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iPhone: The Missing Manual [Kindle Edition]

David Pogue
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  • Print ISBN-10: 1449362230
  • Print ISBN-13: 978-1449362232
  • Edition: 7
  • Length: 600 pages
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In iOS 7, Apple gave the iPhone the most radical makeover in its history. The new software is powerful, sleek, and a perfect companion to the iPhone 5s and 5c—but it’s wildly different. Fortunately, David Pogue is back with an expanded edition of his witty, full-color guide: the world’s most popular iPhone book.

The important stuff you need to know:

  • The iPhone 5s. This book unearths all the secrets of the newest iPhone—faster chip,dual-color flash, fingerprint scanner, and more—and its colorful companion, the 5c.
  • The iOS 7 software. Older iPhones gain Control Center, AirDrop, iTunes Radio, free Internet phone calls, and about 197 more new features. This book covers it all.
  • The apps. That catalog of 1,000,000 add-on programs makes the iPhone’s phone features almost secondary. Now you’ll know how to find, manage, and exploit those apps.

The iPhone may be the world’s coolest computer, but it’s still a computer, with all of a computer’s complexities. iPhone: The Missing Manual is a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you, too, into an iPhone addict.

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About the Author

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.

Product Details

  • File Size: 11285 KB
  • Print Length: 600 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media; 7 edition (October 15, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1449372791
  • ISBN-13: 978-1449372798
  • ASIN: B00FXIEK46
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,900 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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120 of 123 people found the following review helpful
The author makes the statement that calling the IPhone “a phone is practically an insult” and I couldn’t agree more. So, given the chance to read this book and find out even more ways my IPhone can make life easier, I jumped at it. I was worried that the book’s nearly 600 pages might be a bit daunting. However, I started on page 1 to sort of see how it would go, and before I knew it, I found myself on page 80. I had my IPhone at my side and would read a feature and check it out. What fun! For example, I found a level on the phone. Now, if I see a picture that looks a little crooked I can whip out my IPhone and fix it.

When you buy an IPhone, Apple doesn’t give you a hefty manual. When I bought the gadget, I had to hunt and peck my way to learn how to use it. This book showed me EVERYTHING about the phone – step by step in a cookbook fashion. The book is very current to IOS 7. So, all the new features of the latest operating system are at your fingertips. The book It also is laid out very nicely, making it and easy to follow. The first 30 pages or so just tell you what you are physically holding in your hand. Okay, maybe in too much detail sometimes – like how they make the “gorilla glass” at Corning Glass Works (entertaining for trivia types). The index is generous with lots of references.

The book is extremely easy to read - I didn’t feel some techie was talking down to me at all. The book covered everything about the phone and then some. I have had my IPhone for over a year I found lots of features in the book I never even imagined were on the phone. I feel I am living in a sci-fi fantasy world sometimes when I use it. One of these days maybe Apple will figure out how to beam me up with an IPhone.
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49 of 50 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars OH MY GOSH, NEWS TO IPHONE 5 5S THIS BOOK IS A MUST December 21, 2013
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I have just had this book in possession for half an hour and am going to cancel a class I signed up for to learn about this iPhone 5S.
This is my first phone with Internet and all the goodies, I was totally lost, although my husband has had the 5 for sometime he couldn't even answer some of my questions…..200 minutes of looking them up in the book, found my answers, how to do it with very easy directions, and learned many other cool things in the process. I am 70 years old…GET THE BOOK….
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47 of 48 people found the following review helpful
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Back in the day of the Mac SE, Apple products came with complete manuals -- even keyboard manuals. Now, we get a Quick Start Guide. But what happens *after* we start quickly? iPhone: The Missing Manual takes you where you never knew your iPhone could go -- that's what!

