The iPad is a unique and totally revolutionary device in many ways. The iPad is a tablet computer featuring multi-touch interaction with print, video, photo, and audio multimedia, internet browsing, and runs most iPhone OS apps. The device has an LED-backlit 9.7-inch (25 cm) color LCD display and uses a virtual keyboard for text input. The iPad like the iTouch uses a Multi-touch interface that enables users to easily control the device and type with their fingers. It also includes sensors that automatically re-orient the screen display to match the orientation of the iPad, such as switching to landscape view when the user rotates the iPad 90 degrees when watching video. All iPad models include the applications Music, iWork, Videos, Photos, iTunes, iBook (providing access to the Wi-Fi Music Store and book store), Safari, YouTube, Calendar, Contacts, Clock, Calculator, and Settings. My iPad, 3/e, will include necessary coverage of iTunes and iBook to enable readers to manage the content on their iPad as well as purchase applications and customizing settings. In addition, readers will learn how to use every feature of their iPad and receive expert advice on topics like customizing, running apps, using peripheral devices and more. This edition has been updated to include coverage on the main new features of iOS 5, including the revolutionary new iCloud, which allows users to update their iPads without having to sync up with their computer.
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Introduction 1 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 Four-Finger Gestures 9 iPad Screens 9 The Lock Screen 9 The Home Screen 10 An App Screen 11 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 Music Settings 37 Notification Center Settings 38 More Settings 39 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 iCloud 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 Setting Reminders 111 Chapter 7 Surfing the Web 115 Browsing to a URL 116 Searching the Web 117 Viewing Web Pages 119 Returning to Previously Visited Websites 122 Bookmarking Websites 124 Delete Your Bookmarks 125 Delete a Single Bookmark 126 Another Way to Delete Bookmarks 126 Creating Home Screen Bookmarks 127 Filling in Web Forms 128 Opening Multiple Web Pages 131 Copying Text and Images from Web Pages 132 Using Images from Web Pages 133 Viewing News Articles with Safari Reader 134 Chapter 8 Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter 137 Configuring Your Email 138 Reading Your Email 141 Composing a New Message 142 Creating a Signature 143 Deleting and Moving Messages 144 Searching Email 145 Configuring How Email Is Received 146 More Email Settings 147 Setting Up Messaging 148 Conversing with Messages 149 Setting Up Twitter 151 Following People on Twitter 152 How to Tweet 153 Chapter 9 Taking and Viewing Photos 155 Taking Photos 155 Using Photo Booth 158 Browsing Your Photos 160 Editing Photos 162 Sharing Photos 164 Viewing Albums 166 Creating Albums 167 Creating a Slideshow 168 Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame 169 Capturing the Screen 171 Deleting Photos 172 Chapter 10 Recording Video 175 Shooting Video 176 Trimming Video Clips 178 Combining Clips in iMovie 179 Editing Transitions in iMovie 183 Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie 185 Adding Video Titles in iMovie 188 Creating a FaceTime Account 189 Placing Video Calls with FaceTime 191 Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime 193 Chapter 11 Writing with Pages 197 Creating a New Document 198 Styling Text 200 Reusing Styles 203 Formatting Text 204 Creating Lists 206 Column Layouts 208 Inserting Images 209 Using Shapes in Documents 212 Creating Tables 213 Creating Charts 215 Document Setup 217 Sharing and Printing Documents 218 Chapter 12 Spreadsheets with Numbers 221 Creating a New Spreadsheet 222 Totaling Columns 226 Averaging Columns 227 Performing Calculations 231 Formatting Tables 232 Formatting Cells 232 Formatting Whole Tables 235 Using Headers and Footers 236 Creating Forms 237 Creating Charts 240 Using Multiple Tables 242 Chapter 13 Presentations with Keynote 249 Building a Simple Presentation 250 Building Your Own Slide 252 Adding Transitions 256 Magic Move 257 Object Transitions 259 Organizing Slides 261 Playing Your Presentation 263 Presenting on an External Display 264 Chapter 14 Navigating with Maps 269 Finding a Location 270 Searching for Places and Things 272 Getting Directions 273 Setting Bookmarks 275 Using Views 277 Using Satellite View 277 Using Street View 279 Getting Traffic Reports 281 Chapter 15 The World of Apps 283 Purchasing an App 284 Arranging Apps on Your iPad 287 Creating App Folders 288 Viewing Currently Running Apps 289 Finding Good Apps 290 Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps 292 Getting Help with Apps 294 Telling Friends About Apps 295 Chapter 16 Using Popular and Critical Apps 299 Using iTap VNC 300 Using Bento 302 Using GoodReader 305 Using NewsRack 307 Using Flipboard 311 Using OmniGraffle 313 Adding a Dictionary and Thesaurus 315 Using MindNode 317 Using Skype for iPad 319 Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen 321 Talking to Your iPad 325 Recording Voice Memos 327 Handwriting Notes 329 Using Epicurious 331 Other Useful Apps 333 Chapter 17 Games and Entertainment 337 Composing Music with GarageBand 338 Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix 341 Reading Comics 343 Listening to Music with Pandora Radio 344 Using Game Center 346 Playing iPad Games 348 Air Hockey 348 Highborn 349 Harbor Master 350 Angry Birds 350 Galcon Fusion 351 Plants vs. Zombies 352 Monkey Island 2 Special Edition 352 Scrabble 353 Field Runners 353 Real Racing 2 HD 354 Gold Strike 354 Chapter 18 iPad Accessories 357 Printing from Your iPad 358 iPad Smart Cover 361 Apple iPad 2 Dock 362 Apple Video Output Adapters 363 Dock to VGA Adapter 363 Digital AV Adapters 364 Apple Wireless Keyboard 365 Apple iPad Keyboard Dock 368 Power/Dock Accessories 369 Protecting Your iPad 370 Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit 372 Index 375
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, 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.