iPhone: The Missing Manual, 2nd Edition
Covers the iPhone 3G
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: August 2008
Pages: 376

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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Iphone tricks and tips

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I am reading the App version of this book. I have owned an Iphone for two years now and am an active user but I am still learning so much from this book. There are many hidden features on the phone that this book explains.

 
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OS3!!

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A must have for any owner=lover of an iPhone, now we'd like a downloadable update to keep the pace with the new OS 3.0 !!

 
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This was well worth the cost, I purchased this and had it sent to my Kindle App on my phone. kudos for offering this i am looking forward to the free updates as well!

 
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Love the IPhone Missing Manuel

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You have no idea how much I appreciate the Iphone book. Yes the directions to the iphone are very much missing. But with this book, I am able to navigate the murky waters and enjoy this wonderful invention. I have learned so much

from this book. I recommend it to everyone who has an iphone. Again, my sincere appreciation. You made me very happy.

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Cynthia Salzman Mondell

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iPhone Universe Revealed

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iPhone The Missing Manual by David Pogue is the book every iPhone or potential iPhone user should acquire. It is new enough to cover the 2.0 software, but goes even further by offering email updates to the book as the iPhone evolves. Covering such subjects as getting started, trouble shooting, tips and tricks, differences between the original iPhone and 3G, available apps, managing battery usage, and a host of other extremely useful topics, this book is comprehensive to the max. Mr. Pogue presents his material in a witty and understandable format that makes one want to grab an iPhone and play.

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Read the 'Missing Manual' on your iPhone

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I just purchased this book today and am enjoying reading it.

There are several ways you can get this onto your iPhone to read it at your leisure. If you choose to buy the electronic version you are able to download 3 different formats. One format is PDF which you can read on the iPhone several different ways. One is to email it to yourself as an attachment and read it within the Mail app. A second way to use a file storarge app like DataCase or (free) AirSharing. You can then transfer the PDF to a file folder on your iPhone and open it up for reading within the DataCase or AirSharing apps. The disadvantage with PDFs is that the hyperlinks within the PDF don't work and the only way to move to a new section is to scroll down starting from the beginning. This quickly gets tedious in a 200+ page book.

A better way is to use the EPUB file format. This has the advantage that you can pull up a chapter outline and jump to those sections directly. You can use the (free) Stanza app to read EPUB files on the iPhone. On a Mac you can transfer the file from your computer to the iPhone by placing in within your 'Sites' folder and activating Personal Web Sharing in the System Preferences. When you select 'Personal Web Sharing' the URL to your Sites folder will be listed. You can then transfer the file by opening the Stanza app on the iPhone and selecing 'Download book at URL' option under the tools icon on the Library page.

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