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The iPhone 3G is here! You’ll want to make the most of it, and iPhone For Dummies, 2nd Edition is ready to help. Master the multitouch interface, send text messages, enjoy rich-HTML e-mail, use GPS maps, and more, with this full-color guide to show you how!
Edward C. Baig and “Dr. Mac” Bob LeVitus, two giants of Mac-dom, have packed this colorful little book with tips on every cool feature of the iPhone 3G. They’ll show you how to find and download hundreds of cool apps from ...
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The iPhone 3G is here! You’ll want to make the most of it, and iPhone For Dummies, 2nd Edition is ready to help. Master the multitouch interface, send text messages, enjoy rich-HTML e-mail, use GPS maps, and more, with this full-color guide to show you how!
Edward C. Baig and “Dr. Mac” Bob LeVitus, two giants of Mac-dom, have packed this colorful little book with tips on every cool feature of the iPhone 3G. They’ll show you how to find and download hundreds of cool apps from the new Apps Store, sync up your contact lists with MobileMe, browse the Internet, take photos, download music, and much more. For example:
  • Use 3G wireless technology to surf the Web faster, send and receive e-mail, and talk on the phone, all at once
  • Play music, watch videos on the widescreen display, or download a game from the App Store
  • Navigate Web sites or photos using tap, flick, and pinch
  • Get turn-by-turn directions, view a map, get live traffic information, or find services near your location with the GPS feature
  • Synchronize data, calendar entries, and address books between your desktop and your iPhone
  • Snap, share, sync, and save photos
  • See how the touch screen lets you type, surf, dial, download, play music, and more, all with a simple tap
  • Use the new scientific calculator
  • Find out what Microsoft Exchange has to offer

You already love your iPhone. With iPhone For Dummies, 2nd Edition, you’ll find more to love!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470878705
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/16/2010
  • Series: For Dummies Series
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Edward C. Baig is the Personal Technology columnist for USA TODAY and the author of Macs For Dummies, 10th Edition.

Bob "Dr. Mac" LeVitus pens the popular Dr. Mac column for the Houston Chronicle and is the author of Incredible iPhone Apps For Dummies.

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Table of Contents

Introduction.

Part I: Getting to Know Your iPhone.

Chapter 1: Unveiling the iPhone.

Chapter 2: iPhone Basic Training.

Chapter 3: Synchronicity: Getting Stuff to and from Your iPhone.

Part II: The Mobile iPhone.

Chapter 4: Understanding the Phone-damentals.

Chapter 5: Texting 1, 2, 3: Messages and Notes.

Chapter 6: Calendars and Calculators and Clocks (Voice, Too) — Oh, My.

Part III: The Multimedia iPhone.

Chapter 7: Get in Tune(s): Audio on Your iPhone.

Chapter 8: "Smile": Taking Pictures with Your iPhone.

Chapter 9: You Oughta Be in Pictures: Video on Your iPhone.

Part IV: The Internet iPhone.

Chapter 10: Going On a Mobile Safari.

Chapter 11: The E-Mail Must Get Through.

Chapter 12: Tracking with Maps, Compass, Stocks, and Weather.

Part V: The Undiscovered iPhone.

Chapter 13: Setting You Straight on Settings.

Chapter 14: Apps-O-Lutely!

Chapter 15: When Good iPhones Go Bad.

Part VI: The Part of Tens.

Chapter 16: Ten Appetizing Apps.

Chapter 17: Ten Apps Worth Paying For.

Chapter 18: Ten Helpful Hints, Tips, and Shortcuts.

Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2009

    I'm No Technowiz, But This Book Helped Me A Lot!

    My husband bought me a new iPhone and showed me the basics (like how to turn it on and how to make a simple phone call). I then went on a trip to visit my parents and didn't have a lot to do, so I went to my local Barnes and Noble and found this book on how to operate my new phone. I went through each chapter and learned so much. I must admit that I have always relied on my husband to give me the bare bones tutorial on how to operate any technical item. They just aren't my "thing." But not having him there at my parent's house made me learn about the phone on my own. There's a lesson in that. Now I'm going to go back and buy the "Dummies" books on how to operate other appliances in my household. Just takes a little time, but it cements in the knowledge of how to get the most out of your technical items.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 23, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Now I understand my iPhone

    This has been a great help. Being one of the "older generation" the new gadgets are a bit confusing. With this book I am able to expand my knowledge of what the phone can do and I can make it do it. I was able to download three books and one song. I'm a grandma on a roll!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 3, 2015

    Plz help me

    I really want an iPod touch, but we dont have Apple, we have verizon. I made a power point to convince my mom why i should get one. The problem is that i dont know much about the data plans. If u know more about my problem and how to help me, then plz anwser to Desprite. Thx!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2014

    Saturday,November 8 by Kelci Cash

    Very funny book.Who would ever by a iphone for a dummie.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2013

    Hhi

    I like dis book

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    Posted November 5, 2013

    Stop it stop it stop it.

    Y would you give someone your phone namber? Cuse you don't know who could be calling you. It could be a bad preson or a nice preson ether way you can't trust a stranger. Unless you know them. Posted by Erma.

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  • Posted January 23, 2010

    Great Reference Guide for People Who are New to the iPhone

    I was the last one in my family to get an iPhone since I hate learning a new phone; it's such a time consuming trial-and-error process! The Dummies book was VERY USEFUL in easing my transition from a Moto Q (like a Blackberry) to the iPhone. Although there were parts of the book that were VERY elementary, I was able to easily locate the useful information and tips I needed to quickly get me up to speed and comfortable using the iPhone. I've even shared the tips with my husband, parents, and siblings, all of whom have had iPhones for a while and were unaware of all it could do. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND this book to people who need to become comfortable with the iPhone and all it can do!

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

    HANDY AND HELPFUL

    I found it a great help in finding answers quickly. Recommended that you read it through, cover to cover, and then go back to specific features you need help with. Keep it handy and use it periodically when the need arises to brush up on something. Love that iPHone!

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  • Posted September 12, 2009

    Great reference Book for those who are technically challenged or NOT

    iPhone For Dummies is very useful when "stumped" on what to do with error messages and/or no funciton at all. The instructions are clear and to the point and will definitely ease the stress when things "go wrong" and you havent's a clue about what to do.

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