My iPad mini

My iPad mini

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Covers iOS 8 for all models of iPad mini

My iPad mini helps you quickly get started with your new tablet, and use its features to look up information and perform day-to-day activities from anywhere, any time.

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 your mobile carrier
* Learn how to use the on-screen keyboard, predictive text, and dictation
* Use Control Center to control frequently used settings
* Use Siri to control your iPad mini or get information by speaking commands
* Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (even your Mac), including music, photos, emails, and more
* Surf the Web, and send and receive email
* Download and install apps to make your iPad mini even more useful
* Secure your iPad, and learn what to do when things go wrong
* Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad
* Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad
* Use AirDrop to share files and information with other iOS devices nearby
* Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
* Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family
* Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create documents and presentations
* Discover some of the most useful and entertaining apps
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Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 25.4mm | 748.42g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, United States
  • English
  • 3rd edition
  • 0789753472
  • 9780789753472
  • 1,472,198

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Getting Started 3
Generations of iPads 3
Identifying Your iPad 4
iOS 8 5
The iPad Buttons and Switches 6
The Home Button 6
The Wake/Sleep Button 7
The Volume Control 8
The Side Switch 9
Orientation and Movement 9
Screen Gestures 10
Tapping and Touching 10
Pinching 10
Dragging and Flicking 10
Pull Down and Release to Update 11
Four-Finger Gestures 12
Learning Your Way Around 12
The Lock Screen 12
The Home Screen 13
An App Screen 14
Home Screen Searching 14
Virtual Buttons and Switches 16
Switches 16
Toolbars 16
Menus 17
Tab Bars 17
Entering Text 17
Using the On-Screen Keyboard 18
Keyboard Modes 18
Undocking and Splitting the Keyboard 20
Using Predictive Text (New!) 21
Dictating Text 22
Editing Text 23
Copy and Paste 24
Talking to Your iPad with Siri 25
Using Notifications Center 29
Using Control Center 32
Chapter 2 Customizing Your iPad 35
Changing Your Wallpaper 36
Setting Alert Sounds 39
Password Protecting Your iPad 41
Setting Side Switch Functionality 45
Setting Your Date and Time 45
Modifying Keyboard Settings 46
Do Not Disturb Settings 48
Setting Parental Restrictions 50
Making Text Easier to Read 52
Controlling Automatic Downloads 53
Other Useful Settings 54
Chapter 3 Networking and Syncing 57
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection 57
Setting Up Your Cellular Data Connection 59
Syncing with iCloud 61
Syncing with iTunes 65
Syncing Options 66
Syncing Music 68
Syncing Photos 70
Syncing Everything Else 71
Sharing with AirDrop 73
Chapter 4 Playing Music and Video 77
Playing a Song 78
Building a Playlist 81
Making iTunes Purchases 83
Sharing Purchases with Your Family (New!) 86
Downloading Podcasts 90
Playing Video 92
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices 96
Home Sharing 97
Listening to iTunes Radio 99
Chapter 5 Reading Books 103
Buying a Book from Apple 103
Reading a Book 106
Using Reading Aids 107
Adding Notes and Highlights 109
Adding Bookmarks 111
Organizing Your Books 111
Using iBooks Alternatives 115
Chapter 6 Organizing Your Life 119
Adding a Contact 119
Searching for a Contact 122
Working with Contacts 124
Creating a Calendar Event 125
Using Calendar Views 127
Exploring Day View 127
Exploring Week View 129
Exploring Month View 130
Creating Calendars 131
Creating Notes 133
Setting Reminders 135
Setting Clock Alarms 138
Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 143
Browsing to a URL and Searching 143
Viewing Web Pages 147
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List 149
Using Bookmarks and Favorites 149
Using History 151
Deleting Your Bookmarks 153
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks 154
Building a Reading List 155
Filling in Web Forms 157
Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs 159
Copying Text from a Web Page 161
Copying Images from Web Pages 162
Viewing Articles with Safari Reader 162
Saving Time with AutoFill 163
Setting Up AutoFill 164
Using AutoFill 166
Chapter 8 Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter 169
Configuring Your iPad for Email 170
