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Taking Your iPod touch to the Max, Second Edition

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Unleash your iPod touch and take it to the limit using secret tips and techniques from gadget hacker Erica Sadun. Fast and fun to read, Taking Your iPod touch to the Max will help you get the most out of your iPod touch.

You'll find all the best undocumented tricks as well as the most efficient and enjoyable introduction to the iPod touch available. Starting with the basics, you'll quickly move on to discover the iPod touch's hidden potential, like how to connect to a TV and get contract-free VOIP.

From e-mail and surfing the Web, to using iTunes, iBooks, games, photos, ripping DVDs and getting free VOIP with Skype or Jajah—you'll find it all in this book. You'll even learn tips on where to get the best and cheapest iPod touch accessories. Get ready to take iPod touch to the max!

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Author
  3. About the Technical Reviewer
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. Bringing Home the iPod Touch
    1. 1.1. Buying Your iPod Touch
      1. 1.1.1. Picking Your iPod Touch
      2. 1.1.2. Considering System Requirements
      3. 1.1.3. Deciding Where to Buy Your iPod
      4. 1.1.4. Understanding Return and Exchange Policies
    2. 1.2. Bringing Your iPod Home
      1. 1.2.1. Unpacking Your iPod Touch
      2. 1.2.2. Reviewing the iPod Touch Features
      3. 1.2.3. Preparing for a Fresh Start
      4. 1.2.4. Creating a New iTunes Account
      5. 1.2.5. Connecting Your iPod Touch to Your Computer
      6. 1.2.6. Setting Up Your iPod Touch
      7. 1.2.7. Synchronizing Your New iPod
    3. 1.3. Insuring and Repairing Your iPod
    4. 1.4. Accessorizing Your iPod
    5. 1.5. Summary
  7. 2. Putting Your Data and Media on the iPod Touch
    1. 2.1. The iPod Touch iTunes Device Window
      1. 2.1.1. A Word on Syncing Your Data
      2. 2.1.2. Where Do You I Get My Media From?
      3. 2.1.3. Remember to Apply Your Changes
    2. 2.2. The Tabs
      1. 2.2.1. The Summary Tab
        1. 2.2.1.1. iPod Box
        2. 2.2.1.2. Version Box
        3. 2.2.1.3. Options Box
      2. 2.2.2. The Apps Tab
        1. 2.2.2.1. Sync Apps
        2. 2.2.2.2. Creating Folders
        3. 2.2.2.3. File Sharing
      3. 2.2.3. The Ringtones Tab
      4. 2.2.4. The Music Tab
      5. 2.2.5. The Movies Tab
      6. 2.2.6. The TV Shows Tab
      7. 2.2.7. The Podcasts Tab
      8. 2.2.8. The iTunes U Tab
      9. 2.2.9. The Books Tab
      10. 2.2.10. The Photos Tab
      11. 2.2.11. The Info Tab
        1. 2.2.11.1. Sync Address Book Contacts
        2. 2.2.11.2. Sync iCal Calendars
        3. 2.2.11.3. Sync Mail Accounts
        4. 2.2.11.4. Other
        5. 2.2.11.5. Advanced
    3. 2.3. iTunes Device Settings
      1. 2.3.1. Restoring
    4. 2.4. Summary
  8. 3. Interacting with Your iPod Touch
    1. 3.1. Interaction Basics
      1. 3.1.1. The iPod Touch Language
      2. 3.1.2. The iPod touch Sensors
        1. 3.1.2.1. Accelerometer Sensor
        2. 3.1.2.2. Light Sensor
        3. 3.1.2.3. Gyro Sensor
    2. 3.2. iPod Power Tricks
      1. 3.2.1. Unlocking Your iPod
      2. 3.2.2. Putting Your iPod to Sleep
      3. 3.2.3. Powering Your iPod Off and On
      4. 3.2.4. Rebooting Your iPod
    3. 3.3. iPod Recovery Mode and Restoration
    4. 3.4. The Home Screen
      1. 3.4.1. Manipulating the Home Screen
        1. 3.4.1.1. Multitasking and Managing Background Apps
        2. 3.4.1.2. Closing an App for Good
        3. 3.4.1.3. Force Quitting an App
      2. 3.4.2. Orientation
      3. 3.4.3. Spotlight Search
        1. 3.4.3.1. Spotlight Settings
    5. 3.5. The iPod Keyboard
      1. 3.5.1. Bluetooth Keyboard Support
      2. 3.5.2. iPod Keyboard Basics
      3. 3.5.3. More Keyboards
      4. 3.5.4. Getting Started Typing
      5. 3.5.5. iPod Touch Typing Tricks
        1. 3.5.5.1. Contractions
        2. 3.5.5.2. Punctuation
        3. 3.5.5.3. Accents
        4. 3.5.5.4. Caps Lock
        5. 3.5.5.5. Word Deletion
        6. 3.5.5.6. Autocapitalization
        7. 3.5.5.7. Copy and Paste
        8. 3.5.5.8. Undo and Redo
      6. 3.5.6. iPod Typing Test
    6. 3.6. Summary
