Archive for July 11, 2008

Taking screenshots with the iPod V2

July 11, 2008 2 comments

This has been mentioned on several sites relating to the iPhone, but it’s worth repeating since it also works with the iPod Touch. To take a screenshot, hold down the home button and quickly press the on/off button. The screen flashes white then fades back to normal to indicate success.

Screenshots are stored in a Saved Photos album that appears first in the Photo Albums list. The next time you connect the iPod to your Mac (sorry, not sure how it works under Windows) the album can be transfered into iPhoto, as shown below. Not sure why the thumbnails didn’t appear in the import window, is this a bug?

iPod Touch version 2 screenshots

July 11, 2008 Leave a comment

For those still trying to get the version 2 software for the iPod Touch, here are some screen shots of the new features I’ve found so far, and a couple I didn’t use much so may not be so new. Post a comment if there’s anything specific you want to see. Read more…

iPod Touch Firmware download problems

July 11, 2008 2 comments

Today has not been a good day for Apple in the UK. Problems and delays have blighted the launch of the 3G iPhone, with customers leaving Apple stores empty handed. The iPod Touch version 2 software is now linked to from the iPod page, but trying to access it results in the error message below. Not much to do but keep trying until the problems are sorted, more details to follow when the servers start working.

UPDATE After posting the above I tried iTunes again, and it’s now sometimes saying version 2 is available.  Clicking update then learn more still results in an error message, then iTunes says my iPod is up to date. Definitely not the smooth Apple experience we expect.