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My iPod touch By Brad Miser

My iPod touch by Brad Miser

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"My iPod Touch" provides expert advice and easy-to-follow, full-color tasks with ample illustrations to get readers' iPod rocking in no time. This book is fully updated for the latest iPod Touch release and includes new coverage on multitasking, folders, Mail, and more.

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My iPod touch Summary

My iPod touch by Brad Miser


iOS4 and

iPod touch, 4th gen

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPod touch photos so that you can see exactly what to do

Help when you run into iPod touch problems or limitations

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPod touch

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPod touch working just the way you want.

Learn how to:

* Make the most of Apple's new iOS 4 software

* Connect to Wi-Fi networks, the Web, and other devices

* Move music, movies, books, and other content onto your iPod touch

* Use iBooks to enjoy a library of ebooks wherever you go

* Play games and share info with other iPod touches, iPhones, and iPads

* Sync Mac or Windows computers and MobileMe or Exchange accounts with your iPod touch

* Listen to music, podcasts, and other audio

* Watch movies, TV shows, music videos, and video podcasts

* Surf the Web and send email

* Create, manage, display, and edit contacts and calendars

* Take, view, and share photos and video

* Download, install, and maintain apps, and manage them with the new App Toolbar

* Customize, maintain, and troubleshoot your iPod touch

About Brad Miser

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing "i" gadgets, iPod touch and iPhone, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. In addition to My iPod touch, Second Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, Fourth Edition; Easy iLife '09; Absolute Beginner's Guide to iPod and iTunes; Special Edition Using Mac OS X Leopard; Absolute Beginner's Guide to Homeschooling; Teach Yourself Visually MacBook Air; and MacBook Pro Portable Genius. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor on more than 50 other titles.

Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics.

In addition to his passion for silicon-based technology, Brad likes to ride his steel-based technology, aka, a motorcycle, whenever and wherever possible. Originally from California, Brad now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife Amy; their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; a rabbit; and a sometimes inside cat.

Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly).You can write to him at

Table of Contents

1 Getting Started with Your iPod touch 3

Touring Your iPod touch 4

Getting to Know the iPod touch's External Features 4

Knowing Why It's Called a Multi-Touch Interface 5

Preparing iTunes 25

Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PC 26

Updating iTunes 27

Obtaining and Signing In to an iTunes Store Account 28

Preparing MobileMe 30

Obtaining a MobileMe Account 31

Configuring MobileMe on a Windows PC 32

Configuring MobileMe on a Mac 35

Managing MobileMe Syncs 37

Using This Book 39

2 Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPods/iPhones/iPads 43

Connecting an iPod touch to the Internet 44

Connecting to an Open Network 44

Connecting to a Commercial Network 49

Connecting to a Closed Network 51

Changing Networks 53

Forgetting Networks 54

Connecting to Other Devices Using Bluetooth 55

Connecting to Other touches, iPhones, and iPads 58

Using an Application with Peer-to-Peer Networking by Default 59

Configuring an Application to Use Peer-to-Peer Networking 60

3 Moving Audio, Video, Books, and Photos onto Your iPod touch 63

Using iTunes to Add Audio and Video Content to the iPod touch 64

Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library 64

Purchasing Content from the iTunes Store 67

Renting Content from the iTunes Store 71

Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store 73

Building Music Playlists 75

Building Smart Playlists 77

Moving Audio and Video from the iTunes Library onto an iPod touch 81

Using iTunes to Add Books to Your iPod touch 92

Adding Books to Your iTunes Library 92

Moving Books onto an iPod touch 94

Using iTunes to Add Photos to Your iPod touch 95

Moving Photos from a Windows PC onto an iPod touch 95

Moving Photos from a Mac to an iPod touch 97

Using the iTunes iPod touch Application to Add Audio and Video to an iPod touch 99

