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You got an iPod, now what?
CNet Reviews ^ | 12/25/2009 | by Donald Bell

Posted on 12/25/2009 12:33:27 PM PST by Swordmaker

Something like the iPod Touch can do so many things, it can be hard to know where to begin.

Year after year, Apple's line of iPod portable media players make for great holiday gifts to give and receive. But whether it's your first iPod or an overdue update, the increasing complexity of the iPod (and the iTunes software behind it) can be challenging to wrap your head around.

To shorten the distance between unboxing and rocking out, I've put together a collection of all the major iPod and iTunes tutorials I've created over the course of the year. Happy holidays.

(Excerpt) Read more at reviews.cnet.com ...


TOPICS: Computers/Internet; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: ipod; ipodclassic; ipodtouch; itard

1 posted on 12/25/2009 12:33:27 PM PST by Swordmaker
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To: ~Kim4VRWC's~; 1234; 50mm; Abundy; Action-America; acoulterfan; Airwinger; Aliska; altair; ...
Merry iPod Christmas... PING!

Now that you've got your new iPod, How do you set it up? CNet has just the thing to help you get started...


You got an iPod for Christmas Ping!
Thanks to Joeprobono for the Apple Christmas graphics link

If you want on or off the Mac Ping List, Freepmail me.

2 posted on 12/25/2009 12:40:11 PM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

If you go to the Ipod site, it shows you many of the wonderful things it can do, but says little or nothing about how it works as a phone.


3 posted on 12/25/2009 12:42:46 PM PST by umgud (I couldn't understand why the ball kept getting bigger......... then it hit me.)
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To: Swordmaker

I use mine to listen to books on CD. If you have a hour commute each way - and no company - it is a blessing. There are books I’d never read, to which I will listen.


4 posted on 12/25/2009 12:43:47 PM PST by Little Ray (Cheney / Norris in 2012!)
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To: Swordmaker

If you go on Itunes and look under Podcasts, you can download Mark Levin’s show each day for free. Sync up your Ipod each day and listen to the 3 hour show in 1 hour 47 minues. Subscribe to it and it downloads each day automatically.

There are several other good podcasts out there for free. And lots of free college courses and lectures.


5 posted on 12/25/2009 12:44:11 PM PST by pie_eater
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To: pie_eater

Hey, thanks!! I didn’t know that....

Now to find the buds ................(help!)

;)


6 posted on 12/25/2009 12:58:30 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: 6SJ7; Allegra; ambrose; Bella_Bru; Born Conservative; Cagey; Caipirabob; CarrotAndStick; ...

iPod PING!

7 posted on 12/25/2009 1:11:37 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

8 posted on 12/25/2009 1:14:01 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Brad's Gramma

My name is not Bud but I’m here...


9 posted on 12/25/2009 1:41:35 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: tubebender

Ping for later help!!


10 posted on 12/25/2009 2:05:23 PM PST by GOPPachyderm
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To: Swordmaker

Pandora radio! If you have a touch or iPhone this is great and it is free! Www.pandora.com you can create channels according to your favorite genre by artist or song! Wonderful!


11 posted on 12/25/2009 2:22:30 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: umgud

It’s a nice phone, excellent voice recognition for my type.


12 posted on 12/25/2009 2:24:08 PM PST by steveo (2010 never again)
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To: tubebender

Bub? Is that you Bub??


13 posted on 12/25/2009 2:26:09 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Brad's Gramma

It’s BuBB with 2 Bs and don’t you forget it...


14 posted on 12/25/2009 3:08:32 PM PST by tubebender (Some minds are like concrete Thoroughly mixed up and permanently set...)
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To: tubebender

Okey dokey!

Gotcha BuBB!

a


15 posted on 12/25/2009 3:12:03 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (BG x 2 (and a heartbeat was heard today....))
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To: Swordmaker

Thanks for posting this. My friend just got a Touch. She called me this morning to get help. I just sent her the link.

Merry Christmas!


