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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th edition--New from O'Reilly: Covers iTunes and the Touch, Classic, Nano, and Shuffle iPods

Press release: October 28, 2008

iPod: The Missing Manual Sebastopol, CA—Got a new iPod? This new, up-to-the-nanosecond 7th edition of iPod: The Missing Manual (O'Reilly, $19.99) can help you get your new iPod out of the box and into your ears in 15 minutes.

"You'll learn a bit about your particular iPod model and how to get it whistling sweet tunes in your ear in a minimal amount of time," notes author J.D. Biersdorfer, who also pens the technology Q & A column for the New York Times. "If you want more information on in-depth iPodding or getting the most out iTunes, you can find that stuff in chapters farther down the road."

Written by Biersdorfer and David Pogue, the New York Times' award-winning tech columnist, iPod: The Missing Manual is as stylish and satisfying as its subject. Each custom-designed page sports easy-to-follow graphics, crystal-clear explanations, and guidance on the most useful things your iPod can do.

Coverage includes:

  • Out of the box and into your ears. Learn how to install iTunes, load music on your iPod, and master the basic moves you need to get anywhere--and find anything--on your pocket player.
  • Bopping around the iPod. Whether you've got a tiny Shuffle, a Nano, a Classic, or the iPod Touch, you'll learn everything from turning your iPod on and off to booming its sound all over the house. Special tidbit for iPod owners with trickster friends: How to reset the iPod's menus to English if they've been changed to, say, Greek.
  • In tune with iTunes. iTunes can do far more than your father's jukebox. Learn how to use the brand-new Genius feature to make instant, inspired playlists, how to move your sacred iTunes Folder to a bigger hard drive, and how to add album covers to your collection.
  • The power of the 'Pod. Download movies and iPod Touch applications, play photo slideshows and games, find cool podcasts, and more: this book shows you how to unleash all your iPod's power.

Even if you don't buy one of the new iPod models, this Missing Manual has plenty of information on the latest version of iTunes, the App Store and a whole lot more about Apple's incredible device.

For more information about how to get the most from your new iPod, see J.D. Biersdorfer's tips and tricks at

For a review copy or more information please email Please include your delivery address and contact information.

J.D. Biersdorfer is the author of iPod: The Missing Manual and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book, and is co-author of The Internet: The Missing Manual and the second edition of Google: The Missing Manual. She has been writing the weekly computer Q&A column for the Circuits section of The New York Times since 1998.

David Pogue is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. With 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes more than 30 titles.

Additional Resources:
For more information about the book, including table of contents, index, author bios, and cover graphic, see the catalog page for iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition.

iPod: The Missing Manual, Seventh Edition
J.D. Biersdorfer , David Pogue
ISBN: 9780596522124, 300 pages, Book Price: $19.99 USD, £12.50 GBP
PDF Price: $19.99 USD

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