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Taking Your iPhone 4 to the Max

Book Description

Unleash your iPhone and take it to the limit using secret tips and techniques from gadget hacker Erica Sadun. Fast and fun to read, Taking Your iPhone 4 to the Max is fully updated to show you how get the most out of Apple's new iPhone 4.

You'll find all the best undocumented tricks as well as the most efficient and enjoyable introduction to the iPhone available. Starting with an introduction to iPhone basics, you'll quickly move on to discover the iPhone's hidden potential, like how to connect to a TV and get contract-free VOIP.

From e-mail and surfing the Web, to using iTunes, iBooks, games, photos, ripping DVDs and getting free VOIP with Skype or Jajah—you'll find it all in this book. You'll even learn tips on where to get the best and cheapest iPhone accessories. Get ready to take iPhone 4 to the max!

Table of Contents

  1. Copyright
  2. About the Authors
  3. About the Technical Reviewer
  4. Acknowledgments
  5. Introduction
  6. 1. Selecting, Buying, and Activating Your iPhone
    1. 1.1. Selecting Your iOS4 iPhone
    2. 1.2. Considering System Requirements
    3. 1.3. Buying Your iPhone
      1. 1.3.1. Returns and Exchange Policies
    4. 1.4. Bringing Home Your iPhone
      1. 1.4.1. iPhone 4 Feature Overview
    5. 1.5. Activation at the Store
    6. 1.6. Preparing for Activation
    7. 1.7. Connecting Your iPhone to Your Computer
    8. 1.8. Activating Your iPhone (Nonstore Version)
      1. 1.8.1. Selecting a Plan
        1. 1.8.1.1. Voice Plans
        2. 1.8.1.2. Data Plans
        3. 1.8.1.3. Messaging Plans
      2. 1.8.2. The Activation Process
    9. 1.9. Insuring and Repairing Your iPhone
    10. 1.10. Accessorizing Your iPhone
      1. 1.10.1. iPhone Bumpers and Cases
      2. 1.10.2. iPhone Skins
      3. 1.10.3. Power Adapters
      4. 1.10.4. Docks
      5. 1.10.5. Cables
    11. 1.11. Summary
  7. 2. Interacting with Your New iPhone
    1. 2.1. Interaction Basics
      1. 2.1.1. The iPhone Language
        1. 2.1.1.1. About the iPhone Home Screen
      2. 2.1.2. The iPhone Sensors
        1. 2.1.2.1. Proximity Sensor
        2. 2.1.2.2. Tilt Sensor
        3. 2.1.2.3. Ambient Light Sensor
        4. 2.1.2.4. Digital Compass
        5. 2.1.2.5. GPS Receiver
        6. 2.1.2.6. Three-Axis Gyroscope
        7. 2.1.2.7. Noise Cancellation Microphone
      3. 2.1.3. iPhone Power Tricks
        1. 2.1.3.1. Unlocking Your iPhone
        2. 2.1.3.2. Putting Your iPhone to Sleep
        3. 2.1.3.3. Securing Your iPhone with a Passcode Lock
        4. 2.1.3.4. Multitasking and Quitting Applications
        5. 2.1.3.5. Powering Your iPhone Off and On
        6. 2.1.3.6. Rebooting Your iPhone
        7. 2.1.3.7. Placing Your iPhone into Recovery Mode
    2. 2.2. Changing iPhone Wallpapers
    3. 2.3. Organizing Apps with Folders
      1. 2.3.1. Using the iPhone Keyboard
        1. 2.3.1.1. Getting Started
        2. 2.3.1.2. iPhone Typing Tricks
          1. 2.3.1.2.1. Contractions
          2. 2.3.1.2.2. Punctuation Dragging
          3. 2.3.1.2.3. Accents
          4. 2.3.1.2.4. Caps Lock
          5. 2.3.1.2.5. Deleting Multiple Words at a Time
          6. 2.3.1.2.6. Autocapitalization
        3. 2.3.1.3. iPhone Typing Test
    4. 2.4. Using a Bluetooth Keyboard with Your iPhone
      1. 2.4.1. Using the iPhone Stereo Headset
    5. 2.5. Summary
  8. 3. Placing Calls with iPhone
    1. 3.1. Checking the Cell Network Indicator
    2. 3.2. iPhone Basics
      1. 3.2.1. Launching the Phone App
      2. 3.2.2. Placing Calls
      3. 3.2.3. Placing Calls with Voice Control