Using the iBooks Application to Add Books to an iPod touch 105

4 Configuring and Synchronizing Information on an iPod touch 111

Syncing Information with iTunes 112

Using iTunes to Sync Information on Macs 112

Using iTunes to Sync Information on Windows PCs 118

Syncing Information with MobileMe 122

Syncing Information with Exchange 127

5 Listening to Music, Podcasts, and Other Audio 129

Finding and Listening to Music 129

Using the Cover Flow Browser to Find and Play Music 130

Using Playlists to Find Music 133

Using Artists to Find Music 135

Using the More Menu to Find Music 139

Searching for Music 141

Using Genius to Find Music 142

Finding Music by Shuffling 146

Playing Music 148

Controlling Audio Content Quickly 151

Controlling Audio When the iPod Is Locked 151

Controlling Audio When You Do Something Else 152

Finding and Listening to Podcasts 153

Customizing Your iPod touch for Music 156

Configuring the Music Toolbar 156

Configuring iPod touch's Music Settings 158

Ping 162

6 Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Video 167

Finding and Watching Video 167

Finding Video 168

Watching Video 170

Watching Rented Movies 172

Watching Video Podcasts 174

Deleting Video 175

Configuring iPod touch's Video Settings 176

7 Surfing the Web 179

Configuring Safari Settings 180

Browsing the Web on an iPod touch 186

Moving to Websites via Bookmarks 186

Moving to Websites by Typing a URL 188

Viewing Websites 190

Searching the Web 192

Returning to Previous Websites 193

Saving and Organizing Bookmarks 195

Creating a Bookmark on the Home Screen 203

Emailing a Link to a Web Page 205

Completing Web Forms 206

Signing In Automatically 208

Opening and Managing Multiple Web Pages at the Same Time 209

8 Managing Contacts 213

Configuring How Contacts Display on an iPod touch 213

Creating New Contacts While Using an iPod touch 215

Creating a Contact from an Email 216

Creating a Contact from a Map 218

Creating Contacts on an iPod touch Manually 219

Using Contacts on an iPod touch 228

Using the Contacts Application 228

Using Contact Information in Other Applications 231

Changing or Deleting Contacts 232

Changing, Adding, or Removing Information for an Existing Contact Manually 232

Adding Information to an Existing Contact 234

Deleting Contacts Manually 235

9 Emailing 237

Configuring Email Accounts on an iPod touch 238

Configuring Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or AOL Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 239

Configuring Exchange Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 241

Configuring Other Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 245

Performing Advanced Configuration of Email Accounts on an iPod touch 247

Configuring General Email Settings 252

Configuring How Email Is Retrieved 252

Configuring Global Email Settings 255

Managing Email Accounts 259

Changing Email Account Configurations 259

Working with Email 263

Receiving and Reading Email 263

Sending Email 269

Replying to Email 273

Forwarding Email 274

Managing Email 276

10 Managing Calendars and Time 287

Configuring an iPod touch's Calendar, Date, and Time Settings 288

Working with Calendars 296

Viewing Calendars 296

Adding Events to a Calendar Manually 300

Adding Events to the Calendar by Accepting Invitations 307

Working with Event Alarms 310

Using an iPod touch as a Clock 310

Telling Time with an iPod touch 310

Using the Clock Application 311

11 Working with Photos and Video 323

Taking Photos with Your iPod touch 324

Taking Video with an iPod touch 327

Viewing and Working with Photos on an iPod touch 328

Viewing Photos Individually 328

Viewing Photos as a Slideshow 335

Configure Slideshow Settings 335

Watching Slideshows 337

Deleting Photos or Video from an iPod touch 339

Emailing a Photo 340

Sending a Photo to MobileMe 341

Assigning a Photo to a Contact 343

Using a Photo as Wallpaper 345

Sharing Photos 346

Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video 347

Watching Video 347

Editing Video 348

Sharing Video 350

Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Computer 352

Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Windows PC 352

Moving Photos from an iPod touch to a Mac 354

12 Using Cool iPod touch Applications 357

Getting Some FaceTime (4th Generation or Later) 357

Setting Up FaceTime 358

Making a FaceTime Call 361

Accepting a FaceTime Call 365

Reading Books with iBooks 366

Finding Books to Read 366

Reading Books 368

Watching Stocks 376

Configuring the Stocks Application 376

Tracking Stocks 379

Finding Your Way with Maps 382

Finding a Location by Searching 383

Using Bookmarks, Recents, or Contacts to Find a Location 385

Working with Maps 386

Getting Directions 388

Watching the Weather 391

Choosing Weather Locations 391

Viewing Weather Information 393

13 Installing and Maintaining iPod touch Applications 397

Using iTunes to Find and Install iPod touch Applications 398

Downloading Applications from the iTunes Store 398

Moving Applications from Your iTunes Library onto an iPod touch 402

Using the App Store to Find and Install iPod touch Applications 403

Using iPod touch Applications You Install 408

Maintaining iPod touch Applications 409

Removing Applications from an iPod touch 412

14 Customizing an iPod touch 415

Customizing Your Home Screens 416

Using the iPod to Customize Your Home Screens 416

Using iTunes to Customize Your Home Screens 422

Accessing iPod touch Settings 426

Configuring General Sound Settings 427

Setting Screen Brightness 428

Setting Wallpaper 429

Configuring Other General Settings 431

Getting Information about an iPod touch 431

Configuring Location Services 432

Securing Your iPod touch 433

Configuring Search Options 441

Configuring the Keyboard 442

Setting International Options 444

Resetting an iPod touch 448

15 Maintaining an iPod touch and Solving Problems 451

Maintaining an iPod touch 451

Maintaining iTunes 452

Maintaining an iPod touch's Software 454

Maintaining an iPod touch's Power 456

Cleaning an iPod touch's Screen 461

Solving iPod touch Problems 462

Restarting an iPod touch 462

Restarting the Computer and iTunes 463

Resetting an iPod touch 463

Restoring an iPod touch 466

Reinstalling iTunes 469

Getting Help with iPod touch Problems 470

Index 472

Additional information

My iPod touch by Brad Miser
Used - Very Good
Pearson Education (US)
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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