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QuickTime Basics on Your MacBook

QuickTime on your MacBook is a set of exciting technologies that gives you access to the greatest multimedia experience around. Despite its power, don’t be surprised if you don’t even realize that you’re [more…]

How to Operate QuickTime Player on Your MacBook

QuickTime makes a world of movies, audio, graphics, and music instantly available to you. When you open a QuickTime file, QuickTime Player creates a new window to display it. All QuickTime Player windows [more…]

How to Play Media with QuickTime

Playback with QuickTime begins as you might suspect — by clicking the Play button. While a file is playing, the Play button toggles to a Pause button. Click that button to pause playback, which toggles [more…]

A Collection of Images from iCloud and iTunes Match In A Day For Dummies

You can use iCloud and iTunes Match from your computer or from your device. These screenshots from iCloud & iTunes Match In A Day For Dummies show you how. [more…]

Ten iCloud-Enabled Apps

Apple created apps are inherently iCloud-enabled. For example, documents that you create in Pages are synched across all devices on which you have Pages installed. [more…]

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Choosing between Push and Fetch with iCloud

When you set up iCloud on your iOS device(s), any time you create or change data in an iCloud-enabled app, the new data is uploaded to iCloud and then pushed to all your devices. [more…]

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Using Calendar and Reminders in iCloud

Now that the Calendar and Reminders apps are available on the Mac and iOS platforms — and remember that they integrate with Microsoft Outlook — you don’t have any excuse to forget an appointment or a birthday [more…]

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Understanding Audio File Compression Formats with iTunes Match

When you purchase music from the iTunes Store or upgrade tracks with iTunes Match, you receive an iTunes Plus file, which plays at 256 Kbps in stereo (128 Kbps in mono). However, iTunes also gives you [more…]

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Setting Mail Preferences in iCloud

Use Mail’s Preferences to customize how you see your messages and how your mailboxes behave. You can also create alias accounts, as well as automatic response messages to let people know when you’re unable [more…]

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Upgrading Matched Songs with Smart Playlists

When you want to upgrade a lot of songs with iTunes Match, doing it manually is tedious at best. Follow these steps to upgrade a batch of songs, using a Smart Playlist. It makes upgrading a lot easier [more…]

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A Collection of iCloud & iTunes Match In A Day Images

Whether you use iCloud and iTunes Match from your Mac or PC, from your iOS device (iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch), or a combination of both, you can do a lot. In this [more…]

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12 iPod Soundtracks for Travel Experiences

Half the fun of listening to your iPod comes from being able to do it on the road. While everyone has differing musical tastes, you might consider some of the following list while enjoying the wide open [more…]

18 iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard shortcuts are great ways to get your computer to do what you want to do fast. The following table gives you both Mac and Windows keyboard shortcuts for making your way through iTunes at blazing [more…]

Five Easy Pieces for iPod touch Commands

Using your iPod touch should be easy, but if you don't know what you're doing, it won't. To become an iPod touch power user, master the following tricks and techniques for viewing, listening, and searching [more…]

Six Tips for iPod Mastery

Make sure that using your iPod remains just this side of divine by mastering the following tricks and techniques for the iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod touch, and iPod Shuffle: [more…]

iPod & iTunes For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Users love their iPods, iPhones, and iPads because Apple's digital devices do what they do so well, whether that involves playing music, surfing the web, sending and receiving e-mail, watching YouTube [more…]

How to Maintain the Life of Your iPod Battery

There are ways to keep your iPod battery healthy. Most important is a lean diet of topping off your battery whenever it is convenient. Using and recharging 100 percent of battery capacity is called a [more…]

Tips to Save Power with Your iPod

The iPod classic and older models include a hard drive — and whatever causes the hard drive to spin causes a drain on power. iPod nano, iPod shuffle, and iPod touch models use a flash drive, which uses [more…]

How to Set Up an iPod Touch

After adding power, a new iPod touch comes alive and displays “iPod” and a slider with the word “Configure” or “Set Up.” Follow these steps to set up your device: [more…]

How to Use iTunes to Set Up Any iPod

You can set up any iPod model using iTunes, whether or not you are connected to a Wi-Fi network. With iTunes, you can set up your iPod touch from an iTunes backup and also customize the name of your iPod [more…]

The iPod Touch Status Bar

The iPod touch shows its current state in the status bar at the top of the screen. The icons on the screen mean the following: [more…]

How to Use Multiple iPod Apps Simultaneously

Multitasking on an iPod touch is roughly the same: doing multiple things at once. In this case, you are running multiple apps at once — or at least it seems that way. [more…]

How to Organize iPod Touch Apps into Folders

With the current version of iOS, you can organize your app icons into folders on your Home screens so that you can find them more easily.

The iPod touch comes with three apps already organized into a folder [more…]

How to Edit Text and Handle Word Suggestions on the iPod Touch

Yes, you can edit your mistakes. To edit text in an entry field on your iPod touch, touch and hold to see the magnifier, which magnifies portions of the text view. [more…]

How to Copy, Cut, and Paste on the iPod Touch

You can copy or cut a chunk of text on your iPod touch and paste it into another app — for example, you can copy a paragraph from a note in Notes and paste it into an e-mail message in Mail, or vice versa [more…]

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