updated 04:50 pm EST, Tue December 27, 2005
Five iPod, iTunes hacks
O'Reilly Digital Media has released from the "iPod and iTunes Hacks" book by Hadley Stern that describe various modifications of Apple products. The first hack describes the process of turning an iPod into a universal remote control for televisions and other devices, while the second offers step-by-step instructions on how to permanently install an iPod into a vehicle's center console, as well as how to integrate the iPod with the auto's audio and electrical systems. Further hacks include how to install and run Linux on an iPod, as well as the process of making smart playlists in iTunes. The last hack shows users how to "tame" iTunes with AppleScript.