iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch Absolute Beginner's Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2013-04-21
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
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Make the most of iTunes and iCloud for your iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch-- without becoming a technical expert! iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch Absolute Beginner's Guideis the fastest way to get comfortable and productive with the newest version of IOS, get familiar with iTunes and iCloud, streaming video, music and more, and accessing your library on the iCloud from multiple devices. Whether you're new to iTunes and iCloud or you're one of millions of individuals who use them every day, this book will show you how to do exactly what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. The book is broken into three parts; In Part 1, the book starts by making sure you know how to use iTunes to create and organization a media content library and enjoy that library on your computer, including how to stream content via an AirPlay network. In Part II, coverage focuses on the iCloud and explains how to set up and manage an iCloud account, as well as storing and streaming photos and music to any device with access to that account. Finally in Part III, the book covers iPads/iPhones/iPods, with a focus specifically on the areas that iTunes manages, such as music, video, books, apps, and so on.

Author Biography

Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being Apple’s amazing “i” technology–especially iTunes and the iPhones/iPod touches/iPads–that enable us to enjoy music, movies, TV shows, and other digital media wherever we are. In addition to iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch Absolute Beginner’s Guide, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, 6th Edition; My iPod touch, 4th 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 is very 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 sometimesinside 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@icloud.com.

Table of Contents

Part I - iTunes
Chapter 1 Getting Started with iTunes
Chapter 2 Working with the iTunes Store
Chapter 3 Building Your iTunes Library
Chapter 4 Listening to Music
Chapter 5 Watching Video
Chapter 6 Tagging iTunes Content
Chapter 7 Creating and Using Playlists
Chapter 8 Subscribing and Listening to Podcasts
Chapter 9 Streaming Music and Video through an AirPlay Network
Part II - iCloud
Chapter 10 Obtaining and Configuring an iCloud Account
Chapter 11 Putting Your Photos on the Cloud with Photo Stream
Chapter 12 Streaming Your Music with iTunes Match
Part III - iPad/iPhone/iPod touch
Chapter 13 Synchronizing iTunes Content with an iPad or iPhone
Chapter 14 Listening to Music and Podcasts with the Music App
Chapter 15 Watching Video with the Videos App
Chapter 16 Reading Books with the iBooks App
Chapter 17 Viewing Photos and Video with the Photos App
Chapter 18 Downloading Content with the iTunes and App Store Apps

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