Set Up Your Email Account 170
Reading Your Email 173
Composing a New Message 176
Creating a Signature 178
Deleting and Moving Messages 180
Searching Email 182
Configuring How Email Is Received 182
More Email Settings 184
Setting Up Messaging 187
Conversing with Messages 188
Setting Up Twitter 191
Following People on Twitter 193
How to Tweet 194
Chapter 9 Taking and Editing Photos 197
Taking Photos 197
Editing and Adjusting Photos 200
Taking Panoramic Photos (New!) 204
Using Photo Booth 206
Photo Sources 208
Browsing Your Photos 209
Viewing Your Photos 213
Sharing Your Photos 214
Viewing Albums 218
Creating Albums 220
Creating a Slideshow 221
Capturing the Screen 223
Chapter 10 Recording Video 225
Shooting Video 226
Trimming Video Clips 229
Combining Clips in iMovie 230
Editing Transitions in iMovie 234
Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie 236
Adding Video Titles in iMovie 239
Setting Up FaceTime 240
Placing Video Calls with FaceTime 242
Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime 244
Chapter 11 Writing with Pages 247
Creating a New Document 248
Styling and Formatting Text 250
Creating Lists 254
Inserting Images 256
Document Setup 259
Sharing and Printing Documents 261
Chapter 12 Spreadsheets with Numbers 265
Creating a New Spreadsheet 265
Calculating Totals and Averages 269
Styling Tables and Cells 273
Creating Forms 275
Using Multiple Tables 277
Creating Charts 281
Chapter 13 Presentations with Keynote 285
Building a Simple Presentation 285
Building Your Own Slide 288
Adding Transitions 292
Magic Move 293
Object Transitions 295
Organizing Slides 297
Playing Your Presentation 299
Chapter 14 Navigating with Maps 303
Finding a Location 303
Searching for Places and Things 307
Getting Directions 308
Using Views 310
Using Satellite View 311
Using 3D View 312
Getting Traffic Reports 314
Chapter 15 The World of Apps 319
Purchasing an App 319
Arranging Apps on Your iPad 324
Creating App Folders 325
Viewing Currently Running Apps 327
Quitting Apps 329
Finding Good Apps 330
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps 331
Getting Help with Apps 332
Monitoring and Managing Your Apps 334
Viewing App Storage Information 334
Viewing Battery Usage 336
Viewing Location Usage 337
Viewing Information Sharing Permissions 339
Modifying Notifications Settings 340
Chapter 16 Must-Have Apps 345
Connecting with Friends on Facebook 346
Reading and Collecting Documents 349
Reading the News with Flipboard 352
Adding a Dictionary 357
Making Phone Calls with Skype 359
Creating Multimedia Cloud Notes with Evernote 362
Handwriting Notes with WritePad 365
Sketching Ideas with Paper 368
Adding a Calculator with PCalc Lite 371
Finding Recipes with Epicurious 373
Checking the Weather 375
Learning New Things with iTunes U 378
Other Useful Apps 380
Chapter 17 Games and Entertainment 383
Composing Music with GarageBand 383
Watching Videos with YouTube 387
Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix 391
Subscribing to Magazines with Newsstand 394
Using Game Center 396
iPad Games and Entertainment 398
Kingdom Rush 399
Blockheads 399
Machinarium 400
Where's My Water 400
Cut the Rope 401
Harbor Master HD 401
Angry Birds HD 402
Plants vs. Zombies HD 402
Scrabble for iPad 403
Temple Run 2 403
The Room 404
Gold Strike 404
Just Mah Jongg Solitaire 405
iTunes Radio Alternatives 406
Chapter 18 iPad Accessories 409
Printing from Your iPad 409
AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV 413
Video Output Adapters 415
Using Wireless Keyboards 417
Importing Photos with an SD Card and USB Adapters 419
Charging Your iPad with Power Accessories 421
Listening with EarPods 423
Protecting Your iPad 425
iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case 425
Protective Covers 426
Protective Cases 426
Chapter 19 Maintaining Your iPad and Solving Problems 429
Getting Help on Your iPad (New!) 429
Using the Tips App 430
Getting Help Inside Apps 431
Getting Help from Apple 433
Visiting the Genius Bar 433
Asking a Question Online 438
Keeping Your iPad Up-To-Date 441
Updating iOS 441
Updating Apps 442
Securing Your iPad 443
Basic Security Measures 443
Using Find My iPad 444
Setting Up Find My iPad 444
Locating a Lost iPad 444
Index 449
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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, 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, 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.

Website: http://garyrosenzweig.com
Twitter: http://twitter.com/rosenz
More iPad Tutorials and Book Updates: http://macmost.com/ipadguide/
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