REVIEW: "iPod and iTunes", J. D. Biersdorfer

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Jun 20, 2006, 5:31:31 PM6/20/06

"iPod and iTunes", J. D. Biersdorfer, 2006, 0-596-52675-X,
%A J. D. Biersdorfer
%C 103 Morris Street, Suite A, Sebastopol, CA 95472
%D 2006
%E David Pogue
%G 0-596-52675-X
%I O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
%O U$24.99/C$34.99 800-998-9938 fax: 707-829-0104
%O Audience n+ Tech 1 Writing 2 (see revfaq.htm for explanation)
%P 314 p.
%T "iPod and iTunes: The Missing Manual"

The introduction provides a description and basic operational
requirements list for the iPod and iTunes.

Part one examines the fundamental hardware and operations. Chapter
one is a detailed review of the iPod hardware and operating system
interface. Copying of files between the iPod and computers is covered
in chapter two. The Shuffle gets a special depiction in chapter

Part two delves into iPod related software. Chapter four contains a
brief description of the major digital audio formats. The heart of
the book is probably chapter five, which details the iTunes software
and functions. (This is also the content of Appendix A. Oddly,
appendices B-D are only available online.) Multimedia; including
video, photographs, and podcasts; is the topic of chapter six.
Chapter seven outlines the iTunes store.

Part three moves beyond music. Chapter eight describes the games and
utilities included with the iPod. Use of the iPod as an external
drive is recounted in chapter nine. Connecting to stereo systems, and
even cars, is detailed in chapter ten.

Part four leaps to extreme podding. Chapter eleven lists a variety of
shareware that can be used for iPod related purposes. Troubleshooting
various problems is described in chapter twelve.

This is, indeed, the missing manual for iPod users. The iPod is
simple enough in basic operation, but for those who move to the "I
wonder how to ..." stage, this is the next step.

copyright Robert M. Slade, 2006 BKIPDITN.RVW 20060525

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