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  • Copyright 2011
  • Edition: 2nd
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  • ISBN-10: 0-672-33572-7
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-672-33572-3

Sams Teach Yourself iPad™ 2 in 10 Minutes offers straightforward, practical answers when you need fast results. By working through 10-minute lessons, you’ll learn everything you need to use your iPad 2 to get online, get apps, use the Web, manage email, use maps, books, photos, music, video–anything! Each compact lesson zeroes in on essential techniques, with fast, step-by-step instructions that help you do it right the first time!

Tips point out shortcuts and solutions

Cautions help you avoid common pitfalls

Notes provide additional information

10 minutes is all you need to learn how to…

  • Use FaceTime for personal video phone calls and conferences
  • Take photos and make video clips with the front-facing and rear-facing cameras
  • Manage settings for the iPad 2
  • Use iTunes to buy and synchronize multimedia—music, videos, movies, documents and more—between the computer and the iPad 2
  • Hook up to external devices such as a camera, a presentation screen, TV, or HDTV.
  • Use Safari to access the Web
  • Use email of many kinds, including Gmail, with and without a live connection
  • Manage personal information with the Calendar, Contacts, and Notes
  • Use the Maps app for local searches and navigation
  • Get full-screen iPad apps, as well as iPhone-sized apps from the App Store
  • Use iBooks and the iBooks Store
  • Get and play music on iPad
  • Use the iWork apps for creating presentations and working with numbers

Category:  iPad

Covers:  Apple Digital Media

User Level:  Beginning

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Introducing iPad 2 7

    The iPad 2 Inside and Out  7

    iPad 2 Accessories  17

    Summary 26

2 Setting Up and Using the Home Screen 27

    The iPad’s Touchscreen 27

    Using the Home Screen  35

    Customizing the Home Screen 37

    Creating Folders  39

    Switching Between Apps and Closing Apps  41

    Searching iPad 2 43

    Changing the Brightness and Wallpaper Settings  44

    Summary 49

3 Editing Text and Using Multi-Touch 51

    Entering and Editing Text 51

    Using Multi-Touch 60

    Summary  63

4 Getting Connected to Wi-Fi, 3G, and Bluetooth 65

    3G or Wi-Fi? 65

    Connecting via Wi-Fi  68

    Connecting via 3G 72

    Using Bluetooth  75

    Summary  77

5 Customizing General Settings for Your iPad 2 79

    Managing iPad 2 Settings  79

    About.  81

    Sounds  82

    Network 83

    Bluetooth  84

    Location Services 84

    Auto-Lock 84

    Passcode Lock 85

    Restrictions  87

    Date & Time 89

    Keyboard  89

    International 91

    Accessibility 92

    Battery Percentage 92

    Reset and Profile 92

    Summary  94

6 Using the Web on Safari 95

    Introducing Safari on iPad 2 95

    Using Portrait and Landscape Modes  97

    Opening Web Pages 99

    Zooming and Scrolling 102

    Navigating Web Pages 102

    Using Bookmarks 105

    Changing Settings 106

    Summary 107

7 Synching, Sending, and Receiving Email 109

    Setting Up Email Accounts 109

    Reading Email  112

    Creating and Sending Email 116

    Changing Mail Settings  117

    Summary 119

8 Using Contacts and Notes 121

    Setting Up Contacts  121

    Creating and Sharing Notes 127

    Summary 132

9 Getting the Most Out of the Calendar 133

    How the Calendar Helps 133

    Viewing Your Calendar 133

    Creating a Calendar Event  136

    Responding to Meeting Invitations  140

    Subscribing to Calendars  141

    Summary  141

10 Using FaceTime 143

    Understanding FaceTime  143

    Setting Up FaceTime  145

    Making a Call with FaceTime  147

    Summary  150

11 Working with Maps 151

    Getting the Most Out of Maps  151

    Searching for and Viewing Locations  155

    Getting Directions and Using Bookmarks  164

    Summary 167

12 Getting Apps from the App Store 169

    Understanding the App Store’s Success  169

    Finding Out About Apps 172

Finding Apps Worth Having 174

    Finding and Downloading Apps 177

    Following Up After Installing an App 180

    Summary  182

13 Taking Photos 183

    Knowing When to Use the iPad’s Camera  183

    Capturing a Photo or Movie Clip. 187

    Summary  189

14 Importing and Viewing Photos 191

    Photos on the iPad 2 191

    Viewing Photos on the iPad 2 196

    Getting Photos as Screenshots and Attachments  197

    Viewing Photos  199

    Using Picture Frame  205

    Summary  206

15 Playing Videos and YouTube 207

    About Videos and YouTube 207

    Playing Videos 208

    Finding and Playing YouTube Videos 212

    Summary  215

16 Using iPad 2 for Music and More 217

    Playing Music and Other Audio Files 217

    Using Playlists  222

    Summary 225

17 Using iBooks and the iBookstore 227

    Introducing iBooks 227

    Comparing iBooks to Alternatives 228

    Reading Books 229

    Finding and Buying Books  236

    Summary  238

18 Using iTunes and Home Sharing 239

    Understanding iTunes  239

    Getting Content for the iPad 2  240

    Syncing Content with a Personal Computer 248

    Summary 252

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