  9. 4. Browsing with Wi-Fi and Safari
    1. 4.1. Getting Started with Wi-Fi
      1. 4.1.1. Checking Your Wi-Fi Connection
      2. 4.1.2. Choosing a Wi-Fi Network
      3. 4.1.3. Connecting to a Protected Network
      4. 4.1.4. Asking to Join a Network
    2. 4.2. Getting Started with the Safari Web Browser
      1. 4.2.1. Entering URLs
      2. 4.2.2. Searching
      3. 4.2.3. Entering Text
      4. 4.2.4. Following Links
      5. 4.2.5. Changing Orientation
      6. 4.2.6. Scrolling, Zooming, and Other Viewing Skills
    3. 4.3. Working with Pages
    4. 4.4. Working with Bookmarks
      1. 4.4.1. Selecting Bookmarks
      2. 4.4.2. Editing Bookmarks
      3. 4.4.3. Saving Bookmarks
      4. 4.4.4. Using Bookmarklets
    5. 4.5. Customizing iPod Settings
    6. 4.6. The iPod and Flash videos
    7. 4.7. Summary
  10. 5. Touching Your Photos and Videos
    1. 5.1. Working with Photos
      1. 5.1.1. Syncing Photos from Your Computer
      2. 5.1.2. Saving Photos from Mail and Safari
    2. 5.2. Navigating Your Photos in the Photo App
    3. 5.3. Touching and Viewing Your Albums and Photos
      1. 5.3.1. Touching and Viewing Albums
      2. 5.3.2. Touching and Viewing Photos
      3. 5.3.3. Viewing Your Photos as a Slide Show
        1. 5.3.3.1. Playing a Slide Show
        2. 5.3.3.2. Slide Show Settings
        3. 5.3.3.3. Slide Show Tips
    4. 5.4. Sharing Your Photos
      1. 5.4.1. Copying Photos
      2. 5.4.2. Deleting Your Photos
    5. 5.5. iPod Video Applications
    6. 5.6. Video Playback
    7. 5.7. YouTube
      1. 5.7.1. Playing YouTube Videos
      2. 5.7.2. Finding YouTube Videos
      3. 5.7.3. Customizing the YouTube Buttons Bar
      4. 5.7.4. Viewing Video Info Screens
    8. 5.8. The Videos App
      1. 5.8.1. Deleting Videos on the Go
      2. 5.8.2. Getting Videos
      3. 5.8.3. Video Settings
    9. 5.9. Watching Videos on the Web with Safari
    10. 5.10. Streaming Video to Your Apple TV with AirPlay
    11. 5.11. Video Accessories
    12. 5.12. Summary
  11. 6. Touching Your Music
    1. 6.1. The Music Application
    2. 6.2. Browsing Media on the iPod
      1. 6.2.1. Editing Your Browse Buttons
      2. 6.2.2. Navigating the Category Screens
    3. 6.3. Playing Audio
      1. 6.3.1. Album View
      2. 6.3.2. Cover Flow
      3. 6.3.3. Creating Playlists
        1. 6.3.3.1. Creating a Regular Playlist
        2. 6.3.3.2. Creating a Genius Playlist
        3. 6.3.3.3. Editing a Genius Playlist
      4. 6.3.4. Searching
    4. 6.4. Going Beyond the Music App
      1. 6.4.1. Saving Energy
      2. 6.4.2. Display Music Playback Controls When in Another App
      3. 6.4.3. Adding a Sleep Timer
    5. 6.5. Adjusting Music Settings
    6. 6.6. Choosing Headphones
    7. 6.7. Summary
  12. 7. Shopping at the iTunes Store
    1. 7.1. Connecting to the iTunes Store
    2. 7.2. Signing in to Your iTunes Account
    3. 7.3. Browsing Through the iTunes Store
      1. 7.3.1. The Music Store
      2. 7.3.2. Exploring the Top Tens
        1. 7.3.2.1. Previewing and Buying Music
      3. 7.3.3. The Video Store
      4. 7.3.4. The Podcasts, Audiobooks, and iTunes U Stores
      5. 7.3.5. Searching the iTunes Store
    4. 7.4. Downloads
    5. 7.5. Redeeming Codes
      1. 7.5.1. Transferring Purchased Items to Your Computer
      2. 7.5.2. Getting Free Music and Videos
    6. 7.6. Getting Social with Ping
    7. 7.7. Summary
  13. 8. Shopping at the App Store
    1. 8.1. Connecting to the App Store
    2. 8.2. Signing in to Your App Store Account
    3. 8.3. Browsing Through the App Store
      1. 8.3.1. Featured
      2. 8.3.2. Categories
      3. 8.3.3. Top 25
      4. 8.3.4. Exploring an App's Information Page
      5. 8.3.5. Buying and Downloading Apps
      6. 8.3.6. Searching the App Store
      7. 8.3.7. Updates
    4. 8.4. Redeeming Gift Certificates and Codes
    5. 8.5. Transferring Purchased Items to Your Computer
    6. 8.6. Buying Apps Through iTunes on Your PC
    7. 8.7. Getting Your Game on in Game Center
    8. 8.8. Summary
  14. 9. Reading and Buying Books with iBooks
    1. 9.1. iBooks App
    2. 9.2. Syncing Books
      1. 9.2.1. iBookstore
      2. 9.2.2. View a Book's Info Page
      3. 9.2.3. ePub Books
        1. 9.2.3.1. What Is ePub?
