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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 1st
  • Book
  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4471-6
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4471-5

Covers iPad Wi-Fi and 3G


instructions with callouts to iPad photos that show you exactly what to do.


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. Lean how to:

• Connect your iPad to your Wi-Fi network and 3G networks

• 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

Sample Content

Online Sample Chapter

Reading a Book on Your iPad

Sample Pages

Download the sample pages (includes Chapter 5 and Index)

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 Screen Rotation Lock     6

   Orientation and Movement     7

Screen Gestures     7

   Tapping and Touching     7

   Pinching     8

   Dragging and Flicking     8

iPad Screens     9

   The Lock Screen     9

   The Home Screen     .9

   An App Screen     10

   The Search Screen     10

   The Settings Screen     12

Interacting with Your iPad     13

   Common Interface Elements     13

   Using the On Screen Keyboard     15

   Editing Text     16

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

Changing the Home Button’s Function     32

Setting Your Date and Time     34

Modifying Keyboard Settings     35

Changing Safari Settings     37

Changing iPod 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     49

   Syncing Documents     51

   Syncing Music     52

   Syncing Photos     53

   Syncing Using MobileMe     55

Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     59

Playing a Song     60

Build a Playlist     63

Making iTunes Purchases     65

Downloading Podcasts     69

Playing Video     72

Viewing YouTube Videos     74

Chapter 5  Reading Books     77

Buying a Book from Apple     78

Reading a Book     81

Using Reading Aids     83

Adding Bookmarks and Highlights     85

Organizing Your Books     87

Using iBooks Alternatives     88

Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     91

Adding a Contact     92

Searching for a Contact     94

Working with Contacts     95

Creating a Calendar Event     96

Using Calendar Views     99

   Day View     99

   Week View     100

   Month View     101

   List View     102

Creating Notes     103

Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     107

Browsing to a URL     108

Searching the Web     109

Viewing Web Pages     111

Returning to Previously Visited Websites     114

Bookmarking Websites     116

Delete Your Bookmarks     117

   Delete a Single Bookmark     118

   Another Way to Delete Bookmarks     118

Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     119

Filling in Web Forms     120

Opening Multiple Web Pages     123

Copying Text and Images from Web Pages     125

Using Images from Web Pages     126

Chapter 8  Communicating with Email     129

Configuring Your Email     130

Reading Your Email     133

Composing a New Message     134

Creating a Signature     135

Deleting and Moving Messages     136

Searching Email     137

Configuring How Email Is Received     138

More Email Settings     139

Chapter 9  Viewing Your Photos   143

Browsing Your Photos     143

Using Photos     146

Viewing Albums     148

Creating a Slideshow     149

Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame     150

Capturing the Screen     152

Deleting Photos     153

Chapter 10  Writing with Pages     157

Creating a New Document     157

Styling Text     160

Reusing Styles     163

Formatting Text     164

Creating Lists     166

Column Layouts     168

Inserting Images     169

Using Shapes in Documents     172

Creating Tables     173

Creating Charts     175

Document Setup     177

Transferring Documents to Pages with iTunes     178

Transferring Documents from Pages to iTunes     180

Chapter 11  Spreadsheets with Numbers     183

Creating a New Spreadsheet     184

Totaling Columns     188

Averaging Columns     189

Performing Calculations     193

Formatting Tables     194

   Formatting Cells     194

   Formatting Whole Tables     197

   Using Headers and Footers     198

Creating Forms     199

Creating Charts     202

Using Multiple Tables     204

Chapter 12  Presentations with Keynote     211

Building a Simple Presentation     211

Building Your Own Slide     214

Adding Transitions     218

   Magic Move     219

   Object Transitions     221

Organizing Slides     223

Playing Your Presentation     225

Using the VGA Adapter     226

Chapter 13  Navigating with Maps     229

Finding a Location     230

Searching for Places and Things     232

Getting Directions     233

Setting Bookmarks     235

Using Views     237

   Using Satellite View     237

   Using Street View     239

Getting Traffic Reports     241

Chapter 14  The World of Apps     243

Purchasing an App     244

Arranging Apps on Your iPad     247

Arranging Apps Using iTunes     248

Finding Good Apps     250

Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps     251

Getting Help with Apps     253

Telling Friends About Apps     254

Chapter 15  Using Popular and Critical Apps     257

Using iTap VNC     258

Using Bento     261

Using GoodReader     264

Using NewsRack     266

Using OmniGraffle     270

Adding a Dictionary and Thesaurus     272

Using MindNode     274

Using Skype     276

Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen     279

Printing from Your iPad     283

Talk to Your iPad     285

Recording Voice Memos     288

Handwriting Notes     290

Other Useful Apps     292

Chapter 16  Games and Entertainment     295

Watching Movies with Netflix     296

Reading Comics     298

Listening to Music with Pandora     299

Composing Music     301

Playing iPad Games     303

   Air Hockey     303

   Harbor Master     304

   Implode!     304

   Angry Birds     305

   Cogs HD     306

   Galcon Fusion     306

   Plants vs. Zombies     307

   WeRule     307

   Scrabble     308

   Labyrinth 2 HD     309

   Real Racing HD     310

   Tap Tap Radiation     310

Chapter 17  iPad Accessories     313

Apple iPad Dock     314

Apple iPad Case     315

Apple iPad Dock to VGA Adapter     316

Apple Wireless Keyboard     318

Apple iPad Keyboard Dock     320

Power/Dock Accessories     321

Protecting Your iPad     322

Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit     323

Index     326


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