iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch Absolute Beginner's Guide

iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod Touch Absolute Beginner's Guide

By: Brad Miser (author)Paperback

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FULL COLOR Covers iTunes 11 and iCloud for Mac and Windows Make the most of iTunes(R) or iCloud(R)-without being a technical expert! This book is the fastest way to use iTunes and iCloud to enjoy your media anywhere you go, on any iPhone(R), iPad(R), or iPod(R) touch. Even if you've never used iTunes or iCloud before, this book will show you how to do what you want, one incredibly clear and easy step at a time. iTunes and iCloud have never been this simple! Who knew how simple iTunes and iCloud could be? This is today's best beginner's guide to using iTunes and iCloud...simple, practical instructions for doing everything you really want to do. Here's a small sample of what you learn: * Explore iTunes and discover better ways to enjoy it * Build your iTunes library with both free content and paid iTunes media * Label your iTunes media with information so that finding what you want is always easy * Hear exactly the music you want to hear, when you want to hear it * Discover, subscribe, and listen to the world's best podcasts * Wirelessly stream your iTunes media to other devices with AirPlay * Set up iCloud on your Mac, Windows PC, iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch * Use iCloud to automatically share your media across all your "iDevices" * Use Photo Stream to automatically save your photos and share them with others * Preview and download new music to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch * Carry and read entire libraries of electronic books * Control syncing and preferences so your devices always work the way you want

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Brad Miser has written extensively about technology, with his favorite topics being Apple's amazing "i" technology-especially iTunes and the iPhones/iPod touches/iPads-that enable us to enjoy music, movies, TV shows, and other digital media wherever we are. In addition to iTunes and iCloud for iPhone, iPad, & iPod touch Absolute Beginner's Guide, Brad has written many other books, including My iPhone, 6th Edition; My iPod touch, 4th Edition; Sams Teach Yourself Mac OS X Lion; Sams Teach Yourself iTunes 10 in 10 Minutes; and Sams Teach Yourself iCloud in 10 Minutes. He has also been an author, development editor, or technical editor for more than 50 other titles. Brad is or has been a sales support specialist, the director of product and customer services, and the manager of education and support services for several software development companies. Previously, he was the lead proposal specialist for an aircraft engine manufacturer, a development editor for a computer book publisher, and a civilian aviation test officer/engineer for the U.S. Army. Brad holds a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo and has received advanced education in maintainability engineering, business, and other topics. In addition to his passion for silicon-based technology, Brad is very active building and flying radio-controlled aircraft. Originally from California, Brad now lives in Brownsburg, Indiana, with his wife, Amy; their three daughters, Jill, Emily, and Grace; a rabbit; and a sometimesinside cat. Brad would love to hear about your experiences with this book (the good, the bad, and the ugly). You can write to him at bradmiser@icloud.com.

