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iPhone® Fully Loaded, Third Edition

Book Description

Get more out of-and onto-your iPhone than you ever thought possible

The new, even more powerful iPhone enables you to carry almost everything you need right in your pocket. iPhone Fully Loaded, 3rd Edition shows you things about your iPhone that you never imagined.

Written by Mac superstar and Chicago Sun Times technology columnist Andy Ihnatko, this irreverent and fun guide shows you how to put everything on your iPhone from old LPs, radio/TV shows, and movies to spreadsheets, presentations, and PC rescue files. It also covers all the latest applications as well as the basics like e-mail, music, and of course, making phone calls.

  • Packed with the most tips and tricks found in any iPhone guide

  • Shows how to upload Web pages, download TV shows, load Word, Excel, and Powerpoint documents on your iPhone, and back up files

  • Covers using the new built-in video features, the search tool, the App Store, and all the newest applications

  • Written in Andy Ihnatko's entertaining style and loaded with the unique ideas for which he is famous

  • Applies to both Mac and Windows users

  • Also covers the iPod touch

iPhone Fully Loaded, 3rd Edition lets you take maximum advantage of every feature of your new iPhone.

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. Acknowledgments
  3. Credits
  4. About The Author
  5. Introduction
    1. The Point of All This
    2. Mouse, Touchpad, and Other Conventions
  6. I. The Basics of Content
    1. 1. Remedial iTunes
      1. 1.1. THE VERY VERY (VERY) BASICS
      2. 1.2. IMPORTING FILES INTO ITUNES
        1. 1.2.1. Method the first: the Add To library Command
        2. 1.2.2. Method the second: Just Drag it
      3. 1.3. CREATING PLAYLISTS
        1. 1.3.1. Plain Old Playlists
        2. 1.3.2. Smart Playlists
      4. 1.4. UPDATING YOUR IPHONE
      5. 1.5. WHAT ITUNES CAN'T DO
    2. 2. How to Make 8 Gigabytes Seem Like 80, 32 Seem Like a Terabyte
      1. 2.1. STRETCHING STORAGE WITH SMART PLAYLISTS
      2. 2.2. THE RATING GAME
  7. II. Media from the Real World: Audio and Video
    1. 3. Ripping CDs
      1. 3.1. RIPPING CDS
      2. 3.2. OH, THE TROUBLE
        1. 3.2.1. The Disc Doesn't Appear in iTunes
        2. 3.2.2. All the Tracks Are untitled
      3. 3.3. THE FILE-FORMAT POLKA
        1. 3.3.1. The Settings I Think You Ought to Use
        2. 3.3.2. File Formats
        3. 3.3.3. Sound Quality
    2. 4. Ripping DVDs
      1. 4.1. BUT, IS THIS LEGAL?
      2. 4.2. WHAT A FRIEND WE HAVE IN HANDBRAKE
      3. 4.3. WINDOWS HELPER: ANYDVD
      4. 4.4. MAC HELPER: VLC
      5. 4.5. OKAY, BACK TO HANDBRAKE
    3. 5. Ancient Analog Audio: LPs and Tapes
      1. 5.1. MANAGING EXPECTATIONS
      2. 5.2. TECHNIQUE 1: TURN YOUR $2,000 PC INTO A $50 TAPE RECORDER
      3. 5.3. TECHNIQUE 2: THROW SOME MONEY AT THE PROBLEM
      4. 5.4. CLEANUP
    4. 6. Old Home Video
      1. 6.1. THE MOST DIGITAL SOLUTION
      2. 6.2. THE HARDWARE
      3. 6.3. THE SOFTWARE
      4. 6.4. INDIRECT SOLUTIONS WITH FRINGE BENEFITS
