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My iPad (covers iOS 5.1 on iPad, iPad 2, and iPad 3rd gen), 4th Edition


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  • Copyright 2012
  • Edition: 4th
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-4966-1
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-4966-6

My iPad, 4/e, is the perfect guide to help you get the most out of your iPad. It features task-based coverage with full-color images of pre-installed iPad apps to enable you to manage the content on your iPad. Easy to follow, step-by-step tasks show you how to find and purchase additional applications from the App Store, such as Pages, Numbers, Keynote, iMovie, iPhoto and more. In addition, you receive expert advice on topics such as customizing settings, updating and running apps, setting up networking and email, surfing the web, using peripheral devices, editing photos with iPhoto and video with iMovie, managing music, using the new Dictation features (iPad 3rd gen only), video calls using FaceTime and Skype, and much more!

This edition has been updated to include coverage of the latest iPad operating system - iOS 5.1 - running on any iPad model, including the new 3rd generation iPad with 4G LTE.

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Customizing Your iPad

Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3
Three Generations of iPads     4
   Identifying Your iPad     4
   One Operating System     5
The iPad Buttons and Switches     6
   The Home Button     6
   The Wake/Sleep Button     7
   The Volume Control     8
   The Side Switch     8
   Orientation and Movement      9
Screen Gestures     9
   Tapping and Touching     10
   Pinching     10
   Dragging and Flicking     10
   Four-Finger Gestures    11
iPad Screens     11
   The Lock Screen     11
   The Home Screen     12
   An App Screen     13
   The Search Screen     13
   The Settings Screen     14
Interacting with Your iPad     15
   Common Interface Elements     15
   Using the On-Screen Keyboard     17
   Dictating Text     18
   Editing Text     19

Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad    23
Changing Your Wallpaper     24
Getting Details About Your iPad     26
Setting Alert Sounds     28
Password Protecting Your iPad     30
Setting Parental Restrictions     32
Setting Side Switch Functionality     34
Setting Your Date and Time     35
Modifying Keyboard Settings     36
Changing Safari Settings     38
Changing Music Settings     39
Notification Center Settings     40
More Settings     41

Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing     43
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     44
Setting Up Your 3G/4G Connection     46
Syncing with iTunes     48
   Syncing Contacts, Calendars, and Other Information     51
   Syncing Apps     53
   Syncing Documents     54
   Syncing Music     55
   Syncing Photos     57

Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     65
Playing a Song     66
Building a Playlist     69
Making iTunes Purchases     71
Downloading Podcasts     75
Playing Video     76
Viewing YouTube Videos     80
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     82
Home Sharing     83

Chapter 5  Reading Books     85
Buying a Book from Apple     86
Reading a Book     88
Using Reading Aids     90
Adding Notes and Highlights     91
Adding Bookmarks     93
Organizing Your Books     94
Using iBooks Alternatives     96

Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     99
Adding a Contact     100
Searching for a Contact     102
Working with Contacts     103
Creating a Calendar Event     104
Using Calendar Views     107
   Day View     107
   Week View     108
   Month View     109
   List View     110
Creating Notes     111
Setting Reminders     113

Chapter 7   Surfing the Web    117
Browsing to a URL     118
Searching the Web     119
Viewing Web Pages     121
Returning to Previously Visited Websites     124
Bookmarking Websites     126
Deleting Your Bookmarks     127
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     129
Filling in Web Forms     130
Opening Multiple Web Pages     133
Copying Text and Images from Web Pages     134
Using Images from Web Pages     135
Viewing News Articles with Safari Reader     136

Chapter 8  Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter     139
Configuring Your Email     140
Reading Your Email     143
Composing a New Message     144
Creating a Signature     145
Deleting and Moving Messages     146
Searching Email     147
Configuring How Email Is Received     148
More Email Settings     149
Setting Up Messaging     150
Conversing with Messages     151
Setting Up Twitter     153
Following People on Twitter     154
How to Tweet     155

Chapter 9 Taking and Editing Photos     157
Taking Photos     158
Using Photo Booth     160
Browsing Your Photos     162
Editing Photos     163
Sharing Photos     165
Viewing Albums     167
Creating Albums     168
Creating a Slideshow     169
Turning Your iPad into a Picture Frame     170
Capturing the Screen     172
Deleting Photos     173
Adjusting Photos in iPhoto     175
Using Brushed Effects on Photos in iPhoto     178
Applying Special Effects to Photos in iPhoto     179
Sharing Photos with iPhoto     180
Creating Online Journals with iPhoto     181

Chapter 10  Recording Video     187
Shooting Video     188
Trimming Video Clips     190
Combining Clips in iMovie     191
Editing Transitions in iMovie     195
Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie     197
Adding Video Titles in iMovie     200
Setting Up FaceTime     202
Placing Video Calls with FaceTime     203
Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime     204

Chapter 11  Writing with Pages     207
Creating a New Document     208
Styling Text     210
Reusing Styles     213
Formatting Text     214
Creating Lists     216
Column Layouts     218
Inserting Images     219
Using Shapes in Documents     222
Creating Tables     223
Creating Charts     225
Document Setup     227
Sharing and Printing Documents     228

Chapter 12  Spreadsheets with Numbers     231
Creating a New Spreadsheet     232
Totaling Columns     236
Averaging Columns     237
Performing Calculations     241
Formatting Tables     242
Creating Forms     247
Creating Charts     250
Using Multiple Tables    252

Chapter 13   Presentations with Keynote     259
Building a Simple Presentation     260
Building Your Own Slide     262
Adding Transitions     266
Organizing Slides     271
Playing Your Presentation 273
Presenting on an External Display     274

Chapter 14  Navigating with Maps     277
Finding a Location      278
Searching for Places and Things 280
Getting Directions     281
Setting Bookmarks     283
Using Views     285
Getting Traffic Reports     289

Chapter 15  The World of Apps    291
Purchasing an App    292
Arranging Apps on Your iPad     295
Creating App Folders     296
Viewing Currently Running Apps     297
Quitting Apps     298
Finding Good Apps    299
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps     301
Getting Help with Apps    303
Telling Friends About Apps     304

Chapter 16  Using Popular and Critical Apps     307
Using iTap VNC     308
Using Bento     310
Using GoodReader    313
Using NewsRack     315
Using Flipboard     319
Using OmniGraffle     321
Adding a Dictionary and Thesaurus     323
Using MindNode     325
Using Skype for iPad     327
Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen      329
Recording Voice Memos     333
Handwriting Notes     335
Using Epicurious     337
Other Useful Apps     339

Chapter 17  Games and Entertainment     343
Composing Music with GarageBand     344
Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix     347
Reading Comics     349
Listening to Music with Pandora Radio     350
Using Game Center     352
Playing iPad Games     354
   Air Hockey     354
   Highborn     355
   Harbor Master    356
   Angry Birds     356
   Galcon Fusion     257
   Plants vs. Zombies     358
   Monkey Island 2 Special Edition     358
   Scrabble     359
   Field Runners     359
   Real Racing 2 HD     360
   Gold Strike     360

Chapter 18  iPad Accessories     363
Printing from Your iPad     364
iPad Smart Cover     367
Apple iPad Dock     368
Apple Video Output Adapters     369
   Dock to VGA Adapter     369
   Digital AV Adapters     370
Apple Wireless Keyboard     371
Power/Dock Accessories     374
Protecting Your iPad     375
Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit     377

Index     379


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