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iPod touch For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-12960-9
288 pages
December 2011
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The ultimate beginner guide to the iPod touch, now updated and in full-color!

Part media player, portable game console, and breakthrough Internet device, you could say that the iPod touch is one ideal gadget. With this new, full-color edition, bestselling For Dummies author Tony Bove walks you through powering up your iPod touch, personalizing it, establishing a Wi-Fi connection, and synchronizing your data. You'll also explore how to surf the web, rent movies, buy songs, send and receive e-mail, get directions, check stocks, organize photos, watch videos, keep a calendar, and much more. Plus, you'll learn about the new features of iOS 5 and how to access hundreds of thousands of apps that help you do even more with your iPod touch.

  • Covers powering up your iPod touch, getting comfortable with the multitouch interface, personalizing your iPod touch, and establishing a Wi-Fi connection
  • Walks you through the basics of the iTunes store so you can buy, download, and play music, TV shows, podcasts, movies, and more
  • Demonstrates how to synchronize your data, work with the calendar, organize and share photos, browse the Internet, send and receive e-mail, read e-books, and get directions
  • Helps you use your iPod touch to stay connected with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter
  • Explains how to video chat with FaceTime, sync with iCloud, and use the new iOS 5 features
  • Guides you through resetting, updating, restoring, and troubleshooting your iPod touch

Fully revised for iOS 5 and the latest iPod touch models, iPod touch For Dummies, 3rd Edition puts you totally in charge of your iPod touch!

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Touching All the Basics 5

Chapter 1: Powering Your iPod touch 7

Chapter 2: Putting Your Finger On It 27

Chapter 3: Clocking, Locking, and Personalizing 47

Part II: Filling Up Your Empty Cup 63

Chapter 4: Exploring iTunes and the Online Store 65

Chapter 5: Syncing Your Content and Apps 85

Chapter 6: Syncing Your Day in the Life 105

Part III: Playing It Back with Interest 117

Chapter 7: The Songs Remain the Same 119

Chapter 8: Tapping Videos, Books, and Podcasts 137

Chapter 9: Pocketing Your Pictures 145

Part IV: Touching the Online World 163

Chapter 10: Surfin' Safari 165

Chapter 11: The Postman Always Beeps Once 179

Chapter 12: Earth, Wind, and Finance 191

Part V: Staying in Touch and Up-to-Date 207

Chapter 13: A Day in the Social Life 209

Chapter 14: Resetting, Updating, and Restoring 233

Part VI: The Part of Tens 239

Chapter 15: Ten Tangible Tips 241

Chapter 16: Ten Apps That Shook the iPod World 249

Index 253

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Author Information

Tony Bove has written more than two dozen computer books, including all editions of iPod & iTunes For Dummies. Tony is also a professional musician. He blogs and offers tips about iPods, iPhones, iPads, iTunes, and the iLife applications at www.tonybove.com.

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Press Release

November 14, 2011
iPod touch For Dummies, 3rd Edition

Dummies author Tony Bove shares his thoughts on the popularity of iPods, iPads, and iLife and gives users insight into all the amazing things they can do.

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