Taking Your iPod touch to the Max [NOOK Book]

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Fast and fun to read, Taking Your iPod touch to the Max gives you all the tips and techniques you could ever think of to make the most of your Apple iPod touch. Erica Sadun is an expert at hacking devices to discover undocumented tricks, and this book reveals everything and more about the functionality of the iPod Touch. But before that, ...

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Overview



Fast and fun to read, Taking Your iPod touch to the Max gives you all the tips and techniques you could ever think of to make the most of your Apple iPod touch. Erica Sadun is an expert at hacking devices to discover undocumented tricks, and this book reveals everything and more about the functionality of the iPod Touch. But before that, Sadun will give you the best, most efficient, and fun-to-read introduction to the basics of using the iPod touch that you will ever find.


What youÂ’ll learn

  • iPod touch basics
  • E-mail using iCal
  • Surfing the Web with iPod Touch using Safari
  • Expanding the main menu using third-party software
  • Using iTunes, games, iBooks, etc.
  • Connecting to the TV and ripping DVDs
  • Hacking OS X Leopard to run apps on the iPod touch
  • Getting contract-free VOIP
  • Saving on accessories and what you really need
Who this book is for


Anyone who has an iPod touch and wants to get more out of it, learn how to connect to other devices, or tinker with it.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781430206422
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 3/27/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 213
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Erica Sadun holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written, co-written, and contributed to almost two dozen books about technology, particularly in the areas of programming, digital video, and digital photography. An unrepentant geek, Sadun has never met a gadget she didn't need. Her checkered past includes run-ins with NeXT, Newton, and a vast myriad of both successful and unsuccessful technologies. When not writing, she and her geek husband parent three adorable geeks-in-training, who regard their parents with restrained bemusement. Eight Ways to Get the Most out of Your Zune, the O'Reilly shortcut, and Modding Mac OS X, also from O'Reilly, are her latest books. She also wrote Taking Your iPhone to the Max.
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  • Posted January 11, 2011

    Unleash your iPod touch and take it to the limit!!

    The latest iPod Touch is the best iPod that Apple has ever made. This edition of "Taking Your iPod Touch to the Max" is much better than the first edition and is a must-buy for anyone who gets a new iPod touch. To paraphrase the publisher Apress as stated on the back cover of the book, this edition will "unleash your iPod touch and take it to the limit." Unlike other books on the iPod, this one clearly focuses on the iPod Touch and its unique features.

    At first blush, the cover on this book is more appealing and eye-catching than the cover on the first book. The touch of red makes the book jump out at you from a distance. This book is intended for all new iPod touch owners, who know little or nothing about the device. Reading the first three chapters will give you 90% of what you need to know to get started and become comfortable with the iPod. It is well thought out and easy to read because it is well-written in a clear and transparent style, which will appeal to the average reader. I suggest that the beginner read it before getting to know your device and thereafter play with the iPod as you work through each chapter and exercises. Once you are comfortable with the various basic functions, you can start on the subsequent chapters, which will give you more specific tips and instructions to become an iPod touch expert. In fact, chapters 4 through 15 are useful for any iPod toucher user regardless of level of expertise. This book has a more serious tone than many of the other books available and avoids the silly humor found in those other books. For those expert readers who want to go to a greater depth in a particular topic, the authors provide well-selected links on the web.

    No single book is ever perfect and this book is no different. I missed a good jailbreaking chapter that was present in rudimentary fashion in the first book. I found a few minor errors, such as in the first chapter on page 11: "..with the main screen facing you, the sleep/wake button is found on the right top on the iPod touch 4 and not on the left as in the iPod touch 1." I also found some typographical errors, which are definitely minor and do not detract from the quality of this book.

    In conclusion, I recommend it without reservation to all users of the iPod touch regardless of level of expertise.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 10, 2011

    Really good book for those with the 4th gen iPod touch

    It's easy to find books on iPhone, but you rarely find a book dedicated solely to the iPd touch. This book was a godsend. I had no idea how little I was taking advantage of my itouch until I got this as a gift!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2009

    Don't bother wasting your money.

    I returned the book. It offered no new information for my i touch that I didn't already know.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 22, 2014

    Ummmmm

    This was not particularly helpfull for me

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2013

    Read me

    This is the most awsome book ever!!!!! the sample is 162 pgs long!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2013

    God is:

    awsome

    Cool.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 31, 2013

    To:dont bother wastin your money from:????

    NO DIP SHERLOCK!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2012

    Heh heh

    You can get this book on an iP•d Touch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2012

    Helpful

    I found this super helpful

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 24, 2011

    I dont own the book

    i like the title

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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