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Just got an ipod touch - now what?

ok.. so corrie and the kids got me a 32gb 3g touch for my birthday yesterday.
also got a pair of nike + shoes, and i believe the plus kit is coming from someone else (damn slow mail).

but what other recommendations do you guys have?

to jailbreak or not?
recommended apps? free or pay?
recommended accessories?
bit of information thats good for someone that just got one to know?

Im not looking to spend alot of extra money on it right away.. so will probably play with some of the cheaper/free apps initially.. but Im typically around wireless, so wouldnt mind some productivity apps as well.

I'm a big fan or my xbox 360 as a media streaming machine.. and would like to use the touch for alot of this same purpose while on the go..
recommended apps for divx playback? netflix? etc..?
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

Touch it.
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

Get this skin and a screen protector
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

Some of the pay apps will have a free "lite" version. Try those before you buy. Not sure if you wanna play games but here's a few I like. I can't remember which are free, though.

Pocket God
FlightControl
Bejeweled2
WildWest pinball
Skee-Ball
Enigmo
Peggle

Other non-game apps:
Facebook - needs a wifi hotspot.
Liquid & Koi Pond - these don't really do much but sorta fun to show people.
Tipulator - helps with figuring out tips in an easy interface.
WordBook - dictionary, thesaurus.
Flashlight - creates a white (among other colors) screen to give a little light when you might need it.
Iheartradio - needs a wifi hotspot but you can listen to radio stations from all over.

Here's an ongoing thread here for apps: "must have" apps for the iphone?

Also check out toucharcade.com for reviews and news of price changes/cuts.
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

What next? Uhmmm, how about trade it in for an iPad?
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

Originally Posted by Dr Mabuse View Post
Touch it.
i didnt need an ipod for that
Old 01-30-10, 01:47 PM
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

http://appshopper.com

http://www.freeappalert.com

get slacker, pandora and other radio apps so you can listen to any radio station in the US

no luck on netflix or divx. maybe if you JB it. there is an application out there to convert other video formats to iphone/touch format but i can't mention it here. PM me with your email.

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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

been a big fan of pandora since the late 90s.. so was happy to see an app when i started going through options
Old 01-31-10, 08:37 AM
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Just got a Touch myself and got this case. It comes with 2 screen protectors, Microfiber Wipe, Stand Thing and you can get it for $25 at Amazon. I like it anyway. I like the Weather Channel App over the built in Weather app.

Check out http://www.freeappaday.com/ for mostly free games, they are pretty good though.

Sync it with all your Google stuff, Mail, Contacts, Calendar. Plus you can use Google Voice to send Text Messages (I'm still finding all this Really cool). There is a Mic built into the headphones so you could use it to make Skype calls (I have no idea how it sounds).

And don't do what I did and have ITunes organize your music folder (unless you are very sure about how your music is tagged). Took me two days to get it back in order.
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Yea I'm definitely not looking forward to reorganizing my music. But no I didn't let iTunes update my folders.
-this MSG sent from touch
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If you hadn't read about battery life, be prepared for some game apps to suck battery power like there's no tomorrow. I made the mistake of spacing out when I was playing a game on a flight from Kansas City to here. My Touch was nearly drained after 2 hours when I hit the stopover in Denver. Still had 3 hours of reading the inflight magazine and looking out the window.
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

Yea I'm quickly learning that games eat a ton of battery.
Installed battery magic so I can keep an eye on those levels for awhile.
The default battery meter kindof sucks
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Jailbreak, hop on Cydia, download Winterboard and this theme:



And enjoy your iPad Mini

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Wait until you drop it and the screen cracks or it goes through the washing machine.
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

slap a cheap warranty on it from squaretrade
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

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Jailbreak, hop on Cydia, download Winterboard and this theme:


how did they get the % remaining next to the battery??
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

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how did they get the % remaining next to the battery??
It's something you can download if you jailbreak. There's a lot of cool stuff you can get from Cydia (the jailbroken "app store").
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

Report to your nearest Apple store for identification and reeducation.
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Ipodtouchfans.com Check the individual forums
Ilounge.com check everything, good site for reviews and news
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Re: Just got an ipod touch - now what?

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It's something you can download if you jailbreak. There's a lot of cool stuff you can get from Cydia (the jailbroken "app store").
yea, i loaded cydia right away, and have cruised through there..
guess i havent noticed which option adds the %.. unless its only there with specific themes.
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Can you use a jailbroken Ipod with Itunes? Just curious....that theme looks nice
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yes
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yea, i loaded cydia right away, and have cruised through there..
guess i havent noticed which option adds the %.. unless its only there with specific themes.
Ah. Then you'll want to search for battery control.
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Originally Posted by DJ_Longfellow View Post
Can you use a jailbroken Ipod with Itunes? Just curious....that theme looks nice
my iphone is not JB'd, but i've read about two major issues.

first is that push notifications don't work on JB'd devices. reason is that when they make the jailbreak image of the OS they replace the Apple SSL cert with another one. Not sure if this has been fixed.

Second is a lot of games and other apps are going to in app purchasing especially now that Apple has said you can give out the app for free and still do in app purchasing. it's very easy to detect if a device is jailbroken and i've read a lot of companies don't allow jailbroken devices to purchase extra content or whatever.
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I know it's been mentioned in many other threads, but Handbrake is very good for converting Video for the Ipod.

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