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iPod touch® for Dummies®

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The perfect full-color guide to the iPod touch for both Mac and Windows users

Your iPod touch can do so many things. With this full-color guide, you can get hip to all your iPod touch has to offer and take full advantage of the iTunes store and the App Store, as well.

You'll start by learning how to manage the multi-touch interface and setting up iTunes. Then you'll discover how to connect to the Internet via Wi-Fi, receive and send e-mail, get directions and use maps, play games, download and watch movies, shop for cool new apps at the App Store, and much more.

  • Starts with the basics of setting up and using the iPod touch, richly illustrated in full color

  • Covers listening to music, synchronizing your data, working with the calendar, setting up iTunes, and getting online via Wi-Fi

  • Shows how to send and receive e-mail, shop for movies and music at the iTunes Store, browse the Web, share photos, download and watch movies and TV shows, and download apps from the App Store

  • Explains how to use your iPod touch as a portable game console and how to manage your contacts and to-do lists

  • Also covers protecting your information and troubleshooting

iPod touch For Dummies helps you make the most of this amazing device that combines a widescreen iPod with touch controls, a portable game console, and a breakthrough Internet device.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. Author's Acknowledgments
  4. Publisher's Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. Conventions Used in This Book
    3. A Quick Peek Ahead
      1. Part I: Touching All the Basics
      2. Part II: Filling Up Your Empty Cup
      3. Part III: Playing It Back with Interest
      4. Part IV: Touching the Online World
      5. Part V: Staying in Touch and Up-to-Date
      6. Part VI: The Part of Tens
      7. Bonus Chapters
    4. Icons Used in This Book
  6. I. Touching All the Basics
    1. 1. Powering Up Your iPod touch
      1. 1.1. Thinking Inside the Box
        1. 1.1.1. Outside the box
        2. 1.1.2. Computer and software not included
      2. 1.2. Discovering What Your iPod touch Can Do
        1. 1.2.1. Whipping up a multimedia extravaganza
        2. 1.2.2. Communicating with the world
        3. 1.2.3. Rolling the dice
      3. 1.3. Connecting to Power
      4. 1.4. Facing Charges of Battery
        1. 1.4.1. Recharging your battery
        2. 1.4.2. Saving power
    2. 2. Putting Your Finger On It
      1. 2.1. Going on a Quick Tour of the iPod touch
        1. 2.1.1. Sliding to the Home screen
        2. 2.1.2. Status bar
        3. 2.1.3. Searching for anything
        4. 2.1.4. Tons of icons and what do you get?
      2. 2.2. Touching and Gesturing
      3. 2.3. Tickling the Keyboard
        1. 2.3.1. Typing text, numbers, and symbols (using Notes)
        2. 2.3.2. Editing text and handling word suggestions
        3. 2.3.3. Copying (or cutting) and pasting
        4. 2.3.4. Setting keyboard options
    3. 3. Clocking, Locking, and Personalizing
      1. 3.1. There's No Time Like the Right Time
      2. 3.2. Rock Around the Clocks
        1. 3.2.1. Checking the time in Paris and Bangkok
        2. 3.2.2. Getting alarmed
        3. 3.2.3. Timing your steps
        4. 3.2.4. Using the stopwatch
      3. 3.3. Setting the Passcode for Your Lock
      4. 3.4. Getting Personal
        1. 3.4.1. Brightening and wallpapering
        2. 3.4.2. Sound effects
        3. 3.4.3. Location, location, location
        4. 3.4.4. Setting restrictions
  7. II. Filling Up Your Empty Cup
    1. 4. Exploring iTunes and the Online Store
      1. 4.1. Discovering What You Can Do with iTunes
        1. 4.1.1. Browsing your iTunes library
        2. 4.1.2. Setting up an iTunes Store account
      2. 4.2. Shopping at the iTunes Store
        1. 4.2.1. Cruising in the multimedia mall
        2. 4.2.2. Buying and downloading items
        3. 4.2.3. Appearing at the App Store
      3. 4.3. Going Online with Your iPod touch
        1. 4.3.1. Turning Wi-Fi on or off
        2. 4.3.2. Choosing a Wi-Fi network
      4. 4.4. Shopping with Your iPod touch
        1. 4.4.1. Browsing and downloading content
        2. 4.4.2. Browsing and downloading apps
        3. 4.4.3. Updating apps you've downloaded
    2. 5. Into the Sync with iTunes
      1. 5.1. Syncing with Your iTunes Library and Account
      2. 5.2. Copying Everything
      3. 5.3. Choosing What to Sync
        1. 5.3.1. Syncing everything but the kitchen
        2. 5.3.2. Getting picky about playlists, artists, and genres
        3. 5.3.3. Picking and choosing podcast episodes
        4. 5.3.4. Choosing movies and TV shows
      4. 5.4. Manually Managing Music and Videos
        1. 5.4.1. That album is just a drag
        2. 5.4.2. Delete to make room for more
        3. 5.4.3. Autofill it up
    3. 6. Syncing Your Day in the Life
      1. 6.1. Apps to Organize Your Life
      2. 6.2. Syncing Your Personal Info Using iTunes
      3. 6.3. Going MobileMe to Sync Your iPod touch
        1. 6.3.1. Setting up on a Mac
