ipod touch update

For those who are following the saga of my new iPod touch, there has finally been some progress.  (Applause, vague sense of accomplishment, gratitude toward resident IT guy for stubborn persistence in dealing with his natural enemy, Apple.)  The hard part was downloading the new version of iTunes, then figuring out how to use the View menu to get it to look even remotely familiar.  The result, of course, was something that looked almost exactly totally different from the pictures in the book I waited so long to buy and studied so carefully.  There were major changes in the details of the  configuration process for new iPods, too.  This left me feeling pretty darn silly for hanging around waiting around for the book in the first place.  I should have gone ahead and winged it.  I’m sure a lot of you saw that coming.

But I figured out enough that my new iPod now resembles an iPod, with my usual constellation of music and art and few apps.  (With a lot of empty space left in the new guy, I plan to install quite a few more apps, including the iOS version of WordPress so I can blog from my shirt pocket anywhere I can latch onto some free wifi.)  It’s installed in a decent temporary case with my spare headphones plugged in, and I’ve customized its look with Belphegor haunting the Louvrebelphegorfrenchtv on its lock screen and one of my own photos of the dragon koi as the main wallpaper.  That may turn out be too busy, but if I keep my home screen fairly sparse it might work.

Next up– getting the new gadget to work on my home wifi, and (finally) experimenting with the camera.  If I can figure out how to get the pictures out of the thing and onto both my desktop computer and the internet, I will count the whole project as a success.

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4 Responses to ipod touch update

  1. Meg says:

    Easiest way to get the pics out of it and into desktop is to use the camera wizard that pops up when you plug it into the computer to sink it. That is how I do it, and it is super simple. One caveat, do not delete them (a box can be checked to do this, do not) with the camera wizard. It works for a regular camera, but not an iPod/iPhone. The best way to delet photos off the iPod would be to do it on the device.

  2. Meg says:

    I can show you how some time this week.

  3. Pam Bliss says:

    If you haven’t figured it out, Meg is my go-to person for advice on all things iOS related. She has one of the phones and everything. If I had done what she told me to do the second day after Christmas, I would have had my new iPod working that night. Everything worked exactly the way she described it to me.

    I should listen to Meg.

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