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The iPod may be "old news" in the Apple world, but it's still the best selling MP3 player in the universe. And it has lots of features you may not be aware of.
Enter "iPod: The Missing Manual" from O'Reilly Publishing. It shows you how to play music, movies, and slideshows; shoot photos and videos; and navigate Apple's redesigned iTunes media-management program. Topics include:
° Fill it up. Load your iPod with music, photos, movies, TV shows, games, ebooks, and podcasts.
° Manage your stuff. Download media and apps from the iTunes and App Stores, then organize your collection.
° Tackle the Touch. Send email and instant messages, make FaceTime calls, and shoot photos and HD video with the Touch's 5-megapixel camera.
° Go wireless. Use the Touch's new iOS 6 software to sync content wirelessly.
° Relish the Nano. Enjoy video and photos on the Nano's new big screen, and chart your workouts with the Nike+ pedometer.
° Master the Shuffle and Classic. Get mucho music on the little Shuffle, and use the Classic's giant hard drive to tote around your audio and video collections.
° Pump it up. Blast iPod tunes through your home and car stereo.
J.D. Biersdorfer is the author. She's also written "Pad: The Missing Manual, Best iPhone Apps (Second Edition)," "Netbooks: The Missing Manual," and "The iPod Shuffle Fan Book. Biersdorfer has authored the weekly technology column "Q&A" for the "New York Times" since 1998 and often writes about art, books, and design for other sections of "The Times."
For more info about the US$21.99, 352-page book -- including the table of contents, go to http://tinyurl.com/ba5sk9x .