iPhone: The Missing Manual, 6th edition
Company: O’Reilly Media
Author: David Pogue
Price: $24.99




As an iPhone user I long ago got used to not having a manual with the iPhone. But I’m not your average user, and have had iPhones since the 3GS. But some people really need help with learning about their iPhones, and how to use them. So I was interested to see how the iPhone: The Missing Manual, 6th edition would succeed.

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Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual
Author: Barbara Brundage

Publisher: O’Reilly
$44.99 US, $47.99 CAN, $35.99 Ebook
630 pages
ISBN 978-1-449-31613-6

Adobe recently released Photoshop Elements 11, a consumer level version of their industry-standard photo editing software, Photoshop. PSE11 can still be a little intimidating to the new user, which is why a reference like Photoshop Elements 11: The Missing Manual is so valuable.

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iWork ’09 The Missing Manual

On July 19, 2010, in Book Review, iWork, by David Weeks

iWork ’09 The Missing Manual
By Josh Clark

Apple’s iWork productivity suite has been steadily gaining ground and market share against Microsoft Office, the 8000 pound productivity suite gorilla.

Pages, Keynote, and Numbers are excellent alternatives to their Office equivalents, and will fulfill most users needs splendidly.

But as iWork 09’s applications mature, the need for a comprehensive manual grows, as each application does more and more for the average non-specialist user. This is where Josh Clark’s iWork ’09 The Missing Manual comes in. In true Missing Manual fashion, Clark has put together a book that is both detailed and in-depth, yet easily readable.

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Review – iPad the missing manual

On July 9, 2010, in Book Review, Features, iPad, by Beth Lock

iPad the missing manual
Author: J.D.Biersdorfer
Company: O’Reilly
Price: US $24.99 CAN $31.99
299 pages


A product as elegant and intuitive as the iPad shouldn’t need a manual, but J.D. Biersdorfer makes short work of that premise with this new title in the missing manual series. J.D. Biersdorfer has the credentials to speak about it as well, she is the author of iPod: The Missing Manual and The iPod Shuffle Fan Book, and is co-author of The Internet: The Missing Manual and the second edition of Google: The Missing Manual. She has been writing the weekly computer Q&A column for the Circuits section of The New York Times since 1998.

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Three iPhone books reviewed

On December 31, 2008, in Book Review, iPhone, by David Weeks

iPhone Pocket Guide, 3rd Edition
Christopher Breen

Peachpit Press
US $ 9.99
ISBN 978-0321564030
288 pages

iPhone The Missing Manual Second Edition (Covers the iPhone 3G)
David Pogue

US $24.99
ISBN 78-0596521677
376 pages
e-book edition available through iTunes Store $4.99 introductory price

The iPhone Book: How to Do the Most Important, Useful & Fun Stuff with Your iPhone, 2nd Edition
Scott Kelby and Terry White

Peachpit Press
US $19.99
ISBN 978-0321577832
336 pages
Adobe Reader PDF version for Mac and Windows only $15.99

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Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual

On January 28, 2008, in Book Review, by Russ Walkowich

Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual
David Pogue

Pogue Press/O’Reilly Associates
ISBN 0-596-52952-X
Price: US $34.99
(Check online sites for reduced pricing)
893 pages

David Pogue’s latest endeavor, Mac OS X Leopard: The Missing Manual has built upon all of his previous versions and his experience in working with Macs. This is what should come in the box with your Mac. Everything you need to know or would like to know about Leopard is in this book.

Mr. Pogue has broken this manual down into six basic sections; The Mac OS X Desktop, Programs in Mac OS X, Components of Mac OS X, The Technologies of Mac OS X, Mac OS Online and the final section, the Appendixes, four of them, plus he even throws in a Master Mac OS X keystroke list. To give you an idea of just what he covers in the book, here is a quick breakdown.

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Dreamweaver CS 3: The Missing Manual

On January 7, 2008, in Book Review, by Rich Lefko

Dreamweaver CS 3: The Missing Manual
By David Sawyer McFarlans

O’Reilly Publishing
ISBN-10: 0596510438
ISBN-13: 978-0-596-51043-5
995 pages, paperback
US: $44.99, CAN: $58.99

This book is billed as. “The book that should have been in the box.” Adobe would have needed a pretty large box to include this 995-page book that is jam packed with tips and tricks as well as over 140 pages of step-by-step tutorials. There is also plenty of just plain “stuff” you probably never knew about Dreamweaver CS3. This really is the manual that should have been included.

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Mac OS X: The Missing Manual – Book Review

On January 9, 2004, in Book Review, by Russ Walkowich

Mac OS X: The Missing Manual (Panther Edition)
David Pogue

Pogue Press/O’Reilly Associates
ISBN 0-596-00615-2
Price: US $29.95 CA $43.95 (Check pricing at online sites!)
763 pages

David Pogue has definitely gotten the Missing Manual format down pat. His latest endeavor, the fourth in his Mac OS series, Mac OS X: The Missing Manual (Panther Edition) has built upon his previous versions and takes the reader through the “joys” of OS X Panther. From install to Terminal use, Mr. Pogue walks you through the process of getting down and dirty with Panther.

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