The e-book format isn't so easy to update
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 1, 2009
When users upgrade to new versions of the iPhone software and iTunes, Tony's Tips for iPhone Users Manual, an iPhone/iPod touch reference application, will be ready to help. The new content will be available immediately after Apple releases the software, giving users instant information on the new features of the iPhone, iPod Touch, iTunes, and MobileMe. Users won't have to wait for a book, e-book, or app update -- they can access the refreshed content with the current version of the application.
Tony's Tips for iPhone Users Manual is an iPhone/iPod app available for $2.99 in the App Store. It provides helpful tips for using your iPhone or iPod touch with iTunes and MobileMe, such as iPhone battery tips, synchronizing with iTunes, tricks with the iPhone keyboard, and settings for e-mail. Since the content is online, author/publisher Tony Bove can refresh it as new information becomes available -- users don't have to wait for an app update or for a new edition of an e-book. Users can also save pages to read offline.
"I consider this format to be faster than a printed book, more powerful than an e-book," said publisher Tony Bove, author of the bestselling iPod & iTunes for Dummies, Just Say No to Microsoft, and more than a dozen other books on multimedia and computing. "Unlike a printed book or e-book that falls out of date, a reader buys Tony's Tips once -- and it lasts forever, continually refreshed with new content."
Tony's Tips are bite-sized nuggets that readers can locate quickly by browsing, searching, or following links, without having to read through an e-book. "The e-book format isn't so easy to update," explained Tony Bove. "The page metaphor is great for novels but not for reference manuals that need to be updated often, and an e-book of this size would take up more space than a music CD. I wanted to host the content online, and create an iPhone app that offers quick searching and faster navigation to related topics. The app occupies less space than a song, and you can save the content on your iPhone for offline reading."
Released on Jan. 5, 2009, the app immediately garnered praise from its users. "Tony's Tips should be the first app a new user installs on their phone," said one reviewer in the App Store. "You'll never need a how-to book again," said another. "Within a few seconds I learned a trick... I consider myself an expert user, so I am surprised... and delighted!"
In addition to all the topics one would find in a complete manual, Tony's Tips includes frequently updated iPhone news, the best of the Bove's Blips blog and tweets, and Tony's opinions and personal iPhone, iPod, iTunes, and MobileMe usage patterns -- including the apps he uses every day and the tricks he's learned. And users can follow a link to submit their own tips to a public wiki at tonybove.com.
For more information about Tony's Tips for iPhone User's Manual and how it delivers searchable iPhone tips and continually updated information in a convenient app, contact Tony Bove or visit the Tony's Tips web page: http://www.tonybove.com/tonystips_iphone.html
About Tony Bove and Tony's Tips:
Tony's Tips for iPhone Users Manual is an iPhone app that provides helpful tips for using your iPhone or iPod touch with iTunes and MobileMe. Tony Bove, publisher of Tony's Tips, is the author of the bestselling iPod & iTunes for Dummies and iPod touch for Dummies. Tony Bove has written over 20 books on computing and multimedia production, and produced and published the critically acclaimed Haight-Ashbury in the Sixties CD-ROM and similar projects for Random House and Voyager Co. Tony Bove's site is http://www.tonybove.com.
Tony Bove, Publisher
Tony's Tips for iPhone Users Manual
tony (at) tonybove (dot) com