Quick Tips: Rock out with your iPod Nano
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Quick Tips: Rock out with your iPod Nano

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[ music ] ^M00:00:03 >> Hi, I'm Molly Wood from CNET.com. Behold, the iPod Nano. Now whether you've just bought a new Nano or you're looking to join the iPod Nano club, here's some quick and easy tips for getting it up and running in a hurry. We'll show you some major settings you can tweak, how to search for music and more. Let's get started. Now you can customize the iPod's main menu before you even get started listening to music. Just click on settings, main menu and choose anything you want to show up on that main screen. Click the center wheel to turn the option on or off and take a tour of the settings while you're here. This is where you'll find out how to turn off that annoying clicking sound, conserve battery life by changing the backlight settings and even tweak the EQ controls. All right, now let's start playing some music. Once you've loaded up your Nano with tunes, you might wanna know how to find them quickly. You can of course navigate by song or artist but here's a quick way to search for a song you want. Now this is only possible with the latest firm ware on new iPod models, but it's a pretty cool trick. Way down here at the bottom of the music menu is an option called search. Just enter the letters of the band you're looking for and when you find it scroll back to done to select it. This works with specific songs too and you can even enter a space if you need it by pressing the next or fast forward button. Now you can listen by artist or find the song you like, choose an album or shuffle all the songs on the iPod, but either way, I know you've got some favorites in here. So here's how to make an on the go playlist. This tip works on any iPod. As you're scrolling through your songs, if you find one you like, just select it and hold down the center button until the song title flashes. Do this as many times as you like. You can even add a whole album. Then click music, playlist, on the go, to start playing your songs. Now if you wanna remove a song, just click the center button again until the song blinks and disappears. The only bummer is that you can't reorder songs from this playlist unless you're at your computer using iTunes. Okay, got a favorite part of a favorite song? Here's how to skip to any point in a song or audio book. Just press the center button while you're listening to that song and you'll see a little scrubber here. Just roll back or forward to the point you want. Very handy when you're cruising through long audio book files. That's it for this iPod Nano Quick Tip. I'm Molly Wood at CNET.com. ^M00:02:20 [ music ]

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