Using iPad 2 (covers iOS 5)

Using iPad 2 (covers iOS 5)

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The most complete, powerful iPad learning product! Text, video and audio in one tightly-integrated, hands-on learning experience.

Covers both the iPad 2 and the original iPad
Also includes coverage of iOS 5!
Includes 3+ hours of video and audio tutorials at no extra cost! The media is available online via and on the DVD bundled with the book!
More than 300 pages of straighforward, task-driven coverage that will help you get the most from your new iPad!
Written in plain English for real people. Skip past the hype and learn exactly what the iPad will do and how to do it!

Using the iPad is the world's most complete, useful, media-rich learning experience for Apple's hot new iPad the only product of its kind! It begins with a concise, friendly, straight-to-the-point 300-page iPad guidebook - starting with an easy introduction to the iPad interface, proceeding through the most common activities in the order you are likely to need them, and ending with powerful techniques most iPad users don't know. This easy-to-use text is fully integrated with extensive online learning resources: online video, screencasts, podcasts, and additional web content. It's all designed to run superbly well on the iPad, so you can learn to perform key tasks exactly when you need to know how! Using the iPad covers the iPad 2 as well as the original iPad. It also covers iOS 5, which is the latest version of Apple's iOS operating system. This book covers all this, and more: getting started fast, syncing with computers, web surfing, typing, note taking, email, contacts, appointments, events, maps, photos, videos, music, Apps, books, business productivity, games, customization, and much more. Available in multiple formats, each including an entirely digital version with book text, video, and audio viewable online - on the iPad, the web, and many other devices! The printed book is also bundled with a DVD containing all of the same video available online.
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Product details

  • Mixed media product | 304 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
  • Que Corporation,U.S.
  • Indianapolis, IN, United States
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0789748355
  • 9780789748355
  • 2,330,110

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Covers iPad, iPad 2, iOS 5
Do it all with your new Apple iPad...from web surfing to syncing, reading books to writing emails, apps to maps, games to spreadsheets, video phone calls with FaceTime to taking photos and capturing video clips, editing photos with PhotoBooth to watching movies! Don't just read about it: "see it" and "hear it" with step-by-step video tutorials and valuable audio sidebars delivered through the Free Web Edition that comes with every USING book. For the price of the book, you get online access anywhere with an Internet connection--no books to carry, content updated as the iPad changes, and the benefit of video and audio learning, on your computer, or on the iPad itself! You'll learn how to- Rearrange the Home page to your liking- Get the most out of mail, maps, and apps- Use FaceTime for video phone calls (iPad 2 only)- Manage the iPad's storage space for music, movies, and more 2 Convenient Ways to Access the Video Tutorials and Audio Sidebars: - Media files are available on the included DVD in the back of the book- The Web Edition of "Using the Apple iPad," which includes the media files, is available online anytime and anywhere after you've registered your book at
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Table of contents

