O’Reilly on Wednesday released
“iPod & iTunes Hacks,”
a 433-page, US$25.95 book that covers Apple’s audio hardware and software inside-out. Acknowledging that “there is a legion of fans and hobbyists out there who want to take the iPod to place it wasn’t originally designed for,” author Hadley Stern covers using the MP3 player to read e-mail or record audio, or even store digital photos, if the iPod in question isn’t a photo model, as well as other topics. In addition, Stern discusses using Java, AppleScript or Perl to expand iTunes’ options, altering the software’s look and feel by hacking the resources and more.