Staying on Time and Getting There with Clock, Calendar, and Maps

  • Michael Grothaus
  • Erica Sadun


As you can now see, the iPod touch offers you tools to stay on time and get to places you need to be! Its Clock and Calendar applications certainly complement the other onboard applications and expand usability in a vague time-management way. Maps is the world in your pocket. With it, you can now find directions to your favorite pizza joint, get an instant fix on your current location, or check out what the tops of the Pyramids of Giza look like without leaving your living room. You’ve learned how to use maps to find public transport times and routes, current traffic conditions, or just virtually stroll down the street of a neighborhood you are thinking of moving to.

Before we move on to the next chapter, here are a few key points to keep in mind:
  • The sound levels for the iPod touch’s built-in speaker are pretty good. Still, if you are going to rely on your iPod touch as your only alarm, you may want to buy an iPod speaker system with built-in dock. You’ll get much louder sounds, and your iPod will charge while plugged in!

  • Calendar has three views: Day, Week, and Month. Get used to them all because they all provide unique ways of planning and viewing your events.

  • You don’t have to pop over to Google every time you want to check what time it is in London. Set up the World Clock utility and have that information just a couple of touches away.

  • Street View is not only fun; it’s useful if you want to explore an area of your city—or almost any major city in the world—you’ve never been to.


Current Location Public Transit Street View Search Field Calendar Event 
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© Michael Grothaus, Erica Sadun 2010

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  • Michael Grothaus
  • Erica Sadun

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