      4. 3.2.4. Answering Calls
      5. 3.2.5. Managing Calls
      6. 3.2.6. Managing Favorites
    3. 3.3. Using Visual Voicemail
      1. 3.3.1. Setting Up Your Voicemail Passcode
      2. 3.3.2. Choosing Your Greeting
      3. 3.3.3. Managing Voicemail Messages
      4. 3.3.4. Accessing Voicemail Files
      5. 3.3.5. Sending Voicemail Indirectly
    4. 3.4. Managing Ringtones and Other iPhone Alerts
      1. 3.4.1. Adding Custom Ringtones
    5. 3.5. Advanced Phone Preferences
    6. 3.6. iPhone Codes
      1. 3.6.1. Basic iPhone Information
      2. 3.6.2. Service Shortcuts
    7. 3.7. FaceTime: Tomorrow's Videophone, Today
    8. 3.8. VoIP Calling
    9. 3.9. Summary
  9. 4. iPhone Messaging and Social Networking
    1. 4.1. A Variety of Chats
    2. 4.2. SMS/MMS Costs
    3. 4.3. Checking Your Reception
    4. 4.4. Getting Started with the Messages Application
      1. 4.4.1. Creating a New Message
      2. 4.4.2. Conversations
      3. 4.4.3. Managing a Conversation
      4. 4.4.4. Adding a Contact
      5. 4.4.5. Using the Messages Screen
      6. 4.4.6. Enabling and Disabling SMS Alerts
    5. 4.5. Three Ways iPhone Messaging Is Better Than What's Available on Other Phones
    6. 4.6. Instant Messaging on Your iPhone
      1. 4.6.1. IRC on iPhone
      2. 4.6.2. Facebook
      3. 4.6.3. Twitter
    7. 4.7. Summary
  10. 5. iPhone E-mail
    1. 5.1. Compatibility
      1. 5.1.1. POP
      2. 5.1.2. SMTP
      3. 5.1.3. IMAP
      4. 5.1.4. Microsoft Exchange
    2. 5.2. Adding Mail Accounts to iPhone
      1. 5.2.1. Adding Accounts with iTunes
      2. 5.2.2. Adding Accounts from Your Phone
      3. 5.2.3. E-mail Provider Setup
      4. 5.2.4. Removing Accounts from iPhone
    3. 5.3. E-mail Checks and Other Basic Settings
      1. 5.3.1. Audible Mail Alerts
    4. 5.4. Getting Started with iPhone Mail
      1. 5.4.1. Inboxes
      2. 5.4.2. Accounts
    5. 5.5. Using Mailboxes
    6. 5.6. Reading and Navigating Through Mail
      1. 5.6.1. Bottom Icons
      2. 5.6.2. Top Icons
      3. 5.6.3. Embedded Links
      4. 5.6.4. Viewing Attachments
    7. 5.7. Sending Mail
      1. 5.7.1. Addressing E-mail
      2. 5.7.2. Entering a Subject
      3. 5.7.3. Editing the Message
      4. 5.7.4. Saving a Draft
      5. 5.7.5. Sending E-mail
    8. 5.8. Summary
  11. 6. Syncing Your iPhone with iTunes
    1. 6.1. Managing Your iPhone in iTunes
      1. 6.1.1. The Summary Tab
        1. 6.1.1.1. Restoring Your iPhone
        2. 6.1.1.2. Choosing Options
    2. 6.2. Ping and the iPhone
      1. 6.2.1. Synchronization Choices
      2. 6.2.2. The iPhone Capacity Meter
      3. 6.2.3. The Apps Tab
      4. 6.2.4. The Ringtones Tab
      5. 6.2.5. The Music Tab
      6. 6.2.6. The Movies Tab
      7. 6.2.7. The TV Shows Tab
      8. 6.2.8. The Podcasts Tab
      9. 6.2.9. The iTunes U Tab
      10. 6.2.10. The Books Tab
    3. 6.3. Manually Synchronizing Your iPhone
    4. 6.4. Creating Smart Playlists
    5. 6.5. Creating iPhone-Friendly Content
    6. 6.6. Ejecting Your iPhone
    7. 6.7. Summary
  12. 7. It's Also an iPod
    1. 7.1. iPod as Application
    2. 7.2. Browsing Media on the iPhone
      1. 7.2.1. Editing Your Browse Buttons
      2. 7.2.2. Navigating the Category Screens
    3. 7.3. Playing Audio
      1. 7.3.1. Album View
      2. 7.3.2. Cover Flow
      3. 7.3.3. Add Playlists
    4. 7.4. Playing Video
      1. 7.4.1. Video Playback Controls
      2. 7.4.2. Deleting Videos on the Go
    5. 7.5. Going Beyond the iPod App
      1. 7.5.1. Conserving Battery Power
      2. 7.5.2. Adding a Sleep Timer
      3. 7.5.3. During Playback
      4. 7.5.4. Listening to Music
