Author: Paul McFedries, David Pabian
Publisher: Wiley Publishing
First Edition: August 2008 Pages: 267 Series: Paperback ISBN: 978-0-470-42348-6
Publisher’s brief description: You don’t have to be a genius to use an iPhone 3G. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work and start ramping up the pace. Want to e-mail attachments twice as fast? Talk and browse at the same time? Quickly locate the nearest coffee shop? Sync your iPhone 3G with multiple computers? You’ll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your new iPhone 3G to the max. Fun, hip, and straightforward, the new Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don’t skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.
The first thing I always do is to flip through the pages to see what catches my eye, then scan the volume to see how well its organized:
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: How Do I Configure My iPhone 3G?
Chapter 2: How Can I Get More Out of My iPhone 3G’s Phone Feature?
Chapter 3: How Can I Make the Most of Web Surfing with My iPhone 3G?
Chapter 4: How Do I Maximize E-mail on My iPhone 3G?
Chapter 5: How Can I Take Control of Syncing My iPhone 3G?
Chapter 6: How Can I Get More Out of My iPhone 3G’s Media Features?
Chapter 7: Can I use My iPhone 3G to Manage Contacts and Appointments?
Chapter 8: How Can I Use iPhone 3G to Help Organize My Life?
Chapter 9: How Do I Keep My Life In Sync with MobileMe?
Chapter 10: How Do I Enhance My iPhone 3G with App Store?
Chapter 11: How Do I Fix My iPhone 3G?
This is a color, light-hearted look “how-to” approach to supporting the new iPhone 3G. It is richly illustrated with color photos and graphics, large easy-to-read titling, notes, cautions, awesome chapter dividers, and a great Glossary of Terms. Its an easy handbook to read, and my only complaint is the really tight binding that prevents laying the book open. Otherwise, it is an excellent resource at a reasonable price.
This dandy book retails for $25.00, but can be found for $16.50 or less at Amazon and other internet locations. A complete Wiley Publishing description, and purchasing details are also available at: http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-047042348X.html.