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‘iPod & iTunes Hacks’ book released

pic O’Reilly has announced the release of “iPod & iTunes Hacks” by iLounge contributor Hadley Stern. The $24.95 book offers 100 hacks for iPod enthusiasts who want to “explore and experiment, create shortcuts, and unearth cool and unexpected things to do with their iPod that have never even occurred to their friends.” Hacks in the book show iPod owners how to: use their iPods with both Macs and PCs; turn the iPod into an FM radio station, portable stereo, or wireless jukebox; use the iPod as a portable hard drive, and access “hidden” music files; turn the iPod into a universal remote control or voice recorder; play and create games for the iPod; and more.

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I saw this in Barnes & Noble this past weekend. Although I didn’t have time to look at it thoroughly, it didn’t look as good as the other iPod hacks book that’s out there.

Posted by Craig P. on November 17, 2004 at 11:36 AM (CST)


Is this the same Craig Patchett who has been published by Wiley and Company the publisher with the only other iPod Hack book out there? Hmm…..

Posted by Hadley Stern on November 17, 2004 at 1:37 PM (CST)



nah just kidddin
(but it would be kinda funny)

Posted by Veasey on November 17, 2004 at 5:40 PM (CST)


We could have an old-school ‘hack-off’.  Each round an author has to out-do the others hacks!


Posted by quadraphonic on November 17, 2004 at 7:23 PM (CST)


I think the section on smart playlists is much better in the new book.  ;)

Posted by dfbills on November 17, 2004 at 9:45 PM (CST)


I think it has more stuff than other ipod hacking book. during the ipodlounge meeting last month( maybe the month before last month), the author introduces many useful hacks. HOWEVER, I WOULD READ THRU THE BOOK BRIEFLY IN THE BOOK STORE BEFORE PURCHASING IT.

Posted by frankthetank on November 17, 2004 at 10:47 PM (CST)


Guilty as charged, although I didn’t realize the other book was Wiley. And to be honest, I may have the two books mixed up…I’d be far more apt to believe that O’Reilly had the better book than Wiley.

Posted by Craig P. on November 18, 2004 at 1:27 AM (CST)


I just checked out this book at Barnes & Noble… there’s a great assortment of *good* hacks inside… I enjoyed paging through it.

(Except the make-your-own cardboard iPod case… that was more than a bit silly)

Posted by Jerrod H. on November 26, 2004 at 6:34 PM (CST)

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