        2. 6.3.2. Setting up on Windows
        3. 6.3.3. When you sync upon a cloud
      4. 6.4. Setting Up Mail Accounts on Your iPod touch
      5. 6.5. Changing and Deleting Mail Accounts
  8. III. Playing It Back with Interest
    1. 7. The Songs Remain the Same
      1. 7.1. Locating "A Song for You"
        1. 7.1.1. Going with the Cover Flow
        2. 7.1.2. Touching artists and albums
        3. 7.1.3. Choosing a playlist
        4. 7.1.4. Tapping song titles and more
      2. 7.2. Controlling Song Playback
        1. 7.2.1. Repeating songs
        2. 7.2.2. Shuffling song order
      3. 7.3. Creating Playlists on Your iPod touch
        1. 7.3.1. Ordering playlists On-The-Go
        2. 7.3.2. Consulting the iTunes Genius
      4. 7.4. Adjusting and Limiting the Volume
      5. 7.5. Tweaking the Sound
        1. 7.5.1. Peaking with the Sound Check
        2. 7.5.2. All things being equal(ized)
    2. 8. Bring Videos, Books, and Podcasts
      1. 8.1. Everything's Coming Up Videos
        1. 8.1.1. Playback under your thumb
        2. 8.1.2. Scaling the picture
      2. 8.2. YouTube in Your Hand
        1. 8.2.1. Running down a stream: Playback control
        2. 8.2.2. Bookmarking and sharing
        3. 8.2.3. Searching for videos
      3. 8.3. One Chapter at a Time: Audio Books and Podcasts
    3. 9. Your Pocket Picture Player
      1. 9.1. Syncing with Photo Albums and Folders
        1. 9.1.1. Putting images on the iPod touch
        2. 9.1.2. Syncing recently saved images
      2. 9.2. Viewing Images
      3. 9.3. On with the Slideshow
        1. 9.3.1. Setting up a slideshow
        2. 9.3.2. Playing a slideshow
      4. 9.4. Sharing Images
        1. 9.4.1. Sending an image by e-mail
        2. 9.4.2. Selecting and copying multiple images
        3. 9.4.3. Saving an image attached to an e-mail
        4. 9.4.4. Sharing photo albums
        5. 9.4.5. Capturing a screen shot
  9. IV. Touching the Online World
    1. 10. Surfin' Safari
      1. 10.1. Take a Walk on the Web Side with Safari
        1. 10.1.1. Go URL own way
        2. 10.1.2. Hanging loose with your bookmarks
        3. 10.1.3. Pearl diving with Google or Yahoo!
      2. 10.2. Let Your Fingers Do the Surfing
        1. 10.2.1. Scrolling and zooming
        2. 10.2.2. It's all touch and go
        3. 10.2.3. Surfing multiple pages
        4. 10.2.4. Interacting with pages
        5. 10.2.5. Copying text
      3. 10.3. Bookmarking As You Go
        1. 10.3.1. Saving a bookmark
        2. 10.3.2. Sending a Web link by e-mail
      4. 10.4. Bringing It All Back Home
    2. 11. The Postman Always Beeps Once
      1. 11.1. Checking E-Mail
        1. 11.1.1. The message is the medium
        2. 11.1.2. Deleting a message
      2. 11.2. Sending E-Mail
      3. 11.3. Message Settings and Sending Options
        1. 11.3.1. What you see is what you got
        2. 11.3.2. Return to sender, address unknown
      4. 11.4. If Not Push, Then Fetch
    3. 12. Earth, Wind, and Finance
      1. 12.1. Tapping Your Maps
        1. 12.1.1. Where are you?
        2. 12.1.2. Searching locations
        3. 12.1.3. Pinpointing the spot
        4. 12.1.4. Bookmarking the spot
        5. 12.1.5. A bird's-eye view
        6. 12.1.6. Getting directions
      2. 12.2. Riding on the Storm
      3. 12.3. Tapping Your Moneymaker
  10. V. Staying in Touch and Up-to-Date
    1. 13. A Day in the Social Life
      1. 13.1. Checking Your Calendar
        1. 13.1.1. A change is gonna come
        2. 13.1.2. Yesterday's settings (and today's)
      2. 13.2. Using Your Contacts
        1. 13.2.1. Orders to sort and display
        2. 13.2.2. Soul searchin'
        3. 13.2.3. Adding, editing, and deleting contacts
      3. 13.3. Recording Voice Memos
      4. 13.4. Socializing on Networks
        1. 13.4.1. You've got a Facebook friend
        2. 13.4.2. MySpace odyssey
        3. 13.4.3. Dedicated follower of Twitter
    2. 14. Resetting, Updating, and Restoring
      1. 14.1. Powering Down and Resetting
        1. 14.1.1. Resetting your iPod touch system
        2. 14.1.2. Resetting your settings
      2. 14.2. Updating Your iPod touch
        1. 14.2.1. Checking the software version
        2. 14.2.2. Updating with newer software
      3. 14.3. Restoring Your iPod touch
        1. 14.3.1. Restoring previous settings
        2. 14.3.2. Restoring to factory conditions
  11. VI. The Part of Tens
    1. 15. Ten Tangible Tips
      1. 15.1. Saving the Life of Your Battery
      2. 15.2. Keeping Your Screen Clean
      3. 15.3. Getting Healthy with Nike
      4. 15.4. Rating Your Songs
      5. 15.5. Deleting Apps from Your iPod touch
      6. 15.6. Deleting Videos and Podcasts from Your iPod touch
      7. 15.7. Measuring Traffic in Maps
      8. 15.8. Turning On International Keyboards
      9. 15.9. Drawing Chinese Characters
      10. 15.10. Stopping a Wi-Fi Network From Joining
    2. 16. Ten Apps That Shook the iPod World
      1. 16.1. Remote
      2. 16.2. Enigmo
      3. 16.3. Tap Tap Revenge
      4. 16.4. Flick Fishing
      5. 16.5. Ocarina
      6. 16.6. iBeer
      7. 16.7. Google Mobile
      8. 16.8. AP Mobile
      9. 16.9. Stanza
      10. 16.10. Tony's Tips