Contents

Introduction Part I iTunes Chapter 1 Getting Started with iTunes ...7 Installing and Maintaining iTunes on a Windows PC ... 8 Downloading and Installing iTunes on a Windows PC ... 8 Maintaining iTunes on a Windows PC ...11 Maintaining iTunes on a Macintosh...12 Touring iTunes ...13 Understanding the iTunes Window ...14 Working with Different Types of Media ...17 Moving Ahead with iTunes...22 Chapter 2 Working with the iTunes Store ...25 Getting Started in the iTunes Store ...26 Creating an Apple ID ...26 Signing In to Your iTunes Store Account ...28 Viewing and Updating Your iTunes Store Account ...29 Setting iTunes Store Preferences ...32 Adding Content from the iTunes Store to Your iTunes Library ...33 Browsing the iTunes Store ...34 Searching in the iTunes Store ...36 Previewing and Downloading Content in the iTunes Store ...38 Understanding Digital Rights Management (DRM) ...42 Chapter 3 Building Your iTunes Library ...45 Determining Where Content Is Stored ...46 Keeping Your iTunes File Organized ...46 Changing the Location of Your iTunes Files ...47 Exploring the iTunes Media Folder ...47 Adding Music from Audio CDs to Your Library ...49 Configuring iTunes to Import Music from CDs ...49 Adding Audio CDs to Your Library in a Hurry ...50 Adding Content from the iTunes Store to Your Library ...51 Renting Movies from the iTunes Store ...51 Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store ...53 Downloading Apps from the iTunes Store ...54 Adding MP3 Music from Amazon.com to Your Library...56 Setting Up Amazon.com Music Downloads ...56 Downloading MP3 Music from Amazon.com ...58 Adding Video from DVDs to Your Library ...60 Preparing DVD Content for iTunes ...60 Importing Converted DVD Content into iTunes ...63 Adding Content from Other Sources to Your Library ...64 Chapter 4 Listening to Music with iTunes ...67 Setting Audio Playback Preferences...68 Listening to Audio the iTunes Way ...71 Selecting a Source ...71 Browsing for Music ...72 Browsing for Music by Songs ...72 Browsing for Music by Album ...75 Browsing for Music by Artist ...77 Browsing for Music by Genre...78 Browsing for Music by Playlist ...79 Searching for Music ...82 Playing Music ...85 Controlling Music from the iTunes Toolbar and Controls Menu ...86 Using the Information Window ...87 Controlling Music from the Contextual Menu ...91 Chapter 5 Watching Video with iTunes ...95 Selecting Video Content to Play ...96 Watching Video in iTunes ...98 Watching Video in the iTunes Window ...99 Watching Video in a Separate Window ...102 Watching Video in Full Screen ...103 Chapter 6 Working with Information in Your iTunes Library... 105 Understanding Information in Your iTunes Library ...106 Viewing and Changing Information ...107 Viewing Information in the Content Pane ...107 Viewing Information in the Info Window ...108 Changing an Item's Information ...112 Changing Information for Multiple Items at the Same Time ...112 Changing Information in the Content Pane ...114 Configuring an Item's Options...114 Configuring Options in the Info Window ...115 Rating Songs in the Content Pane ...117 Working with Art ...118 Changing the Information You See ...119 Chapter 7 Creating and Using Playlists ... 123 Understanding Playlists ...124 Creating and Managing Playlists ...126 Creating a Playlist ...126 Adding Songs to a Playlist ...129 Removing Songs from a Playlist ...131 Setting the Order in Which a Playlist's Songs Play ...131 Creating and Managing Smart Playlists ...132 Creating Smart Playlists ...133 Changing Smart Playlists ...136 Creating and Managing Genius Playlists ...137 Starting the Genius ...137 Creating a Genius Playlist ...137 Changing a Genius Playlist ...139 Working with Playlists ...139 Listening to Playlists ...139 Organizing Playlists in Folders ...140 Adding Songs to a Playlist On the Fly ...141 Deleting Playlists ...142 Chapter 8 Subscribing and Listening to Podcasts ... 145 Adding Podcasts to Your iTunes Library ...146 Subscribing to Podcasts in the iTunes Store ...146 Subscribing to Podcasts Outside of the iTunes Store...149 Listening to Podcasts ...151 Browsing Your Podcasts ...151 Playing Podcasts ...152 Managing Podcasts ...153 Configuring Podcast Settings ...153 Manually Managing Your Podcasts ...155 Chapter 9 Streaming Music and Video Through an AirPlay Network ... 159 Understanding AirPlay ...160 Creating an AirPlay Network ...162 Setting Up Streaming Devices ...162 Setting Up Receiving Devices ...162 Streaming Content on an AirPlay Network ...166 Streaming Content with iTunes ...166 Streaming Content from an iOS Device ...170 Part II iCloud Chapter 10 Obtaining and Configuring an iCloud Account ... 173 Understanding iCloud ...174 Obtaining an iCloud Account ...176 Configuring iCloud on a Mac ...177 Signing In to an iCloud Account on a Mac ...177 Setting Up Automatic Store Downloads on a Mac ...179 Configuring iCloud on a Windows PC ...180 Download and Installing the iCloud Control Panel ...181 Signing In to an iCloud Account on a Windows PC ...181 Setting Up Automatic Store Downloads on a Windows PC ...184 Configuring iCloud on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch ...185 Signing In to an iCloud Account on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch ...186 Setting Up Automatic iTunes Store Downloads on an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch ...188 Chapter 11 Putting Your Photos on the Cloud with Photo Stream ... 