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My iPad mini (covers iOS 7), 2nd Edition


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  • Copyright 2014
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-7897-5215-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7897-5215-4

Covers iOS 7

Step-by-step instructions with callouts to iPad mini photos that show you exactly what to do.
Help when you run into iPad mini problems or limitations.
Tips and Notes to help you get the most from your iPad mini.

Full-color, step-by-step tasks walk you through getting and keeping your iPad mini working just the way you want.
Learn how to:
• Connect your iPad mini to your Wi-Fi and 3G/4G LTE networks
• Use Control Center to control frequently used settings
• Use Siri to control your iPad mini or get information by speaking commands
• Use iCloud to keep everything current between all your iOS devices (and even your Mac), including music, photos, emails, and more
• Surf the Web, and send and receive email
• Download and install apps to make your iPad mini even more useful
• Secure your iPad mini
• Record and edit video using iMovie for iPad mini
• Take photos, and then edit them using iPhoto for iPad mini
• Use AirDrop to share files and information with other iOS devices in your vicinity
• Manage your contacts, and then connect with others using Messaging
• Use iTunes to manage and sync iPad mini content with your computer
• Use FaceTime and Skype to stay connected with friends and family, or to conduct video conferences
• Use Pages, Numbers, and Keynote to create document, spreadsheets, and presentations


