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Modifying Songs in iTunes

Although iTunes was never meant to be a song editing application, it offers a simple control over the starting and stopping points for playing back a song. You can use this feature to cut out unwanted [more…]

How to Play Movies, TV Shows, and Videos on Your iPod

Movies, TV shows, and videos will play on most iPods. Fifth- and sixth-generation iPods, the iPod nano, the iPod touch, and the iPhone can all play movies, TV shows, and videos from your iTunes library [more…]

How to Change the E-Mail Settings on Your iPhone

The e-mail settings on your iPhone aren’t all permanent; you can change some of them. The iPhone lets you change four of its e-mail settings. [more…]

How To Rip Music from CDs into iTunes

You can rip music from a CD and import it into iTunes, thus copying songs from your CDs to your iTunes library. Then you can add the ripped songs to your iPod. So your CDs aren’t useless just because you [more…]

Mac Copy Utilities

You can use third-party utilities to copy information to and from your Mac to and from your iPod. When using Mac copy utilities, remember that copying copyrighted material without permission is illegal [more…]

How to See if Your iPod or iPhone Has the Latest Software

Your iPod (or iPhone) works best with the latest or newest software installed. iTunes tells you whether your iPod or iPhone contains the newest software. Connect the iPod or iPhone to your computer and [more…]

Smart Playlists

iTunes comes with a few smart playlists. Under Party Shuffle (near the top of the Playlists section of the Source pane), you can find these smart playlists, which are indicated by a gear icon. iTunes comes [more…]

How to Buy Songs from iTunes

You’ve found a great song on Apple iTunes and you want to buy it. Before you can buy songs on Apple iTunes, though, you have to set up an account with Apple [more…]

How to Buy an iTunes Gift Certificate or Monthly Allowance

If you have trouble coming up with gifts, Apple iTunes may be your salvation. You can give the gift of music through Apple iTunes gift certificates, in amounts ranging from [more…]

How to Buy Audiobooks, Movies, and Non-Music Products from iTunes

The iTunes Music Store is now just called the iTunes Store because you can purchase a lot more than just music for your iPod. Whether you’re an audiobook fan or a TV buff, or a lifelong learner, you can [more…]

How to Add Podcasts to iTunes

You can add podcasts to your iTunes library. Just subscribe to a podcast in the iTunes Store, or subscribe to them directly from Web sites that host them. Similar to a recording of a radio broadcast, you [more…]

How to Play Songs in iTunes

Playing your music in iTunes is pretty straightforward — when you find a song you want to play, simply select it in the Song List pane and then click the Play button. The Play button toggles to a Pause [more…]

How to Display iTunes Content in List View

You can display your iTunes content in List view. To display your content as a list, click the left View button (refer to the figure). You can then click the Browse button in the lower-right corner of [more…]

How to Create Song Playlists in iTunes

You need to create a playlist to burn a CD in iTunes, but playlists can also make it easier to play items you like without browsing the entire iTunes library looking for them. You can create playlists [more…]

How to Create Podcast Playlists in iTunes

You can add podcast episodes to your playlists in iTunes. You can even create a playlist consisting entirely of episodes from different podcasts. [more…]

How to Create Video Playlists in iTunes

iTunes let's you create video playlists. You can drag individual videos and TV shows into a playlist and rearrange them to play in any sequence you want. [more…]

How to Delete Items from a Playlist in iTunes

If you want to change up your iTunes playlists, you can delete items from playlists while still keeping them in your library. When you delete an item from a playlist, the item is simply deleted from the [more…]

How to Write with Notes on Your iPhone

The Notes application on your iPhone lets you write text notes that you can save for yourself or send through e-mail. To create a note on your iPhone, first tap the Notes icon on the Home screen, and then [more…]

How to Take Pictures with Your iPhone

Your iPhone takes pictures, using the Camera application icon on the Home screen. The Camera icon is positioned on the upper row of icons on your iPhone, all the way to the right and adjacent to the Photos [more…]

How to Turn Your iPhone On and Off

The Sleep/Wake button is what turns your iPhone on and off. Apple has taken the time to partially charge your iPhone at the factory, so when you buy it, you’ll get some measure of instant gratification [more…]

How to Lock and Unlock Your iPhone

You can lock your iPhone so its touch screen doesn't work. This prevents the iPhone from dialing phone numbers, playing music, or doing anything else when it's in your pocket, rubbing against your pants [more…]

Training Your Fingers to Use Your iPhone

It takes your fingers a bit of practice to get used to some of the iPhone's more unique movements. But after a few hours of performing the taps, flicks, pinches, and spreads, you’ll look like you've been [more…]

Setting Your iPhone's Maximum Volume for Music and Videos

You can set a maximum volume on your iPhone for music and video playback. This prevents your volume level from accidentally being turned up beyond your comfort zone. [more…]

How to Set a Playing Speed on Your iPhone for Audio Books

You can change the playing speed on your iPhone when listening to your audio books. You can choose to slow down the speed if you're studying, taking notes, or want to make sure that you listen intently [more…]

How to Adjust the Equalizer on Your iPhone

You can adjust the equalizer settings on your iPhone. Some equalizer settings emphasize the bass notes (low end) in a song; other equalizer settings make the higher frequencies more apparent. Consider [more…]

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