        1. 6.4.1. DVD Recorders
        2. 6.4.2. Neuros OSD
      5. 6.5. THE JOYS OF CONVERSION
    5. 7. Glorious Television
      1. 7.1. TV TO PC TO IPHONE
      2. 7.2. WINDOWS MEDIA CENTER
      3. 7.3. TV TO MAC TO IPHONE
      4. 7.4. STREAMING LIVE TV TO THE IPHONE
      5. 7.5. A RADICAL APPROACH: THE DVD METHOD
      6. 7.6. WHERE DID ALL THOSE GIGABYTES GO?
    6. 8. Radio
      1. 8.1. THE RADIOSHARK
      2. 8.2. RECORDING RADIO SHOWS
        1. 8.2.1. Radioshark for Windows
        2. 8.2.2. Radioshark for Macintosh
      3. 8.3. REPORTS OF RADIO'S DEATH, ...
  8. III. The Death of Print
    1. 9. Books and Huge-ish Documents
      1. 9.1. COMMERCIAL BOOKS
        1. 9.1.1. Amazon Kindle e-Book Reader
        2. 9.1.2. eReader.com
        3. 9.1.3. FINDING (AND MAKING) YOUR OWN FREE BOOKS
      2. 9.2. WHERE TO FIND FREE BOOKS
      3. 9.3. GOOGLE BOOKS
      4. 9.4. RIPPING A PHYSICAL BOOK: PRACTICAL?
    2. 10. Comic Books
      1. 10.1. FINDING FREE COMICS ONLINE
      2. 10.2. LOADING COMICS ONTO YOUR IPHONE
      3. 10.3. LONGBOX DIGITAL: AT LONG LAST, LOVE?
      4. 10.4. IN DEFENSE OF THE COMIX READER
    3. 11. Comic Strips
      1. 11.1. STRIPPING FOR FUN
      2. 11.2. THE NEWSPAPER WITH GREAT COMICS
      3. 11.3. COMIC ENVI
      4. 11.4. DARK GATE COMIC SLURPER
    4. 12. Crosswords
      1. 12.1. JUST CROSSWORDS
      2. 12.2. PUZZLING DIRECTLY FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD
  9. IV. The Internet
    1. 13. News, Blogs, and Bookmarks
      1. 13.1. WHAT'S GOING ON RIGHT NOW
        1. 13.1.1. Digg.com
        2. 13.1.2. Google News
        3. 13.1.3. News Apps
      2. 13.2. BLOGS AND NEWSREADERS
        1. 13.2.1. Adding Blog subscriptions to google reader
        2. 13.2.2. Native Newsreader Apps
      3. 13.3. BOOKMARKS
    2. 14. What a Friend We Have in RSS
      1. 14.1. RSS HAS A WONDERFUL PLAN
      2. 14.2. BOOKMARK YOUR FAVORITE SITES
      3. 14.3. BOOKMARK YOUR MOST USEFUL WEB SEARCHES AS RSS FEEDS
      4. 14.4. BUILDING YOUR OWN FEEDS
      5. 14.5. ONE OF THE BEST TIPS IN THIS WHOLE DAMNED BOOK
    3. 15. The Web, for Keeps
      1. 15.1. THE UNIVERSAL "KEEP THIS INFO, PLEASE!" FEATURE
      2. 15.2. SAVING A WEB PAGE TO AN IPHONE-STUDLY FILE
      3. 15.3. THE CO-BEST ANSWER: INSTAPAPER
      4. 15.4. THE OTHER CO-BEST ANSWER: STANZA
      5. 15.5. TWO FREAK SOLUTIONS FOR WIKIPEDIA
        1. 15.5.1. Taking the Whole Damned Wikipedia with You
        2. 15.5.2. Wikipedia Portable Collections
      6. 15.6. MAPS
      7. 15.7. MAKING NOISE: INEWSCASTER
        1. 15.7.1. The Windows Edition
        2. 15.7.2. The Mac Edition
        3. 15.7.3. iNewsCaster and iTunes
        4. 15.7.4. A Free, Point-and-Shoot Solution for Mac Users
      8. 15.8. ENDING INFO-HUNGER
    4. 16. Podcasts
      1. 16.1. WHAT HAPPENS WITH A PODCAST
      2. 16.2. THE ITUNES PODCAST DIRECTORY
        1. 16.2.1. The itunes Podcast Directory
        2. 16.2.2. Learning More about a Podcast
        3. 16.2.3. Subscribing to Podcasts through the itunes Directory
      3. 16.3. OTHER PODCAST DIRECTORIES
      4. 16.4. SUBSCRIBING TO A PODCAST
