My iPod touch (covers iPod touch 4th and 5th generation running iOS 6)

My iPod touch (covers iPod touch 4th and 5th generation running iOS 6)

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Covers iPod touch 4th and 5th Generation running iOS 6

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:
* Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPod touches, iPhones, and iPads
* Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPod touch 5th Generation
* Customize your iPod touch with folders, wallpaper, sounds, and much more
* Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars
* Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, text messages, and email
* Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all your email from one inbox
* Listen to music, subscribe and listen to podcasts, and watch video-including movies and TV shows
* Capture and edit photos and video
* Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and your contacts, or share them via email, iCloud, and texts; use PhotoStream to automatically save and share your photos
* Find, download, install, and use awesome iPod touch apps
* Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices
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Product details

  • Paperback | 672 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 1,043.26g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • col. illustrations
  • 0789750627
  • 9780789750624
  • 865,822

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started with Your iPod touch 3
Touring Your iPod touch 3
Getting to Know the iPod touch's External Features 4
Knowing Why It's Called a Multi-Touch Interface 5
Using Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation) 27
Preparing iTunes 34
Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PC 35
Updating iTunes on a Windows PC or a Mac 36
Obtaining and Signing In to an iTunes Store Account 36
Preparing iCloud 38
Obtaining an iCloud Account 39
Configuring iCloud on a Windows PC 39
Configuring iCloud on a Mac 41
Chapter 2 Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPods/iPhones/iPads 43
Connecting an iPod touch to the Internet 44
Connecting to an Open Wi-Fi Network 44
Connecting to a Commercial Wi-Fi Network 49
Connecting to a Closed Wi-Fi Network 50
Changing Wi-Fi Networks 52
Forgetting Wi-Fi Networks 53
Connecting to Other Devices Using Bluetooth 55
Connecting to Other iPod touches, iPhones, and iPads 57
Chapter 3 Moving Audio, Video, Books, and Photos onto Your iPod touch 61
Using iTunes to Add Audio, Video, and Books onto an iPod touch 63
Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Library 63
Purchasing Content from the iTunes Store 66
Renting Movies from the iTunes Store 71
Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store 73
Building Music Playlists 75
Building Smart Playlists 78
Moving Audio and Video from the iTunes Library onto an iPod touch 81
Using iTunes to Add Books to Your iPod touch 95
Adding Books to Your iTunes Library 95
Moving Books onto an iPod touch 97
Using iTunes to Add Photos to Your iPod touch 98
Moving Photos from a Windows PC onto an iPod touch 98
Moving Photos from a Mac to an iPod touch 100
Using the iTunes App to Add Audio and Video to an iPod touch 102
Using the iBooks App to Add Books to an iPod touch 109
Using iCloud to Add Content to Your iPod touch 115
Setting Store Preferences on Your iPod touch 115
Downloading Content You Purchased Previously 117
Using iTunes Match to Add Content to Your iPod touch 119
Configuring iTunes Match on Your iPod touch 120
Chapter 4 Configuring and Synchronizing Information on an iPod touch 123
Syncing Information with iTunes 124
Using iTunes to Sync Information on Macs 125
Using iTunes to Sync Information on Windows PCs 130
Syncing Information with iCloud 133
Syncing Information with Exchange 141
Chapter 5 Listening to Music, Podcasts, and Other Audio 149
Finding and Listening to Music 149
Using the Cover Flow Browser to Find and Play Music 150
Using Playlists to Find Music 153
Using Artists to Find Music 155
Using the More Menu to Find Music 160
Searching for Music 161
Using Shared Sources to Find Music 163
Letting the Genius Find Music for You 165
Finding Music by Shuffling 169
Finding Music with Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation) 170
Playing Music 172
Streaming Music with AirPlay 174
Controlling Audio Content Quickly 176
Controlling Audio When the iPod touch Is Locked 177
Controlling Audio When You Do Something Else 178
Listening to Podcasts 179
Customizing Your iPod touch for Audio 183
Configuring the Music Toolbar 184
Configuring Your iPod touch's Music Settings 185
Listening to Music with iTunes Match 188
Chapter 6 Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Video 193
Finding and Watching Video 193
Finding Video 194
Watching Video 196
Watching Rented Video 199
Watching Video Podcasts 201
Shared Video 202
Deleting Video 204
Configuring iPod touch's Video Settings 205
Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 209
Configuring Safari Settings 210
Browsing the Web on an iPod touch 216
Moving to Websites via Bookmarks 216
Moving to Websites by Typing a URL 218
Viewing Websites 221
Searching the Web 224
Returning to Previous Websites 226
Saving and Organizing Bookmarks 228
Creating a Bookmark on the Home Screen 236
Emailing a Link to a Web Page 238
Tweeting a Web Page 239
Completing Web Forms 241
Signing In Automatically 243
Opening and Managing Multiple Web Pages at the Same Time 244
Using Safari's Reading List 248
Chapter 8 Managing Contacts 251
Configuring How Contacts Display on an iPod touch 252
Creating New Contacts While Using an iPod touch 255
Creating a Contact from an Email 256
Creating a Contact from a Map 258
Creating Contacts on an iPod touch Manually 260
Using Contacts on an iPod touch 271
Using the Contacts App 271
Using Contact Information in Other Applications 275
Changing or Deleting Contacts 276
Changing, Adding, or Removing Information for an Existing Contact Manually 277
Deleting Contacts Manually 279
Chapter 9 Emailing 283
