A shortcut straight to power-user level with over 300 tips, tricks, hints, and hacks to make your Apple device the one thing you can’t live without. Learn the secrets of FaceTime, Maps, Safari, and Mail. Transform your Apple device into a go-to office tool, as well as tighten security to deter theft. Designed to be dipped into, most tips in iPad and iPhone Kung Fu take only a minute to implement, but will change your life. Good for iOS 7 on iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch.

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About this Book

  • 324 pages
  • Published:
  • Release: P1.0 (2014-02-25)
  • ISBN: 978-1-93778-572-7

Apple changed the world with the iPhone and iPad. But while Apple’s impeccable design and attention to detail makes using the devices easy, getting the very most from the software takes time and effort. iPad and iPhone Kung Fu picks up where instruction manuals finish and wastes no time turning you into an expert.

Whether it’s browsing the web with Safari, emailing with Mail, photographing with the Camera app, sharing on Facebook or Twitter, reading and learning with iBooks, or navigating with Maps, this book digs down into the nitty-gritty of the operating system and its apps. You’ll find the juiciest and most astonishing time-savers and labor-saving tricks for iOS 7.

But the iPad and iPhone aren’t just about content consumption. Learn tricks for using Apple’s iWork applications to edit and create documents, spreadsheets, and presentations. Find tips for using GarageBand to make tunes, and hints for how iMovie can create your latest blockbuster. You’ll discover the secrets of Apple’s iPhoto image editing app too.

This is the premier companion for your Apple adventure, and the only book you need.

What You Need

For the Apple iPad, iPhone, or iPod Touch running iOS 7 (or earlier releases of iOS with some common-sense adaptation)

User Level

Beginner to intermediate.

Contents and Extracts

Full Table of Contents

Excerpt

About the Author

Keir Thomas has been writing about computers for nearly two decades and is the author of the best-selling Mac Kung Fu and Ubuntu Kung Fu, also from Pragmatic Bookshelf. The author of more than ten books, which have been read by more than a million people and translated into many languages, Keir formerly edited computer magazines. He lives in England with two cats.

Comments and Reviews

  • iPad and iPhone Kung Fu is a handy and fun reference for those new to iOS, as well as those who have a lot of experience. The tips contained in this book can help users open up a new level of usefulness for their Apple devices.

    —Jon Kurz President Dycet Research Group
  • This is a really great book. In fact, I’m recommending it to my dad! I have used an iPhone since the 3G version and am surprised I had so many things to learn!

    —Jeff Holland Web developer University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • iOS devices are awesome and amazingly intuitive, but I was surprised to find out how much I didn’t know. This book has tips and hints that take “It just works” to a whole different level.

    —Tony Bradley Principal analyst Bradley Strategy Group
  • Within minutes of picking up this book, I found several tips that helped me move around the interface more easily, enter text more quickly and accurately, and enjoy my iPad more. Whether you just started using an iPad or have had one since the early days, this book offers something for you.

    —Ian Dees Author of "Cucumber Recipes"