Taking Your iPod touch to the Max

Taking Your iPod touch to the Max

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by Erica Sadun
     
 

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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

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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, 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 you’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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781430206422
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
03/27/2008
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
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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Taking Your iPod touch to the Max 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Pahayzo More than 1 year ago
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.
JDDS More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I returned the book. It offered no new information for my i touch that I didn't already know.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So, I'm looking to get an ipod touch. This book is too out of date to help me. Now, in 2015, the latest model is the ipod touch 6. Ive had previous experience with Apple, I have an ipad air. I want to get the ipod 6, but I dont know if the information in this book is still up to date. The newest iOs is ios 9, and this book covers 4. Not quite up to date.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was not particularly helpfull for me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the most awsome book ever!!!!! the sample is 162 pgs long!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Cool.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NO DIP SHERLOCK!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
You can get this book on an iP•d Touch.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found this super helpful
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i like the title