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iPhone Secrets

ISBN: 978-1-118-33903-9
312 pages
November 2012
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A top tech blogger takes you behind the scenes for an in-depth look at the iPhone

The world’s love of the iPhone only continues to grow by leaps and bounds. Darren Murph, managing editor of Engadget and a Guinness World Record holder as the most prolific blogger, explores every amazing capability of the iPhone and shows you how to take full advantage of this remarkable mini-computer. He reveals secret shortcuts, best ways to boost your productivity, how to take advantage of iMessage and push notifications, international iPhone travel tips, how to maximize AirPlay, and so much more.

  • Most iPhone users barely scratch the surface of what the device can do; the world's leading tech blogger shares little-known secrets that let you take your iPhone use to a new level
  • Covers keeping the iPhone synced via iCloud, using mobile social networking and location-based platforms, multitasking, iMessage, making the most of Siri, and using all the video calling options
  • Helps you maximize wireless convenience with AirPlay streaming media, Wi-Fi calling solutions for international travel, and the GameCenter
  • Looks at troubleshooting and jailbreaking for peak performance
  • Perfect for any gadget freak, even those with their first iPhone

iPhone Secrets opens up a new dimension of productivity, convenience, and fun for iPhone users.

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Table of Contents

Introduction xvii

PART I Becoming an iPhone Setup Pro 1

Chapter 1 Selecting and Setting Up Your iPhone 3

Chapter 2 Icon Placement and O rganization 21

Chapter 3 Managing Your E‑Mail Accounts with iPhone 39

Chapter 4 Wrangling iTunes (While Maintaining Your Sanity) 57

PART II Acing the Advanced Features 73

Chapter 5 Multi-Tasking Magic 75

Chapter 6 Taking FaceTime (and Those Other Video Calling Solutions) to the Next Level 93

Chapter 7 Streaming Your Multimedia Without Wires: AirPlay 105

Chapter 8 Cutting the Cord: Utilizing Wireless Functionality 123

PART III Diving Into Software 139

Chapter 9 Game On with Game Center 141

Chapter 10 Useful Productivity Apps 153

Chapter 11 The Best Not-E xactly-Productive Apps 183

Chapter 12 iMessage and the Wide World of Push Notifications 201

PART IV Becoming a Digital Genius 211

Chapter 13 Utilizing the iPhone's Camera 213

Chapter 14 Utilizing Your Personal Assistant: Siri 227

Chapter 15 Social Networking Savvy 237

Chapter 16 iCloud, the Cloud, and iTunes Match 247

Chapter 17 Ace Accessories 261

Chapter 18 Jailbreaking and Troubleshooting 269

Summary 281

Index 283

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Author Information

Darren Murph is the Managing Editor for Engadget, a respected publication in the world of consumer electronics. He's written more than 20,000 posts on everything from speech synthesis to gadget dissection, which has earned him a Guinness World Record as the planet's most prolific professional blogger. He is also the author of iPad Secrets.

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