J.D. Biersdorfer (author) is the author of several O’Reilly books, including iPad 2: The Missing Manual, Best iPhone Apps, Second Edition, and Netbooks: The Missing Manual. She’s been writing the weekly computer Q&A column for the New York Times since 1998 and has covered everything from 17th-century Indian art to the world of female hackers for the newspaper. She’s also written articles for the AIGA Journal of Graphic Design, Budget Travel, the New York Times Book Review, and Rolling Stone. She studied in the Theater & Drama program at Indiana University and now spends her limited spare moments playing the banjo badly, drinking copious amounts of tea, and watching BBC World News. Email: email@example.com.
David Pogue (co-author) is the weekly tech columnist for the New York Times, an Emmy-winning correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning, a weekly CNBC contributor, and the creator of the Missing Manual series. He’s the author or co-author of more than 50 books, including 25 in this series, six in the For Dummies line (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music), two novels, and The World According to Twitter. In his other life, David is a former Broadway show conductor, a piano player, and a magician. He lives in Connecticut with his three awesome children.
Peter McKie (editor) lives in New York City, where he traces the history of old buildings. He has a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kristen Borg (production editor) is a graduate of the publishing program at Emerson College. Now living in Boston, she originally hails from Arizona and considers New England winters a fair trade for no longer finding scorpions in her hairdryer. Email: email@example.com.
I would like to thank David Pogue for suggesting this book to me way back in 2002, and for being a terrific editor through the mad scramble of the first two editions. Also thanks to editors Peter Meyers and Peter McKie for guiding me through the past eight updates. Thanks to Kristen Borg, Lesley Keegan, Ron Bilodeau, Rob Romano, Karen Ippoliti, Monica Kamsvaag, Sara Peyton, Betsy Waliszewski, Laurie Petrycki, and all the folks at O’Reilly. Thanks to Apple for courteously providing the iPod images and to the assorted iPod accessory companies who made their photos available. Thanks also to Hans White of the band Nacho Business for letting us use his album art on the cover.
I’d also to thank all my friends and family (especially and most importantly, Betsy Book) for putting up with me every year when Apple announces new iPods and I disappear into my computer for several weeks, muttering incoherently and cranking up the show tunes and bluegrass playlists to a hearty volume.
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 and cross-references to specific pages (not just chapters). Recent and upcoming titles include:
Access 2010: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
CSS: The Missing Manual, Second Edition, by David Sawyer McFarland
Creating a Website: The Missing Manual, Third Edition, by Matthew MacDonald
David Pogue’s Digital Photography: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Dreamweaver CS5.5: The Missing Manual by David Sawyer McFarland
Droid 2: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Droid X2: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Excel 2010: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
FileMaker Pro 11: The Missing Manual by Susan Prosser and Stuart Gripman
Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
Galaxy S II: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Galaxy Tab: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Google+: The Missing Manual by Kevin Purdy
Google Apps: The Missing Manual by Nancy Conner
Google SketchUp: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
HTML5: The Missing Manual by Matthew MacDonald
iMovie ’11 & iDVD: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Aaron Miller
iPad 2: The Missing Manual, Third Edition by J.D. Biersdorfer
iPhone: The Missing Manual, Fifth Edition by David Pogue
iPhoto ’11: The Missing Manual by David Pogue and Lesa Snider
Kindle Fire: The Missing Manual by Peter Meyers
Mac OS X Lion: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Mac OS X Snow Leopard: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
Microsoft Project 2010: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Motorola Xoom: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
NOOK Tablet: The Missing Manual by Preston Gralla
Office 2010: The Missing Manual by Nancy Connor, Chris Grover, and Matthew MacDonald
Office 2011 for Macintosh: The Missing Manual by Chris Grover
Personal Investing: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Photoshop CS5: The Missing Manual by Lesa Snider
Photoshop Elements 10: The Missing Manual by Barbara Brundage
PHP & MySQL: The Missing Manual by Brett McLaughlin
QuickBooks 2012: The Missing Manual by Bonnie Biafore
Switching to the Mac: The Missing Manual, Lion Edition by David Pogue
Windows 7: The Missing Manual by David Pogue
For a full list of all Missing Manuals in print, go to www.missingmanuals.com/library.html.