My iPad 2 (covers iOS 4.3)

My iPad 2 (covers iOS 4.3)

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My iPad 2 offers a full-color, fully illustrated, four-color step-by-step resource to using your iPad 2, the latest model from Apple that boasts a new faster processor and two video cameras. Each task is stepped through with corresponding visuals that are numbered to match the step they are referred by. Notes and sidebars give additional insight into using the iPad 2 without requiring you to sort through paragraphs of text to find the information you want. Tasks are clearly titled to help you quickly and easily find things you want to accomplish on your iPad 2. Everything from setup and configuration to using apps like Pages and Maps is clearly illustrated and easy to follow. Learn how to use the iPad 2's two cameras to take pictures and video, and share them with friends or chat with them live.

* Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi network and 3G networks

* Take video with the front and rear camera

* Video chat with your friends

* Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices

* Synchronize data between your computer and iPad

* Watch movies, TV shows, YouTube, or home videos

* Surf the Web and email

* Download apps to make your iPad even more useful

* Create documents and spreadsheets

* Build and display presentations

* Find locations and get directions

* Find the best games

* Connect keyboards, cameras, and external displays
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 20mm | 621.42g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • col. ill
  • 0789741164
  • 9780789741165
  • 377,467

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Covers iOS 4.3 Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad 2 photos that show you exactly what to do. Help when you run into iPad 2 problems or limitations. Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad 2. Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad 2 working just the way you want. Learn how to: - Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi network and 3G networks- Take video with the front and rear camera- Video chat with your friends- Stream audio and video to Apple TV and other devices- Synchronize data between your computer and iPad- Watch movies, TV shows, YouTube, or home videos- Surf the Web and email- Download apps to make your iPad even more useful- Create documents and spreadsheets- Build and display presentations- Find locations and get directions- Find the best games- Connect keyboards, cameras, and external displays
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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3

