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iPodpedia: The Ultimate iPod and iTunes Resource by Michael Miller

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Chapter 21iPod Hacks

The tricks presented in the preceding chapter are easy enough for anyone to attempt. However, you can customize your iPod even more—if you have the technical expertise. These advanced tricks, more appropriately known as hacks, require getting inside your iPod, so to speak, and modifying the device’s firmware or operating system—the software that controls your iPod’s operation.

What kinds of hacks are we talking about? The most common iPod hacks let you customize the display—the fonts, the graphics, the icons, the screen background, you name it. Other hacks let you run additional applications on your iPod, above and beyond the official iPod applications currently on the market.

In short, you hack your iPod because you can—and ...

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