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iPod: The Missing Manual

Covers iTunes and the Touch, Classic, Nano, and Shuffle iPods

Got a new iPod? This new, up-to-the-nanosecond 7th edition of "iPod: The Missing Manual" can help you get your new iPod out of the box and into your ears in 15 minutes.

"You'll learn a bit about your particular iPod model and how to get it whistling sweet tunes in your ear in a minimal amount of time," notes author J.D. Biersdorfer, who also pens the technology Q & A column for the New York Times. "If you want more information on in-depth iPodding or getting the most out iTunes, you can find that stuff in chapters farther down the road."

Written by Biersdorfer and David Pogue, the New York Times' award-winning tech columnist, "iPod: The Missing Manual" is as stylish and satisfying as its subject. Each custom-designed page sports easy-to-follow graphics, crystal-clear explanations, and guidance on the most useful things your iPod can do.

Coverage includes:

ALERT Out of the box and into your ears. Learn how to install iTunes, load music on your iPod, and master the basic moves you need to get anywhere--and find anything--on your pocket player.

ALERT Bopping around the iPod. Whether you've got a tiny Shuffle, a Nano, a Classic, or the iPod Touch, you'll learn everything from turning your iPod on and off to booming its sound all over the house. Special tidbit for iPod owners with trickster friends: How to reset the iPod's menus to English if they've been changed to, say, Greek.

ALERT In tune with iTunes. iTunes can do far more than your father's jukebox. Learn how to use the brand-new Genius feature to make instant, inspired playlists, how to move your sacred iTunes Folder to a bigger hard drive, and how to add album covers to your collection.

ALERT The power of the 'Pod. Download movies and iPod Touch applications, play photo slideshows and games, find cool podcasts, and more: this book shows you how to unleash all your iPod's power.

Even if you don't buy one of the new iPod models, this Missing Manual has plenty of information on the latest version of iTunes, the App Store and a whole lot more about Apple's incredible device.

coveriPod: The Missing Manual, Seventh Edition
J.D. Biersdorfer, David Pogue

J.D. Biersdorfer is the author of "iPod: The Missing Manual" and "The iPod Shuffle Fan Book," and is co-author of "The Internet: The Missing Manual" and the second edition of "Google: The Missing Manual." She has been writing the weekly computer Q&A column for the Circuits section of The New York Times since 1998.

David Pogue is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. With 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes more than 30 titles. David and his wife Jennifer Pogue, MD, live in Connecticut with their three young children. His web site is www.davidpogue.com.

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly Media has been a chronicler and catalyst of cutting-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and spurring their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.


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