Tips on Making an iPod Pocket

If the need arises that you have to carry something with both hands, then in that situation carrying an iPod becomes highly inconvenient. Having a pocket eliminates any potential dilemmas. Where do you put your iPod if it doesn't fit in your pocket? How do you show off your brand new iPod without blatantly advertising that you own the latest and greatest version?

If you're looking for style look here. Adding a pocket to your favorite jeans will keep you iPod or MP3 handy. Many people need to have step by step directions for projects. You will only need a few materials.

You will need scissors to create a pocket and a pair of scissors. The next thing, after picking a pair of scissors, is to choose the fabric you would like to use -- a small piece or remnant should be suitable, as long as it is bigger than your iPod or MP3 player. Once you have the cloth, you'll need to obtain needle and thread or a sewing kit. If you have what you need, let's move on.

Place your fabric out flat. Put the material down on a flat surface, such as a table or desk, and place the mp3 player on top. Next, cut around the outline of your mp3 player, leaving a 2-inch border. The length can be adjusted. A snug pocket will help to prevent your iPod from becoming dislodged as you take a jog. But, if you would like it to be simple to get at and work inside of the pocket, then you should try to make it as loose as you possibly can.

Sew a hem around the edge. As tedious as it can be to hem an item, don't let it be the reason you never finished it. It isn't difficult to accomplish. To progress further one has to fold each side of the cloth inside and sew along the folds almost 1/8" from the tip. Fold both the upper and lower part of the pocket, then stitch it up using the same method earlier described. This will give the pocket a great looking finished design. There are two styles to approach, using a very different color thread from the fabric you used or matching the thread and the fabric depending on if you want your stitching to be noticed by people.

Sew the pocket on to the garment. Just lay the cloth onto your jean leg and then proceed to stitch just along the edge, it will work out great! Do not sew all the way to the top - be careful to leave an opening. Put on your jeans and stick your mp3 player in a pocket.

Seeing people listen to an iPod in the car defeats the purpose of a radio. You are now prepared to hit the town in style.

Jacquie Generra writes about Shoes, Purses & Wallets and Fashion & Pesonal Care as a staff writer for HowToDoThings.com.

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iPod Battery Care Tips

iPod Battery Care Tips

By Bobby George


The realm of digital music players has a verifiable leader: the Apple iPod. This little device is in many homes, backpacks, and pockets across the nation. The name iPod is synonymous with music and video. But sometimes the battery life of iPod doesn't exactly keep pace with a user's appetite for entertainment. That being said, here are some things you can do to prolong the runtime of your iPod battery and keep your tunes playing without interruptions.


Put it to sleep


Perhaps the easiest thing you can do to keep your iPod battery from running low too quickly is to put it to sleep while you aren't using it. This can be done by holding the play/pause button until the screen turns off. This will save the battery, but leaving an iPod in sleep mode for several days or more will still result in battery loss. It is a good idea to charge the iPod every now and then even when it isn't used much.


Don't Skip


For those of you who are never content with the current song or video and want to see what's coming next, try to refrain from too much skipping. The iPod is designed to play continuously for long periods of time, but skipping songs will quickly drain battery life. Also, when the iPod is in shuffle mode, the battery will drain quicker.


Watch Movies on a TV


One of the most attractive things about the new 5th Generation and 5.5 Generation iPods is their ability to play videos. iTunes even offers movie and TV show downloads for these devices. However, while watching video on the go seem appealing, it may be about the only thing you get to do with your iPod for the day. Video playback drains the iPod battery quicker than anything. If you have a short video to watch while riding to work or on an airplane, go right ahead. But, if you need to have a Lord of the Rings marathon, I suggest you do it at home.


Counter-Clockwise is the Way to Go


Another attractive aspect of the iPod is the click-wheel, a small circular controller used by sliding the thumb around it in either direction to scroll songs, increase volume, etc. For the battery-optimized iPod, counter clockwise is your friend. In other words, less is more. Lower settings in screen brightness, volume, etc. ultimately equal better battery life. Put the screen brightness at the lowest comfortable level. Keep the volume at a low point that is still easily heard. Doing these things will add precious minutes to your playback time.


Still not getting enough battery life out of your iPod? Add up to 18 hours of additional runtime with a battery add on at www.lowcostbatteries.com.

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How to Transfer Local eBooks to iPad with iTunes?

Reading local eBooks on iPad is an amazing experience. If you have some eBooks on your local computer, you can transfer them to iPad via iTunes. Here is the guide shows you how to transfer local eBooks to iPad with iTunes.

Step 1. Put your eBooks into iTunes books library

Launch iTunes on your compute, go to File > Add File to Library or File > Add Folder to Library... to add local ePub eBooks or folder to iTunes Book Library.

Step 2.Connect your iPad to PC

Connect your iPad to your PC via USB cable.

Step 3. Transfer eBook to iPad with iTunes

Click on your iPad in the source list under Devices. Then click the Books tab at the top of the window. Here you can choose whether to sync all books or selected books. And then click apply button, you can have your selected iPad Books successfully synced.

Tip 2

How to Import Document to Pages for iPad?

Creating a new document in Pages for the iPad is easy enough – but what if you want to work on an existing document that you created on your Mac or PC? Is there any solution to import documents to pages on iPad?

To import existing documents to Pages for iPad, there are mainly three ways. One is to make it as an email attachment. Two is to download from the web. The third is toimport document to Pages for iPad from a Mac or PC using File Sharing in iTunes, which is what we talk about in this tutorial.

Step 1: Connect iPad and Select Apps

Make sure your iPad is connected to your Mac or PC and select it in iTunes.Then Select Apps tab on the top.

Step 2: Select Pages on iPad

From the Apps list in the File section, select Pages. By default, you should see one document – Getting Started.doc.a This is the document that Pages for the iPad comes with. To upload a file to your iPad so you can edit it with Pages, click the add button.

Step 3: Import Document to Page for iPad

Navigate to the document you wanted to transfer to your iPad, select it and click the choose button.

Step 4: Import Document to Page for iPad

To export, or download documents from your iPad to your Mac or PC – select the file from the Pages Documents column and click the save to…button.

Step 5: Save the Document

Select a folder to save the document from Pages and click the choose button.

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