191 Understanding Photo Stream ...192 Using Photo Stream with a Mac ...194 Using Photo Stream with iPhoto ...194 Using Photo Stream with Aperture ...204 Using Photo Stream with a Windows PC ...206 Using Photo Stream on iOS Devices ...214 Removing Photos from Your Photo Stream ...214 Chapter 12 Streaming Your Music with iTunes Match ... 217 Understanding iTunes Match ...218 Setting Up iTunes Match in iTunes on Computers ...219 Adding iTunes Match to Your iCloud Account ...220 Adding a Computer to iTunes Match ...222 Managing iTunes Match in iTunes ...223 Setting Up iTunes Match on iPads, iPhones, or iPod touches ...224 Listening to iTunes Match Music ...225 Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on a Computer ...225 Listening to Your iTunes Match Music on an iOS Device ...226 Part III iPads/iPhones/iPod touches Chapter 13 Downloading Content onto iPads, iPhones, or iPod touches ... 229 Setting iTunes and App Store Preferences ...230 Using the iTunes App to Download Music ...231 Browsing for Music with the iTunes App ...234 Searching for Music with the iTunes App ...237 Previewing and Downloading Music with the iTunes App ...240 Managing Purchased Music with the iTunes App ...243 Using the iTunes App to Download Movies and TV Shows ...244 Using the App Store App to Download Apps ...246 Downloading Apps with the App Store App ...247 Managing Apps with the App Store App ...249 Downloading Content from Other Sources ...251 Chapter 14 Synchronizing iTunes Content with iOS Devices ... 253 Understanding the Sync Process ...254 Configuring Sync Options ...254 Configuring Summary Options ...256 Configuring Music Syncing...259 Configuring Movie Syncing ...262 Configuring TV Show Syncing ...264 Configuring Podcast Syncing ...266 Configuring Book Syncing ...267 Configuring Photo Syncing ...269 Managing the Sync Process ...272 Chapter 15 Listening to Music with the Music App ... 275 Setting Music Preferences ...276 Finding Music You Want to Listen To ...278 Using the Cover Flow Browser to Find Music (iPhone/iPod touch) ...278 Using Playlists to Find Music ...280 Using Artists to Find Music ...282 Using Other Ways to Find Music ...284 Downloading iTunes Match Music ...286 Searching for Music ...288 Listening to Music ...290 Playing Music on an iPhone/iPod touch ...290 Playing Music on an iPad ...293 Controlling Volume ...296 Playing Music While You Do Something Else ...297 Controlling Music When a Device Is Locked ...298 Using Siri to Play Music ...299 Working with the Genius ...300 Listening to Music with AirPlay ...302 Chapter 16 Listening to Podcasts with the Podcasts App ... 305 Configuring the Podcast App's Settings ...306 Building Your Podcast Library ...308 Browsing for Podcasts Using Top Stations ...308 Browsing or Searching for Podcasts in the Store ...310 Previewing and Subscribing to Podcasts ...314 Working with Your Podcast Library ...315 Listening to Audio Podcasts ...320 Finding Podcasts to Which You Want to Listen ...320 Working with a Podcast's Episode List ...321 Using the Podcast App's Now Playing Screen ...323 Chapter 17 Watching Video with the Videos App ... 327 Configuring Video Settings ...328 Selecting Video to Watch ...328 Selecting Video on an iPad ...329 Selecting Video on an iPhone/iPod touch...332 Watching Video ...334 Using AirPlay to Stream Video onto Other Devices ...338 Deleting Video ...340 Chapter 18 Reading Books with the iBooks App ... 343 Configuring iBooks Settings ...344 Downloading Books from the iBookstore ...346 Browsing the iBookstore...348 Searching the iBookstore ...350 Downloading Books ...352 Working with Your iBooks Library ...355 Choosing a Book Collection ...355 Browsing for Books ...356 Searching for Books ...358 Creating Your Own Collections ...359 Managing Your Collections ...360 Removing Books from the Library ...360 Reading Books in iBooks ...361 Chapter 19 Working with Photos and Video with the Camera and Photos Apps ... 369 Setting Photo Preferences ...370 Using the Camera App to Take Photos and Video ...371 Taking Photos ...372 Taking Video ...378 Working with Photos Using the Photos App ...379 Viewing Photos Individually ...379 Viewing Photos as a Slideshow...384 Editing Photos ...386 Organizing Photos in Albums ...389 Sharing Photos ...391 Using Your Photo Stream ...393 Deleting Photos ...397 Working with Video Using the Photos App ...398 Watching Video ...398 Editing Video ...399 Sharing Video ...400 9780789750648 TOC 4/1/2013

Product Details

  • publication date: 21/04/2013
  • ISBN13: 9780789750648
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 432
  • ID: 9780789750648
  • weight: 796
  • ISBN10: 0789750643

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