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The following is a copy of the Table of Contents, Introduction and the first several pages of The iPod Manual, provided so as to give you an overview of the contents of example of The iPod Manual, as well the material covered.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

        INTRODUCTION ………………………………..............…...……………………..................…………….  1

        CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED ………………..............…...……………………...................……….   4

        • Windows PC ……………………………...………..............…...……………………...................…...…  4
        • Macintosh ………………………………………..............…...…………………….........................…….   5
        • Preparing Your iPod …………………...………..............…...……………………..................…......…...  6
        • Battery Life ………………………………………..............…...…………………….......................…….  7
        • Optimum Temperature Range …………….………..............…...……………………........................…..   8
        • Backlight ………………………….…….……………..............…...…………………….....................…  8
        • Equalizer ………………………….…….…..………..............…...……………………...................……  8
        • Full Charge - Discharge  …………………..………..............…...……………………......................……  9
        • Hold Button ....…………………………...………..............…...……………………....................………  9
        • On / Off Button  …………………….……..………..............…...……………………......................……  9
        • Maximize Memory (Cache) Use …………..………..............…...…………………….....................…… 10
        • Fast Forward / Reverse …………………...………..............…...……………………...................….…  10
        • Compressed Files ………............................………..............…...……………………..................……… 10
        • Upgrades ……………………....................………..............…...……………………..................……… 11

        CHAPTER 2: iTUNES ………………..............………..............…...……………………..........................…. 12

        • Importing music to iTunes ………….........………..............…...……………………......................…….  12
        • Importing music from a CD …………......………..............…...……………………..................…..…… 12
        • Importing music from your computer …...………..............…...…………………….....................…..… 13
        • iTunes Store ………………………….......………..............…...……………………......................…… 14
        •   Downloading music from iTunes Store …………..............…...……………………..........................…  14

        CHAPTER 3: MAKING THE MOST OF iTUNES . 17

        • Transferring music to your iPod ………………..............…...……………………....................…..……. 18
        • Disconnecting your iPod ……………………..............…...……………………..................…….....…… 19
        • Meta-Data ……………………………………..............…...……………………..................…...…...…. 19
        • Global Volume Control ………………………..............…...……………………..................…….…...... 20
        • Album Artwork ……………………………………………..............…...…………………….................. 21

        CHAPTER 4: ORGANIZING / TRANSFERRING MUSIC ..........................................................................   22

        • Creating Playlists  …………………………………..............…...……………………..................….....…  22
        • Transferring Music  ……………………….…………..............…...…………………….......................…. 23
        • Transfer Music Automatically ……….............………..............…...……………………............................. 23
        • Transfer Music Manually ………………….………..............…...……………………..................….....… 24
        • To Transfer Music Manually …………......…………..............…...……………………........................…  25
        • Transfer Individual Songs …………………..………..............…...…………………….........................… 25
        • Transfer Individual Playlists ……………….………..............…...…………………….......................…...  26
        • Backup Songs from your iPod on your Computer ………..............…...……………………......................  26
        • iPod Summary  ………………………………………..............…...……………………...................……. 28

        CHAPTER 5: TRANSFER AND VIEW DIGITAL PHOTOS ………..............…...……………….............. 29

        • Transfer Digital Photos From Camera To Computer ………..............…...…………………….................. 29
        • Transfer Photos From Computer To iPod ……..………..............…...…………………….......................  30
        • Transferring Full Resolution Photos ……………………..............…...……………………......................  30

        CHAPTER 6: SMART PLAYLISTS ……………………..............…...…………………….........................   32

        • Ratings within iTunes …………………….………..............…...……………………......................….…  33
        • Create Your List  …………………………………..............…...…………………….......................…..…  33
        • Track Attributes  …………………………...………..............…...…………………….......................…… 34
        • Genius Playlists  …………………………...………..............…...…………………….......................…… 36

        CHAPTER 8: IMPORT AUDIO BOOKS TO iTUNES ..................................................................................   37

        • Optimize Your Import Settings …………………..............…...……………………..................…............. 37
        • Importing …………………………………..............…...……………………..................…..…..…....….. 38

        CHAPTER 8: IMPORT VIDEOS ………………..............…...……………………..................…….............  41

        • To put videos on your iPod  …………………..............…...……………………..................……....…......  41

        CHAPTER 9: IPOD AS A STORAGE DEVICE …………..............…...……………………....................... 43

        CHAPTER 10: iPOD FOR MAP DIRECTIONS …………..............…...……………………........................ 45

        CHAPTER 11: VOICE RECORDING WITH IPOD ………..............…...……………………...............….  46

        • Audio Hardware …………………………………..............…...……………………......................…........ 46
        • Start Recording …………………………………..............…...……………………......................…….....  48

        CHAPTER 12: LASER BEAM AND FLASHLIGHT ………..............…...…………………….............….  50

        CHAPTER 13: THE iPOD SHUFFLE ………………..............…...……………………......................……. 51

        • The Shuffle Buttons …………………………………..............…...……………………...........................  51
        • The Lights On Your Shuffle …………………………..............…...……………………............................ 52
        • iPod Preferences ………………………………………..............…...……………………..........................  54

