iPod users have one of the coolest gadgets available today -- here's the coolest book for them!!!
° Pushing the iPod to the limit -- readers learn about many 'unknown features' along
with freeware and shareware programs to do much more than just listen to music...
° Rockin' coverage for Macs and PCs (iPod) and 'mini-me' aka iPod Mini -- don't forget
° Rip songs from CDs, hook up other gadgets -- get the bling train, a-rollin'...
iPod & iTunes Garage rocks you to the boundaries of digital music--in less time!
Learn everything you want to know about iPod and iTunes for both Macs and PCs--plus more! iPod & iTunes Garage, from Prentice Hall PTR's Garage Series, offers a comprehensive look at today's hottest digital gadget on the market, the iPod. From installing and running iTunes software to choosing the perfect accessory for your iPod, this book addresses a range of topics in digital music. Learn how to compress files and burn CDs. Work with your iPod for other functions, such as contacts, notes, and calendars. Delve into the file-sharing controversy with insights from both sides of the issue and explore the problems facing recording artists. Whether you've had an iPod for some time or you are new to digital music, iPod & iTunes Garage has the coverage you need to make the most of this cultural phenomenon!
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Preface: iPod Madness.
iTunes: The Digital Jack-of-all-Trades.
Installing iTunes on a Windows Computer
Starting Up iTunes for the First Time.
Listening to Music with iTunes.
Advanced Importing Features
Converting Music Files to Another Format
Compression Formats--MP3, AAC, Lossless, and the Rest.
Apple Lossless Compression
Other Compression Formats
Compressing Music Files
Choosing Compression Settings in iTunes
Ripping Classical and Jazz CDs.
Tags and Track Info.
Displaying and Editing Track Info
Album Art for Your Tracks.
Working with Playlists.
Creating Playlists from a Selection
Creating Playlists from a Folder
The Party Shuffle Playlist
The Selection Playlist
Smart Playlists and Classical Music.
Buying Music from the iTunes Music Store.
Setting Up an iTunes Music Store Account
Browsing for Music
After You Purchase Music from the iTunes Music Store
Authorizing Your Computers
Finding Music with iTunes Music Store Links
Share Your Favorites with an iMix
All about Your iTunes Music Library.
iTunes Music Library Settings
Managing Your iTunes Music Library
Browsing Your Library
Searching for Songs in Your Library
Using the iTunes Equalizer.
Applying Equalizer Settings to Individual Tracks
Listening to Internet Radio with iTunes.
Listening to Audiobooks with iTunes.
BLOG: Jean Shepherd, a Unique Comic Voice.
Spacing Out with the iTunes Visualizer.
Controlling the Visualizer
Burning CDs and DVDs with iTunes.
Burning a Disc
A Smart Playlist to Back Up Your Purchased Music
Printing CD Inserts and Labels.
Printing CD Labels
Sharing Music on Your Local Network.
Controlling iTunes over a Network
Listening to Your iTunes Music from Far, Far Away
Importing Analog Music.
Tools for Doing More with iTunes.
Menu Bar and Keyboard Tools
iTunes Controller Applications
Using AppleScripts with iTunes
Managing Music with Musicmatch Jukebox.
Stream Music to Your Stereo with iTunes.
Music and More with EyeHome
ITunes Preference Reference.
About the iPod.
The Next Generations of iPods
The Incredible Shrinking iPod
Welcome to the Fourth Generation
BLOG: Steve Wozniak on the iPod mini.
Setting Up Your iPod on a Mac.
Installing iPod Software
Setting Up Your iPod on Windows.
Installing the iPod Software
iPod Settings and Preferences.
iTunes Settings for the iPod
Controlling Your iPod.
Listening to Music on Your iPod.
Browsing Your iPod's Music
Using the Repeat Function
Using the Equalizer
Using the On-The-Go Playlist
Listening to Audiobooks on Your iPod.
Finding Your Audiobooks on Your iPod
Playing Back Your Audiobooks
Understanding Your iPod's Battery.
Charging Your Battery
About That Battery Indicator
Extending Your Battery Life.
Syncing Music to Your iPod.
Automatically Update All Songs and Playlists
Automatically Update Selected Playlists Only
Manually Manage Songs and Playlists
Using Your iPod's Clock and Alarm
Setting the Sleep Timer
Working with Contacts, Notes, and Calendars.
