Almost ready

daniel000

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Hi guys,
im almost ready to purchase my 1st apple product an iPod Touch
Im planning on using it as a pocket PC, for internet browsing and also obviously music + video. As next year i will be in the U.S studying and on campus i will be exposed to wifi. im currently in living Australia


I just have a few questions and hoping they could be answered.

With the iPod Touch, when wifi is detected and im able to go on to the internet am i able to send and receive emails using safari and logging into my windows live account?

Am i also able to log on to facebook and use the chat function, or is it better to get an app that enables facebook and msn chat all in the one app ?

thanks
daniel
 

elpmas

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There's a factory app that allows you to set up your emails. you'll receive a notification if you allow "push" to be on. For Facebook, you can download the free application and use it. You can chat on there. I personally think the Facebook application is waaaaay better than the site...b/c theres no ads xD
 

ziggyonice

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Welcome to the U.S. And glad to hear you’re looking at your first Apple product! Macs, iPhones, and iPods are HUGE here in the U.S. Well, to answer your questions…

The iPod touch works great for music and video (of course). But also the built-in Wi-Fi gives you wireless Internet access anywhere you’ve got a signal — so if you’re on a campus, it should work out great.

To check your email, you can use Safari. However, the iPod touch has an app called “Mail”, which enables you to check your email much more elegantly and easily. It’s very easy to setup and works with about everything, including Windows Live.

If you’re wanting to use Facebook on your iPod touch, there’s an app for that. It’s a free download via the iTunes App Store, and it works quite well. It’s got the chat functionality built-in, and I think it works quite well. There are other apps that combine multiple clients into one (MSN, AOL, Yahoo, etc.), but it just comes down to personal preference.

Hope this answers some of your questions! Where in the U.S. will you be staying? :)
 

daniel000

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Thanks for answering my questions guys, great help :)

Il be staying in New York. The University is SUNY in New Paltz.

And even though il be purchasing my product here in Australia, Everything will work fine with the wifi and browsing the web ?

thanks
daniel
 

daniel000

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Also, things like viewing say a pdf file from an email, is that possible?

and you cant use it as a storage device can you ?
 

rprince

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Also, things like viewing say a pdf file from an email, is that possible?

and you cant use it as a storage device can you ?
Viewing PDFs, DOCs and XLS is possible in both the Email app and the web browser (Safari). It's built in and works really well.

As for storage, there are a couple of Apps in the store (I think) that let you transfer files over WiFi from a program you would have to download to the PC you are using. However, this is nowhere near as convenient as being able to plug it into the USB. I'd advise buying a USB memory stick of 4GB or so. They're really tiny, so you can just have it hanging on your keyring!

As for wifi working, it should do. WiFi is a standard adopted across the world. I certainly didn't have any problems with the WiFi on my UK iPhone when in North America (or anywhere else in Europe).
 

daniel000

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Ok thanks for your reply,

Id also like to know if its possible to simply transfer files across bluetooth ?

thanks
daniel
 

rprince

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Ok thanks for your reply,

Id also like to know if its possible to simply transfer files across bluetooth ?

thanks
daniel
Nope, I'm a frayed knot.

There's a couple of contact transfer apps, but I think they go via the internet (over WiFi or 3G), but no file transfer.

The bluetooth only currently works for headsets and peer-to-peer gaming.
 

daniel000

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sorry guys another question.

What about adding attachments to emails is that possible ?
 

daniel000

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hey guys i just got my 64gig touch

how long do i charge it for ?

thanks
daniel
 

daniel000

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ok thanks

ive just connected it to the PC, leaving it.

i just click the top left button on the ipod touch to check how the charge is going every now and then.

is that ok to do this ?
 

Ivan P

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Yeah, feel free to even listen to music on it as it's charging - it's still going to charge as it's playing, it won't hurt it or anything :)
 

daniel000

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oh sweet, thats good to know. well considering im in australia, and its 2am i think i might let it charge while i sleep and wake up in 4 hrs lol

oh and thanks for the quick reply its much appreciated

daniel
 

daniel000

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ok thanks for that

also, i have the skype app.

when i connect my headphones that have the mic on it, it comes up with a error saying that no mic is detected.
 

daniel000

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also,
when i go into settings and the about. it says its version is 3.1.1 .

im reading stuff about jailbreaking, but for version 3.1.2 ?

is this the same

i just bought the ipod touch 64gig yesterday
 

Night Spring

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also,
when i go into settings and the about. it says its version is 3.1.1 .

im reading stuff about jailbreaking, but for version 3.1.2 ?

is this the same

i just bought the ipod touch 64gig yesterday
3.1.2 is the latest firmware. I don't think there is much difference between it and 3.1.1, but if you are interested in jailbreaking, it's more likely to succeed if you update to 3.1.2. Just connect your touch to iTunes, and click "update."
 

daniel000

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Hmm, im having major issues with jailbreaking with blackrain.

I updated firmware to 3.1.2 and jailbroke using blackrain successfully.

Downloaded Cydia and installed a few apps.
The 1st time around i tried to install winterboard, after the install, the ipod turned off and when i tried to turn it on again, it got stuck on the connect to iTunes screen.

The 2nd and 3rd times, once the iPod turned off, and i tried to turn it on again, the same thing happened.

Im confused on what i should do now, why cant mine be jailbroken ?

I have a 64gig 3g 3.1.2 Ipod Touch
 

Night Spring

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Hmm, im having major issues with jailbreaking with blackrain.

I updated firmware to 3.1.2 and jailbroke using blackrain successfully.

Downloaded Cydia and installed a few apps.
The 1st time around i tried to install winterboard, after the install, the ipod turned off and when i tried to turn it on again, it got stuck on the connect to iTunes screen.

The 2nd and 3rd times, once the iPod turned off, and i tried to turn it on again, the same thing happened.

Im confused on what i should do now, why cant mine be jailbroken ?

I have a 64gig 3g 3.1.2 Ipod Touch
This is normal behavior with a 3rd gen touch. When you install Winterboard, it reboots your touch. Since you have a 3rd gen touch, you have a tethered jailbreak. So whenever your touch powers off or reboots, you get the connect to iTunes screen. Just connect it to your computer and run blackra1n again, (ignore iTunes telling you you have to restore) and you'll be back to a jailbroken touch with winterboard installed and ready to go.