iPod + iTunes

How to repeat a song / album playing in the iPhone iPod app?

Songs or albums can be set to repeat from the Now Playing screen in the iPhone iPod app. To set a song or album to repeat, follow these steps:

1. Navigate to the iPod app.
2. Play a song.
3. On the Now Playing screen, you will see play and volume controls at the bottom of the screen. At the top is track information. Under the album title is a scrubbing bar that indicates the time remaining in the song.

How can I change iPod dock icons on my iPhone?

You can change your dock shortcut icons at the bottom of the screen when the iPod app is running. The default icons from left to right are Playlists, Artists, Songs, Videos, and More.

To change this layout:

1. Open iPod and touch More.
2. Touch Edit at the top left of the screen.
3. Drag the icon you want into the task bar. Let go and it will replace whatever icon you drag it over.
4. Touch Done in the upper right hand corner.

Now you have custom icons in the iPod task bar.

Sony and Ericsson to Compete With iPhone

Sony may have brought us the Walkman, but Apple has been dominating portable music players in recent years with the iPod. With the release of the iPhone and iPod Touch, Apple is pushing further into Sony's territory with mobile gaming. Apple's AppStore has even started to attract major game developers.

The PlayStation Portable (PSP) has sold over 50 million units in the last four years, but Apple is quickly catching up, with 40 million video-game-capable units sold in only two years. According to the Nikkei Business Daily, Sony intends to compete directly with Apple's iPhone with its own mobile phone.

Will I be able to download iTunes directly to my phone?

No, not when the iPhone is released anyway. This is most likely because Cingular fears possible bandwidth issues. An Apple spokesperson suggested that it would be technically possible to add the iTunes software in the future. It is not known at this time if first generation iPhones will be able to be updated with the iTunes software or if it will be a nextgen addition.

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