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My New iPhone?New from No Starch Press: New book shows how to get more out of the iPhone, one project at a time

June 16, 2009

My New iPhone San Francisco, CA, June 16, 2009—Getting a new iPhone or iPod touch is a treat—its glossy curves and beautiful graphics make it the envy of everyone. But that new iPhone often comes with a bit of worry: How do I use this thing?

For those who have just purchased an iPhone or have been toting one around doing little more than making phone calls, No Starch Press offers My New iPhone (June 2009, 464 pp, $29.95, ISBN 9781593271954), an essential, project-based guide for newcomers to Apple's latest and greatest gizmo.

This isn't some dry manual that covers every little option and menu. Instead, My New iPhone guides readers through 52 simple and fun projects that show how to get the most out of their new toy. Readers learn how their iPhone works step-by-step, as they configure and manage multiple email accounts, transfer music, and sync their computer with their iPhone. After all, as Brian Chee stated in his review of the first title in No Starch Press's My New series, My New Mac, "People just learn better and faster by doing projects rather than trying to stay awake doing tedious lessons."

"The iPhone has a ton of sweet features," said No Starch Press founder Bill Pollock, "but the countless options can be overwhelming for new users. For all of our readers who want to get more from their iPhone with a minimum of hassle, we offer My New iPhone—a collection of 52 simple projects that get things done."

Building on the success of his best-selling My New Mac, in this new book author Wallace Wang shows readers how to harness the full power of their iPhone, including how to:

  • View weather predictions, traffic patterns, flight information, and stock quotes
  • Take notes, send text messages, and browse the web
  • Find and install the best new applications and games
  • Browse iTunes, listen to music, and watch YouTube videos
  • Use Skype to make long-distance calls for free
  • Create ringtones and download free podcasts and audiobooks
  • Troubleshoot the iPhone's most common errors, like bad network connections and application crashes

The iPhone is a lot more than just a phone. For those who want to get more out of this elegant and powerful device—painlessly—No Starch Press has the answer in My New iPhone.

For more information, to schedule an interview, or for a review copy of My New iPhone, please contact Travis Peterson at No Starch Press (nostarchpr@oreilly.com, +1.415.863.9900, x300), or visit www.nostarch.com.

About the Author
Wallace Wang is the author of several best-selling computer books, including My New Mac, the Steal This Computer Book series, Steal This File Sharing Book, and The Book of Nero (all No Starch Press). He is also a successful standup comic who has appeared on A&E's "Evening at the Improv" and appears regularly at the Riviera Comedy Club in Las Vegas.

Praise for the My New Series
"Highly recommended for newbies and switchers."

"There are 52 [projects], so by the end of the book you'll be exceedingly competent and ready to take on pretty much anything."

"Wallace Wang has hit the nail on the head . . . people just learn better and faster by doing projects rather than trying to stay awake doing tedious lessons."
Brian Chee's Geeks in Paradise Blog

Additional Resources
Project 22: "Turning Your iPhone into a Radio" (PDF)
Table of contents overview
Detailed table of contents (PDF)
Index (PDF)
Large cover image

My New iPhone My New iPhone
by Wallace Wang
June 2009, 464 pp
ISBN 9781593271954, $29.95 USD

Available in fine bookstores everywhere, from www.oreilly.com/nostarch, or directly from No Starch Press (http://www.nostarch.com/, orders@nostarch.com, 1-800-420-7240).

About No Starch Press
Founded in 1994, No Starch Press is one of the few remaining independent technical book publishers. We publish the finest in geek entertainment—unique books on technology, with a focus on Open Source, security, hacking, programming, alternative operating systems, and LEGO. Our titles have personality, our authors are passionate, and our books tackle topics that people care about. See http://www.nostarch.com/ for a complete catalog. (And most No Starch Press books use RepKover, a lay-flat binding that won't snap shut.)

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