Smartphone

The secret history of the invention that changed everything-and became the most profitable product in the world.

"The One Device is a tour de force, with a fast-paced edge and heaps of analytical insight."-Ashlee Vance, New York Times bestselling author of Elon Musk

"A stunning book. You will never look at your iPhone the same way again." -Dan Lyons, New York Times bestselling author of Disrupted

Odds are that as you read this, an iPhone is within reach. But before Steve Jobs introduced us to "the one device," as he called it, a cell phone was merely what you used to make calls on the go.

How did the iPhone transform our world and turn Apple into the most valuable company ever? Veteran technology journalist Brian Merchant reveals the inside story you won't hear from Cupertino-based on his exclusive interviews with the engineers, inventors, and developers who guided every stage of the iPhone's creation.

This deep dive takes you from inside One Infinite Loop to 19th century France to WWII America, from the driest place on earth to a Kenyan pit of toxic e-waste, and even deep inside Shenzhen's notorious "suicide factories." It's a firsthand look at how the cutting-edge tech that makes the world work-touch screens, motion trackers, and even AI-made their way into our pockets.

The One Device is a roadmap for design and engineering genius, an anthropology of the modern age, and an unprecedented view into one of the most secretive companies in history. This is the untold account, ten years in the making, of the device that changed everything.
Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:

  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPods, and iPads ; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS users around you
  • Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone
  • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more
  • Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars
  • Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and watch video–including movies and TV shows
  • Capture and edit photos and video ; use the new camera features in iPhone 5S to take photos rapidly in Burst mode, and use the new slow-motion feature for video
  • Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and your contacts or share them via email, iCloud, and texts ; use PhotoStream to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps
  • Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices

This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do.


Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.


Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.


Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:


• Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you • Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone


• Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more


• Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, and calendars


• Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more


• Make your text messages come alive by adding Digital Touches and effects


• Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox


• Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and use other great iPhone apps


• Capture and edit photos and video; use the great camera features such as burst, timed and time-lapse photos, slow-motion video, and Live Photos via email, AirDrop, or texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos


• Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps


• Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices

COVERS iOS 9 for iPhone 4s, 5, 5c, 5s, 6, 6 Plus, 6s, and 6s Plus


March 21, 2016 Update: A new iPhone SE was announced today by Apple. The content of this book is applicable to this new phone.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:

  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you
  • Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone
  • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more
  • Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars
  • Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and use other great iPhone apps
  • Capture and edit photos and video; use the great camera features such as burst, timed and time-lapse photos, slow-motion video, and Live Photos
  • Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, and texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps
  • Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices

BONUS MATERIAL: Register this book at quepublishing.com/register to access online bonus content.

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPhone images that show you exactly what to do.

Help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.

Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPhone.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPhone working just the way you want. The tasks include how to:

  • Connect to the Internet, Bluetooth devices, Wi-Fi networks, and other iPhones, iPod touches, and iPads; take advantage of AirDrop to instantly share with other iOS and Mac users around you
  • Use Siri to get information, write texts and emails, set reminders/appointments, and more just by speaking to your iPhone
  • Customize your iPhone with folders, wallpaper, ringtones, and much more
  • Configure and sync your information, and efficiently manage contacts, reminders, and calendars
  • Communicate via FaceTime videoconferences, conference calls, text, email, and more
  • Make the most of Safari to browse the Web and Mail to manage all of your email from one Inbox
  • Listen to music, subscribe to podcasts, and use the Health app to help keep yourself in top form
  • Capture and edit photos and video; use the great camera features such as burst, timed and time-lapse photos, and slow-motion video
  • Use your photos in slideshows, for wallpaper, and for your contacts or share them via email, AirDrop, and texts; use iCloud to automatically save and share your photos
  • Find, download, install, and use awesome iPhone apps
  • Take advantage of iCloud to keep your content and information in sync on all your devices

BONUS MATERIAL: Register this book at quepublishing.com/register to access an online chapter, additional tasks, and other helpful information

Short-listed for the 2015 Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year

A Wall Street Journal Best Business Book of 2015

A Best Business Book of the Year, Forbes Magazine

A Times of London Book of the Week

Best Narrative Business Book of 2015 by Strategy+Business

In 2009, BlackBerry controlled half of the smartphone market. Today that number is less than one percent. What went so wrong?


Losing the Signal is a riveting story of a company that toppled global giants before succumbing to the ruthlessly competitive forces of Silicon Valley. This is not a conventional tale of modern business failure by fraud and greed. The rise and fall of BlackBerry reveals the dangerous speed at which innovators race along the information superhighway.

With unprecedented access to key players, senior executives, directors and competitors, Losing the Signal unveils the remarkable rise of a company that started above a bagel store in Ontario. At the heart of the story is an unlikely partnership between a visionary engineer, Mike Lazaridis, and an abrasive Harvard Business school grad, Jim Balsillie. Together, they engineered a pioneering pocket email device that became the tool of choice for presidents and CEOs. The partnership enjoyed only a brief moment on top of the world, however. At the very moment BlackBerry was ranked the world's fastest growing company internal feuds and chaotic growth crippled the company as it faced its gravest test: Apple and Google's entry in to mobile phones.

Expertly told by acclaimed journalists, Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, this is an entertaining, whirlwind narrative that goes behind the scenes to reveal one of the most compelling business stories of the new century.
As you'd expect of Apple, the iPhone is gorgeous. iPhone: The Missing Manual is a book as breathtaking as its subject. Teeming with high-quality color graphics, each custom designed page helps you accomplish specific tasks -- everything from Web browsing to watching videos. Written by New York Times columnist and Missing Manual series creator David Pogue, this book shows you how to get the most out of your new Apple iPhone.

The name iPhone may be doing Apple a disservice. This machine is so packed with possibilities that the cellphone may actually be the least interesting part. The iPhone is at least three products merged into one: a phone, a wide-screen iPod and a wireless, touch-screen Internet communicator. The iPhone's beauty alone may be enough for you to dig for your credit cards, but its Mac OS X-based software makes it not so much a smartphone as something out of the film "Minority Report."

The real magic, however, awaits when you browse the Web. You get to see the entire Web page on the iPhone's screen. All of this is cooked up with Apple's traditional secret sauce of simplicity, intelligence and whimsy.

Written by New York Times columnist and Missing Manual series creator David Pogue, iPhone: The Missing Manual shows you everything they need to know to get the most out of your new Apple iPhone. Full of humor, tips, tricks, and surprises, this book teaches you how to extend iPhone's usefulness by exploiting its links to the Web as well as its connection to Macs or PCs; how to save money using Internet-based messages instead of phone calls; and how to fill the iPhone with TV shows and DVDs for free.
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