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Tech Tip
by Brad Appleby
Appleby Arts

iPod Touch

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So you want a device to check e-mails, have access to WiFi, browse the internet, listen to music, watch movies and TV shows, play games, view google maps, see YouTube videos, view photos, have a calendar, keep a contact list, view stocks, see weather, keep notes, listen to audiobooks and use as a calculator. No problem! Apple offers just what you need. Go to and check out the iPod Touch. It comes in 8GB for $229 that holds 1,750 songs, 10,000 photos and 10 hours of video; 16GB for $229 that holds 3,500 songs, 20,000 photos and 20 hours of video; and 32GB for $399 that holds 7,000 songs, 25,000 photos and 40 hours of video. All versions of the iPod Touch come with a 3.5" touch screen and are only 4.3" tall by 2.4" wide by 0.33" deep and weigh only 4.05 ounces.

The battery life of the iPod Touch is up to 36 hours of music playback or up to 6 hours of video playback. The battery charge time is about 4 hours (with an optional 2-hour fast charge to 80% capacity). Included accessories are earphones, USB cable, dock adapter and polishing cloth.

When you first unpack your iPod Touch and charge it up, you have to plug it into a USB port on your computer to upload your music and videos. (I picked up a small, portable USB charger port for under $20 at Best Buy to charge mine without the computer.) Next, use iTunes to keep all of your music, videos, pictures and other files in one place. While you are hooked up to the USB port on your computer, go to the internet and open iTunes, place your CDs in the CD drive, and iTunes will rip them and save them for you with all the music data. If you load your music while you are not on line, none of your music will have the very important music data attached. After loading, sync your iPod Touch and you are loaded and ready to go.

Remember to back up your computer and also back up your iPod files. Don’t be one of the people that tell me, “I read about backing up my computer but I did not do it. Now I lost EVERYTHING!”

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