• Insider Tips
    Expert advice to help you optimize performance

  • Valuable Insights
    Eye-opening descriptions of poorly documented or undocumented features and procedures

  • Unbeatable Advice
    Real-world workarounds and little-known tips and techniques

When you open this book, you'll feel as though you're ...

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  • Insider Tips
    Expert advice to help you optimize performance

  • Valuable Insights
    Eye-opening descriptions of poorly documented or undocumented features and procedures

  • Unbeatable Advice
    Real-world workarounds and little-known tips and techniques

When you open this book, you'll feel as though you're sitting down with an expert who is disclosing rare information about the iPhone. Award-winning blogger and Engadget Managing Editor Darren Murph shares knowledge garnered from his years of experience covering and reviewing gadgets so that you can benefit from his strategies and secrets for upgrading, setting up, or migrating to an iPhone (including the iPhone 5, iPhone 4S, iPhone 4, and iOS 6). Covering all aspects of this impressively sophisticated product in an easy-to-follow format, this book reveals helpful and advanced insight on making the most of your powerful, portable mini-computer with a true behind-the-scenes look into a vault of features and little-known shortcuts.

The Insider's Guide to:

  • Choosing the iPhone that's right for you and setting it up

  • Working with networks

  • Managing your e-mail account and finding friends with FaceTime

  • Making iTunes work for you

  • Becoming camera savvy and linking to Instagram

  • Mastering the diverse range of available apps

  • Streaming multimedia wirelessly

The Secrets series reveals:

  • Authoritative information in highlighted areas

  • Exceptional advice in the margin notes

  • Unique insight from years of author experience

  • Rarely revealed tips and techniques

  • Invaluable shortcuts and workarounds

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118416846
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 11/13/2012
  • Series: Secrets , #167
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 312
  • File size: 25 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Darren Murph is the Managing Editor for Engadget, a respected publication in the world of consumer electronics. He's written more than 20,000 posts on everything from speech synthesis to gadget dissection, which has earned him a Guinness World Record as the planet's most prolific professional blogger. He is also the author of iPad Secrets.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

PART I Becoming an iPhone Setup Pro 1

Chapter 1 Selecting and Setting Up Your iPhone 3

Chapter 2 Icon Placement and O rganization 21

Chapter 3 Managing Your E‑Mail Accounts with iPhone 39

Chapter 4 Wrangling iTunes (While Maintaining Your Sanity) 57

PART II Acing the Advanced Features 73

Chapter 5 Multi-Tasking Magic 75

Chapter 6 Taking FaceTime (and Those Other Video Calling Solutions) to the Next Level 93

Chapter 7 Streaming Your Multimedia Without Wires: AirPlay 105

Chapter 8 Cutting the Cord: Utilizing Wireless Functionality 123

PART III Diving Into Software 139

Chapter 9 Game On with Game Center 141

Chapter 10 Useful Productivity Apps 153

Chapter 11 The Best Not-E xactly-Productive Apps 183

Chapter 12 iMessage and the Wide World of Push Notifications 201

PART IV Becoming a Digital Genius 211

Chapter 13 Utilizing the iPhone's Camera 213

Chapter 14 Utilizing Your Personal Assistant: Siri 227

Chapter 15 Social Networking Savvy 237

Chapter 16 iCloud, the Cloud, and iTunes Match 247

Chapter 17 Ace Accessories 261

Chapter 18 Jailbreaking and Troubleshooting 269

Summary 281

Index 283

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