Synopses & Reviews
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.
New iPhones with the latest features will be released this summer, and "New York Times" technology columnist and Missing Manual series creator Pogue is right on top of it with a thoroughly updated edition of "iPhone: The Missing Manual."
About the Author
David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column and an online video. His daily blog, "Pogue's Posts," is the Times's most popular blog.
David is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News and a frequent guest on NPR's "Morning Edition." His trademark comic tech videos appear each Thursday morning on CNBC.
With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 60 titles.
David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York.
He's been profiled on both "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes."
Table of Contents
The Missing Credits; Acknowledgements; The Missing Manual Series; Introduction; About This Book; Part I: The Phone as Phone; Chapter 1: The Guided Tour; 1.1 Sleep Switch (On/Off); 1.2 SIM Card Slot; 1.3 Audio 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 In the Box; 1.10 Seven Basic Finger Techniques; 1.11 The Keyboard; 1.12 Charging the iPhone; 1.13 Battery Life Tips; 1.14 Rearranging the Home Screen; Chapter 2: Phone Calls; 2.1 Making Calls; 2.2 Answering Calls; 2.3 Fun with Phone Calls; 2.4 Editing the Contacts List; 2.5 Favorites List; 2.6 Recents List; 2.7 The Keypad; 2.8 Overseas Calling; Chapter 3: Fancy Phone Tricks; 3.1 Visual Voicemail; 3.2 SMS Text Messages; 3.3 Chat Programs; 3.4 Call Waiting; 3.5 Call Forwarding; 3.6 Caller ID; 3.7 Bluetooth Earpieces and Car Kits; Part II: The iPhone as iPod; Chapter 4: Music and Video; 4.1 List Land; 4.2 Other Lists; 4.3 Customizing List Land; 4.4 Cover Flow; 4.5 The Now Playing Screen (Music); 4.6 Controlling Playback (Music); 4.7 Multi(music)tasking; 4.8 Controlling Playback (Video); 4.9 Zoom/Unzoom; 4.10 Familiar iPod Features; 4.11 The Wi-Fi iTunes Store; Chapter 5: Photos and Camera; 5.1 Opening Photos; 5.2 Flicking, Rotating, Zooming, and Panning; 5.3 Deleting Photos; 5.4 Photo Controls; 5.5 Photo Wallpaper; 5.6 Photos by Email--and by Text Message; 5.7 Headshots for Contacts; 5.8 The Camera; 5.9 Photos to Your Web Gallery; 5.10 Capturing the Screen; 5.11 Geotagging; Part III: The iPhone Online; Chapter 6: Getting Online; 6.1 A Tale of Three Networks; 6.2 Sequence of Connections; 6.3 The List of Hot Spots; 6.4 Commercial Hot Spots; 6.5 How to Turn Off 3G; 6.6 Airplane Mode and Wi-Fi Off Mode; Chapter 7: The Web; 7.1 Safari Tour; 7.2 Zooming and Scrolling; 7.3 The Address Bar; 7.4 Bookmarks; 7.5 Web Clips; 7.6 The History List; 7.7 Tapping Links; 7.8 Saving Graphics; 7.9 Searching the Web; 7.10 Audio and Video on the Web; 7.11 Manipulating Multiple Pages; 7.12 RSS: The Missing Manual; 7.13 Web Security; 7.14 Web Applications; 7.15 Web-Application Launchers; Chapter 8: Email; 8.1 Setting Up Your Account; 8.2 The "Two-Mailbox Problem"; 8.3 Reading Mail; 8.4 What to Do with a Message; 8.5 Writing Messages; 8.6 Surviving Email Overload; Part IV: iphone_apps; Chapter 9: Maps and Apps; 9.1 Calendar; 9.2 YouTube; 9.3 Stocks; 9.4 Maps; 9.5 Weather; 9.6 Clock; 9.7 Calculator; 9.8 Notes; Chapter 10: Custom Ringtones; 10.1 iTunes Ringtones; 10.2 GarageBand Ringtonesa; Chapter 11: The App Store; 11.1 Welcome to App Heaven; 11.2 Two Ways to the App Store; 11.3 Shopping in iTunes; 11.4 Organizing Apps; 11.5 App Updates; 11.6 Troubleshooting Apps; Part V: Beyond iPhone; Chapter 12: iTunes for iPhoners; 12.1 The iTunes Window: What's Where; 12.2 Five Ways to Get Music; 12.3 Playlists; 12.4 Authorizing Computers; 12.5 Geeks' Nook: File Formats; 12.6 TV, Movies, and Movie Rentals; 12.7 Controlling it All -- From Your iPhone; Chapter 13: Syncing the iPhone; 13.1 Automatic Syncing; 13.2 Manual Syncing; 13.3 Eight Tabs to Glory; 13.4 Info Tab (Contacts, Calendars, Settings); 13.5 The Ringtones Tab; 13.6 The Music Tab; 13.7 The Photos Tab (Computer→iPhone); 13.8 The Podcasts Tab; 13.9 The Video Tab; 13.10 The Applications Tab; 13.11 One iPhone, Multiple Computers; 13.12 One Computer, Multiple iPhones; 13.13 Conflicts; 13.14 One-Way Emergency Sync; 13.15 Backing Up the iPhone; Chapter 14: MobileMe; 14.1 The Setup; 14.2 MobileMe on the iPhone; 14.3 MobileMe Photos; Chapter 15: The Corporate iPhone; 15.1 The Perks; 15.2 Setup; 15.3 Exchange + MobileMe; 15.4 A Word on Troubleshooting; 15.5 Virtual Private Networking (VPN); Chapter 16: Settings; 16.1 Airplane Mode; 16.2 Wi-Fi; 16.3 Fetch New Data; 16.4 Carrier; 16.5 Sounds; 16.6 Brightness; 16.7 Wallpaper; 16.8 General; 16.9 Mail, Contacts, Calendars; 16.10 Phone; 16.11 Safari; 16.12 iPod; 16.13 Photos; 16.14 App Store Preferences; Part VI: Appendixes; Setup and Signup; Activation; AT&T Fringe Cases; Upgrading an Original iPhone; Accessories; Proper Shopping for the iPhone; Protecting Your iPhone; Making the iPhone Heard; Power to the iPhone; Double-Dipping: iPod Accessories; Troubleshooting and 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;