Book: iPhone 3G Portable Genius
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
You love your iPhone 3G and you’ve found out that it’s mighty simple to use out-of-the-box, but you might not know that some of its most useful and powerful features are hidden away in obscure parts of the system. You’ve found out that your iPhone 3G doesn’t get in your way when you’re trying to be productive or creative, but sometimes it will do something (or force you to do something) that just makes you want to scratch your head in wonderment. You’ve found out that your iPhone 3G’s robust design makes it a reliable device day after day, but even the best-built machines can have problems.
When you come upon the iPhone 3G’s dark side, you might consider making an appointment with your local Apple Store’s Genius Bar, and more often than not the on-duty genius will give you good advice on how to overcome the iPhone 3G’s limitations, work around its annoyances, and fix its failures. The Genius Bar is a great thing, but it isn’t exactly a convenient thing. You can’t just drop by to get help; you have to make an appointment; you have to drag yourself down to the store, perhaps wait for your genius, get the problem looked at, and then make your way back home; and in some cases you may need to leave your iPhone 3G for a while (No!) to get the problem checked out and hopefully resolved.
What you really need is a version of the Genius Bar that’s easier to access, more convenient, and doesn’t require tons of time or leaving your iPhone 3G in the hands of a stranger. What you really need is a "portable" genius that enables you to be more productive and solve problems wherever you and your iPhone 3G happen to be.
Welcome, therefore, to iPhone 3G Portable Genius. This book is like a mini Genius Bar all wrapped up in an easy to use, easy to access, and eminently portable format. In this book you learn how to get more out of your iPhone 3G by learning how to access all the really powerful and timesaving features that aren’t obvious at a casual glance. In this book you learn how to avoid your iPhone 3G’s more annoying character traits and, in those cases where such behavior can’t be avoided, you learn how to work around it. In this book you learn how to prevent iPhone 3G problems from occurring, and just in case your preventative measures are for naught, you learn how to fix many common problems yourself.
This book is for iPhone 3G users who know the basics but want to take their iPhone 3G education to a higher level. It’s a book for people who want to be more productive, more efficient, more creative, and more self-sufficient (at least as far as the iPhone 3G goes, anyway). It’s a book for people who use their iPhone 3G every day, but would like to incorporate it into more of their day to day activities. It’s a book we had a blast writing, so we think it’s a book you’ll enjoy reading.