My iPad Mini

My iPad Mini

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By (author) Gary Rosenzweig

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  • Publisher: Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 660g
  • Publication date: 1 January 2013
  • ISBN 10: 0789748762
  • ISBN 13: 9780789748768
  • Illustrations note: ill
  • Sales rank: 223,283

Product description

Covers iOS 6 Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad mini photos that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into iPad mini problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad mini. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad mini working just the way you want. Learn how to: * Connect your iPad mini to your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE networks * Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad mini * Use Siri to control your iPad mini or get information by speaking commands * Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad mini * Video chat with your friends using Skype and FaceTime * Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices * Use Dictation to create notes, emails, text messages, search the Internet, and more * Use iCloud to synchronize data between your devices * Watch movies, TV shows, or home videos * Surf the Web, and send and receive email * Download apps to make your iPad mini even more useful * Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging * Stay organized with the Calendar app * Use Pages and Numbers to create documents and spreadsheets * Use Keynote to build and display presentations

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Gary Rosenzweig is an Internet entrepreneur, software developer, and technology writer. He runs CleverMedia, Inc., which produces websites, computer games, apps, and podcasts. CleverMedia's largest site, MacMost.com, features video tutorials for Apple enthusiasts. It includes many videos on using Macs, iPhones, and iPads. Gary has written numerous computer books, including ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University, MacMost.com Guide to Switching to the Mac, Special Edition Using Director MX, My Pages (for Mac), and My iPad, Sixth Edition. Gary lives in Denver, Colorado, with his wife, Debby, and daughter, Luna. He has a computer science degree from Drexel University and a master's degree in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Website: http://garyrosenzweig.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/rosenz More iPad Tutorials and Book Updates: http://macmost.com/ipadguide/

