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MacRumors
Jun 29, 2007, 01:25 PM
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David Pogue, the New York Times columnist who was one of the journalists who reviewed (http://www.macrumors.com/2007/06/26/more-iphone-reviews/) the iPhone prior to its launch, published a preview (http://missingmanuals.com/david_pogues_favorite_iphone_tricks.csp) of his iPhone: The Missing Manual with some tips and hints for iPhone usage.

Nothing particularly revealing, but of some interest for those waiting around for your iPhones to arrive.



Apple!Fre@k
Jun 30, 2007, 02:50 AM
That's a 300 page book and it's coming out in early August. With a minimum 4 month lead time to get the book in to the proper publishing channels, David Pogue must have had an iPhone in his possesion since March! Go, David! :)

ekeby
Jun 30, 2007, 03:01 PM
That's a 300 page book and it's coming out in early August. With a minimum 4 month lead time to get the book in to the proper publishing channels, David Pogue must have had an iPhone in his possesion since March! Go, David! :)

not necessarily 4 months . . . (I'm in the biz). Some mass market books have made it to print practically overnight. I suspect Pogue does his in Powerpoint or ID or some other program that facilitates page layout. And he's a seasoned journalist so likely to require little copyediting and far less editorial interference than the average author.

louden
Jun 30, 2007, 08:28 PM
not necessarily 4 months . . . (I'm in the biz). Some mass market books have made it to print practically overnight. I suspect Pogue does his in Powerpoint or ID or some other program that facilitates page layout. And he's a seasoned journalist so likely to require little copyediting and far less editorial interference than the average author.

Those books also contain very little useful information...

mkrishnan
Jun 30, 2007, 08:34 PM
Those books also contain very little useful information...

Should I pretend like that's a shock, or keep it real?

louden
Jul 1, 2007, 03:20 PM
Should I pretend like that's a shock, or keep it real?

This makes this whole thing much worse:
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/30/technology/30online.html?_r=1&ref=technology&oref=slogin

The NYTimes will accuse Microsoft and marketers of a conflict of interest, yet see none for David Pogue, his books and his reviews of the iPhone.

Sure, call out MS for anything they do wrong - that's what the press should do. But to write this AND have Pogue's obvious conflict of interest under their noses is extremely hypocritical.

This is scary to me because - I'll admit - I used Pogue's and Mossberg's reviews to sway me to stand in line for an iPhone (which I don't regret) - but the potential for conflict of interest between companies like Apple and the press is frightening. We're talking what will be a billion dollar business! People have been bough off for a hell of lot less and everybody has a price. Who knows what will happen when Apple introduces their "Bob" product?

SLAPSHOTW
Jul 1, 2007, 06:01 PM
One tip I've found is that if you're in Safari and have scrolled down the page, do a quick tap on the time on the top of the screen to instantly scroll back up and get the address bar.

note235
Jul 1, 2007, 06:35 PM
nice

also the mic and its ipod controls