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Taking Your iPhone 4 to the Max, Second Edition

Book Description

Unleash your iPhone and take it to the limit using powerful tips and techniques from tech consultant Steve Sande and gadget hacker Erica Sadun. Fast and fun to read, Taking Your iPhone 4 to the Max shows you how to get the most out of Apple's iPhone 4.

You'll find all the best undocumented tricks as well as the most efficient and enjoyable introduction to the iPhone available. Starting with an introduction to iPhone basics, you'll quickly move on to discover the iPhone's hidden potential, like how to connect to a TV, use Voice Control, have video chats with FaceTime, and call friends overseas with low-cost VoIP.

From the unified email inbox and surfing the Web with Mobile Safari, exploring the world of social networking, using the multitasking capabilities of iOS 4, taking and editing photos, shopping for apps, media, and books, or just managing phone callsPQZ-21723you'll find it all in this book. You'll even learn tips on where to get the best iPhone accessories. Get ready to take iPhone 4 to the max!

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright
  4. Dedication
  5. Contents at a Glance
  6. Contents
  7. About the Authors
  8. About The Technical Reviewer
  9. Acknowledgments
  10. Introduction
  11. Chapter 1: Selecting, Buying, and Activating Your iPhone
    1. Selecting Your iOS4 iPhone
    2. Considering System Requirements
    3. Buying Your iPhone
      1. Returns and Exchange Policies
    4. Bringing Home Your iPhone
      1. iPhone 4 Feature Overview
    5. Activation at the Store
    6. Preparing for Activation
    7. Connecting Your iPhone to Your Computer
    8. Activating Your iPhone (Nonstore Version)
      1. Selecting a Plan
      2. The Activation Process
    9. Insuring and Repairing Your iPhone
    10. Accessorizing Your iPhone
      1. iPhone Bumpers and Cases
      2. iPhone Skins
      3. Power Adapters
      4. Docks
      5. Cables
    11. Summary
  12. CHAPTER 2: Interacting with Your New iPhone
    1. Interaction Basics
      1. The iPhone Language
      2. The iPhone Sensors
      3. iPhone Power Tricks
    2. Changing iPhone Wallpapers
    3. Organizing Apps with Folders
      1. Using the iPhone Keyboard
    4. Using a Bluetooth Keyboard with Your iPhone
      1. Using the iPhone Stereo Headset
    5. Summary
  13. Chapter 3: Placing Calls with iPhone
    1. Checking the Cell Network Indicator
    2. iPhone Basics
      1. Launching the Phone App
      2. Placing Calls
      3. Placing Calls with Voice Control
      4. Answering Calls
      5. Managing Calls
      6. Managing Favorites
    3. Using Visual Voicemail
      1. Setting Up Your Voicemail Passcode
      2. Choosing Your Greeting
      3. Managing Voicemail Messages
      4. Accessing Voicemail Files
      5. Sending Voicemail Indirectly
    4. Managing Ringtones and Other iPhone Alerts
      1. Adding Custom Ringtones
    5. Advanced Phone Preferences
    6. iPhone Codes
      1. Basic iPhone Information
      2. Service Shortcuts
    7. FaceTime: Tomorrow's Videophone, Today
    8. VoIP Calling
    9. Summary
  14. Chapter 4: iPhone Messaging and Social Networking
    1. A Variety of Chats
    2. SMS/MMS Costs
    3. Checking Your Reception
    4. Getting Started with the Messages Application
      1. Creating a New Message
      2. Conversations
      3. Managing a Conversation
      4. Adding a Contact
      5. Using the Messages Screen
      6. Enabling and Disabling SMS Alerts
    5. Three Ways iPhone Messaging Is Better Than What's Available on Other Phones
    6. Instant Messaging on Your iPhone
      1. IRC on iPhone
      2. Facebook
      3. Twitter
    7. Summary
  15. Chapter 5: iPhone E-mail
    1. Compatibility
      1. POP
      2. SMTP
      3. IMAP
      4. Microsoft Exchange
    2. Adding Mail Accounts to iPhone
      1. Adding Accounts with iTunes
      2. Adding Accounts from Your Phone
      3. E-mail Provider Setup
