David Pogue's Book

Tinman

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His book is directed at users, not modders. At least one of his tips has been included in this forum and 2 of his videos are available on youTube. He is a writer for the New York times, with a good sense of humor. Maybe not everyone on this forum is as smart as you appear to be!
I'm gonna take a stab in the dark and guess that the reason one of his tips is here is because he actually had an iPhone before most everyone here did.

I am also well aware of who David Pogue is, and what he does (I met him once). I have nothing against him at all. But my questions regarding how long he had an iPhone, and how long he spent writing this book, are valid.

As far as me being smart, I would never make such a claim.


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I suspect most don't read them--and that's when the manuals are included in the box.
It's also clear that many or most people don't know about the Apple PDF manual.

It should've been included ON the iPhone itself, in a browseable HTML format, IMO.
 

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I'm gonna take a stab in the dark and guess that the reason one of his tips is here is because he actually had an iPhone before most everyone here did.

I am also well aware of who David Pogue is, and what he does (I met him once). I have nothing against him at all. But my questions regarding how long he had an iPhone, and how long he spent writing this book, are valid.

As far as me being smart, I would never make such a claim.


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No problem. I guess he did have the phone way before its release. Anyway, we all need some extra help once in a while, that's whay we are in this forum.
 

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No problem. I guess he did have the phone way before its release. Anyway, we all need some extra help once in a while, that's whay we are in this forum.
You bet. And indeed I am not saying Pogue's book is going to be worthless; just that I'd want to hear some reader response before considering it.


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Apple Manual and the Missing Manual

I downloaded the iPhone manual from the Apple site before I got my iPhone so that I would be at least a little bit prepared for it. The Apple manual is great; I use it to answer many forum questions.

I got the Missing Manual pdf from the ORiley web site by ordering the book and book on PDF combo; I then canceled the paper book and it sold me the PDF version for $5.00. I have been reading it since I got it yesterday and I highly suggest that iPhone owners download the free Apple manual and also that they purchase the Missing Manual pdf. I intend to purchase the printed book as a gift for my partner when I get him the iPhone .... I recommend the David Pogue book to everyone... there is a lot hidden it it... it is really up to date too...
 

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i really feel like theres nothing on this book that i don't already know, can Someone please show an example of whats "hidden" on the iPhone
 

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I'm waiting for my Safari subscription to put it up so I don't have it yet but this tip makes me wonder what other kinds of nuggets he's got in the book.
 
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I'm waiting for my Safari subscription to put it up so I don't have it yet but this tip makes me wonder what other kinds of nuggets he's got in the book.
That tip came from one of his readers, not from him directly. I knew about it beforehand, but I suppose it's still not well known. Either way those kinds of tips are posted right here everyday in the hints sticky.


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That tip came from one of his readers, not from him directly. I knew about it beforehand, but I suppose it's still not well known. Either way those kinds of tips are posted right here everyday in the hints sticky.

Mike
Yeah, we're on the same page. I'm sitting here thinking that he couldn't possibly know THAT much more than the avid EIP user.

If someone could just give me one useful "tip" from the book that none of us had heard before, that might be enough for me to possibly believe otherwise.
 

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How about this tip...

Yeah, we're on the same page. I'm sitting here thinking that he couldn't possibly know THAT much more than the avid EIP user.

If someone could just give me one useful "tip" from the book that none of us had heard before, that might be enough for me to possibly believe otherwise.
There are only two tricky things to learn about Visual Voicemail:
Tap a message’s name twice, not once, to play it. That’s a deviation
from the usual iPhone Way, where just one tap does the trick. In Visual
Voicemail, tapping a message just selects it and activates the Call Back
and Delete buttons at the bottom of the screen. You have to tap twice to
start playback.
Turn on Speaker Phone first. As the name Visual Voicemail suggests,
you’re looking at your voicemail list—which means you’re not holding
the phone up to your head. The first time people try using Visual
Voicemail, thereforee, they generally hear nothing!
That’s a good argument for hitting the Speaker button before tapping
messages that you want to play back. That way, you can hear the playback
and continue looking over the list. (Of course, if privacy is an issue,
you can also double-tap a message and then quickly whip the phone up
to your ear.)
 

