iPhone: The Missing Manual: Covers the iPhone 3G [NOOK Book]

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The new iPhone 3G is here, and New York Times tech columnist David Pogue is on top of it with a thoroughly updated edition of iPhone: The Missing Manual. With its faster downloads, touch-screen iPod, and best-ever mobile Web browser, the new affordable iPhone is packed with possibilities. But without an objective guide like this one, you'll never unlock all it can do for you.

In this new edition, there are new chapters on the App Store, with ...

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iPhone: The Missing Manual: Covers the iPhone 3G

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Overview

The new iPhone 3G is here, and New York Times tech columnist David Pogue is on top of it with a thoroughly updated edition of iPhone: The Missing Manual. With its faster downloads, touch-screen iPod, and best-ever mobile Web browser, the new affordable iPhone is packed with possibilities. But without an objective guide like this one, you'll never unlock all it can do for you.

In this new edition, there are new chapters on the App Store, with special troubleshooting and sycning issues with iTunes; Apple's new MobileMe service, and what it means to the iPhone; and Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync compatibility.

Each custom designed page in iPhone: The Missing Manual helps you accomplish specific tasks with complete step-by-step instructions for everything from scheduling to web browsing to watching videos. You'll learn how to:

  • Use the iPhone as a phone -- get a guided tour of 3G's phone features and learn how much time you can save with things like Visual Voicemail, contact searching, and more
  • Figure out what 3G means and how it affects battery life, internet speed, and even phone call audio quality.
  • Treat the iPhone as an iPod -- listen to music, upload and view photos, and fill the iPhone with TV shows and movies
  • Take the iPhone online -- learn how to get online, use email, browse the Web, and use the GPS
  • Go beyond the iPhone -- discover how to use iPhone with iTunes, sync it with your calendar, and learn about The App Store where you can pick from hundreds of iPhone-friendly programs

Teeming with high-quality color graphics and filled with humor, tips, tricks, and surprises, iPhone: The Missing Manual quickly teaches you how to set up, accessorize, and troubleshoot your iPhone. Instead of fumbling around, take advantage of this device with the manual that should have been in the box. It's your call.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780596554019
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/5/2008
  • Series: Missing Manual Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 376
  • File size: 13 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits; Acknowledgments; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; About the iPhone; About This Book; Part 1: The iPhone as Phone; Chapter 1: The Guided Tour; 1.1 Sleep Switch (On/Off); 1.2 Sim Card Slot; 1.3 Headphone Jack; 1.4 The Screen; 1.5 Screen Icons; 1.6 Home Button; 1.7 Silencer Switch, Volume Keys; 1.8 The Bottom and the Back; 1.9 iPhone 4 Special Bits; 1.10 In the Box; 1.11 Seven Basic Finger Techniques; 1.12 Charging the iPhone; 1.13 Battery Life Tips; 1.14 The Home Screen; Chapter 2: Typing, Editing, & Searching; 2.1 The Keyboard; 2.2 Connecting a Real Keyboard; 2.3 Cut, Copy, Paste; 2.4 Spotlight: Global Search; Chapter 3: Phone Calls & FaceTime; 3.1 Dialing from the Phone App; 3.2 The Favorites List; 3.3 The Recents List; 3.4 The Contacts List; 3.5 The Keypad; 3.6 Voice Dialing; 3.7 Answering Calls; 3.8 Fun with Phone Calls; 3.9 Overseas Calling; 3.10 FaceTime; Chapter 4: Voicemail, Texting, & Other Phone Tricks; 4.1 Visual Voicemail; 4.2 Text Messages (SMS); 4.3 Chat Programs; 4.4 Call Waiting; 4.5 Call Forwarding; 4.6 Caller ID; 4.7 Bluetooth Earpieces and Car Kits; 4.8 Custom Ringtones; 4.9 GarageBand Ringtones; 4.10 Nike + iPhone; 4.11 Talking Buttons—and Accessibility; Part 2: Pix, Flix, & Apps; Chapter 5: The iPhone as iPod; 5.1 List Land; 5.2 Artists, Songs, Videos; 5.3 Cover Flow; 5.4 The Now Playing Screen (Music); 5.5 Controlling Playback (Music); 5.6 Multi(music)tasking; 5.7 Bluetooth Stereo Headphones; 5.8 Controlling Playback (Video); 5.9 Zoom/Unzoom; 5.10 Familiar iPod Features; 5.11 The Wireless iTunes Store; Chapter 6: Taking Photos, Shooting Video; 6.1 Opening Photos; 6.2 Photo Wallpaper; 6.3 Three Ways to Send Photos or Videos; 6.4 Headshots for Contacts; 6.5 Taking Still Photos; 6.6 Capturing the Screen; 6.7 Recording Video; 6.8 Geotagging; Chapter 7: All About Apps; 7.1 Welcome to App Heaven; 7.2 Two Ways to the App Store; 7.3 Organizing Your Apps; 7.4 Folders; 7.5 App Preferences; 7.6 App Updates; 7.7 How to Find Good Apps; 7.8 Multitasking; 7.9 Troubleshooting Apps; Chapter 8: Maps, Apps, & iBooks; 8.1 Calendar; 8.2 YouTube; 8.3 Stocks; 8.4 Maps; 8.5 Weather; 8.6 Voice Memos; 8.7 Notes; 8.8 Clock; 8.9 Calculator; 8.10 Compass; 8.11 iBooks; Part 3: The iPhone Online; Chapter 9: Getting Online; 9.1 A Tale of Three Networks; 9.2 Sequence of Connections; 9.3 The List of Hot Spots; 9.4 Commercial Hot Spots; 9.5 How to Turn Off 3G; 9.6 Airplane Mode and WiFi Off Mode; 9.7 Tethering; Chapter 10: The Web; 10.1 Safari Tour; 10.2 Zooming and Scrolling; 10.3 The Address Bar; 10.4 Bookmarks; 10.5 Web Clips; 10.6 The History List; 10.7 Tapping Links; 10.8 Saving Graphics; 10.9 AutoFill; 10.10 Searching the Web; 10.11 Audio and Video on the Web; 10.12 Manipulating Multiple Pages; 10.13 RSS: The Missing Manual; 10.14 Web Security; 10.15 Web Applications; Chapter 11: Email; 11.1 Setting Up Your Account; 11.2 The “Two-Mailbox Problem”; 11.3 Downloading Mail; 11.4 What to Do with a Message; 11.5 Writing Messages; 11.6 Surviving Email Overload; Part 4: Connections; Chapter 12: Syncing with iTunes; 12.1 The iTunes Window: What’s Where; 12.2 Five Ways to Get Music and Video; 12.3 Playlists; 12.4 Authorizing Computers; 12.5 TV, Movies, and Movie Rentals; 12.6 Automatic Syncing; 12.7 12 Tabs to Glory; 12.8 Info Tab (Contacts, Calendars, Settings); 12.9 The Apps Tab; 12.10 The Ringtones Tab; 12.11 The Music Tab; 12.12 The Movies & TV Shows Tabs; 12.13 The Podcasts & iTunes U Tabs; 12.14 The Books Tab; 12.15 The Photos Tab (Computer→iPhone); 12.16 One iPhone, Multiple Computers; 12.17 One Computer, Multiple iPhones; 12.18 Conflicts; 12.19 One-Way Emergency Sync; 12.20 Backing Up the iPhone; Chapter 13: MobileMe; 13.1 The Setup; 13.2 How It Works; 13.3 MobileMe on the iPhone; 13.4 MobileMe Photos and Videos; 13.5 Find My iPhone; Chapter 14: The Corporate iPhone; 14.1 The Perks; 14.2 Setup; 14.3 Exchange + Your Stuff; 14.4 A Word on Troubleshooting; 14.5 Virtual Private Networking (VPN); Chapter 15: Settings; 15.1 Airplane Mode; 15.2 WiFi; 15.3 Carrier; 15.4 Notifications; 15.5 Sounds; 15.6 Brightness; 15.7 Wallpaper; 15.8 General; 15.9 Mail, Contacts, Calendars; 15.10 Phone; 15.11 Safari; 15.12 Messages; 15.13 iPod; 15.14 Photos; 15.15 Store; 15.16 App Preferences; Part 5: Appendixes; Setup and Signup; Activation; AT&T Fringe Cases; Upgrrrrrrading an Older iPhone; Accessorizing the iPhone; Proper Shopping for the iPhone; Protecting Your iPhone; Making the iPhone Heard; Power to the iPhone; Snap-On Accessories; Double-Dipping: iPod Accessories; Troubleshooting & Maintenance; First Rule: Install the Updates; Reset: Six Degrees of Desperation; iPhone Doesn’t Turn On; Doesn’t Show Up in iTunes; Phone and Internet Problems; Email Problems; Problems That Aren’t Really Problems; iPod Problems; Warranty and Repair; Where to Go From Here;

