iPhone: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
First, here’s the
confession. I’ve techno-lusted for an iPhone since way before I bought my Droid
a few years back. But the Droid seemed sensible (why? I don’t remember why), so
that’s the way I went.
But for last year’s
trip to the Netherlands,
I needed a 4G phone, and that meant: upgrade.
And earlier that same
week, some good people had been telling me about this amazing iPhone-only app, which
I realized I needed in order to experience true happiness in life.
So: I got what I’d
wanted all along. And I believe it was sweeter for the wait.
The thing is: The
iPhone can do everything except wash the windows, but the thing don’t come with
a manual.
Hence, this book.
It’s a mere 500 pages in length, and it tells you everything the phone can do. And it’s rather mind-boggling,
actually. And fully half of the features I’ll probably never use, but it’s nice
to know they’re there.             
The stuff I will
use: information about how to take better photos, how to edit photos, how to
save websites to read even if you’re offline, and how to deal with Siri. (Me:
“Set an 8 a.m. alarm.” Siri: “For what time shall I set your ‘damn’ alarm
And I went through
and added photos to some of my favorite contacts, and that was just fun.
So even if you
think you know every last thing about your iPhone, I’m guessing you’ll still
find some good stuff in this book.
(I’d’ve included a
photo of my iPhone, except my iPhone is my camera.)

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