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or this tip

Free Text Messaging
If you think you can keep yourself under the 200-message-per-month limit of
most iPhone calling plans (remember, that’s sent and received), great! You’re
all set.
Then again, how are you supposed to know how many text messages you’ve sent
and received so far this month? Your iPhone sure doesn’t keep track.
The only way find out is to sign in to www.wireless.att.com and click My account.
(The first time you do, you’ll have to register by supplying your email address and a
Web password.) The Web site offers detailed information about how many minutes
you’ve used so far this month—and how many text messages. Might be worth
bookmarking that link in your iPhone’s browser.
But if you risk going over that limit, you’ll be glad to know there’s a way to
send all your outgoing text messages to be free.
Enter Teleflip, a free service that converts email into text messages. Teleflip
requires no signup, fee, contract, or personal information whatsoever.
Until recently, the chief use for this service was firing off text messages from
your computer to somebody’s cellphone.
But the dawn of the iPhone opens up a whole new world for Teleflip. It lets
you send an email (which is free with your iPhone plan) that gets received as
a text message on the other end. You pay nothing.
64 Chapter 3
To make this happen, create a new email address for each person you might
like to text. The email address will look like 2125551212@teleflip.com (of course,
substitute the real phone number for 2125551212). That’s it! Any messages
you send to that address are free to send, because they’re email—but they
arrive as text messages!
Chat
 

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Free Text Messaging
If you think you can keep yourself under the 200-message-per-month limit of
most iPhone calling plans (remember, that’s sent and received), great! You’re
all set.
Then again, how are you supposed to know how many text messages you’ve sent
and received so far this month? Your iPhone sure doesn’t keep track.
The only way find out is to sign in to www.wireless.att.com and click My account.
(The first time you do, you’ll have to register by supplying your email address and a
Web password.) The Web site offers detailed information about how many minutes
you’ve used so far this month—and how many text messages. Might be worth
bookmarking that link in your iPhone’s browser.
But if you risk going over that limit, you’ll be glad to know there’s a way to
send all your outgoing text messages to be free.
Enter Teleflip, a free service that converts email into text messages. Teleflip
requires no signup, fee, contract, or personal information whatsoever.
Until recently, the chief use for this service was firing off text messages from
your computer to somebody’s cellphone.
But the dawn of the iPhone opens up a whole new world for Teleflip. It lets
you send an email (which is free with your iPhone plan) that gets received as
a text message on the other end. You pay nothing.
64 Chapter 3
To make this happen, create a new email address for each person you might
like to text. The email address will look like 2125551212@teleflip.com (of course,
substitute the real phone number for 2125551212). That’s it! Any messages
you send to that address are free to send, because they’re email—but they
arrive as text messages!
Chat
man I already knew thhat
see theres not much that i don't know, i actually use txtdrop.com for free text
its perfect for the iPhone
 

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ok now...

man I already knew thhat
see theres not much that i don't know, i actually use txtdrop.com for free text
its perfect for the iPhone
I only gave two examples out of hundreds... the book is very helpful for me... you don't need to get it because you discovered all this stuff on your own. Me, I need all the help I can get.
 

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Well that is useful information although i did just download the book. But i didn't pay for it so i didn't waste any money on information that i already know ;)
 

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For those who have the book, does he happen to mention any "online resources or communities"? Obviously, it would be a boost to EIP and membership if he mentioned the site.

Thanks.
Chris
 

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Not clearly...

For those who have the book, does he happen to mention any "online resources or communities"? Obviously, it would be a boost to EIP and membership if he mentioned the site.

Thanks.
Chris
I just did a quick and dirty on the Index and found nothing... but resources such as you questioned might me peppered throughout the text... only a slow read will reveal... reading.
 

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There are only two tricky things to learn about Visual Voicemail:
Tap a message’s name twice, not once, to play it. That’s a deviation
from the usual iPhone Way, where just one tap does the trick. In Visual
Voicemail, tapping a message just selects it and activates the Call Back
and Delete buttons at the bottom of the screen. You have to tap twice to
start playback.
I just tap the little 'play' arrow to the left to play the msg. ONCE.
 

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For those who have the book, does he happen to mention any "online resources or communities"? Obviously, it would be a boost to EIP and membership if he mentioned the site.

Thanks.
Chris
Chris i plan on reading the manual in depth tomorrow and ill make sure to remember an comunities or resources that it may illude to. Unfortunately i was unable to email the pdf to myself or use the gmail drive because of the file size and don't know how to add it any other way. It would be nice to have it on the phone for quick reference.

Anyone have ideas on how to get a 50mb PDF file on the phone?