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Wednesday, February 23, 2011

iPhone and iPod Touch Video Tutorials For Beginners

If you just got yourself a new iPhone or iPod touch, let author and computer expert Garrick Chow guide you on how to use its different features. In the iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training videos for beginners, you'll get in-depth instructions on the features of the Apple iPhone and iPod Touch (iOS 4.0): making calls with the iPhone, emailing, browsing the web, syncing with a Mac or PC, managing time, getting around town using the Maps app, taking notes, taking photos, recording video, and listening to music. This live-action course also includes hands-on demonstrations of how to accurately type and efficiently use finger gestures. You'll also get tips on setting up the iPhone and iPod Touch preferences so that they behave as expected. Want to learn how to add extra protection for your device? Then you'll like the chapter that teaches you how to create a passcode lock and how to locate a lost iPhone using the MobileMe service. There's also a chapter on troubleshooting to help you when the occasional glitches happen.

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Watch this introductory video to give you an idea of what you'll be learning in this course (and scroll down further to find more free video samples) :

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Welcome

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The entire course is 7 hours and 5 minutes long, and is divided into 17 chapters. Here is a more detailed outline of the course:

Title: iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training
Author: Garrick Chow
Level: Beginner
Duration: 7hrs 5mins
Date of Release: 18 June 2010

Chapter 1: The Basics
A tour around the iPhone and the iPod Touch
The Home screen and the Home button
Organizing apps on the Home screen with folders
Running apps and multitasking
Choosing and controlling sounds
Learning finger gestures
Connecting to a wi-fi network
Charging the iPhone or iPod Touch
Setting up an iTunes Store account on an iPhone or iPod Touch
Printing from an iPhone using AirPrint

Chapter 2: Typing Essentials
Understanding the keyless keyboard
Fixing typos and trusting auto-correction
Select, Copy, Paste, and Undo
Hidden shortcuts
Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard

Chapter 3: Syncing with Your Computer
Making sure you have the latest version of iTunes
Connecting your iPhone to your Mac or PC
Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
Syncing photos from a Mac
Syncing photos from a PC
Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC

Chapter 4: The Phone Part of the iPhone
Basic phone activities
Adding and managing Favorites
Accessing voicemail
Receiving calls
Using the iPhone during a call
Using FaceTime for video calls
Making conference calls
Adding recent calls to your contacts
Sharing contacts
Assigning specific photos and ringtones to your contacts
Using the speakerphone
Using the included headset
Connecting a Bluetooth headset
Forwarding your calls
Turning call waiting on and off
Turning caller ID on and off
Creating custom ringtones with iTunes
Creating a vibrate-then-ring ringtone
Voice dialing
Sending, receiving, and managing text and MMS messages

Chapter 5: Email
Importing email accounts from your computer
Setting up Exchange, MobileMe, Gmail, Yahoo, and AOL email accounts
Setting up other types of email accounts
Keeping your iPhone or iPod Touch email synced with your computer
Composing email
Receiving and reading email
Searching your mailboxes
Setting mail options

Chapter 6: Surfing the Web
Web browsing with Safari
Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
Saving images
Filling out forms and using auto-fill
Creating Web Clips
Internet tethering (Mac)
Internet tethering (Windows)

Chapter 7: The iPod Part of the iPhone
Browsing your library
Playing and controlling music
Playing and controlling video
Using the included earbud controls
Voice-controlling your music
Adjusting your iPod settings
Creating On-The-Go and Genius playlists
Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
Using AirPlay to stream content wirelessly from an iPhone to and AppleTV or Airport Express

Chapter 8: Shooting Photos and Videos and Managing Your Photo Library
Shooting still photos with your iPhone
Viewing still images
Customizing your wallpaper
Shooting video
Viewing and editing video
Taking screenshots
Sharing photos and video
Geotagging your photos

Chapter 9: Getting Around
Getting your location with Maps
Finding addresses and nearby businesses
Bookmarking locations
Getting directions
Showing traffic and alternate maps
Using Street View
Using the Compass app (iPhone 3GS only)

Chapter 10: Managing Your Time
Adding events to your calendar
Subscribing to calendars
Setting Time Zone support
The Clock app

Chapter 11: Taking Notes
The Notes app
The Voice Memos app

Chapter 12: The Other Included Apps
The Stocks app
The Calculator app
The Nike+ app
The YouTube app
The Weather app

Chapter 13: The App Store
Browsing the App Store from iTunes
Browsing the App Store from your device
Purchasing and installing apps
Finding App settings

Chapter 14: Important Settings
Airplane mode
Date and time settings
International settings

Chapter 15: Protecting Your iPhone
Passcode Lock
Displaying contact information
Find My iPhone with MobileMe

Chapter 16: Accessibility on the iPhone
About accessibility on the iPhone and iPod Touch
Setting the display to Large Text
Setting the display to White On Black
Mono Audio
Speak Auto-text
Triple-Click Home

Chapter 17: Troubleshooting
Begin by restarting
Force-quitting applications
Rebooting the iPhone or iPod Touch
Resetting the iPhone or iPod Touch
Erasing the iPhone or iPod Touch
Restoring the iPhone or iPod Touch
Checking for updates
Disabling 3G
Extending battery life

Here are a few more sample videos from the training course:

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - A tour around the iPhone

The Home screen and Home button: iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Running apps and multitasking

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Syncing music, movies, and ringtones

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Using the iPhone during a call

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Using FaceTime for video calls

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Using the included headset

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Getting your location with Maps

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Using Street View

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Find my iPhone

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Airplane mode

iPhone and iPod Touch Essential Training - Restarting the iPhone or iPod Touch

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