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iTunes® and iCloud® for iPhone®, iPad®, & iPod® touch Absolute Beginner’s Guide

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Covers iTunes 11 and iCloud for Mac and
Windows

Make the most of iTunes® or iCloud®–without being a technical expert!
This book is the fastest way to use iTunes and iCloud to enjoy your media anywhere you go, on any iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod® touch. Even if you’ve never used iTunes or iCloud before, this book will show you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. iTunes and iCloud have never been this simple!

Who knew how simple iTunes and iCloud could be?

This is today’s best beginner’s guide to using iTunes and iCloud… simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do. Here’s a small sample of what you learn:

•   Explore iTunes and discover better ways to enjoy it

•   Build your iTunes library with both free content and paid iTunes media

•   Label your iTunes media with information so that finding what you want is always easy

•   Hear exactly the music you want to hear, when you want to hear it

•   Discover, subscribe, and listen to the world’s best podcasts

•   Wirelessly stream your iTunes media to other devices with AirPlay

•   Set up iCloud on your Mac, Windows PC, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch

•   Use iCloud to automatically share your media across all your “iDevices”

•   Use Photo Stream to automatically save your photos and share them with others

•   Preview and download new music to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch

•   Carry and read entire libraries of electronic books

•   Control syncing and preferences so your devices always work the way you want

Table of Contents

  1. About This eBook
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Contents at a Glance
  5. Table of Contents
  6. About the Author
  7. Dedication
  8. Acknowledgments
  9. We Want to Hear from You!
  10. Reader Services
  11. Introduction
    1. How This Book Is Organized
    2. Technology Covered
    3. Conventions Used in This Book
    4. Let Me Know What You Think
  12. Part I. iTunes
    1. 1. Getting Started with iTunes
      1. Installing and Maintaining iTunes on a Windows PC
      2. Maintaining iTunes on a Macintosh
      3. Touring iTunes
    2. 2. Working with the iTunes Store
      1. Getting Started in the iTunes Store
      2. Setting iTunes Store Preferences
      3. Adding Content from the iTunes Store to Your iTunes Library
      4. Understanding Digital Rights Management (DRM)
    3. 3. Building Your iTunes Library
      1. Determining Where Content Is Stored
      2. Adding Music from Audio CDs to Your Library
      3. Adding Content from the iTunes Store to Your Library
      4. Adding MP3 Music from Amazon.com to Your Library
      5. Adding Video from DVDs to Your Library
      6. Adding Content from Other Sources to Your Library
    4. 4. Listening to Music with iTunes
      1. Setting Audio Playback Preferences
      2. Listening to Audio the iTunes Way
      3. Selecting a Source
      4. Browsing for Music
      5. Searching for Music
      6. Playing Music
    5. 5. Watching Video with iTunes
      1. Selecting Video Content to Play
      2. Watching Video in iTunes
    6. 6. Working with Information in Your iTunes Library
      1. Understanding Information in Your iTunes Library
      2. Viewing and Changing Information
      3. Configuring an Item’s Options
      4. Working with Art
      5. Changing the Information You See
    7. 7. Creating and Using Playlists
      1. Understanding Playlists
      2. Creating and Managing Playlists
      3. Creating and Managing Smart Playlists
      4. Creating and Managing Genius Playlists
      5. Working with Playlists
    8. 8. Subscribing and Listening to Podcasts
      1. Adding Podcasts to Your iTunes Library
      2. Listening to Podcasts
      3. Managing Podcasts
    9. 9. Streaming Music and Video Through an AirPlay Network
      1. Understanding AirPlay
      2. Creating an AirPlay Network
      3. Streaming Content on an AirPlay Network
  13. Part II. iCloud
    1. 10. Obtaining and Configuring an iCloud Account
      1. Understanding iCloud
      2. Obtaining an iCloud Account
      3. Configuring iCloud on a Mac
      4. Configuring iCloud on a Windows PC
      5. Configuring iCloud on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
    2. 11. Putting Your Photos on the Cloud with Photo Stream
      1. Understanding Photo Stream
      2. Using Photo Stream with a Mac
      3. Using Photo Stream with a Windows PC
      4. Using Photo Stream on iOS Devices
      5. Removing Photos from Your Photo Stream
    3. 12. Streaming Your Music with iTunes Match
      1. Understanding iTunes Match
      2. Setting Up iTunes Match in iTunes on Computers
      3. Setting Up iTunes Match on iPads, iPhones, or iPod touches
      4. Listening to iTunes Match Music
  14. Part III. iPads/iPhones/iPod touches
    1. 13. Downloading Content onto iPads, iPhones, or iPod Touches
      1. Setting iTunes and App Store Preferences
      2. Using the iTunes App to Download Music
      3. Using the iTunes App to Download Movies and TV Shows
      4. Using the App Store App to Download Apps
      5. Downloading Content from Other Sources
    2. 14. Synchronizing iTunes Content with iOS Devices
      1. Understanding the Sync Process
      2. Configuring Sync Options
      3. Managing the Sync Process
    3. 15. Listening to Music with the Music App
      1. Setting Music Preferences
      2. Finding Music You Want to Listen To
      3. Listening to Music
      4. Working with the Genius
      5. Listening to Music with AirPlay
    4. 16. Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App
      1. Configuring the Podcast App’s Settings
      2. Building Your Podcast Library
      3. Listening to Audio Podcasts
    5. 17. Watching Video with the Videos App
      1. Configuring Video Settings
      2. Selecting Video to Watch
      3. Watching Video
      4. Using AirPlay to Stream Video onto Other Devices
      5. Deleting Video
    6. 18. Reading Books with the iBooks App
      1. Configuring iBooks Settings
      2. Downloading Books from the iBookstore
      3. Working with Your iBooks Library
      4. Reading Books in iBooks
    7. 19. Working with Photos and Video with the Camera and Photos Apps
      1. Setting Photo Preferences
      2. Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video
      3. Working with Photos Using the Photos App
      4. Working with Video Using the Photos App
  15. Index