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iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition

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With the tiny Shuffle, the Nano, the Classic, and the Touch, Apple's gotten the world hooked on portable music, pictures, videos -- and the iPod. One thing they haven't delivered, though, is an easy guide for getting the most from this sleek entertainment center. Enter iPod: The Missing Manual, 7th Edition -- a book as breathtaking, satisfying, and reliable as its subject. Now in a sleek, travel-friendly size, this new edition provides a no-nonsense view of iTunes 8 and everything in the latest iPod line, with crystal-clear explanations, easy-to-follow color graphics, and guidance on all the amazing things you can do, including:

  • Out of the box and into your ears. Find out how to install iTunes and load music on your iPod. And get advice on buying copy-protection free songs from stores like Amazon and Rhapsody.

  • Bopping around the iPod. Learn everything from turning it on and off to shaking your iPod Nano to shuffle your tracks.

  • In tune with iTunes. Choose which parts of your iTunes library loads onto your iPod, move your sacred iTunes Folder to a bigger hard drive, and add album covers to your collection.

  • Picking playlists like a Genius. Let iTunes' new Genius feature whip up smart playlists from your library, and suggest songs from the iTunes Store that fit with what you already own.

  • The power of the 'Pod. Download movies and TV shows and learn how to play them on your iPod and finish viewing them on your TV. Play photo slideshows, find cool podcasts, and more.

  • Welcome to the App Store. Soup up your iPod Touch, from upgrading to the 2.0 firmware to installing the iTunes Store's nifty new collection of programs -- including games that turn the Touch into a pocket 3-D arcade.

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.