    3. 9.3. Navigating Your Bookshelf
    4. 9.4. Reading Books
      1. 9.4.1. Turning Pages
      2. 9.4.2. Adjusting Brightness
      3. 9.4.3. Adjusting Font, Font Size, and Page Color
      4. 9.4.4. Searching Text
      5. 9.4.5. Bookmarking a Page
      6. 9.4.6. Interacting with Text
      7. 9.4.7. Accessing the Table of Contents, Bookmarks, and Notes
    5. 9.5. Having a Book Read to You
    6. 9.6. Syncing PDFs
    7. 9.7. Navigating the PDF Bookshelf
    8. 9.8. Navigating and Reading PDFs
      1. 9.8.1. Using the Contact Sheet
    9. 9.9. Settings
    10. 9.10. Summary
  15. 10. Setting Up and Using Mail
    1. 10.1. Getting Started with iPod Mail
      1. 10.1.1. Adding Your Mail Accounts to Your iPod Touch
        1. 10.1.1.1. Adding Accounts with iTunes
        2. 10.1.1.2. Adding a Preferred Provider Account from Your iPod
        3. 10.1.1.3. Adding an Other Provider Account from Your iPod
        4. 10.1.1.4. Removing and Disabling Accounts from the iPod
      2. 10.1.2. Choosing E-mail Check Intervals and Other Settings
      3. 10.1.3. Working with Mailboxes
    2. 10.2. Reading Your Mail
      1. 10.2.1. Following Embedded Data Detectors
      2. 10.2.2. Viewing Attachments
    3. 10.3. Writing an E-mail Message
      1. 10.3.1. Saving a Draft
      2. 10.3.2. Sending E-mail
      3. 10.3.3. Searching Your E-mail
    4. 10.4. Kinds of E-mail
      1. 10.4.1. POP
      2. 10.4.2. SMTP
      3. 10.4.3. IMAP
      4. 10.4.4. Microsoft Exchange
    5. 10.5. Summary
  16. 11. Staying on Time and Getting There with Clock, Calendar, and Maps
    1. 11.1. Using the Clock Tools
      1. 11.1.1. World Clock
        1. 11.1.1.1. Adding Cities
        2. 11.1.1.2. Reordering Cities
        3. 11.1.1.3. Removing Cities
      2. 11.1.2. Alarm
        1. 11.1.2.1. Creating Alarms
        2. 11.1.2.2. Managing Alarms
      3. 11.1.3. Stopwatch
      4. 11.1.4. Timer
    2. 11.2. Working with the Calendar
      1. 11.2.1. Switching Calendar Views
        1. 11.2.1.1. List View
        2. 11.2.1.2. Day View
        3. 11.2.1.3. Month View
        4. 11.2.1.4. The Today Button
        5. 11.2.1.5. The Calendars Button
      2. 11.2.2. Adding Events
        1. 11.2.2.1. Updating an Event Name or Location
        2. 11.2.2.2. Setting the Event Start and End Times
        3. 11.2.2.3. Setting a Repeating Event
        4. 11.2.2.4. Adding Invitees
        5. 11.2.2.5. Adding Alerts
        6. 11.2.2.6. Assigning Event to a Specific Calendar
        7. 11.2.2.7. Setting Your Availability
        8. 11.2.2.8. Adding Notes
      3. 11.2.3. Editing and Removing Events
      4. 11.2.4. Synchronizing Calendars with Your Computer
    3. 11.3. Exploring with Maps
      1. 11.3.1. Getting Around the Maps Screen
    4. 11.4. Navigating Maps
      1. 11.4.1. Gestures
      2. 11.4.2. Changing Map Views
      3. 11.4.3. Finding Locations
        1. 11.4.3.1. Search
        2. 11.4.3.2. Information Window
        3. 11.4.3.3. Street View
      4. 11.4.4. Current Location
    5. 11.5. Bookmarking and Viewing Saved Locations
      1. 11.5.1. Dropping a Pin
      2. 11.5.2. Bookmarking
    6. 11.6. Directions and Traffic
      1. 11.6.1. Directions
        1. 11.6.1.1. Driving or Walking Directions
        2. 11.6.1.2. Public Transit Directions
      2. 11.6.2. Traffic
      3. 11.6.3. Maps Tips