16 posted on 12/25/2009 5:39:59 PM PST by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: Swordmaker

for later


17 posted on 12/25/2009 5:58:36 PM PST by mowowie
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To: Swordmaker; martin_fierro
iThink

Therefore, iPod

18 posted on 12/25/2009 7:16:11 PM PST by Allegra (It doesn't matter what this tagline says...the liberals are going to call it "racist.")
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To: Swordmaker

Thanks!

Merry Christmas


19 posted on 12/25/2009 7:19:10 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: umgud
If you go to the Ipod site, it shows you many of the wonderful things it can do, but says little or nothing about how it works as a phone.

And not a solitary word about how it works as a toaster oven, toothbrush, or neck massager.

(iPhone and iPod are not the same thing.)

20 posted on 12/25/2009 7:49:41 PM PST by ReignOfError
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To: Swordmaker
Just wait till your computer crashes and you can't retrieve your i-tunes music on your new computer (even with a saved library on a flash drive).

Apple can stick this product up it's a__.

21 posted on 12/25/2009 7:55:27 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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Just wait till your computer crashes and you can't retrieve your i-tunes music on your new computer (even with a saved library on a flash drive). Apple can stick this product up it's a__.

Thank you for your FUD contribution, Catfish.

Now, why would you, in your ignorance of things Apple, think that would even be a problem?

All you need do is copy your iTunes library from your flash drive, from your Time Machine backup, or from any other proper backup, authorize the new computer with iTunes, and all of your music is back. Done. You are aware that's how its done, aren't you?

Or, if you have all of your iTunes library on an iPod, you can use one of several freeware utilities to copy it back the iPod onto another computer... and authorize that computer for any copy protected purchased music you may have. Of course, most music is no longer DRM protected, or if your music library has been ripped from your own collection of CDs, that might not be an issue.

I will forego suggesting where you can stick your ignorant FUD... but I will suggest you learn a thing or two before you post it again... Merry Christmas.

22 posted on 12/25/2009 9:32:09 PM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: Swordmaker

Dumba$$, each of those options and 37 others were tried. You can stick your Ipod in the same place I told Apple.


23 posted on 12/25/2009 10:00:51 PM PST by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: catfish1957
Dumba$$, each of those options and 37 others were tried. You can stick your Ipod in the same place I told Apple.

You claim this...

But I've done it for clients, using only one or two of those methods. Why can't you?

Others have done it? Why can't you?

If you bought your music from Apple, Apple will re-authorize the downloads. They've done it before, why not for you?

Is it possible that your Flash Drive backup is corrupted?

If your music is on your iPod, it is recoverable. Why does not one of the third party utilities not work for YOU?

Something is very suspicious. Is it a conspiracy against you?

If you have a good backup on your Flash drive, an Apple Genius bar visit can recover it, and authorize your new computer. Have you even bothered?

If your computer merely crashed, the file most likely still exists on your hard drive. It's recoverable through several approaches.

Did your hard drive completely die to the point it could not be read? Were all files completely unreadable?

If not, then the files were recoverable, and your computer was a Mac, then your music would have been easily recoverable.

You've misspelled both iPod and iTunes in two different posts which makes me wonder about your knowledge of the products.

That makes your complaint and attitude suspicious.

Your insulting attitude toward a fellow freeper tells me everything I need to know about your opinion.

It's FUD.

In the meantime, have a Merry Christmas.

24 posted on 12/25/2009 10:34:13 PM PST by Swordmaker (Remember, the proper pronunciation of IE isAAAAIIIIIEEEEEEE!)
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To: catfish1957

Idiot, I had a terabyte drive crash on me and it took my iTunes collection with it.

I’d backed it up to DVD DLs and hey, look, iTunes found the disk upon insert and let me copy them back in. I didn’t even have to reauthorize.

You are full of crap - or more likely, you copied the wrong things and now just blame Apple for your mistakes.

I hope you got coal for Christmas, and not the kind useful for barbecuing.


25 posted on 12/26/2009 12:35:51 AM PST by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: martin_fierro; Star Traveler

Thanks again.


26 posted on 01/01/2010 9:53:51 PM PST by Joya (Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, Savior, have mercy on me, a sinner!)
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