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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 Podcasts on Your iPod

You can play podcasts on your iPod. Podcasts, naturally, have their own menu on an iPod. Podcasts are organized by podcast name (which is like an album name), and podcast episodes are listed within each [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 Add Podcasts to iTunes

It’s easy to add podcasts to iTunes. You can add podcasts to your iTunes library by subscribing to them in the iTunes Store or by subscribing to them directly from Web sites that host them. Similar to [more…]

How to Create Podcast Playlists in iTunes

iTunes lets you add podcast episodes to your playlists, or you can even create a playlist consisting entirely of podcast episodes. However, podcasts are a slightly different animal than albums or songs [more…]

Menus for the iPod Classic Models and the iPod nano

The iPod classic models and nano offer similar menus. Music, videos, and settings are examples of choices on the iPod classic model and nano menu.

The iPod main menu for sixth-generation iPod classic models [more…]

iPod Playback Functions

To access various playback functions, use the touch buttons on your iPod. The playback functions vary depending on the model of iPod that you own.

The touch buttons on iPod touch and iPhone models do these [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 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 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…]

4 Easy Steps for Using the iPhone Camera

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 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…]

How to Use Playlists on Your iPhone

You can use playlists on your iPhone just as you can on an iPod. To use playlists on your iPhone, tap the Playlists icon at the bottom of the screen; a list of playlists appears. If you don’t have any [more…]

How to Customize Your iPhone's Audio Collection

If you’d prefer to browse through your iPhone's audio files by criteria other than playlists, artists, or songs, there is a way to customize your collection so it suits your needs. Tap the More button [more…]

How to Play Slide Shows on Your iPhone

You can play slide shows of your photos on your iPhone. If you store a lot of photos or images on your iPhone, watching a slide show is a fun way to see them all. [more…]

Using Cover Flow to Find Music on Your iPhone

You can find music on your iPhone by using the Cover Flow feature. Cover Flow lets you browse through your music collection by its album artwork.

To use Cover Flow, turn your iPhone sideways [more…]

How to Find Pictures on Your iPhone

If you've got dozens (hundreds?) of pictures on your iPhone, how do you find the one you are looking for? Fortunately, the iPhone makes it pretty easy to find a photo or image. The steps described here [more…]

How to Search the iTunes App Store

The iTunes App Store offers you a couple of options for exploring its content: by browsing or by using the Search field. (Just a reminder: to display the App Store, launch iTunes, click the iTunes store [more…]

How to Publish a Photo Album with MobileMe

If you’re a member of Apple’s $99-a-year MobileMe service (formerly .Mac), you can publish a photo album in the MobileMe Gallery. Tap a picture and make sure the picture controls are displayed. Then tap [more…]

Different Types of Video and Audio That You Can Play on iTunes

iTunes, which comes with Mac OS X Snow Leopard, is a media player that plays audio and video files. These files can be in any of many different formats. Some of the more common file formats that iTunes [more…]

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