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Press Release: August 12, 2010

iPhone: The Missing Manual, Fourth Edition--New from O'Reilly

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Sebastopol, CA—With the iOS 4 software and the new iPhone 4, Apple has a world-class hit on its hands. This sleek, highly refined pocket computer comes with everything—cellphone, iPod, Internet, camcorder—except a printed manual. Fortunately, David Pogue is back with this expanded edition of his witty, full-color guide: the world's most popular iPhone book.

"I'm so proud of this one," Pogue says. "I really dug deep into the new phone and the new OS. It's the perfect book for exploiting your iPhone—and an even better book for giving to the relatives or coworkers who keep bugging you for help with their iPhones."

iPhone: The Missing Manual, Fourth Edition (O'Reilly Media, $24.99 USD) is, in essence, the iPhone Bible. It covers:

  • The iPhone 4. This book unearths all the secrets of the newest iPhone, including its video calling, the front and back cameras (with flash), and the world's highest-resolution screen.
  • The iOS 4 software. Earlier iPhones gain multitasking, app folders, the iBooks app, better email and Web, and much more.
  • The apps. That catalog of 250,000 add-on programs makes the iPhone's phone features almost secondary. Now you'll know how to find, manage, and exploit those apps.
  • The tricks. As usual, Pogue’s specialty is undocumented tips, tricks, and shortcuts. In this new edition, he teaches you how to make the phone read e-books out loud, how to double the battery’s life by operating it with the screen off, and how to unhook from AT&T’s congested 3G network when you can’t get a call through.

The iPhone may be the world's coolest computer, but it's still a computer, with all of a computer's complexities. iPhone: The Missing Manual is a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you, too, into an iPhone addict.

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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. His funny tech videos appear weekly on CNBC. And with 3 million books in print, he is also one of the world's bestselling how-to authors. In 1999, he launched his own series of amusing, practical, and user-friendly computer books called Missing Manuals, which now includes over 100 titles.

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The ebook version of iPhone: The Missing Manual, Fourth Edition is available for purchase now. The print book will be available on on August 18th, and available in a store near you on August 25th.

iPhone: The Missing Manual, 4th Edition iPhone: The Missing Manual, Fourth Edition
David Pogue
ISBN: 978-1-4493-9365-6, 448 pages
Book Price: $24.99 USD, Ebook Price: $19.99 USD
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