The Missing Credits

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David Pogue (author, illustrator, indexer) is the founder of Yahoo Tech (yahootech.com), a job for which he was groomed by 13 years writing the weekly tech column for The New York Times.

He’s also a monthly columnist for Scientific American, a two-time Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, the host of NOVA miniseries on PBS, and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s written or co-written 75 books, including 30 in this series, six in the For Dummies line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), two novels (one for middle-schoolers), and The World According to Twitter. In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a magician, and a funny public speaker. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, Nicki, and three awesome children.

Links to his columns and videos await at www.davidpogue.com. He welcomes feedback about his books by email at .

Julie Van Keuren (copy editor, indexer) quit her newspaper job in 2006 and moved to Montana to live the freelance-editing dream. She and her husband, M.H. (who’s living the novel-writing dream), have two teenage sons, Dexter and Michael. Email: .

Phil Simpson (design and layout) runs his graphic design business from Southbury, Connecticut. His work includes corporate branding, publication design, communications support, and advertising. In his free time he is a homebrewer, ice cream maker, wannabe woodworker, and is on a few tasting panels. He lives with his wife and four great felines. Email: .

Acknowledgments

The Missing Manual series is a joint venture between the dream team introduced on these pages and O’Reilly Media. I’m grateful to all of them, especially to designer Phil Simpson, prose queen Julie Van Keuren, and the astonishingly knowledgeable Rich Koster. He served as the technical editor of iPhone: The Missing Manual, from which much of this book was adapted.

As the sun began to set on this book’s deadline, I appealed to my followers on Twitter to help beta-read this book. My new best friends Tim Allen, Richard Wemberley, Adriana Belotti, Bill Groll, Clark Averill, Elizabeth Howell, Gilbert Tang, Grace Suarez, Lew Piper, Robert Ameeti, Jeff Hagedon, Logan Buren, Ken Falk, Tom Kerber, Matt Hausmann, and Skip Dodson cheerfully answered the call. They enthusiastically found all kinds of little things (and big ones) that needed fixing, and I’m deeply grateful.

A few other friends did massive favors for this book. Apple’s Trudy Muller and Andy Bowman were incredibly generous in chasing down elusive technical answers. Philip Michaels did the original Game Center writeup. O’Reilly’s Brian Sawyer accommodated my chaotic schedule without once threatening to break my kneecaps. And my incredible assistant Jan Carpenter kept me from falling apart like wet Kleenex.

I’m supremely grateful to my former New York Times colleague Jude Biersdorfer. iPad: The Missing Manual was her book for six editions; this year, an intensified schedule at The Times forced her to give up her baby. She was spectacularly cool about letting me take it over.

Thanks to David Rogelberg and Tim O’Reilly for believing in the idea, and above all, to Nicki, Kell, Tia, and Jeffrey. They make these books—and everything else—possible.

—David Pogue

The Missing Manual Series

Missing Manuals are witty, superbly written guides to computer products that don’t come with printed manuals (which is just about all of them). Each book features a handcrafted index, cross-references to specific page numbers (not just see Chapter 14), and an ironclad promise never to put an apostrophe in the possessive pronoun “its.”

Here’s a sampling of current and upcoming titles: (The complete list awaits at www.missingmanuals.com/library.html.)

For the Mac

For the Mac

  • OS X Yosemite: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • OS X Mavericks: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • AppleScript: The Missing Manual by Adam Goldstein

  • FileMaker Pro 13: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and Stuart Gripman

  • iMovie: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Aaron Miller

  • iPhoto: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Lesa Snider

  • iWork: The Missing Manual by Jessica Thornsby and Josh Clark

  • Office 2011: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

  • Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Yosemite Edition by David Pogue

  • Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop Elements 13: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

For Windows

  • Windows 8.1: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Windows 7: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

  • Access 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Excel 2013: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Microsoft Project 2013: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

  • Office 2013: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner and Matthew MacDonald

  • QuickBooks 2105: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

  • Photoshop CC: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop CS6: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider

  • Photoshop Elements 13: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage

Electronics

  • iPhone: The Missing Manual, Eighth Edition by David Pogue

  • David Pogue’s Digital Photography: The Missing Manual

  • Galaxy S5: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • iPad App Development: The Missing Manual by Craig Hockenberry

  • iPod: The Missing Manual, Eleventh Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer & David Pogue

  • Kindle Fire HD: The Missing Manual by Peter Meyers

  • Fire Phone: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Netbooks: The Missing Manual by J.D. Biersdorfer

  • NOOK HD: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

  • Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla

Web Technologies

  • Adobe Edge Animate: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

  • Creating a Web Site: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by Matthew MacDonald

  • CSS3: The Missing Manual, Third Edition, by David Sawyer McFarland

  • Dreamweaver CS6: The Missing Manual. Second Edition by David Sawyer McFarland and Chris Grover

  • Dreamweaver CC: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland

  • Flash CS6: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover

  • Google+: The Missing Manual by Kevin Purdy

  • HTML5: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Matthew MacDonald

  • JavaScript & jQuery: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by David Sawyer McFarland

  • PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual, Second Edition by Brett McLaughlin

  • WordPress: The Missing Manual, by Matthew MacDonald

Life

  • Buying a Home: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner

  • Personal Investing: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore

  • Your Brain: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Your Body: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald

  • Your Money: The Missing Manual by J.D. Roth

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