Two essential reads for iPod users are available now, from Macworld and iLounge.

iPod User

Macworld UK has published iPod User, a superguide for Mac and PC users containing a host of advice, reviews and tips to help users make the most from Apple's music player.

It also offers extensive advice for wannabe podcasters, a comprehensive review of iPod websites and details several useful alternative music download services that support iPods.

The large-format magazine (available at good newsagents or by order online) includes a CD containing over 100 of the best iPod utilities (Mac and Windows), movie tutorials, and two classic free audiobooks. Full contents are detailed here.


The world's first dedicated iPod Web site, iLounge, has released its free downloadable "iPod Book & Back to School Guide". This offers a look at selected new iPod accessories, alongside essential tutorials and feature pieces.

Features on maintaining and replacing damaged iPods, an iPod service guide, and a second-hand iPod pricing guide helps keep readers informed.

Two versions - printable and widescreen - are available in PDF format for free download.