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3 The Evolving iPad 4 Generations of iPad 4 iOS 6 5 The iPad mini's Buttons and Switches 6 The Home Button 6 The Wake/Sleep Button 7 The Volume Control 8 The Side Switch 8 Orientation and Movement 9 Screen Gestures 9 Tapping and Touching 10 Pinching 10 Dragging and Flicking 10 Pull Down and Release Update 11 Four-Finger Gestures 11 iPad mini Screens 11 The Lock Screen 11 The Home Screen 12 An App Screen 13 The Search Screen 13 The Settings Screen 14 Interacting with Your iPad mini 15 Common Interface Elements 15 Using the On-Screen Keyboard17 Dictating Text 18 Editing Text 19 Copy and Paste 21 Using Siri 22 Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad 27 Changing Your Wallpaper 28 Getting Details About Your iPad 30 Setting Alert Sounds 32 Password Protecting Your iPad 34 Setting Parental Restrictions 36 Setting Side Switch Functionality 38 Setting Your Date and Time3 9 Modifying Keyboard Settings 40 Changing Safari Settings 42 Changing Music Settings 43 Notification Center Settings 44 More Settings 46 Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing 49 Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection 50 Setting Up Your 3G/4G Connection 52 Syncing with iTunes 54 Syncing Contacts, Calendars, and Other Information 57 Syncing Apps 59 Syncing Documents 60 Syncing Music 62 Syncing Photos 64 Syncing Using iCloud 66 Keeping Your iPad Up-to-Date 68 Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video 71 Playing a Song 72 Building a Playlist 75 Making iTunes Purchases 77 Downloading Podcasts 81 Playing Video 83 Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices 85 Home Sharing 86 Chapter 5 Reading Books 89 Buying a Book from Apple 90 Reading a Book 92 Using Reading Aids 94 Adding Notes and Highlights 95 Adding Bookmarks 97 Organizing Your Books 98 Using iBooks Alternatives 100 Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 103 Adding a Contact 104 Searching for a Contact 106 Working with Contacts 107 Creating a Calendar Event 108 Using Calendar Views 111 Day View 111 Week View 112 Month View 113 List View 114 Creating Notes 115 Setting Reminders 117 Setting Clock Alarms 119 Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 123 Browsing to a URL 124 Searching the Web 125 Viewing Web Pages 128 Returning to Previously Visited Websites 130 Bookmarking Websites 132 Deleting Your Bookmarks 133 Delete a Single Bookmark 134 Another Way to Delete Bookmarks 134 Creating Home Screen Bookmarks 135 Building a Reading List 136 Filling in Web Forms 138 Opening Multiple Web Pages 140 Copying Text and Images from Web Pages 141 Using Images from Web Pages 142 Viewing News Articles with Safari Reader 143 Chapter 8 Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter 145 Configuring Your Email 146 Reading Your Email 149 Composing a New Message 150 Creating a Signature 152 Deleting and Moving Messages 153 Searching Email 154 Configuring How Email Is Received 154 More Email Settings 156 Setting Up Messaging 157 Conversing with Messages 158 Setting Up Twitter 160 Following People on Twitter 161 How to Tweet 162 Chapter 9 Taking and Editing Photos 165 Taking Photos 166 Using Photo Booth 168 Browsing Your Photos 170 Editing Photos 171 Sharing Photos 173 Viewing Albums 175 Creating Albums 176 Creating a Slideshow 177 Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame 178 Capturing the Screen 180 Deleting Photos 181 Adjusting Photos in iPhoto 183 Using Brushed Effects on Photos in iPhoto 186 Applying Special Effects to Photos in iPhoto 187 Sharing Photos with iPhoto 188 Creating Online Journals with iPhoto 189 Chapter 10 Recording Video 195 Shooting Video 196 Trimming Video Clips 198 Combining Clips in iMovie 199 Editing Transitions in iMovie 203 Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie 205 Adding Video Titles in iMovie 208 Setting Up FaceTime 209 Placing Video Calls with FaceTime 211 Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime 212 Chapter 11 Writing with Pages 215 Creating a New Document 216 Styling Text 218 Reusing Styles 221 Formatting Text 222 Creating Lists 224 Column Layouts 226 Inserting Images 227 Using Shapes in Documents 230 Creating Tables 231 Creating Charts 233 Document Setup 235 Sharing and Printing Documents 236 Chapter 12 Spreadsheets with Numbers 239 Creating a New Spreadsheet 240 Totaling Columns 244 Averaging Columns 245 Performing Calculations 249 Formatting Tables 250 Formatting Cells 250 Formatting Whole Tables 253 Using Headers and Footers 254 Creating Forms 255 Creating Charts 258 Using Multiple Tables 260 Chapter 13 Presentations with Keynote 267 Building a Simple Presentation 268 Building Your Own Slide 270 Adding Transitions 274 Magic Move 275 Object Transitions 277 Organizing Slides 279 Playing Your Presentation 281 Presenting on an External Display 282 Chapter 14 Navigating with Maps 285 Finding a Location 286 Searching for Places and Things 288 Getting Directions 289 Setting Bookmarks 292 Using Views 294 Using Satellite View 294 Using 3D View 296 Getting Traffic Reports 298 Chapter 15 The World of Apps 301 Purchasing an App 302 Arranging Apps on Your iPad 305 Creating App Folders 306 Viewing Currently Running Apps 307 Quitting Apps 308 Finding Good Apps 309 Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps 311 Getting Help with Apps 313 Chapter 16 Using Popular and Critical Apps 317 Using Facebook 318 Using iTap VNC 320 Using GoodReader 322 Using NewsRack 325 Using Flipboard 328 Adding a Dictionary 331 Using Skype for iPad 332 Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen 334 Creating Multimedia Cloud Notes with Evernote 338 Handwriting Notes 341 Using Epicurious 343 Other Useful Apps 345 Chapter 17 Games and Entertainment 349 Composing Music with GarageBand 350 Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix 353 Listening to Music with Pandora Radio 355 Using Game Center 356 iPad Games and Entertainment 358 Air Hockey 358 Highborn HD 359 Harbor Master HD 360 Angry Birds HD 360 Galcon Fusion 361 Plants vs Zombies HD 362 Monkey Island 2 Special Edition 362 Scrabble for iPad 363 Fieldrunners for iPad 363 Real Racing 2 HD 364 Gold Strike 364 Word Spy 365 Comics 366 Subscribing to Magazines with Newsstand 366 Chapter 18 iPad mini Accessories 369 Printing from Your iPad mini 370 iPad mini Smart Cover 372 Power Accessories and Docks 373 Video Output Adapters 375 Lightning to VGA Adapter 375 Lightning Digital AV Adapter 376 AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV 377 Apple Wireless Keyboard 378 SD Card and USB Adapters 381 Index 383