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How Do I Create Playlists on an iPod?

The iPod Nano, iPod Touch and iPod Classic allow users to create playlists directly on the iPod itself. This way, you don't have to use the iTunes desktop application to create playlists to sync to your iPod. Cut out unnecessary steps and create an instant playlist on your iPod Nano, Touch or Classi

Music File Compatibility in the iTouch

The iTouch is Apple's touchscreen-enabled iPod, and looks similar to an iPhone. While it may not resemble the "classic" iPod design, it is nearly identical to that player in what files and formats it does and does not support.

Mac Desktop Gift Guide - Holiday Buying Guide to Mac Desktops

Mac Desktop Gift Guide: Mac desktops, from the tiny Mac mini, to the all-in-one iMac, to the workhorse Mac Pro, make great gifts for Mac enthusiasts.If you would like to tickle the fancy of a friend or family member with a shiny new Mac desktop, this is the place to start your search for the right M

How to Turn Your iPod Into a Karaoke

Once you've downloaded karaoke songs from the iTunes Store and synced them to your iPod, you have the option to plug a microphone into your iPod for portable karaoke, or you can connect the iPod to a docking station. Many products can turn your iPod into a karaoke machine, and they vary in price bas

How to Change an iPod Password

Well-played music can trigger deep emotional responses, using chords and horns to spark feelings and evoke passions from the depths of your soul. For many people, music is an intensely personal thing; getting a glimpse of your musical library is like getting a glimpse inside of your head. By default

How to Troubleshoot the iPod Icon

Apple's popular iPod portable media player occasionally displays various monochrome or colored icons on its screen. These icons are the device's method of alerting you to a potential problem. Troubleshoot the icon and fix the error that the icon is describing to restore your iPod's full functionalit

Profile: Avadon: The Black Fortress

Avadon: The Black Fortress is a role-playing game for the iPad that is a throw back to the turn-based RPGs of old, easily reminding most of the The Bard's Tale, Ultima and Might and Magic.

How to Add an MP4 Video File to iTunes 8

If you have MP4 videos on your Windows PC or Macintosh computer, they can be imported to iTunes 8 for video storage, or transferred to an Apple media player. The iTunes program automatically creates a copy of the original video file and stores it in its video library, depending on the import setting

How to Use the iPod Shake Feature

The fourth generation iPod Nano is a slimmed down version of larger iPod models. However, that does not mean Apple, the iPod's developer, skimped on the features. One unique ability of the Nano is the Shake feature. Using a built-in accelerometer, the Nano shuffles its music and changes the song whe

How to Sync Outlook Notes With the iPhone

Notes stored in the Microsoft Outlook email client can be synced to your iPhone using iTunes. These notes will be synchronized with the Notes app that is native on your iPhone device. Any changes made to notes on Outlook or on your iPhone will be synchronized every time you sync your device using iT

How to Update a Hacked iPhone to 3.0

If you are an iPhone user who has recently hacked, or unlocked, your device with a jailbreak program, you may want to upgrade it to 3.0 software, which is available from Apple. It is always a good idea to upgrade your iPhone to the latest version of software, or at least the latest version that is c

How to Put Google Maps on iTouches

The iPod Touch comes with the Maps app, which is the iOS-native version of Google Maps for the iPod Touch, iPhones and iPads. If you need a map, directions or to find a location, your best bet is to use Maps on the device itself. If you have a map in Google maps in your browser, you can recreate it

How to Stop iPhones From Launching Autoplay

Windows has a feature called AutoPlay that displays a prompt or launches a program when you connect external devices or insert CDs and DVD. If you enable AutoPlay for your iPhone, Windows might open a photo editing program, launch iTunes or display your iPhone's files in Windows Explorer. If you do

How to Write First Names Phonetically in iPhone Contacts

If your friend or business contact uses a nickname, or his real first name is difficult to spell, you might prefer to use the phonetic spelling when you add him as a contact to your Apple iPhone. Phonetic spelling involves spelling a word as it sounds rather than as it appears when spelled correctly

Are You Ready for the iPad Pro?

The iPad Pro is a super-charged 12.9-inch version of the iPad, with more power under the hood and support for both a physical keyboard and a new stylus.

My iTouch Won't Turn On

The iPod Touch is a versatile machine, functioning in many ways like a miniature personal computer, and like any computer it can malfunction. If, for instance, your iTouch won't turn on, this may indicate many different problems, and to pinpoint a solution, you need to troubleshoot and respond accor

How to Convert iTunes to Zune Format

Many Zune users have built their entire music collections by downloading music from the iTunes store and adding it to playlists on iTunes software. Unfortunately, Zune does not sync with iTunes, so music stored on your iTunes playlists cannot be downloaded directly to your Zune. In order to play you

How to Empty an iPod Nano

Setting up an iPod Nano as a new iPod is the quickest and easiest way to clear it. Do this through the restore process. Restoring the iPod removes all the data you uploaded, according to the user manual. It doesn't include the files Apple includes by default. Restoring the Nano takes several minutes

How to Install or Upgrade to Mac OS X Leopard (10.5)

Installing OS X 10.5 Leopard using the upgrade method allows you to preserve all of your existing user data, account information, and network and system settings, and still enjoy all of Leopard's new features.