8. The Other Apps

I’ve covered the iPod’s major areas: Mail, Safari, Music, Videos, FaceTime, Photos, Calendar, YouTube, and the stores. It’s time to turn to the smaller apps, which by default occupy the bulk of the iPod’s Home screen: Stocks, Maps, Weather, Notes, the Utilities folder (which contains Clock, Calculator, and Voice Memos), and Game Center.

If you’ve used Mac OS X, many of these apps are familiar to you, as most of them are offered in that operating system as widgets—small applications that perform limited tasks. On the iPod, they’re considered to be full-blown apps, even though they’re largely single-purpose programs. They work this way.


The Stocks app has a lot in common with the Mac OS X Stocks widget. Like that widget, ...

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