1) iPhone: The Missing Manual starts with "what's in the box" and really explains your iPhone from the ground up.
2) My iPhone has a SIM card slot??? Who knew!!!
3) Covers the iPhone 4, 4S, 5S, 5C, and iOS7.
4) In depth explanation of everything your iPhone *does* besides general telephony-- photos, video, messaging of all kinds, Twitter, FaceBook, Face Time, iTunes & iTunes Radio, Calendars, Maps, Mail, Gmail, Skype, etc.
4a) Great camera instructions for both video and still photography.
5) Compete review of Apple's iPhone accessibility software, including the amazing Assistive Touch for folks who need to use one finger, toe, or a mouth or foot held stylus. We're talking Assistive Touch allows one to work *with* one's unique *gestures!* 9 (Or in my case, twinges.) Yay!
6) Full color illustrations and easy-to-read text that assumes you're intelligent AND you'd love to know more about what your iPhone can do for you.
7) Covers Bluetooth tech and headsets.
8) Lists vast numbers of voice commands and shortcuts for your keyboard. Wow!
9) Explains the whole storage thing going on from SIM cards to iCloud to your computer to external drives -- and what it can cost.
10) Awesome Trouble Shooting Guide and "7 Ways To Reset Your iPhone."
12) Complete index.
13) Siri Humor.

None. Except I wish I'd gotten this a year ago!

iPhone: The Missing Manual is for the wee bit of techie in all of us -- and it's a whole lot of fun, too!
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39 of 43 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The manual that should come with the Iphone November 17, 2013
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Pouge does it again. He just has a way of explaining things to folks that make you think "I get it now".
The book is over 500 pages, so don't expect to read it all in one sitting. He explains that the Iphone is not just a phone, but a computer and goes into detail how to get the most out of yours. Great book, great writer.
If my review was helpful to you, would you please be kind enough to click on the "helpful" button below. Thanks! :)
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book November 25, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I found the book jam-packed with very useful tips and went much more into (valuable) details than the free user guide from Apple. I'd known about the book for some weeks before it became available on Amazon as a Kindle book, but it was well-worth the wait! (I'm very glad for the Kindle option for a variety of reasons, including no shipping time to me in Hawaii.)
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Comprehensive Reference Manual December 10, 2013
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This is the best reference manual available. It has a comprehensive index and I can look up whatever concern I have and go to it immediately.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, easy to understand manual! March 29, 2014
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I have only gotten through 1/4 of the Missing Manual and I am not a "techie" but it has answered all my questions so far. It is clearly written and so easy to understand. I am so happy I purchased it and recommend it for anyone else!
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
It is great, but has more info than I will ever use!
Published 13 hours ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars
Having a manual on Kindle is not the same as a manual in print. It's hard to brows.
Published 6 days ago by albert gomezplata
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what the doctor ordered!
I am so glad that I bought this book. It is full of great information. For the first time, I actually feel like I understand the capabilities of my I Phone. Read more
Published 6 days ago by Ben Marascalco
4.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for new iPhone users
I purchased this book as a last resort - I was new to the iPhone and needed guidance. Even though it was a very comprehensive book and helped me a lot, it also helped me see that... Read more
Published 8 days ago by Roseanne Giudice
5.0 out of 5 stars The best book for Iphones bar none
This is an updated book for me I had one for my Iphone 3 and they are the bible of smart phone information. Read more
Published 9 days ago by eldee
5.0 out of 5 stars iPhone Manual
I was very pleased with the simplicity of this instruction manual. It is written so that a "non-techie" can understand. Read more
Published 9 days ago by Yorkie Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good
Published 10 days ago by Navyblue
4.0 out of 5 stars Good - not great - but good!
I still have things I can't find in this book, but that must be what the internet is for. Overall, a good purchase and I have learned a few things I had no idea about with this... Read more
Published 22 days ago by Benita
5.0 out of 5 stars IPhone: The Missing Manual
This book was awesome. Written well and made learning the IPhone very easy. I would recommend this manual to everyone who was annoyed that their IPhone did not come with a manual.
Published 1 month ago by Mary McGinnis
5.0 out of 5 stars Best IPhone Manual
Really informative and written in a way that it's very easy to understand. I've looked at other manuals and they don't compare
Published 1 month ago by S. Johnson
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More About the Author

David Pogue is the personal-technology columnist for the New York Times. Each week, he contributes a print column, an online column and an online video. His daily blog, "Pogue's Posts," is the Times's most popular blog. David is also an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News and a frequent guest on NPR's "Morning Edition." His trademark comic tech videos appear each Thursday morning on CNBC. With over 3 million books in print, David is one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called the Missing Manual series, which now includes 60 titles. David graduated summa cum laude from Yale in 1985, with distinction in Music, and he spent ten years conducting and arranging Broadway musicals in New York. He's been profiled on both "48 Hours" and "60 Minutes."


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