January 31, 2011
If you share your computer with others and you each want your own individual iTunes library, hold down the option (on a Mac)/ shift (on a PC) key each time you start iTunes. You'll be given the opportunity to create a library or choose among those that have already been created. One suggestion: if you take advantage of this capability it's a good idea to get in the habit of quitting iTunes when you end your session with the computer. Doing so will make it less likely that one of your fellow sharers will accidentally add or delete music from your library or try to sync a device with the wrong library.
January 24, 2011
Because you can sync as many devices with your iTunes library as you wish, iTunes lets you choose what you want on each one. Simply select the device you're syncing in the Devices section in the left hand column of the iTunes window and then use the tabs across the top to customize which albums, movies, and more you want to sync. The choices will vary to match the type of device you're syncing, and in each case you can choose not to sync that content at all, or to limit what gets synced by playlists, artists, albums or genre for music, by unwatched and recently viewed for movies, etc. iTunes will remember your settings for each device and automatically apply them each time you sync. And you can of course change them any time in the same way you set them up in the first place.
January 17, 2011
With iOS 4.2.1 you can create folders directly on iPad as well as iPhone and iPod touch. Simply press and hold an app until they all start jiggling, then drag the app on top of another app you'd like in the same folder. You can add more apps to the folder by holding and dragging them there. Finally, you can move the folders themselves by pressing, holding, and dragging them to a new location.
You can also accomplish all this when you sync your devices with iTunes. After you connect your device, select it in Devices in the left-hand column of the iTunes window, then select Apps from the tabs across the top. You can then click and drag to reorder your home screens and move apps and folders within and among them, as well as create and add apps to folders.