The iPad Buttons and Switches 4

The Home Button 4

The Wake/Sleep Button 5

The Volume Control 6

The Side Switch 6

Orientation and Movement 7

Screen Gestures 7

Tapping and Touching 8

Pinching 8

Dragging and Flicking 8

iPad Screens 9

The Lock Screen 9

The Home Screen 10

An App Screen 10

The Search Screen 11

The Settings Screen 12

Interacting with Your iPad 13

Common Interface Elements 13

Using the On Screen Keyboard 15

Editing Text 16

Copy and Paste 17

Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad 21

Changing Your Wallpaper 22

Getting Details About Your iPad 24

Setting Alert Sounds 26

Password Protecting Your iPad 28

Setting Parental Restrictions 30

Setting Side Switch Functionality 32

Setting Your Date and Time 33

Modifying Keyboard Settings 34

Changing Safari Settings 36

Changing iPod Settings 37

More Settings 38

Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing 41

Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection 42

Setting Up Your 3G Connection 44

Syncing with iTunes 46

Syncing Contacts, Calendars, and Other Information 48

Syncing Apps 50

Syncing Documents 51

Syncing Music 52

Syncing Photos 53

Syncing Using MobileMe 55

Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video 59

Playing a Song 60

Building a Playlist 63

Making iTunes Purchases 65

Downloading Podcasts 69

Playing Video 72

Viewing YouTube Videos 74

Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices 76

Home Sharing 77

Chapter 5 Reading Books 81

Buying a Book from Apple 82

Reading a Book 85

Using Reading Aids 87

Adding Notes and Highlights 89

Adding Bookmarks 91

Organizing Your Books 92

Using iBooks Alternatives 94

Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 97

Adding a Contact 98

Searching for a Contact 100

Working with Contacts 101

Creating a Calendar Event 102

Using Calendar Views 105

Day View 105

Week View 106

Month View 107

List View 108

Creating Notes 109

Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 113

Browsing to a URL 114

Searching the Web 115

Viewing Web Pages 117

Returning to Previously Visited Websites 120

Bookmarking Websites 122

Delete Your Bookmarks 123

Delete a Single Bookmark 123

Another Way to Delete Bookmarks 124

Creating Home Screen Bookmarks 125

Filling in Web Forms 126

Opening Multiple Web Pages 129

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages 131

Using Images from Web Pages 132

Chapter 8 Communicating with Email 135

Configuring Your Email 136

Reading Your Email 139

Composing a New Message 140

Creating a Signature 141

Deleting and Moving Messages 142

Searching Email 143

Configuring How Email Is Received 144

More Email Settings 145

Chapter 9 Taking and Viewing Photos 149

Taking Photos 149

Using Photo Booth 152

Browsing Your Photos 154

Using the Photos App 157

Viewing Albums 159

Creating a Slideshow 160

Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame 161

Capturing the Screen 163

Deleting Photos 164

Chapter 10 Recording Video 167

Shooting Video 168

Trimming Video Clips 170

Combining Clips in iMovie 171

Editing Transitions in iMovie 175

Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie 177

Adding Video Titles in iMovie 180

Creating a FaceTime Account 181

Placing Video Calls with FaceTime 183

Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime 185

Chapter 11 Writing with Pages 189

Creating a New Document 190

Styling Text 192

Reusing Styles 195

Formatting Text 196

Creating Lists 198

Column Layouts 200

Inserting Images 201

Using Shapes in Documents 204

Creating Tables 205

Creating Charts 207

Document Setup 209

Transferring Documents to Pages with iTunes 210

Transferring Documents from Pages to iTunes 212

Chapter 12 Spreadsheets with Numbers 215

Creating a New Spreadsheet 216

Totaling Columns 220

Averaging Columns 221

Performing Calculations 225

Formatting Tables 226

Formatting Cells 226

Formatting Whole Tables 229

Using Headers and Footers 230

Creating Forms 231

Creating Charts 234

Using Multiple Tables 236

Chapter 13 Presentations with Keynote 243

Building a Simple Presentation 244

Building Your Own Slide 246

Adding Transitions 250

Magic Move 251

Object Transitions 253

Organizing Slides 255

Playing Your Presentation 257

Presenting on an External Display 258

Chapter 14 Navigating with Maps 263

Finding a Location 264

Searching for Places and Things 266

Getting Directions 267

Setting Bookmarks 269

Using Views 271

Using Satellite View 271

Using Street View 273

Getting Traffic Reports 275

Chapter 15 The World of Apps 277

Purchasing an App 278

Arranging Apps on Your iPad 281

Arranging Apps Using iTunes 282

Creating App Folders 284

Viewing Currently Running Apps 285

Finding Good Apps 286

Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps 288

Getting Help with Apps 290

Telling Friends About Apps 291

Chapter 16 Using Popular and Critical Apps 295

Using iTap VNC 296

Using Bento 298

Using GoodReader 301

Using NewsRack 303

Using Flipboard 307

Using OmniGraffle 309

Adding a Dictionary and Thesaurus 311

Using MindNode 313

Using Skype 315

Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen 317

Talking to Your iPad 321

Recording Voice Memos 323

Handwriting Notes 325

Using Epicurious 327

Other Useful Apps 329

Chapter 17 Games and Entertainment 333

Composing Music with GarageBand 334

Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix 337

Reading Comics 339

Listening to Music with Pandora Radio 340

Using Game Center 342

Playing iPad Games 344

Air Hockey 344

Highborn 345

Harbor Master 346

Angry Birds 346

Galcon Fusion 347

Plants vs. Zombies 348

Monkey Island 2 Special Edition 348

Scrabble 349

Field Runners 349

Real Racing 2 HD 350

Gold Strike 350

Chapter 18 iPad Accessories 353

Printing from Your iPad 354

iPad Smart Cover 357

Apple iPad 2 Dock 358

Apple Video Output Adapters 359

Dock to VGA Adapter 359

Digital AV Adapters 360

Apple Wireless Keyboard 361

Apple iPad Keyboard Dock 364

Power/Dock Accessories 365

Protecting Your iPad 366

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit 368

Index 370
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About Gary Rosenzweig

Gary Rosenzweig is an Internet entrepreneur, software developer, and technology writer.He runs CleverMedia, Inc., which produces websites, computer games, and podcasts. CleverMedia's largest site,, 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, Guide to Switching to the Mac, and Special Edition Using Director MX.

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.



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