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David Pogue's iPhone: The Missing Manual App--New from O'Reilly: Become an iPhone Expert Fast

Press release: December 19, 2008

A screenshot from iPhone: The Missing Manual App
Sebastopol, CAMissing Manuals, a publishing division of O'Reilly Media, dedicated to producing beautifully written, easy-to-use manuals for popular consumer software and hardware products, today announced the release of its first iPhone App, iPhone: The Missing Manual.

This new App makes it possible to read and intelligently browse New York Times columnist David Pogue's bestselling book--iPhone: The Missing Manual, Second Edition (O'Reilly, $24.99)--anytime, day or night, on your iPhone. Indeed, for everyone getting or giving an iPhone over the holidays, learning how to use your new iPhone has never been easier with this handy new App.

Full of humor, tips, tricks, and surprises, iPhone: The Missing Manual App, just like Pogue's book, covers iPhone 3G and teaches you how to extend iPhone's usefulness by utilizing its links to the Web as well as its connection to Macs or PCs; how to save money using Internet-based messages instead of phone calls; and how to fill the iPhone with TV shows and DVDs for free. Instead of fumbling around with your new iPhone, take advantage of iPhone: The Missing Manual App.

Best of all, the new App is available now for a limited time at an introductory price of $4.99 (which will increase to $9.99). The iPhone: The Missing Manual App was built by Lexcycle, creators of the popular Stanza App, so you get the same rich reading experience (including live linking and cross references) as when you read our other books on Stanza.

In total, more than 700 of O'Reilly Media titles are currently available for sale as DRM-free PDFs and Ebook bundles. In addition, all 18 of our Head First books will be available in PDF form within the next 24 hours.

About the Author
David Pogue, Yale '85, is the weekly personal-technology columnist for the New York Times and an Emmy award-winning tech correspondent for CBS News. With 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. He wrote or co-wrote seven books in the "for Dummies" series (including Macs, Magic, Opera, and Classical Music); in 1999, he launched his own series of complete, funny computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes 30 titles.

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