iPod: The Missing Manual, 10th Edition
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2011
Pages: 320

Apple continues to set the bar for portable media players, but iPods still don’t come with a guide to their impressive features. This full-color Missing Manual shows you how to play music, videos, and slideshows, shop the iTunes store, and create and manage your media library. It’s the most comprehensive (and popular) iPod book available.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • Fill it up. Load your iPod with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, and eBooks.
  • Tune into iTunes. Download media from the iTunes store, rip your CDs, and organize your entire media collection.
  • Tackle the Touch. Use the Touch to shoot photos and video, send and receive email and text messages, and make video calls to otheriOS 5 gadgets.
  • Go wireless. Sync your content and surf the Web over the air, using the Touch’s new iOS 5 software.
  • Get moving with the Nano. Track your workouts with the built-in Nike+ sensor; dial in FM radio; and even create slideshows.
  • Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get your Shuffle talking with VoiceOver, and play music, video, and slideshows on your Classic.
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    Comments about oreilly iPod: The Missing Manual, 10th Edition:

    I recommend iPod The Missing Manual, Tenth Edition to get the most out of your iPod and certainly to get the most out of your iPod Touch. I like its friendly conversational writing. Its organization, contents table, and index make it is easy to quickly find the information you want, especially in the Ebook with hyperlinks from the contents to the page.

    I enjoyed studying iPod The Missing Manual, Tenth Edition with my iPod or iPod Touch in hand, and found the instructions clear and easy to follow. The way the chunks of information are organized and presented, mostly in a page at a time, makes it easy to explore and absorb. I like the Ebook open on my iPad while I explore with my iPod Touch or iPod. Certainly buy the book if you do not have an iPad or computer or prefer to read a "real book."

    Find iPod The Missing Manual, Tenth Edition on Oreilly.com and look at the table of contents. You will be amazed at everything the book covers from music, to apps, to iCloud. It even describes to how to change languages and how to multitask on your Touch. I will practice multitasking until I don't have to stop to recall or look up how to do it.

    I have only one suggestion that might improve the book. The instructions for making a genius playlist on the Touch and Nano worked, but the Touch instructions referred me to "playback controls (Chapter 3)." It would have been faster to do if it had referred me to, "playback controls (Multitask on Your Touch in Chapter 3)."

    Everything I had a reason to try in the iPod The Missing Manual, Tenth Edition worked including this one:

    "If an app is stuck onscreen, hold down the Sleep/Wake button until the red "power off" slider appears. Let go of the Sleep/Wake and hold down the home button until the app closes—and you're back home. " I had occasion to use it, and of course like all the other things I tried, it worked.

    Enjoy iPod The Missing Manual, Tenth Edition

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