Nov 9 2006
The iPod just turned five. With 68 million of them out
there, they’re without a doubt one of the most popular and defining devices of a generation. Yet many folks don’t know that iPods can do so much more than play music. Fortunately New York Times columnist J.D. Biersdofer reveals all their secret features, tips, and tricks in a new book–iPod: The Missing Manual, Fifth Edition.
An ardent iPod fan and power user, J.D. rarely heads out without her iPod. “If I’m away from home, I use my iPod as a pocket TiVo by wiring it up to the closest TV with the iPod AV cable to watch Battlestar Galactica and other shows I hate to miss. I’m also reading Boswell’s ‘Life of Johnson’ on the iPod, thanks to a free download from Project Gutenberg,” she says.
In the new book, J.D. helps iPodders of all ages and skill levels squeeze more enjoyment from their new devices. She covers the basics–downloading and listening to music. She also shows readers how to download and watch Hollywood movies or TV shows, and download contact files, calendars, photo albums, audio books, text files, games, and more.