My iPod touch

My iPod touch

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Covers OS 3.0



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 newest iPod touch 3.0 software

* Connect your iPod touch to Wi-Fi networks and the Internet

* Move content onto your iPod touch

* Synchronize your iPod touch with a computer, MobileMe, or Exchange

* Listen to music, podcasts, and other audio

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

* Surf the Web and email

* Create, manage, display, and edit contacts and calendar entries

* Store, view, and share your photos

* Find, install, use, and maintain iPod touch applications

* Customize, maintain, and troubleshoot your iPod touch



BONUS MATERIAL: Find additional tasks and other helpful information on this book's website at www.informit.com/title/9780789742391
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 657.71g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 078974239X
  • 9780789742391
  • 754,667

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Covers OS 3.0 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 newest iPod touch 3.0 software - Connect your iPod touch to Wi-Fi networks and the Internet - Move content onto your iPod touch - Synchronize your iPod touch with a computer, MobileMe, or Exchange - Listen to music, podcasts, and other audio - Watch movies, TV shows, music videos, and video podcasts - Surf the Web and email - Create, manage, display, and edit contacts and calendar entries - Store, view, and share your photos - Find, install, use, and maintain iPod touch applications - Customize, maintain, and troubleshoot your iPod touch BONUS MATERIAL: Find additional tasks and other helpful information on this book's website at www.informit.com/title/9780789742391
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Table of contents

Chapter 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 19

Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PC 20

Updating iTunes 21

Obtaining and Signing In to an iTunes Store 22

Preparing MobileMe 24

Obtaining a MobileMe Account 24

Configuring MobileMe on a Windows PC 25

Configuring MobileMe on a Mac 28

Managing MobileMe Syncs 29

Using This Book 30



Chapter 2 Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPods/iPhones 35

Connecting an iPod touch to the Internet 36

Connecting to an Open Network 36

Connecting to a Commercial Network 42

Connecting to a Closed Network 43

Changing Networks 45

Forgetting Networks 46

Connecting to Other Devices Using Bluetooth 48

Connecting to Other iPod touches and iPhones 50

Using an Application with Peer-to-Peer Networking by Default 51

Configuring an Application to Use Peer-to-Peer Networking 52



Chapter 3 Moving Audio, Video, and Photos onto Your iPod touch 55

Using iTunes to Add Audio and Video Content to the iPod touch 56

Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library 56

Purchasing Audio and Video from the iTunes Store 59

Renting Movies from the iTunes Store 62

Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store 64

Building Music Playlists 66

Building Smart Playlists 68

Moving Audio and Video from the iTunes Library onto an iPod touch 71

Using iTunes to Add Photos to Your iPod touch 77

Moving Photos from a Windows PC onto iPod touch 77

Moving Photos from a Mac to iPod touch 79

Using the iTunes iPod touch Application to Add Content to an iPod touch 81



Chapter 4 Configuring and Synchronizing Information on an iPod touch 87

Syncing Information with iTunes 88

Using iTunes to Sync Information on Macs 88

Using iTunes to Sync Information on Windows PCs 94

Syncing Information with MobileMe 99

Syncing Information with Exchange 104



Chapter 5 Listening to Music, Podcasts, and Other Audio 107

Finding and Listening to Music 107

Using the Cover Flow Browser to Find and Play Music 108

Using Playlists to Find Music 111

Using Artists to Find Music 113

Using the More Menu to Find Music 117

Searching for Music 118

Using Genius to Find Music 119

Finding Music by Shuffling 123

Playing Music 124

Controlling Audio Content with the iPod Control Bar 127

Configure the iPod Control Bar 127

Use the iPod Control Bar 128

Finding and Listening to Podcasts 129

Customizing Your iPod touch for Music 131

Configuring iPod touch's Music Toolbar 132

Configuring iPod touch's Music Settings 133

Bonus Web Task: Using the Songs Tool to Find Music

Bonus Web Task: Using Albums to Find Music

Bonus Web Task: Building and Editing an On-The-Go Playlist



Chapter 6 Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Video 139

Finding and Watching Video 139

Finding Video 140

Watching Rented Movies 144

Watching Video Podcasts 146

Deleting Video 147

Configuring iPod touch's Video Settings 148



Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 151

Configuring Safari Settings 152

Browsing the Web on an iPod touch 158

Moving to Websites via Bookmarks 158

Moving to Websites by Typing a URL 160

Viewing Websites 163

Searching the Web 165

Returning to Previous Websites 166

Saving and Organizing Bookmarks 169

Creating a Bookmark on the Home Screen 176

Emailing a Link to a Webpage 178

Completing Web Forms 179

Signing In Automatically 181

Opening and Managing Multiple Webpages at the Same Time 182



Chapter 8 Managing Contacts 187

Configuring How Contacts Are Displayed on an iPod touch 187

Creating New Contacts While Using an iPod touch 189

Creating a Contact from an Email 190

Creating a Contact from a Map 192

Creating Contacts on an iPod touch Manually 193

Using Contacts on an iPod touch 201

Using the Contacts Application 201

Using Contacts Information in Other Applications 202

Changing or Deleting Contacts 204

Changing, Adding, or Removing Information for an Existing Contact Manually 204

Adding Information to an Existing Contact While Using iPod touch 206

Deleting Contacts Manually 207



Chapter 9 Emailing 209

Configuring Email Accounts on an iPod touch 210

Configuring Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or AOL Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 211