Using the iPod as a Hard Disk.
Using Your iPod as a Hard Disk on a Mac
Using Your iPod as a Hard Disk in Windows
Copying Files to and from Your iPod
Using Your iPod for Backups
Interesting Uses for the iPod.
Audio Tours with the iPod
The iPod for Stage Performances
Use Your iPod as a Flashlight
Use Your iPod as a Paperweight
Troubleshooting Your iPod.
Keeping Your iPod Up to Date
Restarting Your iPod
Restoring Your iPod to Factory Settings
Putting Your iPod in Disk Mode
Defragmenting Your iPod
Checking Your iPod's Hard Disk
Getting More Info on Your iPod
BLOG: A Brief History of Recorded Music.
III. FILE SHARING.
Copyright, File Sharing, and Piracy.
File Sharing: For or Against?
The RIAA's Point of View.
The EFF's Point of View.
The Internet Debacle--An Alternative View, by Janis Ian.
The Recording Industry's Take
The Other Side of the Story
Why Do People Download Music?
The Next Generation of CDs
The Real Problems Facing Recording Artists
So What's the Future Going to Be Like?
Giving Away Books.
IV. IPOD SOFTWARE.
Putting Other Stuff on Your iPod.
Syncing Contacts to Your iPod--The Apple Way.
Syncing Contacts Automatically
Syncing Contacts Manually
Syncing Contacts to Your iPod on Windows.
Syncing Calendars to Your iPod--The Apple Way.
Syncing Calendars to Your iPod on Windows.
Copying Notes to Your iPod.
Loading e-books on Your iPod.
Loading e-books on Your iPod from a Mac
Loading e-books on Your iPod from Windows
BLOG: Henry David Thoreau: An American Original.
Reading e-books on Your iPod.
Create Text Adventures and Quiz Games with iStory.
Anapod Explorer: The All-in-One iPod Manager for Windows.
Managing Contacts and Notes with Anapod Explorer
Managing Your iPod on Windows with Xplay.
Put More Stuff on Your iPod--Mac Tools.
iPod It--The All-Purpose Transfer Tool
Pod2Go--Transfer Stuff from the Web to Your iPod
Download News from Google Using GoogleGet.
Copying Music from Your iPod to Your Computer.
Accessing Your Music Files from a Mac.
Third-Party Software to Access Your Music Files on a Mac.
Copy Music and Notes with iPod2Mac
Copy Your iPod's Music to Your Mac or to Another iPod
Copy, Back Up, and Sync Your Music
Accessing Your Music Files from Windows.
Third-Party Software to Access Your Music Files on a PC.
Back Up Your Files to Your iPod.
Free Windows Backup Software.
Changing Your Backup Type
Scheduling Backups in Windows XP.
Back Up Your iTunes Music Library on Windows.
Backing Up Files on a Mac.
Backing Up Files with Apple's Backup
Back Up Your iTunes Music Library on a Mac.
Other Backup Software for the Mac.
Intego Personal Backup
La Cie Silverkeeper
Other Backup Programs
Linux and the iPod.
gtkpod--A GUI for the iPod under Linux
myPod--A Java GUI for the iPod
GNUPod--A Complete System to Control Your iPod
Why Not Just Use Wine?
Put a Penguin in Your iPod
V. IPOD HARDWARE AND ACCESSORIES.
Get More Stuff for Your iPod.
The iPod Dock
The iPod Remote
Soft Cases and Sleeves
Headphones for Your iPod.
Over-Ear Headphones and Light Headphones
The HeadRoom AirHead and BitHead
Boost Your iPod
Share Your Music
Getting More Power to Your iPod.
The Belkin Backup Battery Pack
Listening to Your iPod on a Stereo.
Connecting Your iPod to a Stereo with Wires
Listening to the iPod in a Cassette Deck
Turning Your iPod into a Total Music System.
Using Standalone Speakers
The Rolls Royce of Mini-Speakers
Mini-Speakers for Portable Listening
Recording Voice Memos on the iPod.
Storing Digital Photos on the iPod.
Transferring Photos to Your Computer
Last Word--A Talk with Professor iPod.