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How to Do Everything with Your iPhone [Paperback]

by Jason Chen, Adam Pash
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November 20, 2007 0071497900 978-0071497909 1
Get the most out of your iPhone by learning how to use all of its powerful capabilities. Filled with tips, tricks, and shortcuts, this book shows you how to set up your iPhone, make calls, manage voicemail, and load contacts. But that's just the beginning. You'll also learn how to send and receive email, look up turn-by-turn directions, listen to music, plan your week, play videos, and so much more. Plus, you'll find out how to install third-party applications and even use your iPhone with different carriers. Now that you've got the hottest handheld on the market, take it to the limit with help from this hands-on guide.
  • Activate your iPhone and modify settings
  • Sync your data to your iPhone
  • Organize contacts, make calls, and use voicemail
  • Load and play music, podcasts, videos, and TV shows
  • Send, receive, and manage email and SMS messages
  • Browse the Internet with Safari
  • Manage and sync appointments with the calendar
  • Take pictures and view photos
  • Navigate using Google Maps
  • Get weather forecasts, YouTube videos, and stock information instantly
  • Troubleshoot and maintain your iPhone
  • Hack your iPhone to install third-party applications
  • Unlock your iPhone for use with different carriers

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Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Jason Chen is a freelance technology, gaming, and consumer electronics writer and an editor for the gadgets and technology blog, Gizmodo.

Adam Pash is a freelance technology, software, and consumer electronics writer and an editor for the productivity and technology blog, Lifehacker.


Product Details

  • Series: How to Do Everything
  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Osborne Media; 1 edition (November 20, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0071497900
  • ISBN-13: 978-0071497909
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.4 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #712,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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4.0 out of 5 stars Its all in what's needed. February 8, 2008
Format:Paperback
This book is thorough, basic, elemental. Yes, there's a section about "jail breaking" you iPhone to be able use third party apps...that's what the author is about in much of his work. It would be good to have this book in hand and some of it read before one's new iPhone is broken out of the box. For example, his tips about conditioning the battery on the very first charge and after are very, very valuable. I bought the book "too late." Much of it covers material I had already come across with my phone's use. The book was more basic, for the most part, than I had hoped. Get it before you get the iPhone or shortly thereafter...that way, your needs will coincide much more closely with the author's presentation. It's a very good manual...if you need it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
By Mark J
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
90% of this book is just a retelling of Apple's own user's manual.

The section on hacking is so tacked on, that it appears after the index in the back and isn't even in the table of contents. Needless to say this book was published months after the first generation iPhone came out so the hacking material is sorely outdated and most useless as the programs it centers on (iBricker and AppTapp) have fallen out of usage in the community. The section on unlocking is also woefully outdated and not helpful at all except to point you to the iPhone Dev Team's website. If you have to buy a book about this, stick to something with a much more recent publication date, or just Google for the information.
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8 of 11 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A bit disappointing February 13, 2008
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
I read this after having my iphone for only a few days. In those few days I learned 95%+ of what was in the book. The book was okay - I was just expecting to learn some amazing things and that wasn't the case. Probably an okay book for someone who has no technical expertise.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Don't buy this one July 22, 2011
Format:Paperback
I was very disappointed in this manual. Many of the things I wanted to know about aren't even in the book. Voice Control is one of the best features of the iPhone and it isn't even listed in the index! There is a section about hacking your iPhone which was a waste to me. David Pogue's Missing Manual for iPhone is a much better choice.
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