Configuring Exchange Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 213

Configuring Other Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 217

Performing Advanced Configuration of Email Accounts on an iPod touch 219

Configuring General Email Settings 225

Configuring How Email Is Retrieved 225

Configuring Global Email Settings 228

Managing Email Accounts 233

Changing Email Account Configurations 233

Deleting Email Accounts 234

Working with Email 235

Receiving and Reading Email 235

Sending Email 241

Replying to Email 246

Forwarding Email 248

Managing Email 250

Bonus Web Task: Configuring Other Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually



Chapter 10 Managing Calendars and Time 261

Configuring an iPod touch's Calendar, Date, and Time Settings 261

Working with Calendars 270

Viewing Calendars 271

Adding Events to a Calendar Manually 275

Adding Events to the Calendar by Accepting Invitations 284

Working with Event Alarms 287

Using an iPod touch as a Clock 287

Telling Time with an iPod touch 287

Using the Clock Application 288

Bonus Web Task: Using an iPod touch as a Stopwatch

Bonus Web Task: Using an iPod touch as a Timer



Chapter 11 Storing, Viewing, and Sharing Photos 299

Moving Photos onto your iPod touch 299

Setting Slideshow Preferences 300

Viewing Photos on Your iPod touch 302

Viewing Photos Individually 303

Viewing Slideshows 306

Deleting Photos from Your iPod touch 308

Working with Photos on Your iPod touch 310

Using a Photo as Wallpaper 310

Emailing Photos 312

Assigning a Photo to a Contact 313

Sending Photos to MobileMe 315

Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Computer 317

Moving Photos from your iPod touch to a Windows PC 317

Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Mac 19



Chapter 12 Using Maps and Other Preinstalled Applications 321

Watching Stocks 322

Configuring the Stocks Application 322

Tracking Stocks 325

Finding Your Way with Maps 328

Finding a Location by Searching 329

Using Bookmarks, Recents, or Contacts to Find a Location 331

Working with Maps 332

Getting Directions 335

Watching the Weather 337

Choosing Weather Locations 337

Viewing Weather Information 339

Bonus Web Task: Watching YouTube Videos



Chapter 13 Installing and Maintaining iPod touch Applications 343

Using iTunes to Find and Install iPod touch Applications 344

Downloading Applications from the iTunes Store 344

Moving Applications from Your iTunes Library onto iPod touch 347

Using the App Store to Find and Install iPod touch Applications 348

Using iPod touch Applications You Install 354

Maintaining iPod touch Applications 355

Removing Applications from an iPod touch 359



Chapter 14 Customizing an iPod touch 363

Customizing Your Home Screens 364

Accessing iPod touch Settings 367

Configuring General Sound Settings 367

Setting Screen Brightness 369

Setting Wallpaper 370

Configuring Other General Settings 372

Getting Information about an iPod touch 372

Configuring Location Services 373

Securing Your iPod touch 373

Configuring Home Button and Search Options 382

Configuring the Keyboard 383

Setting International Options 384

Resetting an iPod touch 386



Chapter 15 Maintaining an iPod touch and Solving Problems 389

Maintaining an iPod touch 389

Maintaining iTunes 390

Maintaining an iPod touch's Software 392

Maintaining an iPod touch's Power 393

Cleaning an iPod touch's Screen 397

Solving iPod touch Problems 398

Restarting an iPod touch 398

Restarting the Computer and iTunes 399

Resetting an iPod touch 399

Restoring an iPod touch 401

Reinstalling iTunes 404



Getting Help with an iPod touch Problems 405



Index 406
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Review Text

Covers OS 3.0Step-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 newest iPod touch 3.0 software• Connect your iPod touch to Wi-Fi networks and the Internet• Move content onto your iPod touch• Synchronize your iPod touch with a computer, MobileMe, or Exchange• Listen to music, podcasts, and other audio• Watch movies, TV shows, music videos, and video podcasts• Surf the Web and email• Create, manage, display, and edit contacts and calendar entries• Store, view, and share your photos• Find, install, use, and maintain iPod touch applications• Customize, maintain, and troubleshoot your iPod touchBONUS MATERIAL: Find additional tasks and other helpful information on this book’s website at www.informit.com/title/9780789742391
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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, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, 2nd Ed.; 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.
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