iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition
Covers All Models with 3.0 Software-including the iPhone 3GS
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: July 2009
Pages: 416

If you have a new iPhone 3GS, or just updated your 3G with iPhone 3.0, iPhone: The Missing Manual, will bring you up to speed quickly. New York Times tech columnist David Pogue gives you a guided tour of every feature, with lots of tips, tricks, and surprises. You'll learn how to make calls and play songs by voice control, take great photos, keep track of your schedule, and more.

This entertaining book offers complete step-by-step instructions for doing everything from setting up and accessorizing your iPhone to troubleshooting. If you want to learn how iPhone 3.0 lets you search your phone, cut, copy, and paste, and lots more, this full-color book is the best, most objective resource available.

  • Use it as a phone -- save time with things like Visual Voicemail, contact searching, and more
  • Treat it as an iPod -- listen to music, upload and view photos, and fill the iPhone with TV shows and movies
  • Take the iPhone online -- get online, browse the Web, read and compose email in landscape, send photos, contacts, audio files, and more
  • Go beyond the iPhone -- use iPhone with iTunes, sync it with your calendar, and learn about the App Store, where you can select from thousands of iPhone apps

Unlock the full potential of your iPhone with the book that should have been in the box.

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    5.0

    Excellent instruction manual.

    By skylinecrest

    from Wilsonville, OR

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      Comments about oreilly iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition:

      The missing manual has enabled me to actually use my iPhone. The info that comes with the phone is minimal and virtually worthless. The online manual is OK but is not at all as user friendly and thorough as the missing manual. I purchased this book based on positive reviews and have not been disappointed!

       
      5.0

      Fine example of "Missing Manual" quality

      By Kevin Gamin

      from Medina, Ohio

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        Comments about oreilly iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition:

        When you read David Pogue's biography on his website, you discover some interesting tidbits that you never knew before. For example, I knew that Mr. Pogue's background before becoming a technology guru was as a Broadway composer and performer. What I did NOT know was that he grew up in Shaker Heights, Ohio, on the east side of Cleveland. I've lived in the Cleveland area my whole life and recently worked near Shaker Heights in Beachwood, so I feel a little obligated to show some love to a fellow Northeast Ohioan, even if he's moved to The Big Apple (note to LeBron – Don't follow David Pogue). There's no need for the geographical nepotism, though, as I have nothing but praise for David Pogue's latest edition of iPhone: The Missing Manual.

        Pogue started "The Missing Manual" series of books in 1999 as an answer to the dry, highly technical manuals which come with many pieces of technology, both hardware and software. These books have become even more invaluable now that manuals are either a PDF file on a CD or kept on a website for download. Some people just want to know how their technology works without having to take a Master's level course first. David Pogue's writing is down to earth, funny, and USEFUL, taking a look at every feature the iPhone has to offer and breaking it down into how it's useful and how it works. You actually ENJOY reading and learning about technology.

        Much like his biography, there are plenty of details about the iPhone which you may already know as you discovered them on your own or through research on the Internet, while there are plenty of other details which make you go, "I HAD NO IDEA!!!". One such detail was the ability on an iPhone 3GS to set the lighting level of the camera by tapping on the viewfinder. The iPhone analyzes the lighting level of that particular location and adjusts the entire picture accordingly. My wife has owned a 3GS for almost a year and had no idea this was available. My "lowly" 3G can't even do that, so I had no idea, myself. Now, imagine reading an entire book full of these little facts. You really do become an iPhone expert as a result.

        This was my first excursion into "The Missing Manual" series and I am definitely going to check out other titles available, both by David Pogue and by other contributers. If they're written as well as the iPhone edition, then technology has become much more accessible to the common user. I highly recommend reading "iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition" and hope that you find it as useful and entertaining as I have.

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        Poor printing- No contrast!

        By Bob

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              Comments about oreilly iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition:

              Please keep in mind that the best book in the world is not much use to an older customer with vision that requires good contrast between the type and the background. I found this copy to be far too difficult to read.

              (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wonderful hints and tricks

              By Cheryl

              from Riverside, CA

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                Comments about oreilly iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition:

                This book covers all models with the 3.0 software including the newly releases 3GS. There are numerous tricks to doing just about anything with the iPhone and I quickly found my new favorite one on taking a screen shot of my screen using the built in features-if you want to know how you'll need to bribe me or buy the book! The "Seven Basic Finger Techniques" really help you in understanding how the phone works and the battery tips he includes really work. I like the way the three networks that AT&T has are explained in the book-very easy to understand and to read.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The book I was really missing

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                Comments about oreilly iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition:

                iPhone is a very intuitive device, easy to learn and use.

                Also, it comes with quite a nice manual as well, however this book outshines it thanks to the writing style and topic organization

                Finally - it also comes in electronic format, so you can spear some trees!

                (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                nice book for iphone app developers

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                i got to see see some of the chapters of the book and it was a nice experience. I am excited to read it compaletely and try out some hands on exercise from it.:)Thanks Oreilly!

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