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How to Use the Stopwatch on Your iPod

You can use a stopwatch with a lap timer for timing exercises, jogging, racing laps, seeing how long it takes the bus to travel across town, or finding out how long your friend takes to recognize the song [more…]

How to Use FaceTime on Your iPod Touch

Making and receiving video calls with Apple’s truly innovative FaceTime technology is truly simple. No matter how you communicate, it helps sometimes to have a little face time. Apple has engineered a [more…]

How to Stay Fit by Working Out with Your iPod Nano

The Fitness icon on the iPod nano works in the background, so that you can continue to play music or watch videos while walking, running, or working out. [more…]

How to Set the Passcode on Your iPod Touch

You can set a passcode for the iPod touch or iPod classic to lock it and thereby prevent others from navigating through your content (not available for the iPod nano or iPod shuffle). Setting a passcode [more…]

How to Use Location Services on iPod Touch

Perhaps nothing is more personal than your physical location. With Location Services on your iPod touch, apps like Maps (and lots of third-party apps like Google Earth, SkyOrb, Eventful, Foursquare, and [more…]

How to Set Restrictions on an iPod Touch

Are you lending your iPod touch to a youngster (or an adult who acts like one)? If so, you may want to set restrictions that [more…]

How to Change Events on Your iPod Calendar

Change happens, and you’ll want to change your iPod schedule or even add new events as you learn about them. You can enter events on your computer and sync them with your iPod classic or iPod touch. You [more…]

How to Use VoiceOver to Sync Your iPod

The sync options are the same or similar for each iPod model, but some models offer additional options. For example, the iPod nano, iPod classic, and iPod shuffle offer an extra sync option called Enable [more…]

How to Set Up iCloud on Your iPod

iCloud synchronizes your iTunes purchases, apps, and iBookstore purchases as well as e-mail, contacts, calendars, bookmarks, and documents on a web server on the Internet — also known as [more…]

Benefits of the iCloud for Your iPod Touch

With iCloud, you can keep your iPod touch synchronized to everything you have in the cloud wirelessly, without having to connect it to your computer (that is, from any Wi-Fi location). iCloud stores your [more…]

How to Use iTunes Match

Apple’s iCloud Internet service already keeps a copy of everything you purchase in the iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore. However, what about those songs you downloaded from someplace else or those [more…]

How to Use VoiceOver on Your iPod Shuffle

If you enabled VoiceOver for your iPod shuffle in iTunes when you set it up or enable it now as you synchronize your iPod shuffle, you can hear the iPod shuffle speak song titles and artist names, a menu [more…]

How to Set Up a Slideshow on an iPod Touch

Slideshows are an especially entertaining way of showing pictures from your iPod touch because you can include music as well as transitions between them. With an iPod touch, you can use Apple TV to show [more…]

How to Shoot Photos and Videos on an iPod Touch

The iPod touch has a 5-megapixel iSight photo camera and HD (1080p) 30 frame-per-second video camera on the back. The lens is on the back so that you can see the picture you are about to take on the display [more…]

How to Use Your iPod’s Passbook as a Boarding Pass

Now that you can book your travel using an iPod touch app for your airline or travel service, or just using the Safari browser to access their web services, you can also store the electronic boarding pass [more…]

How to Use Your iPod Touch to Send Text Messages

You can use the Messages app on your iPod touch to send and receive instant text messages with other iOS devices (such as iPhones, iPads, and other iPod touches) and Macs running Mountain Lion or newer [more…]

How to Send and Receive iPhone Text Messages

Sending and getting text messages on your iPhone with SMS is easy. This video shows you the steps to sending a new text message to people who are on your contact list and those who are not. [more…]

Searching and Sorting Content in iTunes

iTunes offers a search feature to find music in your library. You can also sort your music in iTunes by artist, album title, year, and more. [more…]

How to Get Song Information Online for Your iPod

If you start a CD on your computer, iTunes can automatically fill in album artwork and track information, if you have an account. If you're not online when you rip a CD, iTunes can take this step next [more…]

How to Collaborate with iTunes Genius

Getting playlists from the iTunes Genius bar helps you explore the iTunes Store and your music Library. This video shows you how to get a Genius customized playlist based on current downloads; the feature [more…]
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