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iPod touch For Dummies, 3rd Edition

ISBN: 978-1-118-21687-3
288 pages
November 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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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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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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