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iPod & iTunes: Missing Manual

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The iPod is the world's bestselling music player. But if you think that it's just a music player, then you must think Clark Kent is just a newspaperman.

In this freshly updated edition, New York Times tech columnist J. D. Biersdorfer blows open the secret doors of this gleaming, chrome-and-white beauty. With humor and authority, she lays bare an astonishing collection of us
Paperback, Second Edition, 360 pages
Published February 9th 2004 by Pogue Press (first published 2003)
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I'm just a casual user of my 30gig video iPod, and had run across a few things that I couldn't intuitively figure out how to do. I ran across this at the library and gave it a shot. I found the parts dealing with my particular equipment to be well-written and fairly clear, although I still had to do some experimentation to get my iPod to do what the instructions said it should do. The sections dealing with other technology (such as the iPod Touch) were extraneous to me, and therefore something o ...more
Dec 06, 2008 Rachel rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: my dad
I'm pretty good with technology, and although I sometimes like to read manuals I usually figure out a lot of a machine's functionality on my own, just by experimenting and using logic. I thought I was getting all I could out of my iPod. I was wrong.

I learned about a LOT of cool and interesting tricks and uses for the iPod from this "manual", and a lot of stuff that hadn't come up yet, but that I might actually need down the line.

There was also a lot of stuff that I already knew and that I can't
Apr 26, 2009 Cherlyn rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
OK, this is an unusual post, but if you're like me, i.e. "older" and trying hard to keep up with technology, you'll love this book. I love my iPod, but always have to call my son in Arizona and have him walk me through my iPod issues (just ask him, there have been quite a few). When you buy an iPod, they come with zero instructions, except maybe a website you can go to. I was determined to find something like iPod for Dummies and found this instead at my used book store for $5. I can now navigat ...more
Dec 30, 2008 Leigh rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult-nonfiction
Pretty good, actually. Simple explanations, good photographs and fits in my purse, so I can bring out my Ipod and this book and learn on the go. I would have liked a list of web sites relevant to iPods but that's a small nitpick. I think this is probably the best title of the various titles offered on the Apple iPod.
May 26, 2010 Linda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction, computers
Fortunately, I didn't buy this, but I did read it at the library. Unlike the Missing Manual book for OS X, this one was fairly useless. There isn't much there that can't be learned simply by hands on experience. There's little for the advanced user.

For an ipod and itunes neophyte it might have value but for anyone else, save your time and money.
Feb 22, 2008 Joe rated it really liked it
It helped me learn a lot of neat tricks for my Ipod.
Feb 12, 2009 C-Nat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is extremely insightful. I am on my third ipod and have learned so many cool features since reading this book.
I read an earlier edition that featured the iPod I had just has the same title as this book, but I guess this is an updated version.
Aug 29, 2011 Shari rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction, 2011
This has been the best book for learning everything about my iPod!
Sep 05, 2012 PWRL marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-new
May 25, 2009 Alyson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A nice intro book. Most of it you can figure out by playing around with iTunes and your iPod. However, there are a couple of tricks that one can pick up.
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A military brat, Biersdorfer has lived in eight U.S. states, including such diverse locales as a nuclear-missile base in North Dakota; Washington, D.C.; and rural Indiana.
A member of the newsroom technology staff at "The New York Times," she was heavily involved with the recent conversion of the Sunday Times Magazine to a desktop publishing system.
Coming from a non-technical background herself, Bi
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