Keeping ahead of Apple is no small feat; you publish a book about their products, and the
Fortunately, as an author, I've had one big advantage on my side: the capable Sams editorial staff who know how to finish off these projects like clockwork. A big thank-you to Alice Martina Smith for keeping me in good humor through the whole thing, and to John Traekenschuh for keeping me encouraged as well as alerting me to potential technical issues; to Tammy Graham and the folks in the art department for making the iPod screenshots work; to Matt Purcell for orchestrating the author review process; and to Betsy Brown for believing I could pull this thing off in the first place. I'd like to thank them and all the rest of the Sams team! I'd also like to give special recognition to Ben, Tim, Albert, and Caley at the Oakridge Apple Store for being so helpful in getting me the gadgets I needed for that
I would also like to thank those who have
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Chapter 1. Start Here
Whether you're a long-time Mac user, a newcomer to the Apple fold, or a Windows
iTunes and the iPod are designed with the utmost ease of use and convenience in mind. However, no matter what your computing background is, the world of digital music can be a confusing place, full of esoteric acronyms and convoluted technical
Throughout this book, screenshots from both the Windows and Mac versions of iTunes will be used interchangeably. Because iTunes works almost identically on both platforms, a figure or procedure showing one version of iTunes applies the same way to the other version.
That's what this book is for. It's no lie on Apple's part that iTunes and the iPod are