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The iPod touch Pocket Guide by Christopher Breen

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8. The Other Applications

I’ve covered the iPod touch’s major areas: Mail, Safari, Music, Videos, Photos, Calendar, YouTube, the iTunes Store, and the App Store. It’s time to turn to the smaller applications, which by default occupy the bulk of the iPod’s Home screen: Stocks, Maps, Weather, Voice Memos, Notes, Clock, and Calculator.

If you’ve used Mac OS X, many of these applications are familiar to you, as most of them are offered in that operating system as widgets—small applications that perform limited tasks. On the iPod touch, they’re considered to be full-blown applications, even though they’re largely single-purpose programs. They work this way.

Stocks

The Stocks application has a lot in common with the Mac OS X Stocks widget. Like that ...

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