iPhone The Missing Manual by David Pogue 5th Edition

This is one mighty manual! There’s cer­tainly noth­ing miss­ing from this one. iPhone The Miss­ing Manual by David Pogue is the gold stand­ard for iPhone users. I decided to take a look at this one prin­cip­ally to make sure I know what I need to about Pho­to­Stream and some of the new iOS 5 fea­tures. Col­our me impressed. This book is far more really than one could hope for. Now in its Fifth iter­a­tion, this is the manual brought up to date for iOS 5 and the iPhone 4S. It is the most com­pre­hens­ive and ref­er­ence source avail­able for new and exist­ing users of iPhones from the 3gs onward.

It’s all here. This offers out of the box first time users with hemp get­ting setup and get­ting their new iPhone con­figured to suit their needs. It offers seasoned users with detailed and com­pre­hens­ive instruc­tion on par­tic­u­lar aspects that they might want to know more about or run into issues with. I find myself in a third group, con­sid­er­ing myself a more seasoned user of the iPhone with no par­tic­u­lar prob­lems or con­cerns, but a gen­eral interest. To my sur­prise, there were all sorts of handy tips and hints that I simply had no idea about. These are the sort of things that Apple doesn’t seem to pub­li­cize or really make fore­front as part of the inter­face. For example, I had no idea about the wealth of assit­ive tech­no­lo­gies that Apple have now incor­por­ated into iOS5. I have already enabled speak aloud which voices the words that the iPhone sug­gests as replace­ments when typ­ing. This is a handy thing for me. I did try revers­ing the type for curi­os­ity and even enabled Voi­ceover, but these were more nov­elty — but the point being I simply had no idea and Pogue’s intense cov­er­age of all the fea­tures of the iPhone and iOS5 brought them to light.

There’s def­in­itely some­thing in here for every­one. The treat­ment is quite read­able and because there is just so much use­ful inform­a­tion I found myself com­pelled to read this one. Hints are clearly marked in cal­louts so that you can scan for them. The volume is well illus­trated and screen shots provide thor­ough and easy to fol­low directions.

This is the manual for all users and will be both wel­come and valu­able for users novice and expert alike. I would highly recom­mend this for any iPhone user and think it is a superb investment.

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