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5.0 out of 5 stars You Can Teach an "Old" Dog New Tricks..., November 6, 2009
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This review is from: iPhone: The Missing Manual, 3rd Edition (Paperback)
When I retired five years ago, I was officially --and literally -- left to my own devices -- no more in-house tech support or paid consultants to keep my gadgets working. Between David Pogue's column and the kindness of friends and strangers, I was keeping my computer and other electronics working most of the time.

Until I got an iPhone, and in particular the 3GS, which had these apparently great new apps for people with low vision (a state I am slowly inching toward). I knew I would love it if only I could figure out how to use it. Unfortunately, staff at two different Apple stores weren't much help - those nifty new features were too new, and none of the staff I talked with even knew about them, much less know how to use them. I thought my iPhone days were numbered. Then I went to the library and discovered Pogue's book on the iPhone in the New Books section. After reading the first couple of chapters, I had to buy it.

Next to my dictionary and thesaurus, it has become the most useful reference book I own. It is highly readable, and the information is organized and indexed logically and intuitively, especially for a post-war baby like me. I agree wholeheartedly with the reviewers who praised this book. It was one of the best investments I ever made. The author truly has a gift - and a calling in helping laypeople like me become more tech savvy.
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