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As you'd expect of Apple, the iPhone is gorgeous. iPhone: The Missing Manual is a book as breathtaking as its subject. Teeming with high-quality color graphics, each custom designed page helps you accomplish specific tasks -- everything from Web browsing to watching videos. Written by New York Times columnist and Missing Manual series creator David Pogue, this book shows you how to get the most out of your new Apple iPhone. The name iPhone may be doing Apple a disservice. This machine is so packed with possibilities that the cellphone may actually be the least interesting part. The iPhone is at least three products merged into one: a phone, a wide-screen iPod and a wireless, touch-screen Internet communicator. The iPhone's beauty alone may be enough for you to dig for your credit cards, but its Mac OS X-based software makes it not so much a smartphone as something out of the film "Minority Report." The real magic, however, awaits when you browse the Web. You get to see the entire Web page on the iPhone's screen. All of this is cooked up with Apple's traditional secret sauce of simplicity, intelligence and whimsy. Written by New York Times columnist and Missing Manual series creator David Pogue, iPhone: The Missing Manual shows you everything they need to know to get the most out of your new Apple iPhone. Full of humor, tips, tricks, and surprises, this book teaches you how to extend iPhone's usefulness by exploiting its links to the Web as well as its connection to Macs or PCs; how to save money using Internet-based messages instead of phone calls; and how to fill the iPhone with TV shows and DVDs for free.

Table of Contents

  1. iPhone: The Missing Manual
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    2. Acknowledgments
      1. The Missing Manual Series
        1. For Starters
    3. Introduction
      1. About This Book
        1. About the Outline
        2. About→These→Arrows
        3. About MissingManuals.com
    4. 1. The Guided Tour
      1. Sleep Switch (On/Off)
        1. Locked Mode
      2. SIM Card Slot
      3. Audio Jack
      4. The Screen
      5. Screen Icons
      6. Home Button
      7. Silencer Switch, Volume Keys
      8. The Bottom and the Back
      9. In the Box
      10. Seven Basic Finger Techniques
        1. Tap
        2. Drag
        3. Slide
        4. Flick
        5. Pinch and Spread
        6. Double-Tap
        7. Two-Finger Tap
      11. The Keyboard
        1. Making the Keyboard Work
        2. How to Type Punctuation with One Touch
        3. How the Dictionary Works
      12. Charging the iPhone
      13. Battery Life Tips
    5. 2. Phone Calls
      1. Making Calls
      2. Answering Calls
        1. Multitasking
        2. Silencing the Ring
        3. Not Answering Calls
      3. Fun with Phone Calls
        1. Mute
        2. Keypad
        3. Speaker
        4. Add Call (Conference Calling)
        5. Hold
        6. Contacts
      4. Editing the Contacts List
        1. Adding a Contact on the Fly
        2. Editing Someone
        3. Deleting Someone
      5. Favorites List
        1. Deleting from Favorites
        2. Reordering Favorites
      6. Recents List
      7. The Keypad
      8. Overseas Calling
    6. 3. Fancy Phone Tricks
      1. Visual Voicemail
        1. Setup
        2. Using Visual Voicemail
        3. Dialing in for Messages
      2. SMS Text Messages
        1. Receiving a Text Message
        2. The Text List
        3. Sending a New Message
        4. Free Text Messaging
      3. Chat Programs
      4. Call Waiting
      5. Caller ID
      6. Call Forwarding
      7. Bluetooth Earpieces and Car Kits
        1. Pairing with a Bluetooth Earpiece
        2. Apple's Bluetooth Earpiece
        3. Car Kits
    7. 4. Music and Video
      1. List Land
      2. Other Lists
      3. Customizing List Land
      4. Cover Flow
      5. The Now Playing Screen (Music)
      6. Controlling Playback (Music)
      7. Multi(music)tasking
      8. Controlling Playback (Video)
      9. Zoom/Unzoom
      10. Familiar iPod Features
        1. Volume Limiter
        2. Sound Check
        3. Equalization
        4. On-the-Go Playlist
    8. 5. Photos and Camera
      1. Opening Photos
      2. Flicking, Rotating, Zooming, and Panning
      3. Deleting Photos
      4. Photo Controls
      5. Photo Wallpaper
        1. Use One of Your Photos
        2. Use an Apple Photo
      6. Photos by Email—and by Text Message
        1. Sending Photos to Cellphones
      7. Headshots for Contacts
      8. The Camera
        1. Reviewing Your Photos
    9. 6. Getting Online
      1. A Tale of Two Networks
      2. Sequence of Connections
