Taking Your iphone to the Max

Taking Your iphone to the Max

By: Erica Sadun (author)Paperback

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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 to the Max will show you how get the most out of Apple's iPhone. You'll find all the best, and undocumented, tricks as well as the most efficient and enjoyable introduction to the iPhone you'll ever find. Starting with a guide to iPhone basics, you'll quickly move on to discover the iPhone's hidden potential, like how to connect to a TV, get contract-free VOIP, and hack OS X so it will run apps on your iPhone. 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 here. You'll even find tips on where to get the best and cheapest iPhone accessories. Get ready to take iPhone to the max! What you'll learn * iPhone basics * E-mail, voicemail, and using iCal * Surfing the Web with iPhone using Safari * Expanding the main menu using third-party software * Using iTunes, games, and iBooks * Connecting to the TV and ripping DVDs * Hacking OS X to run apps on the iPhone * Getting contract-free VOIP * Saving on accessories and what you really need Who this book is for Anyone who has an iPhone and wants to get more out of it, learn how to connect to other devices, or tinker with it Table of Contents * Selecting, Buying, and Activating Your iPhone * Interacting with Your New iPhone * Placing Calls with iPhone * iPhone Messaging * iPhone E-mail * Browsing with Safari * Preparing Your Media in iTunes * It's Also an iPod * iPhone Photos * Google Maps and Other Apps

About Author

Erica Sadun holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the Georgia Institute of Technology. She has written, co-written, and contributed to almost two dozen books about technology, particularly in the areas of programming, digital video, and digital photography. An unrepentant geek, Sadun has never met a gadget she didn't need. Her checkered past includes run-ins with NeXT, Newton, and a vast myriad of both successful and unsuccessful technologies. When not writing, she and her geek husband parent three adorable geeks-in-training, who regard their parents with restrained bemusement. Eight Ways to Get the Most out of Your Zune, the O'Reilly shortcut, and Modding Mac OS X, also from O'Reilly, are her latest books. She also wrote Taking Your iPhone to the Max.


1. The Basics * Mastering gestures--from pinching to sliding on your iPhone * Using the iPhone built-in QWERTY keyboard * Navigating your iPhone media (with coverflow, etc) * Placing calls the iPhone way 2. Communications * The iPhone email survival kit * Voicemail * SMS * Taking charge of your calendar with iPhone and iCal 3. Surfing with iPhone * Browsing with iPhone's version of Safari * Getting the most from Google, etc. Websites on your iPhone 4. Expanding the iPhone * Adding new items to your iPhone main menu * Third-party software 5. Media * Everything you need to know in iTunes for your iPhone * Syncing basics (you only have 4 or 8 GB available), esp with smart playlists * Bringing along iBooks on your iPhone (Notes feature, possible/probable PDF reader) * iPhone games * Buying content on the go * iPhone photo slideshows 6. Media Concerns * Connecting iPhone to your TV for video out * Homebrew iPhone content (e.g. Ripping DVDs for iPhone widescreen playback) * Hacking into iPhone's OS X and running real OS X programs there 7. Power Users * Contract-free VOIP with Jajah, Skype, etc. * The limits and possibilities of the technology. (Why only 2.5G, etc?) 8. Accessorizing * The 12 accessories you can't live without: from power cords to docks to speakers to headphones

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781590599266
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 182
  • ID: 9781590599266
  • ISBN10: 1590599268

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