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Taking Your iPod touch to the Max

Book Description

Fast and fun to read, Taking Your iPod touch to the Max gives you all the tips and techniques you could ever think of to make the most of your Apple iPod touch. Erica Sadun is an expert at hacking devices to discover undocumented tricks, and this book reveals everything and more about the functionality of the iPod Touch. But before that, Sadun will give you the best, most efficient, and fun–to–read introduction to the basics of using the iPod touch that you will ever find.

What you'll learn

  • iPod touch basics

  • E–mail using iCal

  • Surfing the Web with iPod Touch using Safari

  • Expanding the main menu using third–party software

  • Using iTunes, games, iBooks, etc.

  • Connecting to the TV and ripping DVDs

  • Hacking OS X Leopard to run apps on the iPod touch

  • Getting contract–free VOIP

  • Saving on accessories and what you really need

Who this book is for

Anyone who has an iPod touch and wants to get more out of it, learn how to connect to other devices, or tinker with it.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Dedication
  3. Contents at a Glance
  4. Contents
  5. About the Author
  6. About the Technical Reviewer
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Introduction
    1. Who This Book Is For
    2. How This Book Is Structured
    3. Prerequisites
    4. Contacting the Author
  9. CHAPTER 1: Bringing Home the iPod Touch
    1. Buying Your iPod Touch
    2. Bringing Your iPod Home
    3. Insuring and Repairing Your iPod
    4. Accessorizing Your iPod
    5. Summary
  10. CHAPTER 2: Interacting with Your iPod Touch
    1. Interaction Basics
    2. iPod Power Tricks
    3. iPod Recovery Mode and Restoration
    4. The iPod Keyboard
    5. Summary
  11. CHAPTER 3: Browsing with Wi-Fi and Safari
    1. Getting Started with Wi-Fi
    2. Getting Started with iPod Safari
    3. Working with Pages
    4. Working with Bookmarks
    5. Customizing iPod Settings
    6. Visiting iPod-Specific Web Sites
    7. Instant Messaging
    8. Summary
  12. CHAPTER 4: Preparing Your Media in iTunes
    1. Connecting Your iPod to Your Computer
    2. Setting Sync Options
    3. Advanced Synchronizing
    4. Creating iPod-Friendly Content
    5. Creating Playlists
    6. Ejecting Your iPod
    7. Summary
  13. CHAPTER 5: Watching Video on the iPod Touch
    1. iPod Video Applications
    2. Video Playback
    3. YouTube
    4. The Videos App
    5. Safari Videos
    6. Video Accessories
    7. Summary
  14. CHAPTER 6: Touching Your Music
    1. The Music Application
    2. Browsing Media on the iPod
    3. Playing Audio
    4. Going Beyond the Music App
    5. Adjusting Music Settings
    6. Summary
  15. CHAPTER 7: Shopping at the Music Store
    1. Connecting to the Music Store
    2. Signing in to Your iTunes Account
    3. Browsing Through the Music Store
    4. Previewing and Purchasing Music
    5. Limitations of the Music Store
    6. Summary
  16. CHAPTER 8: Staying on Time with the Clock and Calendar
    1. Using the Clock Tools
    2. Working with the Calendar
    3. Summary
  17. CHAPTER 9: Using Your Desk Set: Contacts and Calculator
    1. Synchronizing Your Address Book with Your Computer
    2. Working with the Contacts Application
    3. Using the Calculator
    4. Summary
  18. CHAPTER 10: Taking Your Photos with You on the iPod Touch
    1. Synchronizing Pictures from Your Computer
    2. Viewing Your Photos
    3. Using a Photo
    4. Summary
  19. CHAPTER 11: Introducing January Software Upgrade Features
    1. Organizing Your Home Screen
    2. Getting Started with iPod Mail
    3. Exploring with Google Maps
    4. Checking the Weather
    5. Monitoring Stocks
    6. Taking Notes
    7. Summary
  20. CHAPTER 12: Customizing Your iPod Touch
    1. Brightness
    2. “About” Your iPod
    3. Wallpaper
    4. Date and Time
    5. International
    6. Auto-Lock
    7. Passcode Lock
    8. Network
    9. Sound Effects
    10. Keyboard
    11. Reset
    12. Summary
  21. APPENDIX: Hacking the iPod Touch
    1. Jailbreaks and File Access
    2. Bypassing Activation
    3. Third-Party Applications
  22. Index