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Ultimate Geek


Topic # 26085 11-Sep-2008 15:21
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Firstly I would just like to say this is 'In My Opinion'.......

Some people *really* shouldn't be allowed to buy certain things, infact there should be tests and restrictions placed on people. Now I am all for people learning new things, and keeping up with technology but......The iPhone is *easily* one of the simplest devices to use. My technophobic wife (who strugles with a TV remote) can use it, even my 7 year old son knows how to use thing!

So ANYONE who buys one of these books really shouldn't be buying an iPhone in the first place. Yes, on occasion, a book can be useful if the device/product is complicated, but the iPhone....come on!

They are actually selling The Rough Guide to The iPhone in Whitcouls for $21.99!!

And as for the section at the bottom of the Amazon page that says "Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought", this means that some people are actually buying atleast 2 books!


(if you have purchased one of these books, please explain why. Was it intrigue, need or something else)

Note: My thoughts and comments are my own and not of anyone else including my employer

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Ultimate Geek

  Reply # 163802 11-Sep-2008 16:15
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Often a book can make things even more confusing!

Toys:  iphone 4s; PS3 good times.  13inch macbook pro.   ipad 3. ï£¿ 27inch imac.   airport express & time machine. raspberry-pi running xbmc and a gopro try hard.

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Master Geek

  Reply # 163814 11-Sep-2008 17:07
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I have a PDF copy I "found" on the web of iPhone the missing manual 2nd edition including 3G and it is a very indepth book that I think anyone would learn from. It is well laid out and has over 300 pages and covers some great topics including indepth stuff on making ring tones and setting things up for corporate such as exchange and troubleshooting mobile me or email settings and the like, how geo tagging works...
there is alot of stuff in here that is great. I just collect pdf books and think on the odd occasion this maybe useful.

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