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Table of Contents

Chapter 1  Getting Started     3
Generations of iPads     3
   Identifying Your iPad      3
   iOS 7     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
   Pull Down and Release to Update     11
   Four-Finger Gestures     11
iPad Screens     11
   The Lock Screen     12
   The Home Screen     12
   An App Screen     13
   Home Screen Searching     13
   The Settings Screen     15
Interacting with Your iPad     15
   Common Interface Elements     16
   Using the On-Screen Keyboard     17
   Dictating Text     19
   Editing Text     20
   Copy and Paste     21
Using Siri     22
Using Notifications Center     25
Using Control Center     27
Chapter 2  Customizing Your iPad     31
Changing Your Wallpaper      32
Getting Details About Your iPad     34
Setting Alert Sounds     36
Password Protecting Your iPad     38
Setting Parental Restrictions     40
Setting Side Switch Functionality     44
Setting Your Date and Time     45
Modifying Keyboard Settings     46
Do Not Disturb Settings     48
Privacy Settings     49
Notification Center Settings     51
Chapter 3  Networking and Syncing     55
Setting Up Your Wi-Fi Network Connection     55
Setting Up Your 3G/4G Connection     57
Syncing with iCloud     60
Syncing with iTunes      64
   Syncing Options     65
   Syncing Music     67
   Syncing Photos     69
   Syncing Apps     70
   Syncing Documents     73
   Keeping Your iPad Up-to-Date     74
Sharing with AirDrop      76
Chapter 4  Playing Music and Video     79
Playing a Song     80
Building a Playlist     83
Making iTunes Purchases     85
Downloading Podcasts     89
Playing Video     91
Using AirPlay to Play Music and Video on Other Devices     93
Home Sharing     94
Listening to iTunes Radio     95
Chapter 5  Reading Books     101
Buying a Book from Apple     102
Reading a Book     104
Using Reading Aids     106
Adding Notes and Highlights     107
Adding Bookmarks     109
Organizing Your Books     110
Using iBooks Alternatives     112
Chapter 6  Organizing Your Life     115
Adding a Contact     115
Searching for a Contact      118
Working with Contacts     120
Creating a Calendar Event     121
Using Calendar Views     122
   Exploring Day View     123
   Exploring Week View     125
   Exploring Month View     126
Creating Calendars     127
Creating Notes     129
Setting Reminders     131
Setting Clock Alarms     134
Chapter 7  Surfing the Web     139
Browsing to a URL and Searching     139
Viewing Web Pages     143
Bookmarks, History, and Reading List     145
   Using Bookmarks and Favorites     145
   Using History     147
Deleting Your Bookmarks     148
   Delete a Single Bookmark     148
Creating Home Screen Bookmarks     149
   Building a Reading List     151
Filling in Web Forms     152
Opening Multiple Web Pages with Tabs     154
Copying Text from a Web Page     155
Copying Images from Web Pages     156
Viewing Articles with Safari Reader     156
Saving Time with AutoFill     157
   Setting Up AutoFill     158
   Using AutoFill     160
Chapter 8  Communicating with Email, Messaging, and Twitter     163
Configuring Your iPad for Email     164
Reading Your Email     167
Composing a New Message     170
Creating a Signature    171
Deleting and Moving Messages     172
Searching Email     174
Configuring How Email Is Received     174
More Email Settings     176
Setting Up Messaging     178
Conversing with Messages     179
Setting Up Twitter     181
Following People on Twitter     182
How to Tweet     184
Chapter 9  Taking and Editing Photos     187
Taking and Editing Photos     187
Using Photo Booth     191
Browsing Your Photos     193
Sharing Photos     195
Using Photo Stream     198
   Setting Up Photo Stream     198
   Sharing Photos with Photo Stream     199
Viewing Photo Collections     202
Viewing Albums     206
Creating Albums     207
Creating a Slideshow     208
Capturing the Screen     209
Deleting Photos     210
Adjusting Photos in iPhoto     212
Using Brushed Effects on Photos in iPhoto     215
Applying Special Effects to Photos in iPhoto     216
Ordering Prints with iPhoto     217
Making Photo Books with iPhoto     219
Chapter 10  Recording Video     223
Shooting Video     224
Trimming Video Clips     226
Combining Clips in iMovie     227
Editing Transitions in iMovie     231
Adding Photos to Your Video in iMovie     233
Adding Video Titles in iMovie     235
Setting Up FaceTime     236
Placing Video Calls with FaceTime     238
Receiving Video Calls with FaceTime     240
Chapter 11  Writing with Pages     243
Creating a New Document     244
Styling Text     246
Reusing Styles     249
Formatting Text     250
Creating Lists     252
Column Layouts     254
Inserting Images     255
Using Shapes in Documents     258
Creating Tables     259
Creating Charts     261
Document Setup     263
Sharing and Printing Documents     264
Chapter 12  Spreadsheets with Numbers     267
Creating a New Spreadsheet     268
Totaling Columns     272
Averaging Columns     273
Performing Calculations     277
Formatting Tables     278
   Formatting Cells     278
   Formatting Whole Tables     281
   Using Headers and Footers     282
Creating Forms     283
Creating Charts     286
Using Multiple Tables     288
Chapter 13  Presentations with Keynote     295
Building a Simple Presentation     296
Building Your Own Slide     298
Adding Transitions     302
Magic Move     303
Object Transitions     305
Organizing Slides     307
Playing Your Presentation     309
Presenting on an External Display     310
Chapter 14  Navigating with Maps     313
Finding a Location     313
Searching for Places and Things     315
Getting Directions     317
Setting Bookmarks     319
Using Views     321
   Using Satellite View     321
   Using 3D View     322
Getting Traffic Reports     324
Chapter 15  The World of Apps     327
Purchasing an App     327
Arranging Apps on Your iPad     332
Creating App Folders     333
Viewing Currently Running Apps     335
Quitting Apps     336
Finding Good Apps     338
Using iPhone/iPod touch Apps     339
Getting Help with Apps     340
Chapter 16  Using Popular and Critical Apps     343
Connecting with Friends on Facebook     344
Controlling Your Computer with iTeleport     346
Reading Documents with GoodReader     349
Reading the News with Flipboard     352
Adding a Dictionary     355
Making Phone Calls with Skype     356
Putting Notes on Your Home/Lock Screen     358
Creating Multimedia Cloud Notes with Evernote     361
Handwriting Notes with WritePad     365
Sketching Ideas with Paper     366
Solving Math Problems with MyScript Calculator     369
Finding Recipes with Epicurious     371
Checking the Weather with AccuWeather     372
Learning New Things with iTunes U     375
Other Useful Apps     377
Chapter 17  Games and Entertainment     381
Composing Music with GarageBand     381
Watching Videos with YouTube     385
Watching Movies and TV Shows with Netflix     387
Subscribing to Magazines with Newsstand     389
Using Game Center     391
iPad Games and Entertainment     394
   Where’s My Water     394
   Cut the Rope     395
   Harbor Master HD     395
   Angry Birds HD     396
   Galcon     396
   Plants vs. Zombies HD     397
   Monkey Island 2 Special Edition     397
   Scrabble for iPad     398
   Fieldrunners for iPad     398
   Temple Run 2     399
   The Room     399
   Gold Strike     400
   Just Jigsaw Puzzles     400
   iTunes Radio Alternatives     401
Chapter 18  iPad Accessories     403
Printing from Your iPad     403
AirPlay Mirroring with Apple TV     407
Video Output Adapters     409
Using Wireless Keyboards     411
Importing Photos with SD Card and USB Adapters     413
Charging Your iPad with Power Accessories     415
Listening with EarPods     417
Protecting Your iPad     419
   iPad Smart Cover and Smart Case     419
   Protective Covers     420
   Protective Cases     420
Index      423

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