With the iOS5 software and the new iPhone 4S device, Apple has another world-class hit on its hands. This sleek, highly refined pocket computer comes with everything—cellphone, iPod, Internet, camcorder—except a printed manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back with the latest edition of his witty, crystal-clear, colorful guide: the world's most popular iPhone book.
Use it as a phone. Learn the basics as well as time-saving tricks and tips for contact searching by voice, texting, and more.
Manage your stuff in the cloud. Sync and back up your contacts and media across all of your devices with iCloud.
Get things done. Ask Siri to send reminders, place calls, and more.
Master notifications. Use the Notification Center to find missed messages, calendar invitations, friend requests, and more.
Connect with other iPhone owners. Send unlimited iMessages to friends, family, and colleagues who are also running iOS5.
Treat it as an iPod. Master the ins and outs of iTunes, and listen to music, upload and view photos, and fill the iPhone with TV shows and movies.
Take the iPhone online. Make the most of your online experience to browse the Web, read and compose email, use social networks, or send photos and audio files.
Go beyond the iPhone. Learn how to use the App Store, and how to multitask between your apps, organize them in folders, and read ebooks in iBooks.
Whether you have a brand-new iPhone or want to update an earlier model with the iOS5 software, this beautiful full-color book is the best, most objective resource available.
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.
Comments about oreilly iPhone: The Missing Manual, 5th Edition:
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