Don't-Miss iPods Stories

Macworld Buying Guides: iPods

Last year, Apple sold 22.1 million iPods in the three months ending December 31. It’s safe bet that many of those iPods wound up being given as gifts. Maybe you’re planning on giving an iPod of your own this holiday season. Stumped as to which one of the four different kinds of iPods to pick? Don’t worry: we’ve got some helpful advice.

Bugs & Fixes: iPhone connect errors and audiobook crashes

Ted Landau looks at two iPhone-related bugs—a connection error in which the iPhone fails to show up in the iTunes Devices list and a crash that can occur when you attempt to play an audiobook.

Revisiting iPod mounting issues

You say your iPod refuses to appear in iTunes? Try these troubleshooting techniques.

Differentiating ‘new’ and ‘recent’ podcasts

Why are your new podcast episodes routinely booted off your iPhone or iPod? Because once you play a second of them, their newness disappears.

The limits of iPod touch/iPhone restrictions

Considering invoking Restrictions on your kid's iPod touch or iPhone? Communication and trust might be more effective parental controls.

Convert video for any device

The iTunes Store may be a great place to stock up on video content, but why spend extra money? With the right tools, you can untether from your Mac and convert videos to play on an iPod, iPhone, or Apple TV.

iPod tidbits

Think you know everything there is to know about the latest iPods? Here are a few details you might have missed.

Bugs & Fixes: Messy App Store update tracking

Ted Landau tries to work his way around the oft-frustrating process of downloading updates from the App Store.

Troubleshooting iPhone and iPod touch issues

Learn a few things you can try when experiencing issues with your iPhone or iPod touch running the 2.0.x software.

Bugs & Fixes: Contacts and calendar events disappear from iPhone

Ted Landau tells you what to do if contacts and calendar events synced via MobileMe suddenly disappear from your iPhone. And he returns to smart flash drives, the subject of last week’s column.

Bugs & Fixes: Dealing with iPhone app bugs and crashes

If crashing iPhone apps are bringing you—and your phone—down, Ted Landau has a primer on navigating your way out of app trouble.

Downgrading the iPod touch

If you've upgraded your iPod touch to the 2.0 software and would like to return to the days of 1.1.4, here's how.

Headphone Buyer's Guide

Earbuds or headphones? Full-size or miniature? No matter what kind of listening hardware you like to plug into your iPod (or iPhone), Dan Frakes has some advice and recommendations for finding the perfect pair.