        1. Silencing the "Want to Join?" Messages
      3. The List of Hot Spots
      4. Commercial Hot Spots
      5. Turning Off the Antennas—and Airplane Mode
    10. 7. The Web
      1. Safari Tour
      2. Zooming and Scrolling
      3. The Address Bar
        1. The Safari Keyboard
      4. Bookmarks
        1. Creating New Bookmarks
        2. Editing Bookmarks and Folders
      5. History List
        1. Erasing the History List
      6. Tapping Links
      7. Searching the Web
      8. Audio and Video on the Web
      9. Manipulating Multiple Pages
      10. Pop-up Blocker
      11. Cookies, Cache, and Other Security Options
      12. RSS: The Missing Manual
    11. 8. Email
      1. Setting Up Your Account
        1. Free Email Accounts
        2. POP3, IMAP, and Exchange Accounts
      2. The "Two-Mailbox Problem"
      3. Reading Mail
      4. What to Do With a Message
        1. Read It
        2. Reply to It
        3. Forward It
        4. File It
        5. Delete It
        6. Add the Sender to Contacts
        7. Open an Attachment
        8. View the Details
        9. Move On
      5. Writing Messages
        1. The Fake Resend Command
        2. Signatures
      6. Surviving Email Overload
        1. The Spam Problem
        2. Condensing the Message List
        3. How Many Messages
        4. Spotting Worthwhile Messages
        5. Managing Accounts
      7. Virtual Private Networking (VPN)
    12. 9. Maps and Apps
      1. Calendar
        1. Working with Views
        2. Making an Appointment
        3. Editing, Rescheduling, and Deleting Events
      2. YouTube
        1. Finding a Video to Play
        2. Playing YouTube Videos
      3. Stocks
        1. Customizing Your Portfolio
      4. Maps
        1. Browsing the Maps
        2. Searching the Maps
        3. Finding Friends and Businesses
        4. Bookmarks and Recents
        5. Driving Directions
        6. Traffic
      5. Weather
      6. Clock
        1. World Clock
        2. Alarm
        3. Stopwatch
        4. Timer
      7. Calculator
      8. Notes
    13. 10. iTunes for iPhoners
      1. The iTunes Window: What's Where
      2. Five Ways to Get Music
        1. Let iTunes Find Your Existing Songs
        2. The iTunes Store
        3. Import Music from a CD
        4. Podcasts
        5. Audiobooks
      3. Playlists
        1. Editing and Deleting Playlists
      4. Authorizing Computers
      5. Geeks' Nook: File Formats
    14. 11. Syncing the iPhone
      1. Automatic Syncing
      2. Manual Syncing, Four Ways
      3. What's On Your iPhone?
      4. Syncing Music and Audio Books
        1. Making It All Fit
      5. Syncing Podcasts
      6. Syncing Video
      7. Syncing Photos (Computer→iPhone)
      8. Syncing Photos (iPhone→Computer)
        1. Shutting Up the Importing Process
      9. Syncing Contacts
        1. Outlook 2003 and 2007
        2. Outlook Express
        3. Windows Mail
        4. Yahoo Address Book
        5. Mac OS X Address Book
        6. Entourage 2004
        7. Other Programs
      10. Syncing Bookmarks
        1. Special Instructions for Firefox Fans
      11. Syncing Your Calendar
        1. Outlook 2003/2007 Calendar (Windows)
        2. iCal (Macintosh)
        3. Entourage (Mac)
      12. Syncing Email Settings
      13. Syncing With Multiple Computers
      14. Conflicts
      15. One-Way Emergency Sync
    15. 12. Add-Ons: Accessories and Web Apps
      1. Web Applications
        1. Word Processors
        2. News Readers
        3. Mobile Helpers for Major Sites
      2. iPhone Application Launchers
      3. iPhone Accessories
      4. iPod Accessories
        1. External Speakers
        2. FM Transmitters
        3. Earphones
      5. Protecting Your iPhone
        1. Cases
        2. Screen Protectors
    16. 13. Settings
      1. Airplane Mode
      2. Wi-Fi
      3. Carrier
      4. Usage
      5. Sounds
      6. Brightness
      7. Wallpaper
      8. General
      9. Mail
        1. Phone
        2. Safari
        3. iPod
        4. Photos
    17. A. Setup and Signup
      1. Activation, Step by Step
      2. Pay-As-You-Go Plans
    18. B. Troubleshooting and Maintenance
      1. First Rule: Install the Updates
      2. Reset: Six Degrees of Desperation
      3. iPhone Doesn't Show Up in iTunes
      4. Battery Won't Fully Charge
      5. Phone and Internet Problems
      6. Can't Send Email
      7. Problems That Aren't Really Problems
      8. iPod Problems
      9. Warranty and Repair
        1. Out-of-Warranty Repairs
        2. The Battery Replacement Program
      10. Battery-Life Tips
    19. Index
    20. About the Author
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