Tips and Tricks for Your Smartphone

If you are holding your new smartphone and wondering how to get the most from it, or if you would like to learn how to take good photos with your phone, then you’ve come to the right place. The books listed below provide trips and tricks to help you get the most from your new phone. 

iPhone For Seniors–Updated for iPhone 12 and IOS 14 by Dwight Spivey

When you’re looking for the most up-to-date information on your iPhone, look no further than this edition of iPhone For Seniors For Dummies. It’s fully updated to cover iOS 14, the software released in Fall of 2020 that runs all iPhones dating back to the iPhone 6. It doesn’t matter if you have a brand new iPhone 12 or are sticking with the iPhone you’ve had for a few years.

iPhone: The Missing Manual by David Pogue

IOS 11 for the iPhone includes a host of exciting new features, including a revamped Control Center and all-new powers for some of your favorite apps–Siri, AirPlay 2, Maps, Photos, and Maps. You can even send payment via iMessages and type with one hand! And the best way to learn all of these features is with iPhone: The Missing Manual–a funny, gorgeously illustrated guide to the tips, shortcuts, and workarounds that will turn you, too, into an iPhone master.

iPhone for Dummies by Edward C.Baig

When you carry an iPhone, you carry the power to get things done. Your pocket-sized device can keep you in touch with your friends, connect you to the world, maintain your schedule, access movies and music, and record your life in pictures and video. And that’s just scratching the surface of what an iPhone can do! iPhone For Dummies offers the insight of two longtime Apple experts on how to master iPhone basics then move on to the coolest and most useful apps–and everything in between.

One Device: The Secret History of the iPhone by Brian Merchant

Describes how the inception of the iPhone has transformed society and skyrocketed Apple to the most valuable company in the world, detailing how the most current technological advances have become inseparable to everyday life.

Teach Yourself Visually iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max by Guy Hart-Davis

“Know your new iPhone 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max from the inside-out with 900 color screen shots! Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPhone is your ultimate guide to getting the most out of your iPhone! Apple’s graphics-driven iOS is perfect for visual learners, so this book uses a visual approach to show you everything you need to know to get up and running and much more. Full-color screen shots walk you step-by-step through setup, customization, and everything your iPhone can do.

My iPhone for Seniors by Brad Miser

Presents step-by-step instructions for the tasks you care about most. Large full-color, close-up photos with callouts to iPhone photos that show you exactly what to do. Common-sense help when you run into iPhone problems or limitations.

iPhone Photography Book: How to Get Professional-looking Images Using the Camera You Always Have With You by Scott Kelby

An award-winning photographer, in this long-awaited book fully dedicated to iPhone photography, shares his secrets and shooting advice for capturing truly amazing pictures with an iPhone.

iPhone: Updated for iPhone 12 models and iOS 14 by Edward C.Baig

Explains how to use the iPhone, covering its newest features and common tasks, including making and receiving calls, sending text messages, working with the calendar, shooting video, browsing the internet, and tips for fixing common iPhone problems.

Always On: Hope and Fear in the Social Smartphone Era by Rory Cellan-Jones

The principal technology correspondent for the BBC recounts the history of the smartphone and discusses its impact on the way this powerful technology ushered in a revolution in the way people live and work, including its dark side.

Android Phones & Tablets for Dummies by Gookin Dan Gookin

Getting a smartphone or tablet can be intimidating for anyone, but this user-friendly guide is here to help you to get the most out of all your new gadget has to offer! Whether you’re upgrading from an older model or totally new to the awesome world of Androids, this book makes it easier than ever to get up and running with the latest technology. From setup and configuration to taking advantage of all those intricate bells and whistles, Android Phones & Tablets For Dummies helps you unleash everything your Android can do for you.

Android Phones for Seniors by Nick Vandome

This resource starts with a detailed look at the different versions of Android, and the range of models of phones that are available. It also explains the relationship with Google and the services that can be used with an Android phone.

Android Application Development All-in-One for Dummies by Barry Burd

If you’re an aspiring or beginning programmer interested in creating apps for the Android market―which grows in size and downloads every day―this is your comprehensive, one-stop guide. Android Application Development All-in-One For Dummies covers the information you absolutely need to get started developing apps for Android.

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