    6. 7.6. Shopping at the Mobile iTunes Store
    7. 7.7. Adjusting iPod Settings
      1. 7.7.1. Music
      2. 7.7.2. Video
      3. 7.7.3. TV Out
    8. 7.8. Summary
  13. 8. iPhone Photos and Video
    1. 8.1. One App, Two Icons
    2. 8.2. Locating (and Removing) the Camera
    3. 8.3. Camera: Shooting Pictures
      1. 8.3.1. Getting Started
      2. 8.3.2. Picture-Taking Pointers
    4. 8.4. Photos: Viewing Pictures
      1. 8.4.1. Working with Photo Albums
      2. 8.4.2. Working with Slide Shows
      3. 8.4.3. Working with a Full-Screen Image
      4. 8.4.4. Using a Photo
      5. 8.4.5. Uploading Pictures by E-mail
      6. 8.4.6. Photo-Sharing Apps
    5. 8.5. Synchronizing Pictures from Your Computer
    6. 8.6. Your iPhone as a USB Camera
      1. 8.6.1. The iPhone and Windows XP
      2. 8.6.2. The iPhone and Windows Vista/Windows 7
      3. 8.6.3. The iPhone and Mac Image Capture
      4. 8.6.4. The iPhone and Mac Preview
      5. 8.6.5. A Selection of iPhone Photo Apps
    7. 8.7. Camera: Recording Video
      1. 8.7.1. Getting Started
      2. 8.7.2. Trimming Your Video
      3. 8.7.3. Sharing Your Video
      4. 8.7.4. Editing Your Video
    8. 8.8. A Dozen Oddball Uses for Your iPhone Camera
    9. 8.9. Summary
  14. 9. Browsing with Safari
    1. 9.1. Getting Started with iPhone Safari
      1. 9.1.1. Safari's Browser Window
      2. 9.1.2. Navigation Basics
        1. 9.1.2.1. Entering URLs
        2. 9.1.2.2. Performing Web Searches
        3. 9.1.2.3. Entering Text
        4. 9.1.2.4. Following Links
        5. 9.1.2.5. Changing Orientation
        6. 9.1.2.6. Scrolling, Zooming, and Other Viewing Skills
    2. 9.2. Page Management
    3. 9.3. Working with Bookmarks
      1. 9.3.1. Selecting Bookmarks
      2. 9.3.2. Editing Bookmarks
      3. 9.3.3. Saving Bookmarks
    4. 9.4. iPhone Settings
    5. 9.5. iPhone-Specific Web Sites
    6. 9.6. Summary
  15. 10. The Shopping Mall in Your iPhone
    1. 10.1. The App Store
      1. 10.1.1. Featured Apps
      2. 10.1.2. Categories
      3. 10.1.3. Top 25
      4. 10.1.4. Search
      5. 10.1.5. Updates
    2. 10.2. The iTunes Store
      1. 10.2.1. Music
      2. 10.2.2. Videos
      3. 10.2.3. Ringtones
      4. 10.2.4. Search
      5. 10.2.5. More...
    3. 10.3. iBooks and the iBookstore
    4. 10.4. The Apple Store
    5. 10.5. Summary
  16. 11. Google Maps and Other Apps
    1. 11.1. Google Maps
      1. 11.1.1. Maps Screen
      2. 11.1.2. Maps Tips
    2. 11.2. Weather
      1. 11.2.1. Weather Screen
      2. 11.2.2. Weather Tips
    3. 11.3. Stocks
      1. 11.3.1. Stocks Screen
      2. 11.3.2. Stock Tips
    4. 11.4. Notes
      1. 11.4.1. Notes Screen
      2. 11.4.2. Notes Tips
    5. 11.5. Calculator
    6. 11.6. Clock
      1. 11.6.1. World Clock
      2. 11.6.2. Alarm
      3. 11.6.3. Timer
      4. 11.6.4. Stopwatch
    7. 11.7. YouTube
      1. 11.7.1. Finding YouTube Videos
      2. 11.7.2. Watching YouTube Videos
      3. 11.7.3. YouTube Tips
    8. 11.8. Voice Memos
      1. 11.8.1. Voice Memo Tips
    9. 11.9. Calendar
      1. 11.9.1. Switching Calendar Views
        1. 11.9.1.1. List View
        2. 11.9.1.2. Day View
        3. 11.9.1.3. Month View
        4. 11.9.1.4. The Today Button
      2. 11.9.2. Adding Events
        1. 11.9.2.1. Updating an Event Name or Location
        2. 11.9.2.2. Setting the Event Start and End Times
        3. 11.9.2.3. Setting a Repeating Event
        4. 11.9.2.4. Adding Alerts
        5. 11.9.2.5. Adding Notes
      3. 11.9.3. Editing and Removing Events
      4. 11.9.4. Synchronizing Calendars with Your Computer
      5. 11.9.5. Syncing with MobileMe
    10. 11.10. Summary