    7. 11.7. Summary
  17. 12. Using Your Desk Set: Contacts, Calculator, Notes, Weather, Stocks, and Voice Memos
    1. 12.1. Synchronizing Your Address Book with Your Computer
      1. 12.1.1. Choosing Sync Options
      2. 12.1.2. Replacing Contacts
    2. 12.2. Working with the Contacts Application
      1. 12.2.1. Finding Contacts
        1. 12.2.1.1. Ordering Your List
        2. 12.2.1.2. Viewing Contact Details
      2. 12.2.2. Adding Contacts
        1. 12.2.2.1. Adding a Contact Name
        2. 12.2.2.2. Adding a Contact Photo
        3. 12.2.2.3. Adding Phone Numbers
        4. 12.2.2.4. Adding E-mail Addresses and URLs
        5. 12.2.2.5. Adding Addresses
        6. 12.2.2.6. Adding Other Fields
        7. 12.2.2.7. Adding Outside Data to an Existing Contact
      3. 12.2.3. Managing Custom Labels
      4. 12.2.4. Editing and Removing Contacts
    3. 12.3. Using the Calculator
    4. 12.4. Taking Notes
      1. 12.4.1. Syncing Notes
    5. 12.5. Checking the Weather
      1. 12.5.1. Viewing Weather Info
      2. 12.5.2. Weather Tips
    6. 12.6. Monitoring Stocks
    7. 12.7. Dictating Voice Memos
    8. 12.8. Summary
  18. 13. Photographing and Recording the World Around You
    1. 13.1. The Camera Hardware
      1. 13.1.1. Front Camera
      2. 13.1.2. Rear Camera
      3. 13.1.3. Real-World Use
    2. 13.2. Navigating the Camera App
      1. 13.2.1. Taking Still Pictures
        1. 13.2.1.1. Changing the Exposure
        2. 13.2.1.2. Zooming In and Out
      2. 13.2.2. Recording Video
        1. 13.2.2.1. Changing the Exposure
    3. 13.3. Viewing Your Camera Roll
    4. 13.4. Viewing Individual Photos
      1. 13.4.1. Playing a Slide Show
      2. 13.4.2. Sharing Your Photos
    5. 13.5. Viewing Videos
      1. 13.5.1. Editing Your Video
      2. 13.5.2. Sharing Your Video
    6. 13.6. Sharing Multiple Pictures and Videos from the Camera Roll
    7. 13.7. Uploading Images to Your Computer
    8. 13.8. Summary
  19. 14. Video Calling with FaceTime
    1. 14.1. Getting Started
      1. 14.1.1. Signing In
        1. 14.1.1.1. Signing In with Your Existing Apple ID
        2. 14.1.1.2. Creating an Account
    2. 14.2. Navigating Your FaceTime Contacts
      1. 14.2.1. Favorites
      2. 14.2.2. Recents
      3. 14.2.3. Contacts
    3. 14.3. Making a FaceTime Call
    4. 14.4. Other FaceTime Calling Options
    5. 14.5. FaceTime Settings
    6. 14.6. Summary
  20. 15. Customizing Your iPod Touch
    1. 15.1. Five Customizations You'll Want to Use Settings For
      1. 15.1.1. Airplane Mode
      2. 15.1.2. Notifications
      3. 15.1.3. Sounds
      4. 15.1.4. Brightness
      5. 15.1.5. Wallpaper
    2. 15.2. Other Good-to-Know Settings
      1. 15.2.1. "About" Your iPod
      2. 15.2.2. Network
      3. 15.2.3. Bluetooth
      4. 15.2.4. Location Services
      5. 15.2.5. Auto-Lock
      6. 15.2.6. Restrictions
      7. 15.2.7. Date and Time
      8. 15.2.8. Keyboard
      9. 15.2.9. International
    3. 15.3. Accessibility
      1. 15.3.1. VoiceOver
        1. 15.3.1.1. VoiceOver Gestures
      2. 15.3.2. Zoom
      3. 15.3.3. Large Text
      4. 15.3.4. White on Black
      5. 15.3.5. Mono Audio
      6. 15.3.6. Speak Auto-text
      7. 15.3.7. Triple-Click Home
    4. 15.4. Reset
    5. 15.5. Third-Party App Settings
    6. 15.6. Voice Control
    7. 15.7. Summary