Apple has launched an online help resource for iPod users, 'iPod 101'.

The company declares the site to be "Your guide to rockin' out, gettin' down, and boogieing with your iPod, iPod nano, iPod mini, or iPod shuffle."

The area offers walkthroughs and tutorials designed to help new users get to grips with the device, including syncing calendars and contacts.

Available information includes an overview of the iPod's hardware and software, photo and video management, and information on what to do when iPods develop problems.

Short video clips demonstrating some features have also been made available.