My iPod touch

My iPod touch

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Covers:iOS4 andiPod 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
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  • Paperback | 496 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0789747154
  • 9780789747150
  • 699,952

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Covers: iOS4 andiPod 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
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Table of contents

1 Getting Started with Your iPod touch 3Touring Your iPod touch 4 Getting to Know the iPod touch's External Features 4 Knowing Why It's Called a Multi-Touch Interface 5Preparing iTunes 25 Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PC 26 Updating iTunes 27 Obtaining and Signing In to an iTunes Store Account 28Preparing MobileMe 30 Obtaining a MobileMe Account 31 Configuring MobileMe on a Windows PC 32 Configuring MobileMe on a Mac 35 Managing MobileMe Syncs 37Using This Book 39 2 Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPods/iPhones/iPads 43Connecting 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 54Connecting to Other Devices Using Bluetooth 55Connecting 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 63Using iTunes to Add Audio and Video Content to the iPod touch 64Importing 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 81Using iTunes to Add Books to Your iPod touch 92 Adding Books to Your iTunes Library 92 Moving Books onto an iPod touch 94Using 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 97Using the iTunes iPod touch Application to Add Audio and Video to an iPod touch 99Using the iBooks Application to Add Books to an iPod touch 105 4 Configuring and Synchronizing Information on an iPod touch 111Syncing Information with iTunes 112 Using iTunes to Sync Information on Macs 112 Using iTunes to Sync Information on Windows PCs 118Syncing Information with MobileMe 122Syncing Information with Exchange 127 5 Listening to Music, Podcasts, and Other Audio 129Finding 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 148Controlling Audio Content Quickly 151 Controlling Audio When the iPod Is Locked 151 Controlling Audio When You Do Something Else 152Finding and Listening to Podcasts 153Customizing Your iPod touch for Music 156 Configuring the Music Toolbar 156 Configuring iPod touch's Music Settings 158Ping 162 6 Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Video 167Finding and Watching Video 167 Finding Video 168 Watching Video 170Watching Rented Movies 172Watching Video Podcasts 174Deleting Video 175Configuring iPod touch's Video Settings 176 7 Surfing the Web 179Configuring Safari Settings 180Browsing 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 213Configuring How Contacts Display on an iPod touch 213Creating 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 219Using 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 234Deleting Contacts Manually 235 9 Emailing 237Configuring 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 247Configuring General Email Settings 252 Configuring How Email Is Retrieved 252 Configuring Global Email Settings 255Managing Email Accounts 259 Changing Email Account Configurations 259Working 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 287Configuring an iPod touch's Calendar, Date, and Time Settings 288Working 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 310Using 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 323Taking Photos with Your iPod touch 324Taking Video with an iPod touch 327Viewing 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 346Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video 347 Watching Video 347 Editing Video 348 Sharing Video 350Moving 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 357Getting Some FaceTime (4th Generation or Later) 357 Setting Up FaceTime 358 Making a FaceTime Call 361 Accepting a FaceTime Call 365Reading Books with iBooks 366 Finding Books to Read 366 Reading Books 368Watching Stocks 376 Configuring the Stocks Application 376 Tracking Stocks 379Finding 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 388Watching the Weather 391 Choosing Weather Locations 391 Viewing Weather Information 393 13 Installing and Maintaining iPod touch Applications 397Using 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 403Using iPod touch Applications You Install 408Maintaining iPod touch Applications 409Removing Applications from an iPod touch 412 14 Customizing an iPod touch 415Customizing Your Home Screens 416 Using the iPod to Customize Your Home Screens 416 Using iTunes to Customize Your Home Screens 422Accessing iPod touch Settings 426Configuring General Sound Settings 427Setting Screen Brightness 428Setting Wallpaper 429Configuring 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 451Maintaining 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 461Solving 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
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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, 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 bradmiser@me.com.
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