My iPad (covers iOS 5.1 on iPad, iPad 2, and iPad 3rd gen)

My iPad (covers iOS 5.1 on iPad, iPad 2, and iPad 3rd gen)

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My iPad, 4/e, is the perfect guide to help you get the most out of your iPad. It features task-based coverage with full-color images of pre-installed iPad apps to enable you to manage the content on your iPad. Easy to follow, step-by-step tasks show you how to find and purchase additional applications from the App Store, such as Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, iPhoto and more. In addition, you receive expert advice on topics such as customizing settings, updating and running apps, setting up networking and email, surfing the web, using peripheral devices, editing photos with iPhoto and video with iMovie, managing music, using the new Dictation features (iPad 3rd gen only), video calls using FaceTime and Skype, and much more!

This edition has been updated to include coverage of the latest iPad operating system - iOS 5.1 - running on any iPad model, including the new 3rd generation iPad with 4G LTE.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 460 pages
  • 152 x 228 x 20mm | 662.24g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0789749661
  • 9780789749666
  • 629,984

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Covers iOS 5.1 on iPad, iPad 2, and iPad 3rd generation
"Step-by-step instructions" with callouts to iPad photos that show you exactly what to do.
"Help "when you run into iPad problems or limitations.
"Tips and Notes "to help you get the most from your iPad.
"Full-color, step-by-step tasks" walk you through getting and keeping your iPad working just the way you want.
Learn how to:
- Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE networks
- Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
- Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad
- 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, YouTube, or home videos
- Surf the Web, and send and receive email
- Download apps to make your iPad 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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Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3
Three Generations of iPads 4
Identifying Your iPad 4
One Operating System 5
The iPad 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
Four-Finger Gestures 11
iPad 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 15
Common Interface Elements 15
Using the On-Screen Keyboard 17
Dictating Text 18
Editing Text 19

Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad 23
Changing Your Wallpaper 24
Getting Details About Your iPad 26
Setting Alert Sounds 28
Password Protecting Your iPad 30
Setting Parental Restrictions 32
Setting Side Switch Functionality 34
Setting Your Date and Time 35
Modifying Keyboard Settings 36
Changing Safari Settings 38
Changing Music Settings 39
Notification Center Settings 40
More Settings 41

Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing 43
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection 44
Setting Up Your 3G/4G Connection 46
Syncing with iTunes 48
Syncing Contacts, Calendars, and Other Information 51
Syncing Apps 53
Syncing Documents 54
Syncing Music 55
Syncing Photos 57

Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video 65
Playing a Song 66
Building a Playlist 69
Making iTunes Purchases 71
Downloading Podcasts 75
Playing Video 76
Viewing YouTube Videos 80
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices 82
Home Sharing 83

Chapter 5 Reading Books 85
Buying a Book from Apple 86
Reading a Book 88
Using Reading Aids 90
Adding Notes and Highlights 91
Adding Bookmarks 93
Organizing Your Books 94
Using iBooks Alternatives 96

Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 99
Adding a Contact 100
Searching for a Contact 102
Working with Contacts 103
Creating a Calendar Event 104
Using Calendar Views 107
Day View 107
Week View 108
Month View 109
List View 110
Creating Notes 111
Setting Reminders 113

Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 117
Browsing to a URL 118
Searching the Web 119
Viewing Web Pages 121
Returning to Previously Visited Websites 124
Bookmarking Websites 126
Deleting Your Bookmarks 127
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks 129
Filling in Web Forms 130
Opening Multiple Web Pages 133
Copying Text and Images from Web Pages 134
Using Images from Web Pages 135
Viewing News Articles with Safari Reader 136

Chapter 8 Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter 139
Configuring Your Email 140
Reading Your Email 143
Composing a New Message 144
Creating a Signature 145
Deleting and Moving Messages 146
Searching Email 147
Configuring How Email Is Received 148
More Email Settings 149
Setting Up Messaging 150
Conversing with Messages 151
Setting Up Twitter 153
Following People on Twitter 154
How to Tweet 155

Chapter 9 Taking and Editing Photos 157
Taking Photos 158
Using Photo Booth 160
Browsing Your Photos 162
Editing Photos 163
Sharing Photos 165
Viewing Albums 167
Creating Albums 168
Creating a Slideshow 169
Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame 170
Capturing the Screen 172
Deleting Photos 173
Adjusting Photos in iPhoto 175
Using Brushed Effects on Photos in iPhoto 178
Applying Special Effects to Photos in iPhoto 179
Sharing Photos with iPhoto 180
Creating Online Journals with iPhoto 181

Chapter 10 Recording Video 187
Shooting Video 188
Trimming Video Clips 190
Combining Clips in iMovie 191
Editing Transitions in iMovie 195
Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie 197
Adding Video Titles in iMovie 200
Setting Up FaceTime 202
Placing Video Calls with FaceTime 203
Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime 204

Chapter 11 Writing with Pages 207
Creating a New Document 208
Styling Text 210
Reusing Styles 213
Formatting Text 214
Creating Lists 216
Column Layouts 218
Inserting Images 219
Using Shapes in Documents 222
Creating Tables 223
Creating Charts 225
Document Setup 227
Sharing and Printing Documents 228

Chapter 12 Spreadsheets with Numbers 231
Creating a New Spreadsheet 232
Totaling Columns 236
Averaging Columns 237
Performing Calculations 241
Formatting Tables 242
Creating Forms 247
Creating Charts 250
Using Multiple Tables 252

Chapter 13 Presentations with Keynote 259
Building a Simple Presentation 260
Building Your Own Slide 262
Adding Transitions 266
Organizing Slides 271
Playing Your Presentation 273
Presenting on an External Display 274

Chapter 14 Navigating with Maps 277
Finding a Location 278
Searching for Places and Things 280
Getting Directions 281
Setting Bookmarks 283
Using Views 285
Getting Traffic Reports 289

Chapter 15 The World of Apps 291
Purchasing an App 292
Arranging Apps on Your iPad 295
Creating App Folders 296
Viewing Currently Running Apps 297
Quitting Apps 298
Finding Good Apps 299
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps 301
Getting Help with Apps 303
Telling Friends About Apps 304

Chapter 16 Using Popular and Critical Apps 307
Using iTap VNC 308
Using Bento 310
Using GoodReader 313
Using NewsRack 315
Using Flipboard 319
Using OmniGraffle 321
Adding a Dictionary and Thesaurus 323
Using MindNode 325
Using Skype for iPad 327
Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen 329
Recording Voice Memos 333
Handwriting Notes 335
Using Epicurious 337
Other Useful Apps 339

Chapter 17 Games and Entertainment 343
Composing Music with GarageBand 344
Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix 347
Reading Comics 349
Listening to Music with Pandora Radio 350
Using Game Center 352
Playing iPad Games 354
Air Hockey 354
Highborn 355
Harbor Master 356
Angry Birds 356
Galcon Fusion 257
Plants vs. Zombies 358
Monkey Island 2 Special Edition 358
Scrabble 359
Field Runners 359
Real Racing 2 HD 360
Gold Strike 360

Chapter 18 iPad Accessories 363
Printing from Your iPad 364
iPad Smart Cover 367
Apple iPad Dock 368
Apple Video Output Adapters 369
Dock to VGA Adapter 369
Digital AV Adapters 370
Apple Wireless Keyboard 371
Power/Dock Accessories 374
Protecting Your iPad 375
Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit 377

Index 379
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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, apps, 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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