Put Your iPod To Good Use - 9/24/07
I remember my first Sony Walkman. It was awesome: totally affordable, able to play an infinite amount of music (provided you had those little information cassettes that stored the music files) and really portable-it almost fit in your pocket! The only problem was it only played music. Thankfully I gave up my Walkman this year and got an iPod, which can also double as a digital backup device. Sure, the iPod isn't the smallest of thumb drives, but it's got a huge capacity and it's pretty easy to use. With all current models of iPod, from the new iPod Classic, iPod Nano, and even the slightly older iPod Video Player's, these small devices let you sync up photos via iTunes to look at full screen photos, or even let you create a slideshow with music and transitions. To turn your iPod into an ideal digital photo storage device, open iTunes on your computer, connect your iPod, and in the Options window choose "Enable disk use." You'll then be able to allocate capacities for music and data, ensuring that you never run out of room for your digitized record albums, and you can still back up important data and easily move it from one computer to another-which I do a lot of now, since I'm digitizing all those old cassettes. If only I could import my 8-tracks. Visit http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=61131.
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