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Two Great Apple iPod Tips And Tricks - Articles Surfing
Here is an easy way to add iCal Calendar to your Apple Ipod. Your Ipod should be version 1.2 or later for you to be able to see the calendar. You will first need to export your calendar into iCal format, then copy the file onto your Ipod.
First you will need to open iCal, then export the iCal file from the calendars list. Click on File, then Export. Type a file name, then click on Export. Always remember where you are saving this file to, so you won't have to hunt for it later. You will then need to copy the iCal file, with the .ics extention, to your Ipod. Your Ipod should be in Disk Mode before you can do this. Connect your Ipod to your computer. Click on the Ipod icon that is on your desktop. Simply drag the .ics file you saved into the calendars folder on your Ipod. You will then need to disconnect the Ipod from your computer, you can do this by pressing CMD+E. Once your Ipod is disconnected, it will automatically restart.
To see your newly created calendar in your Apple Ipod, all you need to do is select EXTRAS from your Ipod menu, select CALENDARS, then select the calendar you want to see.
Did you know that you can back up all of your Ipod files into a Mac account? This is great, because if you happen to lose those files, you can simply go into your Mac account and retreive them again, never having to worry about losing files again.
To back up your files, you will need to connect your Ipod to your computer. If Itunes doesn't open automatically, you will need to open it manually. Then you should click on Itunes-Preferences. Find the Ipod pane and click on Enable Disk Use. This will enable your Ipod to fuction as an external hardrive while it is connected to your computer. Cool, hey? From the Applications folder, you will then need to click on Backup. Then you will need to click on these, in this order: Plan, New Plan, Custom, Choose Plan. In the Destination and Schedule area you will need to click on the Add button. A Destination and Schedule pop up window will appear. You will need to click on Ipod which is under Destination. Click on the O.K button. Under Back Up Items, click the Add button. Then just simply select all the files you want to back up.
Doing this will take a big load off your mind, knowing that all of your precious files are safe, ready for our retreival in case something bad happens to your Ipod.
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