      5. 16.5. MANAGING PODCASTS
        1. 16.5.1. Updating a Podcast Manually
        2. 16.5.2. Unsubscribing
        3. 16.5.3. Changing Podcast Settings
      6. 16.6. SYNCING PODCASTS TO YOUR IPHONE
    5. 17. Downloading Music from Places Other than iTunes
      1. 17.1. DOWNLOADING MUSIC FOR FREE
        1. 17.1.1. Why Stealing Music Is, You Know ... Bad
        2. 17.1.2. Becoming a Pawn in a Marketing Plan
          1. 17.1.2.1. iTunes Music Store
          2. 17.1.2.2. Amazon MP3 Store
        3. 17.1.3. Helping Preserve Our Cultural Heritage
        4. 17.1.4. Finding Free Music
        5. 17.1.5. Basic Search
      2. 17.2. FREEBIES FROM MUSIC BLOGS
        1. 17.2.1. Googling for Tunes
        2. 17.2.2. Delicious Music
        3. 17.2.3. RapidLibrary.com
      3. 17.3. DOWNLOADING MUSIC FOR PAY
    6. 18. Audio Streams
      1. 18.1. CAPTURING AUDIO TO A FILE
        1. 18.1.1. Capturing Audio with Windows: Replay A/V
        2. 18.1.2. Capturing Audio on a Mac: Audio Hijack Pro
      2. 18.2. CAPTURING SPECIFIC SHOWS AND STATIONS AUTOMATICALLY
        1. 18.2.1. Windows: Back to Replay A/V
        2. 18.2.2. Macintosh: RadioShift
      3. 18.3. INTERNET RADIO ON THE IPHONE: HAIL, PANDORA!
        1. 18.3.1. Pandora
        2. 18.3.2. Rhapsody/Rhapsody to Go
    7. 19. Internet Videos
      1. 19.1. DEAD BLOODY SIMPLE: VIXY.NET
      2. 19.2. VIVA VARIETY: KEEPVID
        1. 19.2.1. Windows: Applian's replay Converter
        2. 19.2.2. Macintosh: Video Monkey
      3. 19.3. SUPERHUMAN VIDEO CAPTURE FOR WINDOWS
  10. V. The Office
    1. 20. Putting Terabytes Worth of Files on Your iPhone
      1. 20.1. WHY PUSHING FILES IS A GREAT IDEA
      2. 20.2. SIMPLE BUT LIMITED: E-MAIL
      3. 20.3. FILE TYPES THE IPHONE CAN OPEN WITHOUT HELP
      4. 20.4. CLOUD STORAGE
      5. 20.5. HAIL, DROPBOX
      6. 20.6. AIR SHARING: FINALLY, THE HOLY GRAIL
        1. 20.6.1. Activating Air sharing on your local network
        2. 20.6.2. Using the Air sharing file Browser
      7. 20.7. AND THEN, THERE WAS POGOPLUG
    2. 21. Calendars and Contacts
      1. 21.1. DEALING WITH NON-STANDARD CALENDAR AND CONTACT APPS
      2. 21.2. HOW CALENDAR AND CONTACT DATA GET FORMATTED
        1. 21.2.1. Importing vCard and iCalendar Data into a Mac
        2. 21.2.2. Importing vCard and iCalendar Data into a Windows PC
      3. 21.3. THE CHEAP, MANUAL OPTION
    3. 22. Clippings, Notes, and Lists
      1. 22.1. WHY NOT NOTEPAD? HOW ABOUT NOTES?
      2. 22.2. NOTES AND EPHEMERA: EVERNOTE
      3. 22.3. LISTS AND TO-DOS: ZENBE LISTS
    4. 23. The Office
      1. 23.1. GENERAL APPROACHES
      2. 23.2. SPREADSHEETS
        1. 23.2.1. Online Apps
        2. 23.2.2. A real iPhone spreadsheet App: spreadsheet
      3. 23.3. ONWARD TO DATABASES
        1. 23.3.1. Free and Easy Read-Only Databases
        2. 23.3.2. A "Real" Database App: HanDBase
      4. 23.4. THE SAD STATE OF WRITING ON THE IPHONE
        1. 23.4.1. Notebooks, by Alfons schmid
        2. 23.4.2. Quickword: a Late Addition
        3. 23.4.3. Zoho Writer
      5. 23.5. PRESENTATIONS
      6. 23.6. THE DULLEST CHAPTER? OR THE MOST EXCITING?