iPad: The Missing Manual

iPad: The Missing Manual

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By (author) J.D. Biersdorfer

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  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 20mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 31 December 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Sebastopol
  • ISBN 10: 1449341802
  • ISBN 13: 9781449341800
  • Edition: 6, Revised
  • Edition statement: 6th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 123,692

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Super-fast processors, streamlined Internet access, and free productivity and entertainment apps make Apple's new iPads the hottest tablets around. But to get the most from them, you need an owner's manual up to the task. That's where this bestselling guide comes in. You'll quickly learn how to import, create, and play back media; shop wirelessly; sync content across devices; keep in touch over the Internet; and even take care of business. The important stuff you need to know: Take tap lessons. Become an expert 'Padder with the new iPad Air, the iPad Mini with Retina display, or any earlier iPad. Take your media with you. Enjoy your entire media library - music, photos, movies, TV shows, books, games, and podcasts. Surf like a maniac. Hit the Web with the streamlined Safari browser and the iPad's ultrafast WiFi connection or 4G LTE network. Run the show. Control essential iPad functions instantly by opening the Control Center from any screen. Beam files to friends. Wirelessly share files with other iOS 7 users with AirDrop. Get creative with free iLife apps. Edit photos with iPhoto, videos with iMovie, and make music with GarageBand. Get to work. Use the iPad's free iWork suite, complete with word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation apps.

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J.D. Biersdorfer is the best-selling author of iPad: The Missing Manual, and Best iPhone Apps (Second Edition). She is the co-author of iPod: The Missing Manual, and Google: The Missing Manual (Second Edition). She has authored the weekly technology column "Q&A" for the New York Times since 1998.

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5 TIPS FOR IOS7 ON YOUR IPAD 1. Get "Today" In OrderThe new Today screen in iOS 7 presents a summary of your daily schedule when you swipe down from the top edge of the iPad's screen. If you want to change what you see there, say, to hide your Reminders to the list or show a sneak peek of tomorrow, just tap Settings > Notification Center and make adjustments in the Today View area. 2. Take Control of Common SettingsSwiping down from the top of the iPad's screen brings the Today screen and a list of your other notifications and alerts, but swiping up from the bottom of the screen summons the Control Center in iOS 7. Here, you can quickly get to a set of music playback controls, turn on the iPad's networking functions, call up the camera, turn on the new AirDrop feature so you can beam photos to other iOS 7 users, or even get to the AirPlay settings for streaming videos to your Apple TV. But if you find the Control Center pops up to easily when you accidentally brush the bottom edge of the screen during a game or presentation, you can restrict it to appearing only on the Home screen. Just tap Settings > Control Center > Access Within Apps > Off. 3. Play With PicturesYou can do even more with your pictures on the iPad in iOS 7. The new Camera app now offers the ability to shoot in the high dynamic range mode to create photos with a wider array of light and dark tones within the same image--which makes for pictures where you can see more detail within the shot. You can also snap photos in the Instagram-inspired square format. And what's a square-cropped photo without a fancy filter? Just open a picture in the Photos app, tap the edit button and then tap the Filters icon to see nine different effects you can apply to the image. 4. Fine-Tune Your iTunes Radio StationsWant to discover new sounds without breaking the bank? Tap into iTunes Radio in the iOS 7 Music app. Here, you can listen to several of Apple's pre-fab themed colle