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iPhone 4S Portable Genius Paperback – Nov 29 2011
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From the Back Cover
The Genius is in.
You don't have to be a genius to use the iPhone 4S. But if you want to get the very most out of yours, put this savvy Portable Genius guide to work and start ramping up the pace. Want to connect your iPhone to a network? Sync your iPhone? Get the most out of the audio, photo, and video features? Use Siri voice control to send messages, schedule meetings, and call friends? You'll find cool and useful Genius tips, full-color screenshots, and pages of easy-to-access shortcuts and tools that will save you loads of time and let you enjoy your iPhone 4S to the max.
Fun, hip, and straightforward, the Portable Genius series gives forward-thinking Apple users useful information in handy, compact books that are easy to navigate and don't skimp on the essentials. Collect the whole series and make the most of your Apple digital lifestyle.
About the Author
Paul McFedries is a Mac expert and full-time technical writer. He has written more than 70 books that have sold more than four million copies worldwide. These books include MacBook Air Portable Genius, Second Edition; The Facebook Guide for People Over 50; Mac OS X Lion Simplified; and Switching to a Mac Portable Genius, Second Edition; among others. Paul encourages all readers to drop by his website, www.mcfedries.com.
Top Customer Reviews
The book was too much to read from cover to cover so I approached it by topic using the index and found that helped with isolated problems but didn't really give a good overview of the phone's capabilities.
Best advice is don't buy iPhone 4s if you really just want to make phone and text calls and then you won't need the book. The instructions that come with the phone are extremely minimal...almost useless...probably to trick you into thinking it is so user friendly you won't need help using it.
Btw...you know all the little joke videos people email to you...the majority of them won't play at all on the iPhone as it won't accept Flash media...same with YouTube videos.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
The current example of Apple's disregard for its early adopters is iLife 11 released October 20, 2010. The portable Genius book will not be available until February 8, 2011 and David Pogue not until March 15, 2011. As a committed Apple customer I wish that Apple would become collaborate with the writing community during development and not subject its customers to a six month wait from time of release until something coherent was available. Until then Portable Genius, David Pogue, Jeff Carlson and others fill the void but not until the product is half-way towards the next release.
Each concept is presented with an excellent description and screen shots so you know you are doing it right and can follow along with the book. Everything is covered in this book: basics, intermediate and advanced topics; not just setup and sync but video editing, iCloud and troubleshooting.
The Genius series is a great product line from Wiley. It retains all the knowledge of an Apple genius without the attitude and the long wait to get to the bar. Purchase this book and go to a real bar with your spare time! Just don't leave your iPhone there.
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