Table of Contents

  1. iPod: The Missing Manual, Seventh Edition
    1. A Note Regarding Supplemental Files
    2. The Missing Credits
      1. About the Creative Team
      2. Acknowledgements
      3. The Missing Manual Series
    3. Introduction
      1. How to Use This Book
        1. About→These→Arrows
        2. The Very Basics
        3. About MissingManuals.com
        4. Safari® Books Online
    4. 1. Meet the iPod: Out of the Box and into Your Ears in 15 Minutes
      1. Meet the iPod Classic
      2. Meet the iPod Shuffle
      3. Meet the iPod Nano
      4. Meet the iPod Touch
      5. Install iTunes
      6. Unpack iPod and Set It Up
      7. Three Ways to Get Music for iTunes (and iPod)
        1. Import Existing Songs into iTunes
          1. Import existing songs into iTunes
          2. Import a CD
          3. Buy Music in the iTunes Store
      8. Get Stuff Onto the iPod Classic or Nano: The Quick Way
      9. Manually Load the iPod Classic or Nano
      10. Get Songs on the iPod Shuffle Quickly
      11. Manually Load the iPod Shuffle
      12. Get Stuff on the iPod Touch: The Quick Way
      13. Manually Load the iPod Touch
      14. Disconnect the iPod from Your Computer
      15. Charge the iPod the First Time
      16. Control the iPod Classic or Nanowith the Click Wheel
      17. Other iPod Ports and Switches
      18. Basic Finger Moves for the iPod Touch Screen
      19. Special Buttons on the iPod Touch
      20. Find the Music on Your iPod—and Play It
        1. Find music on your Classic or Nano
        2. Find Music on Your iPod Touch
    5. 2. Bopping Around the iPod Classic, Nano, and Shuffle
      1. Turn the iPod On and Off—or Put It On Hold
      2. Navigate the iPod's Menus
      3. What's in the Music Menu
      4. Cover Flow on the iPod
      5. What's in the Videos Menu
      6. What's in the Photos Menu
        1. All Photos
        2. Settings
      7. What's in the Podcasts Menu
      8. What's in the Extras Menu
      9. What's in the Settings Menu
      10. Other Menus: Shuffle Songs and Now Playing
        1. Shuffle Songs
        2. Now Playing
      11. Customize Your iPod's Menus
      12. Set the iPod's Clock(s)
      13. Use the iPod as an Alarm Clock
      14. Search for Songs on the iPod
      15. Jump Around Within Songs and Videos
      16. Adjust the iPod's Volume
      17. Charge the iPod Without the Computer
      18. Play Games on an iPod
        1. iQuiz
        2. Klondike
        3. Maze (Nano only)
        4. Vortex
      19. Some Idiot Set the iPod Menus to Greek
      20. Lock Up Your Pod
    6. 3. Touring the Touch
      1. Turn iPod Touch On and Off
      2. The Home Button and Home Screen
      3. What's in the Music Menu
      4. What's in the Videos Menu
      5. What's in the Photos Menu
      6. What's in the Settings Menu
      7. Other Icons on the Touch Home Screen
      8. Fancier Fingerwork for the iPod Touch
        1. Finger Spread and Pinch
        2. Double-Tap
      9. Customize Your Touch Menus
      10. Cover Flow in Motion
      11. The Now Playing Screen: The Basics
      12. The Now Playing Screen: Song Maneuvers
      13. Install (and Uninstall) New Apps
      14. Set Up and Check Your Mail
    7. 4. iTunes Basics
      1. The iTunes Window: An Introduction
      2. Change the Look of the iTunes Window
      3. Change the Size of the iTunes Window
      4. Import Specific Songs From Your CDs
      5. Change Import Settings for Better Audio Quality
      6. Three Ways to Browse Your Collection
      7. Get a Birds-Eye Look at Your Collection with Grid View
      8. Search for Songs in iTunes
      9. Shuffle Your Music in Many Ways
      10. Animate Your Songs: iTunes Visualizer
    8. 5. iTunes Power Moves
      1. You're the Critic: Rate Your Music
      2. Listen to Internet Radio
      3. Share Your Music
      4. Change a Song's File Format
      5. Even Out Your Songs' Volume Level
      6. Set Up Multiple iTunes Libraries
      7. Improve Your Tunes with the Graphic Equalizer
      8. Find (and Get Rid of) Duplicate Songs
      9. Change a Song's Start and Stop Times
      10. Edit Song Information
      11. Edit Album Information
      12. Fetch Missing Album Covers
      13. Replace Album Covers Manually
      14. Find and Add Lyrics to Your Song Files
      15. View Lyrics on the iPod
      16. What iTunes Can Tell You About Your iPod
      17. Use iTunes to See What's on Your iPod
      18. Adjust Your iPod's Preferences with iTunes
      19. Load Songs on an iPod from More Than One Computer
      20. Manually Delete Music and Videos from the iPod
      21. Where iTunes Stores Your Files
      22. Move the iTunes Music Folder to an External Drive
      23. Copy Your Music From iPod to iTunes
      24. Back Up Your iTunes Files
    9. 6. The Power of Playlists
      1. Make a New Playlist in iTunes
        1. Playlist-Making Method #1
        2. Playlist-Making Method #2
        3. Playlist-Making Method #3
      2. Change an Existing Playlist
      3. Add a Playlist to Your iPod
      4. Delete a Playlist
      5. Make an On-The-Go Playlist on an iPod Nano or Classic
      6. Make and Edit On-The-Go Playlists on the iPod Touch
      7. Make a Genius Playlist in iTunes
      8. Make a Genius Playlist on the iPod
      9. Make Playlist Folders