Configuring Email Accounts on an iPod touch 283
Configuring Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, AOL, or Hotmail Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 285
Configuring Other Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manually 287
Performing Advanced Configuration of Email Accounts on an iPod touch 289
Configuring General Email Settings 295
Configuring How Email Is Retrieved 295
Configuring Global Email Settings 298
Managing Email Accounts 305
Changing Email Account Configurations 305
Deleting Email Accounts 307
Working with Email 308
Receiving and Reading Email 309
Sending Email 318
Replying to Email 322
Forwarding Email 324
Managing Email 327
Working with VIPs 337
Emailing with Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation) 338
Composing New Email Messages with Siri 339
Replying to Emails with Siri 341
Dictating into Messages You Are Writing 342
Chapter 10 Messaging 347
Configuring Messages 348
Configuring the Text Tone 348
Configuring Messages Settings 349
Sending Text Messages 353
Receiving and Replying to Text Messages 357
Working with Messages Notifications 358
Responding to Messages 360
Working with Text Messages 362
Conversing in Text 362
Including Images and Video in Text Conversations 365
Using Photos or Videos You Receive 368
Deleting Messages 368
Deleting a Conversation 370
Texting with Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation) 370
Having Text Messages Read to You 371
Replying to Text Messages with Siri 372
Sending New Text Messages with Siri 373
Chapter 11 Managing Calendars and Time 377
Configuring an iPod touch's Calendar, Date, and Time Settings 377
Setting Time and Date Settings 378
Configuring Calendar Settings 382
Configuring Reminders 388
Working with Calendars 390
Viewing Calendars 391
Adding Events to a Calendar Manually 397
Adding Events to the Calendar by Accepting Invitations 408
Working with Event Alarms 412
Working with Reminders 412
Creating Reminders 413
Managing Reminders 419
Using the Clock App 422
Using Siri to Manage Calendars and Time (iPod touch 5th Generation) 429
Using Siri to Create Events 429
Using Siri to Create Reminders 432
Chapter 12 Working with Photos and Video 437
Taking Photos with Your iPod touch 438
Taking Photos with the Camera App 438
Taking Photos Quickly 442
Taking Panoramic Photos 443
Taking Video with an iPod touch 445
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Photos on an iPod touch 446
Configuring Photo Settings 447
Viewing Photos Individually 449
Viewing Photos as a Slideshow 455
Editing Photos 458
Deleting Photos or Video from an iPod touch 463
Working with Photos 464
Emailing Multiple Photos 465
Assigning a Photo to a Contact 468
Using Photos as Wallpaper 469
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Video 471
Watching Video 471
Editing Video 472
Sharing Video 473
Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Computer 476
Moving Photos from an iPod touch to a Windows PC 476
Moving Photos from an iPod touch to a Mac 477
Working with Photo Stream 478
Working with Your Photo Stream Photos on Your iPod touch 478
Saving Photo Stream Photos on Your iPod touch 479
Sharing Your Photo Streams 481
Working with Photo Streams Shared with You 484
Chapter 13 Using Cool iPod touch Apps 489
Making and Receiving FaceTime Calls 489
Setting Up FaceTime 490
Making a FaceTime Call 494
Accepting a FaceTime Call 498
Reading Books with iBooks 499
Finding Books to Read 500
Reading Books 502
Tweeting 512
Setting Up Twitter 513
Twittering 515
Using Facebook 518
Setting Up Facebook 519
Facebooking 520
Touring Other Cool iPod touch Apps 524
Chapter 14 Installing and Maintaining iPod touch Apps 527
Using iTunes to Find and Install iPod touch Apps 528
Downloading Apps from the iTunes Store 528
Moving Apps from an iTunes Library onto Your iPod touch 531
Using the App Store App to Find and Install iPod touch Apps 533
Maintaining iPod touch Apps 541
Chapter 15 Customizing Your iPod touch 547
Customizing Your Home Screens 548
Using the iPod touch to Customize Your Home Screens 548
Using iTunes to Customize Your Home Screens 554
Accessing iPod touch Settings 558
Using Airplane Mode 559
Configuring and Working with Notifications 560
Configuring Notifications 562
Configuring General Notification Settings 565
Configuring an App's Notification Settings 567
Configuring General Sound Settings 571
Setting Screen Brightness 572
Setting Wallpaper 573
Configuring Other General Settings 575
Getting Information about an iPod touch 575
Configuring Location Services 578
Securing Your iPod touch 581
Configuring Search Options 598
Configuring the Keyboard 600
Configuring Siri (iPod touch 5th Generation) 602
Chapter 16 Maintaining an iPod touch and Solving Problems 607
Maintaining an iPod touch 607
Maintaining iTunes 608
Maintaining an iPod touch's Software with the Settings App 611
Maintaining an iPod touch's Software with iTunes 612
Maintaining an iPod touch's Power 613
Solving iPod touch Problems 614
Restarting Your iPod touch 614
Restarting the Computer and iTunes 615
Resetting Your iPod touch 615
Restoring an iPod touch 618
Finding a Missing App 621
Making the iPod touch Rotate Again 623
Reinstalling iTunes 624
Making the Battery Last Longer 624
Dealing with a Failed Home Button 626
Getting Help with iPod touch Problems 628
Index 629
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About Brad Miser

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being the amazing "i" devices, especially the iPhone and iPod touch, that make it possible to take our lives with us while we are on the move. In addition to My iPod touch, 4th Edition, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, 6th Edition; Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Lion; Sams Teach Yourself iTunes 10 in 10 Minutes; and Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor for 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. He is also active building and flying radio-controlled aircraft.

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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