Introduction 1 Getting Started with the iPad 1

The iPad and the iPad 2 2

Welcome to USING iPad 2 2

Using This Book 3

Special Features 4

About the USING Web Edition 4

About the DVD--for Print Books Only 4

Chapter 1 Getting to Know Your iPad 5

Pressing the Home Button 5

Using the Sleep/Wake Button 8

Sleep/Wake with the iPad Off 8

Sleep/Wake with the iPad Asleep 9

Sleep/Wake with the iPad Running 9

Working with the Orientation/Mute Slider 10

Operating the Volume Controls 11

Using the Headphone Connector, Microphone, and Speaker 11

Connecting and Charging Your iPad 12

Chapter 2 Learning iPad Basics 15

Engaging with the Touchscreen 15

Gesturing on the Touchscreen 16

Navigating the Home Screens 18

Moving an App on the Home Screen 19

Searching the iPad 21

Setting Up Spotlight Searches 23

Searching with Spotlight 24

Chapter 3 Connecting to the Internet 27

3G or Not 3G? That Is the Question 28

Joining a Wi-Fi Network 30

Tethering Your iPad to a Mobile Hotspot 33

Joining a 3G Network 34

Chapter 4 Entering and Editing Text 35

Typing on the Onscreen Keyboard 35

Typing Basics 36

Positioning the Cursor 38

Activating and Using Caps Lock 39

Using the iPad's Five Main Keyboards 39

Working with Predictive Text 42

Keyboards in Portrait Versus Landscape Mode 45

Cutting, Copying, Pasting, and Defining Text 47

Copying and Pasting Images 53

Chapter 5 Syncing Your iPad 55

Understanding Synchronizing 56

Synchronizing Your iPad and Your Computer 57

Wireless Sync for Your iPad 60

Setting the Summary Options in iTunes 61

Understanding Version Options 61

Using Summary Options 62

Chapter 6 Setting Up Email 65

Synchronizing Email Accounts with iTunes .66

Working with Email Accounts 67

Creating a New Email Account 68

Editing Email Accounts 79

Chapter 7 Handling Notifications and Email Messages 81

Sending Email Messages 81

Rich Text in Email Messages 84

Customizing Your Default Email Signature 86

Receiving and Managing Messages 88

Checking for New Messages 88

Reading Messages 91

Replying to a Message 94

Forwarding a Message 96

Saving an Email Image to Your iPad 97

Deleting and Moving Messages 97

Chapter 8 Managing Contacts on Your iPad 101

Synchronizing Contacts 103

Creating a New Contact 104

Adding a Phone Number 107

Adding an Email Address 108

Adding a Home Page Address 109

Adding a Street Address 110

Adding a Photo 112

Adding Notes to a Contact 114

Adding Additional Fields 115

Completing the New Contact 117

Editing a Contact 117

Deleting a Contact 119

Chapter 9 Tracking Appointments and Events 121

Synchronizing Calendar Information 121

Navigating the Calendar 123

Adding Events to the Calendar 127

Adding Core Information for an Event 127

Editing and Adding Information for an Event 130

Reading and Responding to a Meeting Invitation 133

Following Another Person's Calendar 133

Chapter 10 Surfing the Web on Your iPad 137

Surfing Web Pages 138

Entering a Web Page Address 140

Using Tabs in Safari 142

Using Web Links and Saving Photos 143

Using History and Bookmarks 146

Adding Bookmarks 148

Synchronizing Bookmarks 151

Using the Reading List and Reader 152

Chapter 11 Making the Most of Maps 155

Understanding Mapping and Connectivity 155

Mapping Locations 158

Mapping Your Current Location 158

Mapping a Place or an Address 159

Switching to a Different Map View 163

Getting Directions 165

Getting Directions to a Location 167

Chapter 12 Managing Music on Your iPad 171

Synchronizing Music 172

Playing Music with the Music App 175

Navigating the iPod App 175

Playing Music 177

Creating a Playlist 180

Chapter 13 Making and Receiving FaceTime Calls 183

What's Great About FaceTime 183

Creating Your FaceTime Account 186

Managing Your FaceTime Account 188

Making a FaceTime Call 190

Chapter 14 Taking Photos and Creating Videos 193

Using the iPad 2 to Create Photos and Video Clips 194

Using the iPad 2 for Photos 197

Ten Things to Know About iPad 2 Photos 197

Understanding When to Use iPad 2 Photos 200

Taking a Photo 201

Using the iPad 2 for Video Clips 206

Ten Things to Know About iPad 2 Videos 207

Capturing a Video 209

Chapter 15 Importing and Viewing Photos 211

Synchronizing Photos 212

Synchronizing Photos from Your Computer to Your iPad 213

Viewing Photos and Videos 217

Using a Collection 217

Starting a Slideshow .220

Using Photo Options 221

Showing Photos in Picture Frame 223

Editing Photos 225

Chapter 16 Importing and Viewing Video Clips 229

Synchronizing Video Clips 230

Viewing Photos and Videos 235

Using a Collection 236

Sending Videos to Email and YouTube 238

Chapter 17 Working with Apps and the App Store 243

Viewing Videos with YouTube 244

Taking Notes with the Notes App 247

Having Fun with Game Center 250

Rules for Apps to Live By 252

Finding and Installing Apps 254

Chapter 18 Customizing Your iPad 257

Customizing the Home Screen 257

Managing iCloud Settings 262

Putting the iPad in Airplane Mode 264

Using a Passcode Lock 266

Turning on Parental Restrictions 268

Customizing the Wallpaper 271

Changing the Screen Brightness 273

Turning iPad System Sounds On and Off 274

Adding Keyboards and Changing Settings 275

Sleep Setting 279

Index 281
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About Bud E. Smith

Bud E. Smith is one of the leading authors of technology book writing today. He has written more than 20 books about computer hardware, software, and the Internet, with more than a million copies sold. Bud's recent books include Teach Yourself Facebook for Business in 10 Minutes and Teach Yourself iPad in 10 Minutes. He is also the author of the upcoming Using Google Sketchup 8.

Starting out as a technical writer and journalist, Bud then moved into marketing and product management for technology companies. He worked at Apple Computer as a senior product manager; at Google competitor AltaVista as a group product manager; and at GPS navigation company Navman as a global product manager.

Bud holds a BA in information systems management from the University of San Francisco and an MSc in information systems from the London School of Economics. He currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, participating in environmental causes when he's not working on one of his many technology-related projects.
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