      10. Smart Playlists: Another Way for iTunes to Assemble Your Playlists
      11. Party Shuffle: When You Want to Play DJ
      12. Three Kinds of Discs You Can Create with iTunes
      13. Burn a Playlist to a CD
      14. Print Playlists and Snazzy CD Covers
    10. 7. Shop the iTunes Store
      1. Getting to the iTunes Store
      2. Shop the iTunes Wi-Fi Music Store
      3. An Overview of the Store's Layout
      4. Navigate the Aisles of the iTunes Store
      5. Set Up an iTunes Store Account
      6. Change the Information in Your Apple Account
      7. A Tip for Dial-Up Music Lovers
      8. Find Music by Genre
      9. Buy a Song or Album
      10. Buy Movies or Videos
      11. Buy Audio Books
      12. Buy iPod Games
      13. Buy iPod Touch Apps
      14. Download and Subscribe to Podcasts
      15. Usage Rights: What You Can Do with Your Purchases
      16. Publish Your Own Playlists (iMixes)
      17. Other Cool iTunes Store Features
      18. iTunes Gift Certificates: Buy 'Em and Spend 'Em
        1. Buying
        2. Spending
      19. Other Ways to Send iTunes Gifts
      20. iTunes Allowance Accounts
      21. Make an iTunes Wish List
      22. What to Do If Your Download Gets Interrupted
      23. The Purchased Playlist
      24. Set Up Parental Controls for the Store
      25. Play iTunes Purchases on Multiple Computers
      26. Deauthorize Your Computer
      27. Use Your iPod to Copy Purchases to Other Computers
      28. See Your iTunes Purchase History and Get iTunes Store Help
      29. Buy Songs from Other Music Stores
    11. 8. It's Showtime: Playing Videos
      1. Add Videos to iTunes
      2. Play Videos in iTunes
      3. Transfer Videos to the iPod
      4. Video Formats That Work on the iPod
      5. Play Videos on the Classic and Nano
      6. Play Videos on the iPod Touch
        1. Zoom/Unzoom
      7. YouTube Videos on the iPod Touch
        1. Finding a Video to Play
        2. Playing YouTube Videos
      8. Play iTunes and iPod Videos on Your TV
      9. Back Up Your Video Collection to DVD
      10. Closed Captioning on Videos
    12. 9. Picturing Your Photos on the iPod
      1. Setting Up: Get Ready to Put Photos on the iPod
      2. Get Pictures onto the iPod
      3. Digital Photographer Alert: Storing Full-Quality Photos on the iPod
      4. View Photos on the iPod Classic or Nano
      5. View Photos (in a Pinch) on Your iPod Touch
      6. Play Slideshows on the iPod
        1. Slideshow Settings on a Classic or Nano
        2. Slideshow Settings on an iPod Touch
      7. Play Slideshows on a TV
        1. For Classics, Nanos, and Older Video iPods:
        2. For the iPod Touch:
    13. 10. The iPod as Personal Assistant
      1. iPod as an Address Book
      2. iPod as a Calendar
      3. Track Time: iPod as a Stopwatch
        1. iPod Touch
        2. iPod Classic and Nano
      4. Tick-Tock: iPod as a World Clock
        1. Add a Clock on Your iPod Touch
        2. Add a Clock on Your iPod Classic or Nano
      5. iPod as a Portable Hard Drive
      6. Read Text Files on the iPod
    14. 11. Surfing the Web with iPod Touch
      1. Get Your Wi-Fi Connection
        1. Silencing the "Select a Wi-Fi Network" Messages
        2. The List of Hot Spots
        3. Commercial Hot Spots
      2. Going on a Safari Tour
      3. Zoom and Scroll Through Web Pages
      4. The Safari Address Bar
      5. Use the Touch Keyboard
        1. Surfing on the Safari Keyboard
      6. Create and Use Safari Bookmarks
        1. Adding New Bookmarks
      7. Edit and Organize Bookmarks and Folders
      8. Syncing Bookmarks with iTunes
        1. Special Instructions for Firefox Fans
      9. The Safari History List
        1. Erasing the History List
      10. Tapping Links
      11. Mapping Your Way with Wi-Fi
      12. Search the Web
        1. Changing the Default Search Engine
      13. Audio and Video on the Web
      14. Social Networking on the iPod Touch
      15. Manipulate Multiple Pages
      16. Pop-up Blockers, Cookies, and Security
        1. Cookies
      17. RSS: The Missing Manual
      18. Find Other Mobile-Friendly Sites
    15. 12. iPod Out Loud
      1. Checklist: Taking the iPod on the Road
      2. The FM Connection: Play the iPod Through a Radio's Speakers
      3. Serious Car Audio Fans: The Custom Installation
      4. Play the iPod Through Portable Speakers
      5. Play the iPod In Many Rooms at Once
      6. Connect the iPod to a Home Entertainment System
        1. Connecting with an Audio Cable
        2. Adding an iPod Dock
      7. Stream iTunes Music with Airport Express
        1. Using the iPod Touch as a Remote
      8. Find a Power Source for the iPod
      9. Where to Find Cool iPod Stuff
    16. 13. What to Do When the iPod Isn't Working Right
      1. Apple's Alphabet: The 5 (or 6) R's of iPod Repair
      2. Reset Your iPod
      3. Download and Reinstall iTunes and iTunes Updates
      4. Use the Diagnostics Tools in iTunes for Windows
      5. Update the iPod's Software
      6. Start Over: Restoring Your iPod's Software
      7. Understanding the iPod's Battery Messages
      8. Apple's Tips for Longer iPod Battery Life
      9. Replace Your iPod's Battery
      10. AppleCare—What It Is and Whether You Need It
    17. Index
    18. About the Authors