iPhone for Work: Increasing Productivity for Busy Professionals (Google eBook)

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Apress, Oct 29, 2009 - Computers - 250 pages
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The iPhone is cool, and the iPhone is fun, but the iPhone also means serious business. For those of you who bought your iPhones to help get your lives organized and free yourselves from the ball and chain of desktop computing, iPhone at Work: Productivity for Professionals is the book to show you how.

There are plenty of general-purpose iPhone guides, but iPhone at Work: Productivity for Professionals shows you how to complete all the traditional smartphone tasks, like to-do lists, calendars, and e-mail, and become much more efficient and productive at work. You'll learn mechanisms for developing effective workflows specific to the features of the iPhone and also efficient strategies for dealing with the specialized aspects of business and professional lifestyles.

From the introduction and throughout the book, author Ryan Faas targets professional users of the iPhone. You'll tour the built-in applications and configuration options, always with work and productivity in mind, and discover all of the enterprise features of the iPhone, learning how to configure and use each one.

Then discover the App Store: source of all third-party software. There's something a bit daunting about the dominance of games and frivolous apps on the best-seller lists, but there are serious business and vertical applications also available, and you'll learn about some of the best and how to take advantage of this wealth of add-on and very professional functionality.

And for those administrators with the special job of deploying lots of new iPhones across the enterprise, this book concludes with two appendixes that provide information and resources for companies. The first is intended for organizations looking to perform larger-scale iPhone or iPod touch deployments complete with device management. The second is geared for those companies that wish to develop an iPhone platform–oriented infrastructure through the use of customized in-house applications and iPhone/iPod touch–specific web services.

What you’ll learn
  • Purchase and configure an iPhone specifically for business
  • Integrate built-in iPhone platform features into an everyday professional workflow
  • Access enterprise-wide data and computing features
  • Pick up specific tips for different professions
  • Deploy the iPhone platform across groups both large and small
  • Discover the secrets of iPhone platform customization and personalization
Who this book is for

You already have or are considering the purchase of an iPhone. You know it's the coolest smartphone around, but you actually want to use it to make your professional life more efficient, more productive, and more fun! Clearly, the iPhone has inherent uses for a broad range of professions including management, sales, medical/dental, legal, real estate, training and education, human resources, and information technology, so there are many of you. Some of you are novice mobile device users, others are highly experienced mobile pros. No matter, because every professional iPhone user across this continuum of experience wants to learn to work smarter, better, and more efficiently. This book shows you how to use your iPhone to do this.

Table of Contents
  1. Buying and Activating Your iPhone
  2. Using Your iPhone for the First Time
  3. Getting Online
  4. Phone Home (Or Work, Clients, or Anyone Else)
  5. Texting and Media Messaging for a Living
  6. E-mail
  7. Calendar
  8. Contacts
  9. Microsoft Exchange and ActiveSync
  10. Photos and Video
  11. Web Browsing with Mobile Safari
  12. Getting Around Using Maps
  13. iPod and iTunes
  14. The Remaining Built-In Apps
  15. Understanding iPhone Applications and the App Store
  16. General Business Applications
  17. Apps for Specific Professions
  

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Contents

Using Your iPhone for the First Time
21
Getting Online
49
Getting Down to Business with the BuiltIn Apps
63
Texting and Media Messaging for a Living
83
Email
91
Calendar
117
Contacts
135
Microsoft Exchange and ActiveSync
151
Web Browsing with Mobile Safari
183
Getting Around Using Maps
201
iPod and iTunes
227
The Remaining BuiltIn Apps
249
Getting Even More Done with Additonal Apps
271
General Business Applications
287
Apps for Specific Professions
299
Resources for iPhone Management
311

Photos and Video
167

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About the author (2009)

Ryan Faas has been writing about Apple technology for over a decade, covering everything from introductory topics for new users to business solutions to in-depth systems and network administration. He received a Neal national business journalism award for his work on Computerworld's ""Week of Leopard"" series, which covered the launch of Apple's revision of Mac OS X in 2007.

Beyond writing about technology, Ryan has worked as a systems administrator for multiplatform networks in both the education and private sectors. He continues to offer technology consulting and custom training services to organizations looking to implement Apple technology as part of a broad IT strategy.

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