There’s no escaping the simple fact that Apple has changed the way we live. Whether it’s listening to music, watching movies or staying in touch with friends and family, our “i” devices are making it easier and fun to accomplish these tasks. Every time a new Apple device hits the market you can be assured that there will be long lines of happy consumers camping out overnight to make sure they can be the first to get their hands on the new gadget, whatever it is. These are the “hardcore” Apple users. For the rest of us, we’re happy to get our new devices and put them to use right away. Ironically, most iPod and iPhone users aren’t even aware of all the unique features and functions at their disposal.
With the iPod Touch, users have the ability to assign album artwork to each track of a particular album. However, there are some cases when the artwork doesn’t match up or you might prefer a different option. You can swap out your artwork choices by finding a cover on another website like Amazon then dragging and dropping that image into the iTunes artwork pane. The more music you add to your library, the greater the chances of creating duplicate tracks. This is easily fixed by selecting “view”, then “show duplicates”. You can delete those copies and make room for more music.
What About Playlists?
When it comes to playlists, you also have the ability to create a smart playlist. This is a playlist that you designate to include certain music that you define. For instance, it might be all blues or rock and roll bands or some other specific category. All you need to do is select “file”, then “new smart playlist”. A dialog box will appear asking you for keyword matches. Type in those keywords and your playlist will be generated. Beyond those special features, you’ll also want to make sure your device is protected by slipping on a thin iPod Touch case. This will help prevent scratches if you should drop your iPod.
On the iPhone side of things, many users aren’t aware that you can take a screenshot by simultaneously pressing the home and sleep/wake buttons. This is perfect when you want to capture a high game score to share with friends. For typing messages or email, if you double tap the shift key, you’ll activate the caps lock. As with the iPod, you can protect your other Apple device by using thin iPhone 3GS cases. These devices were all meant to be carried around and shuffled in and out of pockets. It only makes sense that you should provide an extra layer of protection with a thin iPod Touch case or thin iPhone 3GS cases.