        CHAPTER 14: THE iPOD CLASSIC ………………..............…...…………………….........................……  55

        • Wheel Functions ……………………………..............…...……………………..................…….....…….. 56

        CHAPTER 15: THE iPOD iTOUCH / iPHONE ………..............…...……………………........................… 58

        • Updating the Firmware ……………………..............…...……………………..................…...….....…….  58
        • Battery Life  ………………………………..............…...……………………..................………….......…  59
        • Auto-Lock  ………………………………..............…...……………………..................……….........…..  60
        • Home Button ………………………………..............…...……………………..................……..…….….  60
        • Keyboard  ……………………………………..............…...……………………..................…........……..  61
        • Auto-Correction  ……………………………..............…...……………………..................…….........….. 62
        • Screen Shot ……………………………………..............…...……………………..................…..…….…  62
        • Wi-Fi Settings  …………………………………..............…...……………………..................….....…….. 62
        • Applications (“apps”) …………………………..............…...……………………..................….....……...  63
        • Obtaining apps  …………………………………..............…...……………………..................…......……. 64
        • Navigating screens  ……………………………..............…...……………………..................…......…..… 66
        • Accessing apps  ……………………………………..............…...…………………….........................…....  67
        • Favourite applications (icons)  …………………..............…...……………………..................…......……. 67
        • To move your favourite icons  ……………………..............…...……………………........................……..  67
        • To delete unwanted applications ………...…………..............…...……………………...........................… 68
        • Preferences specific to apps  ……………...………..............…...…………………….......................…….. 68
        • Customizing Music apps  …………………………..............…...……………………........................…....  68
        • Playlists   ……………………….…….….….………..............…...……………………........................….. 69
        • Editing your Playlist   ………………………………..............…...…………………….......................…....  69
        • Safari (Internet Explorer)  ……………………………..............…...……………………............................  70
        • Importing Bookmarks from your computer  …………..............…...……………………............................ 71
        • iPhone  .….….….….….….….…….….……………..............…...……………………........................….... 71
        • Block Calls  ………………………………..………..............…...……………………............................... 71
        • Minimize Roaming Charges   ……………....………..............…...……………………................................ 72

        CONCLUSION ………………………………………..............…...…………………….........................……... 73

        USER MANUALS …………………………………..............…...……………………..................….........…...  75

     

INTRODUCTION

 

The iPod, regardless of model, has proven to be a versatile little MP3 player since it was first introduced over seven years ago.  As of July, 2009, the iPod series of mp3 players was reported to have a 73% share of the market.

 

Since it’s initial introduction in 2001, the iPod product line has expanded to include the video-capable iPod Nano, screenless iPod Shuffle, hard-drive based iPod Classic (up to 160 Gb) and the recently introduced touchscreen iTouch and iPhone.  The iPod Classic line uses an internal hard-drive for storage, while all other models utilize driveless flash memory for media storage. All iPods, except the iTouch / iPhone series, can also be used as external drives for media storage.

 

Even though the architecture has historically been tightly closed, Apple has recently embraced third party software development of software, in the form of applications (“apps”) for the highly successful, recently released touchscreen based iTouch / iPhone models. As a result, software developers and creators of content have made it possible for you to use the iPod to access all kinds of information so as to make it available at your finger tips. Furthermore, aside from being a unique way to carry your music with you wherever you go, the iPod can be used for many other purposes, including as an external hard drive, audio recorder, pdf viewer, etc.

 

The majority of users purchase an iPod as an easy means of storing and listening to their audio library. The iPod works through Apple software (iTunes) on your computer, allowing you to import and organize your music. These files are then transferred onto your iPod so you can listen to them and view them whenever, and wherever, you wish.

 

In addition to copying your music library from your computer to your iPod, iTunes can also be used to transfer audio books, photos, videos, games, contact information, e-mail settings, Web bookmarks, calendars and, more recently, diverse and versatile applications (“apps”) to those iPod models supporting these features.

 

Therefore, your iPod is so much more versatile than simply a music player.  Some of the incredible things that you can do with your iPod include:

 

    • Store thousands of songs from your private music collection, thus making them available so you can listen to them wherever, and whenever, you want.
    • Create Smart playlists specific to your musical tastes.  Playlists are great for arranging and organizing your music into themes or by use.  For example, set up a playlist for working out at the gym or lounging at the beach.
    • Download and listen to podcasts of your favourite programs.
    • Listen to audiobooks.  You can find audiobooks at the iTunes Store
    • Use the equalizer settings on your iPod to give your music different character, to make your music sound as great as possible.
    • Store thousands of digital photos. This is ideal for viewing and sharing your photos. In addition, you can use your iPod for backing up your digital photos until you can transfer them to your computer.
    • Import photos from your digital camera using the iPod Camera Connector.  This is ideal for when you are travelling and your digital camera card is full.
    • View your photos as a slideshow. You can also add music to your slideshow and view it on your television. This is done using the iPod AV Cable.
    • You can use your iPod as an external hard drive. This is great for storing files or backing up data.
    • You can store all of your contact information and synchronize it to your calendar.
    • You can record your own voice memos. This is done by purchasing an optional microphone.
    • You can play a diverse set of games and other applications, particularly with the iTouch / iPhone series.

