Understanding iTunes & iPod

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Power Your iPod

All iPods require power. Fortunately, each iPod also comes with a battery and a way of charging it (powering it), either directly from your computer or by using a cable and an AC power adapter that works [more…]

Your iPod’s Hold Switch

Your iPod has a Hold switch on the top, near the headphones jack. The hold switch locks the iPod buttons, this preventing the volume from changing (and bursting your eardrums) if you accidentally brush [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…]

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…]

Using the Controls on the Top of Your iPhone

You'll find several important controls along the top of your iPhone. They include the headset jack, the SIM card tray, and the Sleep/Wake button. [more…]

Using the Controls on the Bottom of Your iPhone

You’ll find several important controls along the bottom of your iPhone. These iPhone controls include the speaker, the dock connector, and the microphone. [more…]

Using the Controls on the Front of Your iPhone

You’ll find several important controls on the front of your iPhone. These controls include your iPhone's Ring/Silent switch, the volume buttons, and the receiver, among others. [more…]

Your iPhone’s About Feature

The iPhone’s About feature, well, tells you about the device. The About feature reveals your iPhone's serial number, Wi-Fi address, and firmware, among other things. Here’s what About tells you about: [more…]

How to Recharge Your iPhone

You must recharge your iPhone from time to time. If your iPhone acts up in any way, the first thing you should try is to give its battery a full recharge. [more…]

How to Use the iTunes Visualizer

By now, you know that iTunes is a feast for the ears, but did you know that the Snow Leopard’s iTunes Visualizer provides you with eye candy as well? With just a click or two, Snow Leopard lets you view [more…]

An Overview of iPhoto on Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Macintosh has been the choice of professional photographers for working with digital images. Apple continues this tradition with iPhoto, Snow Leopard’s photography tool for the home user that can help [more…]

Apple Debuts New and Improved 2009 iPods

It's September and that means our favorite fruit-flavored consumer electronics company (that's Apple, of course) rolls out the iPod lineup for the holiday season. This year brought huge changes to the [more…]

Apple Introduces iTunes 9 and iPhone OS 3.1

On September 9, 2009 — in addition to introducing an all new (and improved) lineup of iPods — Apple released new versions of iTunes and iPhone OS.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs announced: [more…]

How to Control iTunes in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Playing an audio CD in iTunes is simple. Just insert the CD in your computer’s disc tray or disc slot, start iTunes by clicking its icon in the Dock, and click the Play button. [more…]

How to Use iTunes' Music Library

iTunes' Music Library is like a master list of your digital media. To view the Music Library, select the Music entry in the left-hand column of the iTunes player. From here, you can browse the music you [more…]

Using the Various Parts of the iTunes Window

To use iTunes efficiently, you need to become familiar with the various parts, panes, and panels of the iTunes window and how to use them. The following figure shows the iTunes window on a PC, using the [more…]

Five Basic Techniques for Using the iPod touch

Get the most from your Apple iPod touch by knowing some basic user techniques. From zooming and scrolling to e-mailing photos, using your iPod touch is a tad easier with these helpful tips. [more…]

iTunes and Your MacBook

To help you wrangle your enormous digital music and movie collection on your MacBook, Apple offers iTunes. For starters, iTunes is a sophisticated audio player for all your digital audio files. But iTunes [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…]

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…]

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 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…]

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