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Ipod Touch - Something For Everyone

Updated on February 13, 2010
The new 3rd generation ipod Touch
The new 3rd generation ipod Touch

What is the new 3rd generation iPod Touch?

What can the new iPod Touch do?

In my eternal quest for the latest, smartest, best electronic gadget, I have found the new 3rd generation iPod Touch. The new 3rd generation iPod touch is a great iPod, a great pocket computer, and a great portable game player all in one. Apple has truly upped the anti with this one. You can do everything from listening to a variety of songs - your choice or your iPod's choice -  watch a movie, suf the web or check you e-mail.  Lost?  No problem you can find where you are and where you're going with your iPod Touch. Bored?  You can find games and apps with the Genius for Apps software.  Best of all, since iPod touch now comes with the latest 3.1 software already installed, you can start using fun, convenient features right out of the box. The list is so long of what this great little device does that I'm thinking the list of what it doesn't do may be shorter. The following is - honestly - just a small sampling of what the new iPod Touch can do:


Cover Flow is an animated, three dimensional graphic user interface used for visually flipping through snapshots of album artwork. All you have to do to check out your music is turn iPod touch on its side and glide through your music by album art with a brush of your fingertip.  It's much like flipping through the albums of days gone by. If you want to see what songs are on an album, just tap an album cover to flip it over and display a track list. Want to hear one of the songs?  Just tap again to start the music.

Genius Playlist and Mixes

The Genius feature of the iPod Touch allows you to your sync iPod touch to iTunes, and Genius automatically searches your library to find songs that sound great together. Then it creates multiple mixes you'll love. The Genius feature also searches your iPod Touch for other songs on your iPod Touch that would sound great with the one you are listening to and makes a Genius playlist - much like Pandora does online,.

Take a guided tour of the new Ipod Touch

Bluetooth Capabilities, TV and Movies

The new 3rd generation iPod touch includes the iPhone 3.1 software, so you can pair Bluetooth stereo headphones with it. You can watch a film with the incredibly clear 3.5 inch color widescreen display. Downloading entire films or tv shows is just a click of a button away. The onscreen controls are just like your tv at home. Start, stop, pause, play, rewind or adjust the volume with ease. You can even flip between widescreen and full screen.

Download Apps and Genius Apps

You can Shop the App Store a number of ways. You can search for featured apps by tapping "Featured" and get a list of new apps and to see what's hot. You can search for apps by category or you can take a look at what everyone else is using in the Top 25 section. If you know exactly what app you're looking for then you can easily find it by doing a quick search. If you don't want to spend the timetrying to decide for yourself, use the Genius for Apps feature. Genius for Apps works just like Genius for your music. Tap the Genius icon and get recommendations for apps that you might like based on apps you and others have downloaded.

Safari Web Browsing

The new iPod touch features Safari, the most advanced web browser ever on a portable device. With Safari, you can view the web in your hands the same way you see it on a computer.  Really!  This is not the portable web of generations past.  This is truly the internet in the palm of your hands. All you need is a Wi-Fi connection and you're ready to go.  This is not the web browsing of yesteryear where you have to wait forever for it to load and then can't navigate what does load - especially if you're using the new 32 GB or 64 GB iPod touch, you'll notice that web pages load even faster than before. This is truly the web in your fingertips, just like it looks and works on your computer.


With the new 3rd generation iPod Touc, you can show thousands of photos to friends and family from the palm of your hand. View your photos as thumbnails or tap to view full screen photos in vivid color. Want to really show off?  Then play a slideshow, complete with music and transitions. If you want to share your photos, you can email them  to  friends or share them in a MobileMe Gallery. You can also use your iPod Touch to sync photos you have in iPhoto on a Mac or in Adobe Photoshop Elements and Adobe Photoshop Album on a PC.


Email on your iPod Touch works just like the email on your computer and works with any email service that you already have. Best of all, iPod touch supports rich HTML email, so images and photos appear alongside text. You will also see email attachments in their original formats, not stripped-down versions.


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    • leigia67 profile image

      leigia67 8 years ago

      It is son just bought one and I couldn't stop playing with it!

    • nancy_30 profile image

      nancy_30 8 years ago from Georgia

      This was a very informative hub. I've got to get one of these it sounds amazing.