Apple's Holiday Gift Guide - The New iPod touch

November 18, 2010 in iPod (E)

[] New York, New York - The new iPod touch is one of the devices that appears on Apple's Holiday Gift Guide. And there are plenty of reasons. The iPod touch is a powerful and versatile media player, eBook reader, gaming machine, and life organizer that allows users to do things like surf the web, check email, make calls, and video chat.

Gary Mazo, co-author of Apress's latest book "iPod touch Made Simple," predicts "the new iPod touch will be appearing over and over on holiday wish lists. It's because the iPod touch has all of the features of a PDA - including email, calendar, Google Maps, and the App Store - as well as the ability to watch movies and play games, all packed into Apple's sleek design. It makes a great gift."

Martin Trautschold, "iPod touch Made Simple" co-author, has provided a handy list of seven of the latest features on the iPod touch for those lucky enough to get one for the holidays:

1) Front-facing camera for FaceTime video chat
2) Multitasking capability
3) Built-in rear VGA camera
4) Video recording at 720p. and video editing with iMovie
5) Better retina display (960x640 pixels) four times better than older models
6) Longer battery life
7) Powerful speakers

About "iPod touch Made Simple"
"iPod touch Made Simple," packed with over 1,000 visuals and screenshots, is the book to help master all of the functions of the new iPod touch. This book also includes loads of time-saving techniques and tips. Written by two successful smartphone trainers and authors, this is the go-to guide for the iPod touch.

What you'll learn
* Support for both Windows and Mac users
* Sync and manage music on the iPod touch
* Find the best App Store applications and games
* Save time with Copy / Paste and Spotlight Search
* Play music, videos, TV Shows, and podcasts
* Sync playlists, videos, contacts, calendar, and notes
* Fast email, phone, calendar, and browser Tips
* Use Google Maps to find just about anything
* Bluetooth and Wi-Fi network setup and security
* All the best tips and tricks for the touch screen

iPod touch Made Simple:
By Martin Trautschold, Gary Mazo
ISBN13: 978-1-4302-3195-0
ISBN10: 1-4302-3195-5
680 pp.
Published Nov. 17, 2010
Print Book Price: $24.99
eBook Price: $17.49

About the Authors
Gary Mazo is Vice President of Made Simple Learning and is a writer, a College Professor, a gadget nut and an ordained rabbi. Gary joined Made Simple Learning in 2007 and has co-authored the last thirteen books in the "Made Simple" Series. Gary also teaches at the University of Phoenix - teaching Writing, Philosophy, Technical Writing and more. Gary is a regular contributor to - writing product reviews and adding Editorial Content. He holds a BA in Anthropology from Brandeis University. Gary earned his M.A.H.L (Masters in Hebrew Letters) as well as ordination as Rabbi from the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Martin Trautschold is the Founder and CEO of Made Simple Learning, a leading provider of Apple iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, and Palm webOS books and video tutorials. He has been a successful entrepreneur in the mobile device training and software business since 2001. With Made Simple Learning, he has been helping to train thousands of BlackBerry Smartphone users with short, to-the-point video tutorials. He has now co-authored fifteen "Made Simple" guide books. Martin also co-founded, ran for 3 years, and then sold a mobile device software company. Prior to this, Martin spent 15 years in technology and business consulting in the US and Japan. He holds an engineering degree from Princeton University and an MBA from the Kellogg School at Northwestern University.

About the "Made Simple" Series:
The "Made Simple" Series of books has been created for the serious business of having fun. The "Made Simple" Series teaches novice, intermediate, and advanced level users of Blackberry Bold, Blackberry Curve, Blackberry Storm 2, iPad, iPhone XG, or iPod touch how to get the most out of the device. All books are packed with illustrations, cool tips, time-saving short cuts, useful tricks, and hidden gems to organize, explore, and revolutionize the reader's digital world.

Apress Media LLC, part of Springer Science Business Media, is a technical publisher devoted to meeting the needs of IT professionals, software developers, and programmers, with more than 1,000 books in print and a continually expanding portfolio of publications. Apress offers a complete package of books on developing for the iPhone and Mac OS X. For developers who want to code games, create compelling user interfaces, or better get a handle on just what makes an app cool, Apress has all the books to suit. Copyright (C) 2010 Apress Media LLC. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.


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