David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how- to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 100 titles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2009

    God Bless David Pogue

    Before getting his book, I was ready to dump my iphone. Hated it, couldn't understand it. Especially since there are no directions with it. Thats fine for the younger generation but for my generation, 56 yrs old, its not. I got his book and it was so easy especially all the pictures he shows. I think apple should thank David Pogue for writing this book since they were to cheap to. In fact I think apple should give a contract to David Pogue to put one of his books with every iphone. Again I say Thank you David Pogue.

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  • Posted February 17, 2009

    This book saved me a lot of heartache!

    This book was very informative and user friendly. I was able to navigate my way though the technicalities of using a sophisicated cell phone which now seems extremely easy. I was a bit intimidated by my new iphone but the book helped me to make my new iphone, my new best friend. I loved the book and I would highly recommend it anyone who has just recently acquired an iphone, it is a must.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 10, 2009

    As described

    Basic reference in paperback form. Little gained from Apple's online manual, except organized into book form. Good for novice. Power user of such technology would be disappointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 24, 2008

    This is Truly a Manual that Should have been in the box!!

    I was so glad that I ordered this book. After reading through it, I learned things I never even knew the Iphone 3G could even do. This is truly a book you should have if you own an Iphone 3G. I watched David Pogue, the author of this book on his Science channel program and love his way of making the book fun and not boring you to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 28, 2008

    VERY VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!

    Do you have an iPhone 3G? If you do, then this book is for you. Author David Pogue, has done an outstanding job of writing a book that is designed to serve as the iPhone manual. Pogue, begins by covering everything related to phone calls: dialing, answering, voicemail, conference calling, text messaging, and the Contacts program. Next, the author covers the iPhone¿s ability to play back music, podcasts, movies, TV shows, and photos. Then, he explores in detail, iPhone¿s third talent: Its ability to get you onto the Internet, either over a Wi-Fi hot spot connection or via AT&T¿ cellular network. Finally, the author describes the world beyond the iPhone itself¿like the copy of iTunes on your Mac or PC that¿s responsible for filling up the iPhone with music, videos, and photos, and syncing the calendar, address book, and mail settings. This most excellent book describes everything you need in a pocket computer. More importantly, this book provides updated and expanded information on how to use the new all-in-one (cellphone, iPod, Internet and wireless syncing) iPhone 3G.

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