Learn iPhone app basics and get numerous clever tips based on author Jeff Carlson's real-world experiences with using the iPhone for work, photography, and fun. Apps that Jeff covers with the sharp eye of a professional tech writer include include Calendar, Camera, Compass, Contacts, iPod, Mail, Maps, Messages, Phone, Photos, Remote, and Safari (and for iPod touch owners, the Music and Video apps, too). If you've had the nagging feeling that you're not getting as much from your iPhone or iPod touch as you could, this ebook is for you!
You'll find plenty of concise, clear explanations, plus pointers to a few important independent apps that add to the features offered in Apple's.
Jeff shows you how to use the iPhone apps for real-life tasks, including how to:
Update your calendar on the bus, and view the changes on your office Mac
Sync the sometimes elusive Birthdays calendar to your iPhone
Explain to friends how your iPhone knows where it is
Set an alarm that you'll hear, even if the volume is turned down
Set up a conference call with three of your friends
Skip ahead in a long voicemail message
Get around on the Web without squinting more than necessary
Read and reply to email
Send text messages or quickly place a call to someone you're texting with
Take quality photos with the iPhone 3GS
Upload photos from your iPhone to your computer
Trim the video you just took at a party and share it online right away
Get directions from your doctor's office to the drugstore
Settle arguments about which way north is
Find a song quickly so you can play it for a friend
Use Jeff's favorite free app, Remote, to run iTunes on a Mac or an Apple TV
Jeff Carlson is the Managing Editor of TidBITS, a columnist for the Seattle Times, a frequent contributor to Macworld, and the author of best-selling books on the Mac, video editing, digital photography, and, in earlier incarnations, Web design and Palm organizers. He consumes almost too much coffee. Almost.