiple Webpages
    26. Importing Bookmarks from Your Computer
    27. Completing Online Forms
    28. Getting Stock Quotes
    29. Using the Calculator
    30. Finding Videos on YouTube
    31. Watching YouTube Videos
    32. The Wi-Fi Version of the iTunes Store
    33. Finding Songs in the Wi-Fi iTunes Music Store
    34. Importing Your Calendar
    35. Importing Contacts from Your Computer
    36. Add an Email Account on the iPod touch
    37. Checking Your Email
    38. Reading Your Email
    39. Importing Photos into Your iPod touch
    40. Viewing Your Imported Photos
    41. Viewing a Slide Show of Your Photos
    42. Adding Background Music to Your Slide Show
    43. Make a Photo Your Startup Wallpaper
    44. Using Maps to Find Just About Anything
    45. Locate Yourself on the Map
    46. Getting Driving Directions
    47. Drop a Pin on the Map
    48. Display More Information on the Map
    49. Finding Your Contacts on the Map
    50. Use Map Bookmarks
    51. Seeing Your Local Weather
    52. Adding Weather for Other Cities
    53. Making Quick Notes
  12. Eight. 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?
  13. Nine. 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
  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. Quickly Finding All of an Artist’s Songs
    7. Emailing Your Uncovered Treasures
    8. Finding Out If You Already Have This Song
    9. Buying Protected Songs
    10. Buying Unprotected Songs
    11. Seeing the Big Cover!
    12. Why You Need to Back Up Your Purchased Songs
    13. A Source for Musical Inspiration
    14. Setting Your Video Screen Size
    15. Keeping Naughty Videos from the Kids
    16. Controlling Your Spending
    17. Keeping an Eye on Your Spending
    18. Setting Up an iTunes Allowance
    19. Stop Unauthorized People from Buying Music
    20. Sharing iTunes Store Music
    21. Speeding Up Sharing and Previews
    22. Moving Your Music to Another Computer
    23. Allowing Multiple Simultaneous Downloads
    24. Do Your iTunes Store Downloading Later
    25. iTunes Will Grab That Album Art for You
    26. Creating a Wish List in iTunes
  15. Eleven. Imaginary Player: Playlists and Genius
    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. Cutting Playlist Clutter with Playlist Folders
    19. Smart Playlist Idea for DJs
    20. Smart Playlist Idea: No Explicit Lyrics
    21. Smart Playlist Idea: Good ’80s Songs Instantly
    22. Smart Playlist Idea: Your Real Top 100
    23. Smart Playlist Idea: Your Best Albums
    24. Smart Playlist Idea: Ones You Haven’t Heard in a While
    25. Create a Genius Playlist in iTunes
    26. Using the Genius Playlist
  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. Browse Your Playlist with Cover Flow
    23. Browse Your Playlist with the Grid View
    24. Album Art View is Still There