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Q: After a recent sync with my Treo 650 went awry, I lost all the contacts in my computer’s Address Book. Is there any way to recover them from my iPod’s database, since it has them still?

- Anonymous

A: Sure, and it’s easy. First, connect your iPod to your computer while holding down Control and Alt (Mac: Command + Option). Hold them down until the iPod appears in iTunes. This will prevent the iPod from syncing with iTunes after you do so, so your contacts don’t get erased now that they’re gone from your PC. Then, make sure “Disc Use” is enabled in iTunes, and browse to the iPod’s “Contacts” folder in Windows Explorer or the Mac’s Finder.

All contacts on the iPod will be stored in a single industry-standard vCard file. Simply import these into your address book program, and you’ve recovered your data.

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I have the new Shuffle and am having no luck finding cases or “skins” to protect it while jogging.  Are these things available yet?  And if so, where?

Posted by staunen2 on November 17, 2006 at 9:17 AM (PDT)

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I have the iPod 20G with Firmware version 2.3 on it.  I’ve never been happy with the quality of sound using the iTrip antenna in my car, so I just bought something called TuneBase FM for iPod by Belkin.  If I’m reading the directions correctly, I need Firmware 3.1 or higher in order for this to work with my current iPod.  I’ve been to the website searching for 3.1 under downloads, but not finding it.  Am I doing something wrong, or looking in the wrong place?

Posted by marymixx on November 17, 2006 at 9:26 AM (PDT)

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Is there a way to burn playlists when your sharing your iPod, on another computer running iTunes, When they are not networked, I’m on the road alot, and don’t have the libary for my iPod on my laptop (or the space). The same is true for some of the people that I would like to share some of my playlists/CDs with. I would like to make a CD of the playlits/CDs to have and listen to, til I get home to put it in my iPod.

Posted by Prophet Norton on November 21, 2006 at 6:39 PM (PDT)

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I recently bought a new ipod video and I have regulat itunes on my computer because i had an ipod nano before. I have tried downloading itunes 7.0 however it never works, do I need to delete regular itunes in order to install 7.0? Also, how can I transfer all my songs to my ipod video??? Is there any way the software i need to install for my ipod video can be sent to me?

Posted by Celeste13 on December 1, 2006 at 11:36 AM (PDT)

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