Some people are content to use their iPod simply to play music. Some people want to do much more. Those people, and you know who you are, aren't satisfied until they get under the hood and tap every iPod trick available to them.They want to explore and experiment, create shortcuts, and unearth cool and unexpected things to do with their iPod that have never even occurred to their friends. Maybe they want to use their iPod to read email. Maybe they want to use it as a voice recorder, or a device to store their digital photos. Maybe they want to use iTunes visuals as a screensaver, use Java to expand iTunes functionally, or use a cheap Linux box as a server and access MP3 tunes. Or, maybe they just want to paint their iPod a custom color. For those people who want to get more much more out of their iPod "iPod and iTunes Hacks" is brimming with undocumented tips, tricks, and trade secrets for getting the very most from your iPod.This guide takes curious and clever iPod owners beyond the obvious with 100 ingenious hacks that will delight, entertain, and add astonishing power to the iPod and iTunes experience.
Hadley Stern is a designer, writer, and photographer residing in Boston, MA. He is an ardent Apple fan, and runs AppleMatters.com when he's not playing with this iPod.
Credits; Preface; Chapter 1. iPod Hardware; 1. Good as New: Clean Your iPod; 2. Exercise with Your iPod; 3. Store Digital Photos on Your iPod; 4. Upgrade Your Ears; 5. Broadcast Your iPod to FM Radio; 6. Build Your Own FM Broadcaster; 7. Turn Your iPod into a Portable Stereo; 8. Use Two iPods to DJ; 9. Turn Your iPod into a Universal Remote Control; 10. Integrate Your iPod with Your otorcycle; 11. Install Your iPod in Your Car, Permanently; 12. Integrate the iPod Remote with Your Car; 13. Turn Your iPod Mini into a Radio Station; 14. Use Your iPod as a Dictaphone; 15. Replace Your Generation 1 or 2 iPod's Battery; 16. Replace Your Generation 3 iPod's Battery; 17. Replace Your iPod Mini's Battery 18. Build Your Own iPod External Charger; 19. Change the Colors of Your Generation 3 iPod's LCD Screen; 20. Turn Your iPod into a Wireless Jukebox; 21. Craft an iPod Case from Cardboard; 22. Repurpose a Dead iPod; Chapter 2. Non-iPod Hardware; 23. Control iTunes from Your Palm; 24. Control iTunes from Your Mobile Phone 25. Stream Music Around Your House; 26. Stream Music with AirPort Express; 27. Buy or Build a Headphone Amplifier; 28. Access Your iTunes Music Library Through TiVo; 29. Run iTunes on an Old Mac 30. Build a Cheap MacMP3/AACServer; 31. Build a Cheap Linux Music Server; Chapter 3. iPod Software; 32. Run Your iPod in Disk Mode 33. Read News and More; 34. Diagnose iPod Problems; 35. Use Your iPod with a Mac and a PC; 36. Play Games on Your iPod 37. Write an iPod Adventure Game; 38. Convert Text Files into iPod Books; 39. Write Your Own iPod Book; 40. Change Your Battery Icon; 41. Access Hidden Files on Your iPod; 42. Build an Emergency iPod Boot Volume; 43. Get Your Email on Your iPod 44. Publish a Web Page from Your iPod; 45. Feed Streaming Audio to Your iPod; 46. Use an iPod with Linux; 47. Dial a Phone with Your iPod; 48. Use .NET to Access the iPod's Database; 49. Run Linux on Your iPod; Chapter 4. iTunes; 50. iTunes Keyboard Shortcuts 51. Control iTunes from the Finder; 52. Clean Up Your ID3 Tags 53. Import Lyrics into iTunes and iPod; 54. Extend Your Visualizer Options; 55. Bulk-Rip CDs; 56. Work with Album Artwork; 57. Clutter Your Desktop with Music; 58. Make Your Playlists Smart 59. Konfabulate Your iTunes; 60. Use Java to Expand iTunes Functionality; 61. Control iTunes with Perl; 62. Upload a Graphic of Your Currently Playing Song; 63. Create a Web Page to Display Your iTunes Library; 64. Create Links to the iTunes Music Store 65. Skin iTunes with ShapeShifter; 66. Alter the iTunes Look and Feel by Resource Hacking; 67. Use the iTunes Visualizer as a Screensaver; 68. Turn iTunes into a Trivia Player; 69. Hack Kung-Tunes into a Dynamic Server; 70. Put the Ogg in iTunes; 71. Get at iTunes Music Store Metadata; Chapter 5. AppleScript for iTunes 72. Tame iTunes with AppleScript; 73. Swap Song Name and Artist 74. Clean up "Artist - Song Name"-Style Titles; 75. Remove Unwanted Characters from Song Names; 76. Find a Track's File Path 77. Get a Track's Running Time and File Size; 78. Increase or Decrease the Play Count; 79. AMG EZ Search; 80. Search for Lyrics on Google; 81. Remove Dead Tracks; 82. Build a Random Playlist 83. Make a New iPod Playlist from Your Selections; 84. Change Your Encoder on the Fly; 85. Whack the Current Track; 86. Save Artwork to a Folder; 87. Send Current Track Info to iChat; 88. Rewind or Pause the Current Track; 89. See What Other People Are Listening to; 90. Play Snippets of Each Track in a Playlist; 91. Make Files Bookmarkable; 92. Search the iTunes Music Store for the Current Song; Chapter 6. Beyond iTunes; 93. Play MP3 and AAC Files from the Command Line; 94. Manipulate Audio Using the Terminal; 95. Stream Your Music Collection over the Web; 96. Make a Custom Mix CD; 97. Stream Your Music via iDisk; 98. Back Up Your Digital Music Collection; 99. Get Your Record Collection into iTunes 100. Create Your Own Free Audiobook; Index
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