My Ipod Touch

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2010-10-29
  • Publisher: Que Publishing
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My iPod Touch provides expert advice and easy to follow, full-color tasks with ample illustrations to get your iPod rockin'in no time. Everything users need to know to use iTunes and the latest iPod Touch with the newest 3.0 version software Full-color, step by step format with plenty of visuals to help with even the trickiest of tasks Written by Brad Miser, Apple gadget guru and author ofMy iPod touch 1/e The iPod Touch is a unique devise in many ways. The most significant example of this is its Multi-touch interface that enables users to easily control the device and type with their fingers. It also includes sensors that automatically re-orient the screen display to match the orientation of the iPod Touch, such as switching to landscape view when the user rotates the phone 90 degrees when watching video. All iPod Touch models include the applications Music, Videos, Photos, iTunes (providing access to the Wi-Fi Music Store), Safari, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, and Settings. Later models added Mail, Maps, Stocks, Notes, and Weather, which could also be added to the earlier models with the purchase of the iPhone 2.0 software upgrade for the iPod Touch.My iPod Touchwill include necessary coverage of iTunes to enable readers to manage the content on their iPod as well as purchase applications and customizing settings. In addition, readers will learn how to use every feature of their iPod Touch and receive expert advice on topics like customizing, peer to peer connectivity, running apps, using peripheral devices and more. This book will be fully updated for the latest iPod Touch release and will include new coverage on: multitasking, folders, Mail, iBooks, Calendar, iPod, Photos, Game Center, and iAd

Author Biography

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.