      4. Removing Accounts from iPhone
    3. E-mail Checks and Other Basic Settings
      1. Audible Mail Alerts
    4. Getting Started with iPhone Mail
      1. Inboxes
      2. Accounts
    5. Using Mailboxes
    6. Reading and Navigating Through Mail
      1. Bottom Icons
      2. Top Icons
      3. Embedded Links
      4. Viewing Attachments
    7. Sending Mail
      1. Addressing E-mail
      2. Entering a Subject
      3. Editing the Message
      4. Saving a Draft
      5. Sending E-mail
    8. Summary
  16. Chapter 6: Syncing Your iPhone with iTunes
    1. Managing Your iPhone in iTunes
      1. The Summary Tab
    2. Ping and the iPhone
      1. Synchronization Choices
      2. The iPhone Capacity Meter
      3. The Apps Tab
      4. The Ringtones Tab
      5. The Music Tab
      6. The Movies Tab
      7. The TV Shows Tab
      8. The Podcasts Tab
      9. The iTunes U Tab
      10. The Books Tab
    3. Manually Synchronizing Your iPhone
    4. Creating Smart Playlists
    5. Creating iPhone-Friendly Content
    6. Ejecting Your iPhone
    7. Summary
  17. Chapter 7: It's Also an iPod
    1. iPod as Application
    2. Browsing Media on the iPhone
      1. Editing Your Browse Buttons
      2. Navigating the Category Screens
    3. Playing Audio
      1. Album View
      2. Cover Flow
      3. Add Playlists
    4. Playing Video
      1. Video Playback Controls
      2. Deleting Videos on the Go
    5. Going Beyond the iPod App
      1. Conserving Battery Power
      2. Adding a Sleep Timer
      3. During Playback
      4. Listening to Music
    6. Shopping at the Mobile iTunes Store
    7. Adjusting iPod Settings
      1. Music
      2. Video
      3. TV Out
    8. Summary
  18. Chapter 8: iPhone Photos and Video
    1. One App, Two Icons
    2. Locating (and Removing) the Camera
    3. Camera: Shooting Pictures
      1. Getting Started
      2. Picture-Taking Pointers
    4. Photos: Viewing Pictures
      1. Working with Photo Albums
      2. Working with Slide Shows
      3. Working with a Full-Screen Image
      4. Using a Photo
      5. Uploading Pictures by E-mail
      6. Photo-Sharing Apps
    5. Synchronizing Pictures from Your Computer
    6. Your iPhone as a USB Camera
      1. The iPhone and Windows XP
      2. The iPhone and Windows Vista/Windows 7
      3. The iPhone and Mac Image Capture
      4. The iPhone and Mac Preview
      5. A Selection of iPhone Photo Apps
    7. Camera: Recording Video
      1. Getting Started
      2. Trimming Your Video
      3. Sharing Your Video
      4. Editing Your Video
    8. A Dozen Oddball Uses for Your iPhone Camera
    9. Summary
  19. Chapter 9: Browsing with Safari
    1. Getting Started with iPhone Safari
      1. Safari's Browser Window
      2. Navigation Basics
    2. Page Management
    3. Working with Bookmarks
      1. Selecting Bookmarks
      2. Editing Bookmarks
      3. Saving Bookmarks
    4. iPhone Settings
    5. iPhone-Specific Web Sites
    6. Summary
  20. Chapter 10: The Shopping Mall in Your iPhone
    1. The App Store
      1. Featured Apps
      2. Categories
      3. Top 25
      4. Search
      5. Updates
    2. The iTunes Store
      1. Music
      2. Videos
      3. Ringtones
      4. Search
      5. More…
    3. iBooks and the iBookstore
    4. The Apple Store
    5. Summary
  21. Chapter 11: Google Maps and Other Apps
    1. Google Maps
      1. Maps Screen
      2. Maps Tips
    2. Weather
      1. Weather Screen
      2. Weather Tips
    3. Stocks
      1. Stocks Screen
      2. Stock Tips
    4. Notes
      1. Notes Screen
      2. Notes Tips
    5. Calculator
    6. Clock
      1. World Clock
      2. Alarm
      3. Timer
      4. Stopwatch
    7. YouTube
      1. Finding YouTube Videos
      2. Watching YouTube Videos
      3. YouTube Tips
    8. Voice Memos
      1. Voice Memo Tips
    9. Calendar
      1. Switching Calendar Views
      2. Adding Events
      3. Editing and Removing Events
      4. Synchronizing Calendars with Your Computer
      5. Syncing with MobileMe
    10. Summary
  22. Index