 

The following pages outline some of the creative things that you can do with your iPod. 

 

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CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED

 

Once you purchase your iPod, getting started is easy!  Apple has made it easy since the instructions included with your iPod, although brief,  are accurate and concise.  Depending on the operating system you have installed on your computer, the instructions will vary slightly.

 

Windows PC

 

To use your iPod with a Windows PC you need the following minimum essentials:

 

  • 1. A built in high power USB 2.0 (or higher).
  • 2. Windows XP Home or Professional with Service Pack 2 or later, or 32-bit versions of Windows Vista.  (64-bit versions of Vista require the iTunes 8, 64-bit installer)
  • 3. iTunes. Make sure that you are running the latest version, 8.0.2 or higher.  You will find iTunes on the Apple website at .  The download icon is located in the upper left hand corner of the web-page.  It is 74.63 Mb in size.
  • 4. Software for your iPod. When you first plug your iPod into your computer using the USB connector that came with your iPod, iTunes will check the software version on your iPod and, if necessary, suggest an update.
  • Note that your iPod can be used to import photo collections directly from Adobe Photoshop Album. Keep in mind that this is optional software. You can also import your digital photos directly from your computer or directly from your digital camera.

    Macintosh

     

    If you have a Macintosh computer you will need the following minimum essentials:

      1. A built in high power USB 2.0 (or higher).

      2. Macintosh OS X v10.4.9 later.

      3. iTunes. Make sure that you are running the latest version, 8.0.2 or higher.  You will find iTunes on the Apple website at .  The download icon is located in the upper left hand corner of the web-page.  It is 74.63 Mb in size.

      4. Software for your iPod. When you first plug your iPod into your computer using the USB connector that came with your iPod, Itunes will check the software version on your iPod and, if necessary, suggest an update.

  • Note: I have, and use, PCs having the Windows operating system and so there is an inherent bias in this manual toward operating iPods and iTunes under the Windows environment. In those cases where I am aware of a difference between PC and Mac operating procedures, I have provided alternate instructions for each case.

     

    Preparing your iPod

     

    Before using your iPod for the first time, you need to prepare it for use. You will need to charge the battery on your iPod by plugging it in to your computer using the USB connector, update the software on the iPod (if required / desired) and install iTunes.

     

    Just a quick note on battery life. Try not to plug in your iPod when there is partial battery life remaining. To the extent possible, plug in your iPod when there is only a little battery life remaining. The batteries do have a “life” issue and once the life expectancy has been reached, you are looking at having Apple replace the battery or replace the iPod.  In my opinion, Apple has set up their battery replacement policy so as to encourage replacement rather than repair as the most cost efficient process (to them). So be advised, preserve your iPod’s battery life.  Ideally, plan your music changes and / or uploads for those times when your iPod’s battery life is getting low.

     

    The following steps will guide you in correctly preparing your iPod for its first use:

      1. Charging the battery: Your iPod will be 80% charged in approximately three hours and fully charged in approximately five hours. Connect your iPod to the Power Adapter by using the iPod Dock Connector to USB 2.0 (or higher) cable.

      2. Software installation.  Make sure that you are running the latest version of iTunes, 8.0.2 or higher. You will find iTunes on the Apple website at .  The download icon is located in the upper left hand corner of the web-page.  It is 74.63 Mb in size.

      3. Software for your iPod. When you first plug your iPod into your computer using the USB connector supplied with your iPod, iTunes will check the software version on your iPod and, if necessary, suggest an update.

     

    N.B: NEVER DISCONNECT YOUR iPOD WITHOUT EJECTING IT FIRST. Failure to eject your iPod may result in corruption of the operating system on, and, therefore, loss of functionality of your iPod.

     

    Battery Life

     

    Apple’s claims for the length of battery life for a given single charge may differ from your experience with your own.

     

    Apple claims that the “... the iPod touch can play music up to 36 hours, the new iPod nano can play up to 24 hours, the new iPod classic can play up to 36 hours, and the ipod shuffle can play up to 12 hours on a full charge at original capacity. ... (Furthermore, a) properly maintained iPod battery is designed to retain up to 80% of its original capacity at 400 full charge and discharge cycles ... ).

     

    The key words here are “up to” and “full charge and discharge cycles.  Under ideal conditions (i.e. in a lab or test facility), with the backlight and equalizer off, the iPods are played continuously using songs on a single playlist encoded at 128-Kbps AAC.  So, if you have a pre-selected Playlist you are willing to play continuously with no backlight and equalizer, you may approach these battery life times.

    The above gives you an example of the material covered and the easy to read nature of the The iPod Manual

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