Table of Contents

Getting Started with Your iPod touchp. 3
Touring Your iPod touchp. 4
Getting to Know the iPod touch's External Featuresp. 4
Knowing Why It's Called a Multi-Touch Interfacep. 5
Preparing iTunesp. 25
Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PCp. 26
Updating iTunesp. 27
Obtaining and Signing In to an iTunes Store Accountp. 28
Preparing MobileMep. 30
Obtaining a MobileMe Accountp. 31
Configuring MobileMe on a Windows PCp. 32
Configuring MobileMe on a Macp. 35
Managing MobileMe Syncsp. 37
Using This Bookp. 39
Connecting to the Internet, Bluetooth Devices, and iPods/iPhones/iPadsp. 43
Connecting an iPod touch to the Internetp. 44
Connecting to an Open Networkp. 44
Connecting to a Commercial Networkp. 49
Connecting to a Closed Networkp. 51
Changing Networksp. 53
Forgetting Networksp. 54
Connecting to Other Devices Using Bluetoothp. 55
Connecting to Other touches, iPhones, and iPadsp. 58
Using an Application with Peer-to-Peer Networking by Defaultp. 59
Configuring an Application to Use Peer-to-Peer Networkingp. 60
Moving Audio, Video, Books, and Photos onto Your iPod touchp. 63
Using iTunes to Add Audio and Video Content to the iPod touchp. 64
Importing Audio CDs to the iTunes Libraryp. 64
Purchasing Content from the iTunes Storep. 67
Renting Content from the iTunes Storep. 71
Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Storep. 73
Building Music Playlistsp. 75
Building Smart Playlistsp. 77
Moving Audio and Video from the iTunes Library onto an iPod touchp. 81
Using iTunes to Add Books to Your iPod touchp. 92
Adding Books to Your iTunes Libraryp. 92
Moving Books onto an iPod touchp. 94
Using iTunes to Add Photos to Your iPod touchp. 95
Moving Photos from a Windows PC onto an iPod touchp. 95
Moving Photos from a Mac to an iPod touchp. 97
Using the iTunes iPod touch Application to And Audio and Video to an iPod touchp. 99
Using the iBooks Application to Add Books to an iPod touchp. 105
Configuring and Synchronizing Information on an iPod touchp. 111
Syncing Information with iTunesp. 112
Using iTunes to Sync Information on Macsp. 112
Using iTunes to Sync Information on Windows PCsp. 118
Syncing Information with MobileMep. 122
Syncing Information with Exchangep. 127
Listening to Music, Podcasts, and Other Audiop. 129
Finding and Listening to Musicp. 129
Using the Cover Flow Browser to Find and Play Musicp. 130
Using Playlists to Find Musicp. 133
Using Artists to Find Musicp. 135
Using the More Menu to Find Musicp. 139
Searching for Musicp. 141
Using Genius to Find Musicp. 142
Finding Music by Shufflingp. 146
Playing Musicp. 148
Controlling Audio Content Quicklyp. 151
Controlling Audio When the iPod Is Lockedp. 151
Controlling Audio When You Do Something Elsep. 152
Finding and Listening to Podcastsp. 153
Customizing Your iPod touch for Musicp. 156
Configuring theMusic Toolbarp. 156
Configuring iPod touch's Music Settingsp. 158
Pingp. 162
Watching Movies, TV Shows, and Other Videop. 167
Finding and Watching Videop. 167
Finding Videop. 168
Watching Videop. 170
Watching Rented Moviesp. 172
Watching Video Podcastsp. 174
Deleting Videop. 175
Configuring iPod touch's Video Settingsp. 176
Surfing the Webp. 179
Configuring Safari Settingsp. 180
Browsing the Web on an iPod touchp. 186
Moving to Websites via Bookmarksp. 186
Moving to Websites by Typing a URLp. 188
Viewing Websitesp. 190
Searching the Webp. 192
Returning to Previous Websitesp. 193
Saving and Organizing Bookmarksp. 195
Creating a Bookmark on the Home Screenp. 203
Emailing a Link to a Web Pagep. 205
Completing Web Formsp. 206
Slgning in Automaticallyp. 208
Opening and Managing Multiple Web Pages at the Same Timep. 209
Managing Contactsp. 213
Configuring How Contacts Display on an iPod touchp. 213
Creating New Contacts While Using an iPod touchp. 215
Creating a Contact from an Emailp. 216
Creating a Contact from a Mapp. 218
Creating Contacts on an iPod touch Manuallyp. 219
Using Contacts on an iPod touchp. 228
Using the Contacts Applicationp. 228
Using Contact Information in Other Applicationsp. 231
Changing or Deleting Contactsp. 232
Changing, Adding, or Removing Information for an Existing Contact Manuallyp. 232
Adding Information to an Existing Contactp. 234
Deleting Contacts Manuallyp. 235
Emailingp. 237
Configuring Email Accounts on an iPod touchp. 238
Configuring Gmail, Yahoo! Mail, or AOL Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manuallyp. 239
Configuring Exchange Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manuallyp. 241
Configuring Other Email Accounts on an iPod touch Manuallyp. 245
Performing Advanced Configuration of Email Accounts on an iPod touchp. 247
Configuring General Email Settingsp. 252
Configuring How Email Is Retrievedp. 252
Configuring Global Email Settingsp. 255
Managing Email Accountsp. 259
Changing Email Accounts Configurationsp. 259
Working with Emailp. 263
Receiving and Reading Emailp. 263
Sending Emailp. 269
Replying to Emailp. 273
Forwarding Emailp. 274
Managing Emailp. 276
Managing Calendars and Timep. 287
Configuring an iPod touch's Calendar, Date, and Time Settingsp. 288
Working with Calendarsp. 296
Viewing Calendarsp. 296
Adding Events to a Calendar Manuallyp. 300
Adding Events to the Calendar by Accepting Invitationsp. 307
Working with Event Alarmsp. 310
Using an iPod touch as a Clockp. 310
Telling Time with an iPod touchp. 310
Using the Clock Applicationp. 311
Working with Photos and Videop. 323
Taking Photos with Your iPod touchp. 324
Taking Video with an iPod touchp. 327
Viewing and Working with Photos on an iPod touchp. 328
Viewing Photos Individuallyp. 328
Viewing Photos as a Slideshowp. 335
Configure Slideshow Settingsp. 335
Watching Slideshowsp. 337
Deleting Photos or Video from an iPod touchp. 339
Emailing a Photop. 340
Sending a Photo to MobileMep. 341
Assigning a Photo to a Contactp. 343
Using a Photo as Wallpaperp. 345
Sharing Photosp. 346
Viewing, Editing, and Working with Videop. 347
Watching Videop. 347
Editing Videop. 348
Sharing Videop. 350
Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Computerp. 352
Moving Photos from Your iPod touch to a Windows PCp. 352
Moving Photos from an iPod touch to a Macp. 354
Using Cool iPod touch Applicationsp. 357
Getting Some FaceTime (4th Generation or Later)p. 357
Setting Up FaceTimep. 358
Making a FaceTime Callp. 361
Accepting a FaceTime Callp. 365
Reading Books with iBooksp. 366
Finding Books to Readp. 366
Reading Booksp. 368
Watching Stocksp. 376
Configuring the Stocks Applicationp. 376
Tracking Stocksp. 379
Finding Your Way with Mapsp. 382
Finding a Location by Searchingp. 383
Using Bookmarks, Recents, or Contacts to Find a Locationp. 385
Working with Mapsp. 386
Getting Directionsp. 388
Watching the Weatherp. 391
Choosing Weather Locationsp. 391
Viewing Weather Informationp. 393
Installing and Maintaining iPod touch Applicationsp. 397
Using iTunes to Find and Install iPod touch Applicationsp. 398
Downloading Applications from the iTunes Storep. 398
Moving Applications from Your iTunes Library onto an iPod touchp. 402
Using the App Store to Find and Install iPod touch Applicationsp. 403
Using iPod touch Applications You Installp. 408
Maintaining iPod touch Applicationsp. 409
Removing Applications from an iPod touchp. 412
Customizing an iPod touchp. 415
Customizing Your Home Screensp. 416
Using the iPod to Customize Your Home Screensp. 416
Using iTunes to Customize Your Home Screensp. 422
Accessing iPod touch Settingsp. 426
Configuring General Sound Settingsp. 427
Setting Screen Brightnessp. 428
Setting Wallpaperp. 429
Configuring Other General Settingsp. 431
Getting Information about an iPod touchp. 431
Configuring Location Servicesp. 432
Securing Your iPod touchp. 433
Configuring Search Optionsp. 441
Configuring the Keyboardp. 442
Setting International Optionsp. 444
Resetting an iPod touchp. 448
Maintaining an iPod touch and Solving Problemsp. 451
Maintaining an iPod touchp. 451
Maintaining iTunesp. 452
Maintaining an iPod touch's Softwarep. 454
Maintaining an iPod touch's Powerp. 456
Cleaning an iPod touch's Screenp. 461
Solving iPod touch Problemsp. 462
Restarting an iPod touchp. 462
Restarting the Computer and iTunesp. 463
Resetting an iPod touchp. 463
Restoring an iPod touchp. 466
Reinstalling iTunesp. 469
Getting Help with iPod touch Problemsp. 470
Indexp. 472
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