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My iPad 2 (covers iOS 4.3), 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4116-4
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4116-5

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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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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